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There has recently been new information released that says Carolyn Bryant, the woman who originally accused 14 year old Emmett Till, of assaulting her verbally and physically, LIED about the entire incident, which caused young Emmett to be murdered, beat, mutilated and shot, then discarded in a river in Mississippi. This all happened in August of 1955….. […]
Originally posted on The Ugly Truth: Why do Muslims insist on migrating to secular, godless Western countries? Why do they insist on going to those very countries which destroyed their homeland. Why don’t they go to other Muslim countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Yehudi Arabia, Dubai, Qatar, etc? I understand that in time of war, fleeing…
From The Week.com: 10 things you need to know today 1. Judge limits enforcement of Trump immigration order A federal judge on Saturday evening issued an emergency stay temporarily and partially preventing the enforcement of President Trump’s executive order banning visitors from seven Mideast nations. The ruling specifically applies to people, like two Iraqi men […]
Thousands gathered at Battery Park today to protest Trump’s Muslim Ban — a location obviously chosen for its symbolic value, across the harbor from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, right next to the Museum of the American Indian, and the oldest part of New York City. In a nation of immigrants, New York […]
My father died in May, seven years after my mother. We are slowly emptying the house the two of them lived in together since the autumn of 1966, a couple of months after I was born. The house contains my childhood, of course, and those of my older brother and sisters – but mostly now […]