The CBC Foundation panel explored the strategies that African American women are using to mobilize their communities and how their work is changing the face of government and our overall political landscape. In 2017, 98% of black women who voted in Alabama’s special election for the U.S. Senate made history by electing Alabama’s first Democratic senator in 20 years.
Roland Martin and Mark Thompson, host of SiriusXM’s “Make It Plain” discussed the lack of voter mobilization programs that specifically target African American men after the success of the push to mobilize Black women voters in Alabama.
Video Courtesy of Roland S. Martin.
The Feds have reopened the Emmett Till case, according to the Chicago Tribune and multiple news reports. Last year, the 1955 case, which ignited the Civil Rights Movement, came to light again when Till’s accuser, Carolyn Bryant Donham, admitted that she lied in her testimony about the brutal beating and murder of the 14-year-old Chicago boy in a book, The Blood of Emmett Till, by Timothy B. Tyson. Vanity Fair detailed how Tyson tracked Donham down. Chicago Tribune columnist Dahleen Glanton wrote a poignant piece at the time about how America always knew it was a lie and The Chicago Defender, which has covered the case extensively over the years, got reaction from Till’s family.