Ida B. Wells pushed 7 presidents to pass anti-lynching legislation. Now it’s finally law.

NBC News 12:06 12.04

“There’s no successes around anti-lynching that we could point to where we don’t see Ida B. Wells’ imprint,” said author and Yale professor Crystal Feimster.

U.K. Culture Secretary Slams ‘Overblown,’ ‘Inflammatory’ Reaction to Channel 4 Sale From ‘Leftie Lynch Mob’

Rolling Stone 15:02 10.04

U.K. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has sharply criticized detractors of her plan to sell broadcaster Channel 4. The plan was decried by several leading media industry unions and filmmakers. In a…

‘Mulholland Drive’ Singer Rebekah Del Rio on the Very Lynchian Time She Visited David Lynch’s Hometown

Rolling Stone 00:02 08.04

The “Llorando” singer recalls her early days working with Lynch and her time in Missoula, where she encountered a man who reminded her of the monster behind Winkies diner.

Opinion | This Is Why It Took More Than 100 Years to Get an Anti-Lynching Bill

NyTimes 15:08 01.04

Our political system was the primary obstacle to protecting the lives and livelihoods of its own citizens.

Opinion | Yes, Lynching Is Still a Thing

NyTimes 12:08 31.03

A new law that makes lynching a federal hate crime addresses an atrocity that continues to this day.

What an anti-lynching law means in 2022

Vox 03:09 30.03

President Biden just made lynching a federal hate crime after more than 100 years of legislative failure.

Biden signs bill named after Emmett Till making lynching a hate crime

NBC News 03:07 30.03

Congress passed the measure with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Biden Signs Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Crime

NyTimes 03:06 30.03

President Biden’s signature ended more than 100 years of failed efforts by the federal government to specifically outlaw lynching.

Religion-Fueled Mobs on the Rise Again in Pakistan

NyTimes 00:07 21.03

The recent lynching of a man accused of burning pages from a Quran underscored Pakistan’s leading status as a site of religious violence.

Black man's death in Indiana ruled a lynching nearly 100 years later

NBC News 03:08 15.03

George Tompkins was found hanging from a tree with his hands bound behind his back in Indianapolis in 1922, and his death was initially ruled a suicide.

Rebel Wilson, Benedict Cumberbatch Shout About Putin, Ukraine at BAFTA

Rolling Stone 15:01 14.03

EE Rising Star, Bond actress Lashana Lynch paid tribute to her Windrush generation grandparents.

Opinion | The Heart-Rending Plight of the Ukrainian Refugees

NyTimes 21:10 10.03

“Imagine the terror and fear facing these children,” a reader writes. Also: Sunflowers for Ukraine; Russian pianists; the anti-lynching bill.

US Senate unanimously passes bill to make lynching a federal hate crime

The Guardian 15:12 08.03

An earlier version of the bill, which was blocked in the Senate, was passed by the House in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder

Congress passes bill named after Emmett Till to make lynching a hate crime

NBC News 06:07 08.03

The maximum sentence under the Emmett Till Antilynching Act is 30 years.

Congress Gives Final Approval to Make Lynching a Hate Crime

NyTimes 06:07 08.03

The bill’s unanimous passage in the Senate ended more than a century of failed attempts to explicitly criminalize lynching.