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  • Lil Wayne apologizes to Emmett Till family

    Lil Wayne apologizes to Emmett Till family
    Months after Lil Wayne created a firestorm for lyrics that name-dropped slain civil rights figure Emmett Till along with a vulgar sexual reference, the rapper has formally apologized to Till’s family. In a letter sent to the Till family, which...
  • Lil Wayne, PepsiCo's Mountain Dew part ways after controversy

    Lil Wayne, PepsiCo's Mountain Dew part ways after controversy
    In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne. PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar...
  • PepsiCo-Lil Wayne split marks shaky alliance of rappers, business

    Corporations are quick to recruit rappers to sell their soft drinks, shoes and smartphones — but the moment there's a whiff of controversy, they are just as quick to cut them loose. The latest example is PepsiCo and Lil Wayne. Last week, the...
  • Kanye West renounces celebrity status at New York City concert

    Someone alert the paparazzi: Kanye West is not a celebrity, and you guys can pack up and go home. Nothing to see here. That was the intended takeaway, at least, from another classic-Kanye monologue during West's set Thursday night at the Roseland...
  • Light Must Shine On Government Secrecy

    Mamie Till did the unspeakable almost 60 years ago. She opened the casket at her son Emmett's funeral so the world could see how this 14-year-old was shot, bludgeoned, mutilated and then drowned in Mississippi's Tallahatchie River with a cotton gin fan...
  • Withholding Homicide Photos Wrong Choice

    It was a lot to suggest –- that Newtown parents voluntarily show the gruesome pictures of their slaughtered children. But several weeks after Newtown, I suggested it as one way to ensure that the Newtown killings made an indelible mark on the...
  • Calls for civil rights case follow Zimmerman verdict

    Calls for civil rights case follow Zimmerman verdict
    The Baltimore-based NAACP and the pastor of a city mega-church were among those calling Sunday for a federal civil rights case against George Zimmerman after the Florida man was acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Meanwhile,...
  • George Zimmerman: A bigger issue than race

    George Zimmerman: A bigger issue than race
    The focus may be on race the day after George Zimmerman was acquitted, but in the end, the case could set off more off alarms about the state's power. About race, civil rights leaders were sending conflicting signals that will have people talking for...
  • In South L.A., Zimmerman protest is small, peaceful rally

    In South L.A., Zimmerman protest is small, peaceful rally
    In the South Los Angeles neighborhood of Leimert Park, protesters were determined to have a peaceful rally on Tuesday night — and they appeared to be keeping it that way. By 9 p.m., the atmosphere was entirely different than the end of Monday's...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson faults Zimmerman jurors' 'own cultural biases'

    Rev. Jesse Jackson faults Zimmerman jurors' 'own cultural biases'
    ORLANDO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke about Trayvon Martin before appearing at the NAACP national convention here Wednesday morning, faulting the jury that acquitted Martin’s killer for being biased and relying on the state’s “...
  • Race No Factor In Fair Zimmerman Verdict

    "No justice, no peace" chants the telegenic mob. In a civilized society, however, where the mob doesn't rule, justice is defined by the verdict that follows a fair trial. It's the best that humans can do. And in the case of George Zimmerman, we have a...