Emmett Till's accuser admits she lied; will new charges be filed?
USA TODAY NETWORK Jerry Mitchell, The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger Published 1:20 p.m. ET Feb. 7, 2017 |

Emmett Till and the renewed push to solve ...

Emmett Till was killed Aug. 28, 1955, and the federal Justice Department still struggles to resolve civil-rights-era murders. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

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"You are the light of the world." Speaking to his followers, Jesus tells them of the influence they are meant to have. Like the seasoning that gives food its flavor, they are to be "the salt of the earth" and like a lamp on a lamp-stand that "gives light to all in the house."
Clearly, their influence on the people around them is meant to be positive and substantial. But what is the source of this irreplaceable influence?

Moving backward on racial progress

Moving backward on racial progress
By Tom Ehrich
c. 2013 Religion News Service

SEWANEE, Tenn. (RNS) After passing through the Gothic campus of Sewanee: The University of the South, we came to an enormous cross looking down on a nearby valley.

The vista reminded me of Gettysburg, so I asked my host, “Did Sewanee play a part in the war?”


Black Lives Matter: The Growth of a New Social Justice Movement

"Image Ownership: Public Domain"
In the article below, Syracuse University historian Herbert Ruffin explores the rapid rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement as the most recent development in the ongoing struggle for racial and social justice in the United States.

Racist Catholic Priest

Priest tells anti-Trump protesters to commit suicide

By Caroll Alvarado and Billie Shears January 30, 2017

Modal Trigger Priest tells anti-Trump protesters to commit suicide

Rev. Philip Pizzo Facebook

The pastor of a largely immigrant Catholic church in Queens has a

suggestion for his anti-Trump parishioners: Go take a flying leap

off the nearest building.

“Show your hate for Trump. Do it for social justice. #JumpAgainstTrump,”

read a meme posted by the Rev. Philip Pizzo just hours after he

celebrated Sunday Mass.

White Supremacy in The White House

White Supremacy In The White House

By Walter Rhett on January 31, 2017 at 5:44 AM

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How odd the role of ideas has become in the new

administration! How peculiar they match the logic

and reasons used to express the myths and world

views of white supremacists (dark visions of violence

and carnage, a movement staple) and are now given a

vital role in the US conduct of international affairs.

How strange that no one seems to recognize their basic

flaw: the idea of security is used to defeat the freedom


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