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60 Years After His Horrific Murder, Emmitt Till Is Remembered And Celebrated

Emmitt Till… What a precious soul… If you haven’t read Death of Innocence The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till.

They’re also trying to continue the legacy of his late mother, Mamie Till Mobley, who worked with young people and encouraged them to challenge injustice in their everyday lives. It’s a message that Deborah Watts, a distant cousin of Till’s, sees as relevant amid the killings in recent years of young black men such as Trayvon Martin in Florida and Tamir Rice in Ohio.

Watts, of Minneapolis, was a toddler when Till was killed. She said that as she grew up, she spoke often with Mobley about Till.

“It was her motivation to turn his death into something positive,” Watts said Thursday in Jackson.

The 14-year-old Till was visiting relatives in the cotton…

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All Pro-Choice and Abortion Supporters, Mississippi Needs You Now! Please Share!

Attention all who support choice and abortion!! The women of Mississippi need your help! See the flyer below and visit WAKEUPMISSISSIPPI.ORG  for more information! Please don’t let them down! This is a war on all women across the USA. We must fight back! Solidarity! (Click on image if it appears blurry below for a full sized image =]) Abortion Clinic Action to Save Mississippi Reproductive RIghts


Police Called on 5 year old CHILD for Wearing “Wrong Color Shoes” to School- Not an Isolated Incident

Yes site still under construction for a few more days then I will be back with a new & improved site 😀 but, I had to repost this…

I don’t understand how society continues to say this kind of behavior on behalf of “adults” is okay. Some say, ‘Well, they are trying to help cut down on bullying’ or ‘violence’ or, ‘this color is a gang color so they are only trying to end gang culture’ or something equally as absurd- such as the article below.

Suspending, calling the cops, and other forms of demeaning and outcasting kids does not lead them or any of us towards a better future the majority of the time. It does the exact opposite.

Regardless, no child, especially a small child, should ever be able to say they’ve been arrested! This is so infuriating and frustrating because this isn’t a one time thing! Why is society so silent???
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In Mississippi, if kindergarteners violate the dress code or act out in class, they may end up in the back of a police car.

A story about one five-year-old particularly stands out. Continue reading Police Called on 5 year old CHILD for Wearing “Wrong Color Shoes” to School- Not an Isolated Incident