BREAKING: Medical Examiner Rules Eric Garner’s Death A Homicide

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Too Much Mess

Albino LionLet me repeat myself. I need to take a break. Too Much Black is starting to look like ‘Too Much Mess’ to me.

A few months ago I lost a notebook. The notebook was not my back-up memory. It functioned as my main memory, so I could free up as much pathways as I could manage to be able to deal with this real unreal world. A month’s bundle of notes and work gone, because of my own carelessness. Oh well, such is life. It is time for me to stop moaning about it.

On to the next thing to moan about. This week I managed to add to my memory loss. I lost a data stick that had all the books and articles Continue reading

Willie Louis Witness to Emmitt Till Murder, Dies at 76

Willie Reed changed his name to Willie Louis. He died July 18, 2013 at a hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill, at 76. Willie Louis, witness to Emmett Till lynching, dies in Illinois at 76
By Jason Keyser, Associated Press, July 24 2013

CHICAGO (AP) — Hearing the screams of 14-year-old lynching victim Emmett Till from inside a Mississippi barn left a teenage farm worker with an unbearable choice. He could tell a courtroom and risk paying for it with his life or keep quiet and let those screams eat away at his conscience.

Grisly photos of Till’s mutilated body, discovered three days later in a local river, left Willie Louis with no doubt: He, a black man in the racially divided America of the 1950s, would testify against two white men accused in the black teen’s slaying.

Louis died July 18 at age 76 at a hospital in a suburb of Chicago, the city he fled to in fear of his life after the 1955 trial, his wife, Juliet Louis, said in an interview Wednesday. Continue reading