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Department Of Justice Is Reportedly Interested In Reopening Emmett Till's Case

Justice needs to be served. 

There's a chance that Emmett Till might finally get justice. After his cousin, Deborah Watts, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a meeting earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice will contemplate re-opening the 1955 murder case, Okayplayer reports.

Watts is the co-founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, and mentioned that Sessions is interested in re-examining cases that have yet to be solved or treated unjustifiably. "He's definitely open to looking at cases that should be reviewed, and cases where there are no answers for loved ones who have experienced the murder of their loved ones," Watts told the Chicago Tribune.

During their meeting, activist Alvin Sikes, a member of the Emmett Till Justice Campaign, was also in attendance. The initiative to reopen the case partly stems from Carolyn Bryant Dunham’s confession about giving a false testimony in 1955 about Till's untruthful involvement. Reportedly, Dunham stated that the 14-year-old threatened and grabbed her. “He said [he had] done something with white women before. I was just scared to death,” she initially said.

A jury didn’t hear Dunham's testimony once the trial commenced, but the court attendees put her name on the record—which led to the jury's acquittal of Till’s murderers. Amid the false testimony and unfair ruling, Dunham recently admitted to author Timothy Tyson—who penned the book "The Blood of Emmett Till"—that she lied in her testimony.

“That part’s not true,” Dunham reportedly said to Tyson 10 years ago. “Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him.”

While the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act grants prosecutors the right to investigate cases before 1980, acting Assistant Attorney General T.E. Wheeler II warns this latest detail might not suffice to re-open the case or solve the instance.

“The Department is currently assessing whether the newly revealed statement could warrant additional investigation,” Wheeler reportedly wrote in a letter to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). "We caution, however, that even with our best efforts, investigations into historic cases are exceptionally difficult, and there may be insurmountable legal and evidentiary barriers to bringing federal charges against any remaining living persons."

Yet, Sykes says they want to continue to increase efforts to pursue more civil rights investigations and for the justice department to enlist a Till Act advisory committee to pick cases that should be re-examined, according to The Tribune.

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Tory Lanez Sued For Alleged Attack In Miami Nightclub

Tory Lanez is facing legal trouble over an alleged altercation that went down inside Miami’s LIV nightclub last year. Christopher “Prince” Harty, an up-and-coming artist and Miami promoter who appeared on Love & Hip-Hop: Miami claims that Lanez attacked him last November.

The onetime reality star alleges that Lanez, along with his entourage and security team, punched and attacked him in the nightclub. According to reports, Prince claims to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head, neck, and chest, in addition to contusions, bruises and anxiety, as a result of the incident. He is suing for unspecified damages.

“They backed me into a corner, and once I was there, they started stomping on me, jumping me,” he recalled to NBC Miami.

He believes that the friction stemmed from an Instagram post about music. “They felt that I was insinuating that they stole the record from me, and I was just like, no, I would never do that, that was never my intention. I had no issue with him at all.”

A portion of the incident was captured on cellphone video. Prince stated that he knew Lanez prior to the run-in, and helped get him into clubs before.

His attorney, Marwan Porter of Porter Law Firm, called the violent incident “a chronic problem” with Lanez who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July. The 28-year-old recording artist has yet to publicly address either incident.

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Cardi B Opens Up About Filing For Divorce From Offset

Cardi B took to Instagram Live on Friday (Sept. 18) to air out a few things about filing for divorce from Offset.

The Bronx rapper made it clear that she didn’t file for divorce as a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming album. “I’m not doing it for clout and on top of that I don’t need stunts to sell music,” she said. “I’m not [trying to] brag but don’t ever say I’m doing anything for clout. My first album is three-times platinum and I didn’t need no stunts to do that. My [“Wap”] single is no. 1 worldwide why would I need stunts to sell music? I don’t need stunts — [especially] when it comes to family — to sell anything, so don’t play yourself.”

As for the reason for the divorce filing, the estranged couple simply grew apart. “Nothing crazy out of this world happened, sometimes people really do grow apart. I been with this man for four years. I have a kid with this man, I have a household with this man…sometimes you’re just tired of the arguments and the build up. You get tired sometimes and before something happens, you leave.”

“I just wanna' be a free bird,” Cardi said after questioning whether people secretly want infidelity to be the reason for the split.

“I am the f**king clout,” she added. “I never needed anything. I never needed no stunts to sell sh*t.Why would I need anything to sell my next album?”

Speaking of the new album, Cardi has been indecisive about choosing her next single because “WAP” did so well. “That means that my second single has to be even better.”

Towards the end of her venting session, Cardi reiterated that she’s focusing on her work, and revealed that she's starting new business for her daughter Kulture.

 

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Barack Obama Announces Release Date For ‘A Promised Land’ Memoir

Following the mega-success of his wife’s Becoming release, Barack Obama is poised to debut his own memoir, A Promised Land, this fall. The former president made the literary announcement on Twitter on Thursday (Sept. 17).

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book and I’m proud of this one,” Obama tweeted while explaining that he tries to give an “honest account” of his presidency in the book. The release will also touch on “the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our division and make democracy work for everybody.”

There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. In 'A Promised Land,' I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody. pic.twitter.com/T1QSZVDvOm

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2020

The highly anticipated and introspective release takes readers on a “compelling journey” and details Obama’s “improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.” Included in the memoir are striking personal details about his political education, as well as landmark moments from his first term presidency.

The Obamas secured the reported $60 million book deals around a year after ending their tenure in the White House. Michelle Obama’s book became the best-selling memoir in history.

A Promised Land is currently available for pre-order at Obamabook.com. The memoir will be released on Nov. 17.

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