Black Entertainment : Jay Z and Will Smith to Co-Produce HBO Miniseries about Emmett Till

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    Thanks for sharing this. A much needed history lesson for younger generations of Black kids:



    News about the HBO miniseries, expected to span six hours, was reported first on Deadline.com.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2015/07/25/emmett-till-miniseries-jayz--smith-hbo/30664817/

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    In the Spirit of the Anniversary ... August 28



    In 1955, This Black Life Mattered


    Decades before 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot to death for looking suspicious as he walked home with a can of Arizona Iced Tea and a pack of Skittles—before 17-year-old Jordan Davis was gunned down at a gas station because his rap music was too loud, and before 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, after being stopped for not walking on the sidewalk—the death of another African American teen, killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman, forced America to realize that black lives matter ...


    Emmett Till
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    http://news.yahoo.com/1955-black-life-mattered-215353062.html


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    The outrage over yet another hate crime way back in the day was one thing

    Claiming it also led to the civil rights movement is a big leap and long after the civil rights movement is a big leap in 2015

    That was and is a bad take on where we where and where we are nowadays

    To me these are appeasement ploys ad nauseam also exposing how some are either out of league or are lousy role models too

    even during the civil rights era some advocated our to defend ourselves by all means necessary

    And the original naacp rural branch office had a black panther logo to begin with

    So let us retell true stories about what got us from there to here

    That can inspire and also will
    empower today's young black folk

    fyi
     
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    why do we need this?
     
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    We don't
     
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