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  • Black man tree patience
    Black man hung from tree: FBI calls for patience, death a suicide or lynching?
    A black man hung from a tree is being investigated by the FBI, which is calling for patience as they examine the hanging death of Otis Byrd, a 54-year-old ex-convict from Mississippi who was reported missing by family members approximately two...
  • African-American man found hanging in Mississippi
    FBI investigates possible lynching murder of African-American man in Mississippi
    The FBI has not released the identity of an African-American male found dead hanging from a tree on Thursday, March 19, in Mississippi -- however, Clairborne County law enforcement officials have identified the deceased man's body as 54-year...
  • Missing man's body found in tree: Feds probing possible lynching
    Missing man body found in tree: Black man hanging lynched or took own life?
    The body of an African American man who went missing weeks ago was found hanging in a tree in Mississippi Thursday. The FBI, state and local agencies are investigating for possible civil rights violations as part of the death probe. The NAACP...
  • Body of missing African-American man found hanging from tree in the South
    Body of missing African-American man found hanging from tree in the South
    A Mississippi man found hanging from a tree with bed sheets has been identified by the NAACP as Otis James Byrd who has been missing since the first week of March from his home in Mississippi, and now authorities are investigating the possibility...
  • University of Berkeley Campus
    Black men found hanging in effigy at UC Berkeley campus
    Cardboard images of three black men hanging in effigy were found at the University of California, Berkeley campus, according to ABC News on Saturday. The motive behind the incident still is being investigated; however, it is hoped that the...
  • Teen Lynched in NC
    A Black teen 'lynched' in NC in 2014?
    Questions in Bladenboro, NC, “lynching” of 17 year-old black male, Lennon Lacy, still linger in the hearts and minds of family, friends, the community and NC NAACP President Dr. William Barber, II. Lacy, found hanging by two belts, on...
  • Artwork of lynching
    Black student tries to make ‘artistic statement’ with ‘white lynching’
    Since humans began making art, many have pushed the boundaries. The more notable contemporary examples include Andre Serrano’s “Piss Christ,” which achieved such infamy when it debuted in 1987 that a description nowadays is...
  • Ashrei from Rosh Hashanah machzor, Prague,1833
    " ... for a hanging person is a curse of God ..."
    Author's Note: Readers, please view the photographs in the slideshow but be cautioned, the content is emotionally powerful.Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island were the only states in which it didn't occur. Most instances...
  • MSNBC guest says Obama rodeo clown a 'modern-day lynching'
    MSNBC contributor: Obama rodeo clown a 'modern-day lynching'
    According to MSNBC contributor Jimmy Williams, the rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask at the Missouri State Fair is little more than a modern-day lynching, CNS News reported Monday.“When you put a rodeo clown in a pile of cr*p and dirt in...
  • Armed and dangerous: Right wing vigilantism in American history
    Armed and dangerous: Right wing vigilantism in American history
    If you have not heard of the city of Rosewood, Florida or the “Black Wall Street” in Tulsa, Oklahoma it is because both were destroyed by people who no doubt viewed themselves as “law abiding” gun owners. Contrary to the...
  • Larry Robin's Book Store leaves, part 2, the dark side of America
    Larry Robin's Book Store leaves, part 2, the dark side of America
    This is Part 2 of a three part series. In Part 1, we examined what the new bookworld order was, what kind of toys it had and what that meant to independent bookstores. In Part 2, we will take a necessary trip to the dark side of American...
  • United States + American Flag
    How Progressives overhype the history of lynching
    Other than the R word, there might not be another word in the English dictionary that instantly evokes white guilt like the word “lynching.” At the very mention of the L word, whites get horrible mental images of evil demonic Klansmen...
  • Annual reenactment of the Moore’s Ford Bridge lynching
    Annual reenactment of the Moore’s Ford Bridge lynching
    This weekend, Georgia State Representative and President of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials (GABEO), Tyrone Brooks will hold the annual reenactment of the Moore’s Ford Bridge lynching in Monroe, Georgia on Saturday, July...
  • 2012: The year of release from the Willie Lynch curse
    2012: The year of release from the Willie Lynch curse
    Have you heard of Willie Lynch? If not, the term "lynching" is derived from his last name. Willie Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was invited to the colony of Virginia to his methods to slave owners there. His now...
  • Sierra Nevada Mountains
    The death of the boy from Algerine
    About nine o’clock one morning in 1851 a man rode hard into Sonora and headed directly for the sheriff’s office. There he told a deputy, named Captain Stuart, that there had been a robbery in Algerine Camp, a supposed culprit had been...