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Greenridgeman
05-05-2013, 11:20 PM
Apparently lil'Wayne made some rap with lyrics that disrespected Emmet Till.

Does anybody know what he actually wrote?

I read he "apologized" to the Till family, an "apology" they did not accept as sincere.

So, what's up, was it so vile it can't be repeated?

BillyBob
05-05-2013, 11:26 PM
Too little too late? Lil Wayne (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrities/lil-wayne)'s rhymes are getting him in trouble -- and this time around, even an apology can't save the situation. The "Money on My Mind" rapper has officially been dropped from an endorsement deal with Mountain Dew over controversial lyrics that he contributed to a remix of Future's "Karate Chop," which was leaked online in February.
The line in question involves Wayne rapping that he'll "beat the p---y up like Emmett Till," a nod to the historic 1955 beating and murder of Mississippi teenager Emmett Till after the teen allegedly flirted with a white woman.


Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/lil-wayne-dropped-from-mountain-dew-endorsement-deal-emmett-tills-family-reacts--201355#ixzz2STmQfy8D
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I read it and I still don't understand....any of it. Like, Why did Mountain Dew hire this idiot in the first place? And who gives a flying crap what he wrote?

Greenridgeman
05-05-2013, 11:29 PM
Too little too late? Lil Wayne (http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrities/lil-wayne)'s rhymes are getting him in trouble -- and this time around, even an apology can't save the situation. The "Money on My Mind" rapper has officially been dropped from an endorsement deal with Mountain Dew over controversial lyrics that he contributed to a remix of Future's "Karate Chop," which was leaked online in February.
The line in question involves Wayne rapping that he'll "beat the p---y up like Emmett Till," a nod to the historic 1955 beating and murder of Mississippi teenager Emmett Till after the teen allegedly flirted with a white woman.


Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/lil-wayne-dropped-from-mountain-dew-endorsement-deal-emmett-tills-family-reacts--201355#ixzz2STmQfy8D
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I read it and I still don't understand....any of it. Like, Why did Mountain Dew hire this idiot in the first place? And who gives a flying crap what he wrote?


Thanks.

The Till family should have had lil'Wayne over for dinner, beat him like a rented slave, so he might have some respect.

Alif Qadr
05-06-2013, 10:46 AM
Apparently lil'Wayne made some rap with lyrics that disrespected Emmet Till.

Does anybody know what he actually wrote?

I read he "apologized" to the Till family, an "apology" they did not accept as sincere.

So, what's up, was it so vile it can't be repeated?

The comment that Wayne made in one of his raps is appalling and shows the lack of historical continuity that people in this country suffer from.
Just this morning one of the commentators of News 12 in Westchester County furthered the insult when he made the intentional remark that Emmit was Civil Rights leaders, when in fact Emmit was a fourteen year old BOY who was tortured and beaten to death by beasts, who then discarded his body in a nearby river.

Greenridgeman
05-06-2013, 11:49 AM
The comment that Wayne made in one of his raps is appalling and shows the lack of historical continuity that people in this country suffer from.
Just this morning one of the commentators of News 12 in Westchester County furthered the insult when he made the intentional remark that Emmit was Civil Rights leaders, when in fact Emmit was a fourteen year old BOY who was tortured and beaten to death by beasts, who then discarded his body in a nearby river.



"If you know your history, then you would know where you're comin' from,

And you wouldn't have to ask me, who the Hell do you think I am>'

Bob Marley


Public education relegates discussion of slavery and the civil rights movement to a few paragraphs in a book and a token Black History Month.

Alif Qadr
05-07-2013, 06:08 AM
"If you know your history, then you would know where you're comin' from,

And you wouldn't have to ask me, who the Hell do you think I am>'

Bob Marley


Public education relegates discussion of slavery and the civil rights movement to a few paragraphs in a book and a token Black History Month.

Hear Hear! Indeed!

Micketto
05-07-2013, 12:53 PM
The comment that Wayne made in one of his raps is appalling and shows the lack of historical continuity that people in this country suffer from.

Because if there's one thing we demand in our anti-English speaking, "gangsta rap" felons.... it's historical continuity.

waltky
01-28-2017, 03:46 PM
Did key Emmet Till witness commit perjury?...
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Key Till witness gave false testimony, historian says
January 28, 2017 The woman at the center of the trial of Emmett Till's alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified he made physical and verbal threats, according to a new book.


Historian Timothy B. Tyson told The Associated Press on Saturday that Carolyn Donham broke her long public silence in an interview with him in 2008. His book, "The Blood of Emmett Till," comes out next week. "She told me that 'Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him,'" said Tyson, a Duke University research scholar whose previous books include "Blood Done Sign My Name" and "Radio Free Dixie." Emmett Till was a 14-year-old black tortured and killed in 1955 in Mississippi after allegedly whistling at a white woman, then known as Carolyn Bryant. His murder became national news, was a galvanizing event in the civil rights movement and has been the subject of numerous books and movies. During the trial, Bryant said that he had grabbed her, and, in profane terms, bragged about his history with white woman. The jury was not present when she testified.

Donham's then-husband, Roy Bryant, and his half brother, J.W. Milam, were acquitted by the all-white jury. Both men, who later told Look magazine they did murder Till, have since died. Milam's widow, Juanita Milam, would later tell the FBI she believed that Carolyn Bryant had fabricated her story. Juanita Milam died in 2014. The Justice Department re-examined the case a decade ago, but no one was indicted as a murderer or an accomplice. Tyson said that he spoke with Donham after her daughter-in-law, Marsha Bryant, contacted him. Bryant had read "Blood Done Sign My Name," about a racist murder during his childhood in Oxford, North Carolina, and invited Tyson to meet with her and Donham.

Tyson said he and Donham had two conversations that both lasted 2-3 hours and that he planned at the time to place the material in the archives at the University of North Carolina. Asked why he waited so long to publicize his findings, he responded that historians think in different terms than do journalists. "I'm more interested in what speaks to the ages than in what is the latest media thing," he said. He added that he wasn't sure whether Donham knew about the book. He said he had fallen out of touch with the family and that when he last spoke with Bryant, a few years ago, she said Donham was in poor health.

Till was a fun-loving teenager from Chicago visiting the Mississippi Delta and helping out on his great-uncle Mose Wright's farm. On Aug. 24, 1955, Till and some other kids drove to a local store, Bryant's, for refreshments. At Bryant's, some of the kids stayed on the porch, watching a game of checkers, while the others filed inside to buy bubble gum and sodas. Carolyn Bryant, the 21-year-old wife of proprietor Roy Bryant, was behind the counter. Accounts of what happened next differ.

MORE (https://www.yahoo.com/news/key-till-witness-gave-false-testimony-historian-says-182436487.html?ref=gs)

waltky
07-14-2018, 03:54 PM
Granny says, "Dat's right - the Donald gonna get to the bottom of it...
:cool2:

'A Step in the Right Direction': Caldwell Praises Trump DOJ After 1955 Emmett Till Case Reopened
13 July `18 - Fox News analyst Gianno Caldwell reacted to the Trump administration reopening the federal investigation (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/12/government-reopens-probe-emmett-till-slaying.html) into the 1955 murder of black teenager Emmett Till.



Shannon Bream reported that the decision was precipitated in part by a new book from author Timothy Tyson that contained new information about the case. However, Tyson ripped the administration, saying that it is a "deep irony and appalling hypocrisy that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions and Donald Trump would pretend to care about African-American children." Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago, was kidnapped from his uncle's home in Money, Miss. and later found dead.


Till had previously whistled at a white shopkeeper named Carolyn Donham, and his body was later found mutilated in the Tallahatchie River.


http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/07/13/gianno-caldwell-reacts-reopening-emmett-till-murder-case-1955

DLLS
07-14-2018, 07:46 PM
"If you know your history, then you would know where you're comin' from,

And you wouldn't have to ask me, who the Hell do you think I am>'

Bob Marley


Public education relegates discussion of slavery and the civil rights movement to a few paragraphs in a book and a token Black History Month.

A token black history month that happens to be the shortest month. Don't the Asians and Hispanics both get thirty-one days?