Friday, December 6, 2019

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64 Years Ago, Rosa Parks Refused to...

Hundreds gathered in the Alabama capital of Montgomery's downtown this past weekend for the unveiling of a new statue honoring civil rights icon Rosa...

Mattel Honors Rosa Parks with Very Own...

Civil rights icon Rosa Parks and Sally Ride, the first American woman and youngest American to travel into space, have been made...

White Power Symbol Found After Fire Rips...

Authorities are still investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed decades of archives at a Tennessee social justice center that trained Martin Luther...

After GOP Blocks Resolution to Recognize Kaepernick’s...

A resolution to celebrate Black History Month in Wisconsin hit a snag before passing Tuesday when Republican lawmakers commanded the name of activist and free-agent...

Cardi B Slammed By Bernice King, MLK...

Cardi B has issued an apology after a "Real Housewives" parody of her portraying the late icon Coretta Scott King drew criticism from the leader's...

Rosa Parks Family House Set for Auction...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The house where civil rights icon Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South amid death threats is scheduled for...

Ivanka Trumps Gets Blasted for Black History...

https://twitter.com/IvankaTrump/status/959196134894907392 Ivanka Trump's tweet to commemorate Black History Month has sparked outrage from many Twitter users. She tweets "During #BlackHistoryMonth, we celebrate heroes like Harriet...

5 Pieces of Rosa Park’s Civil Rights...

On this day in history, Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on the bus. However, she did far more than what...

How Emmett Till’s Death Ignited The Civil...

On the Sept. 28 edition of "CBS This Morning," Emmett Till's cousins talk about the last moments of the teen's life before he met...

Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute For Self...

Described as a quiet woman, Rosa Parks’ deep reservoirs of inner- strength buoyed the civil rights movement.  She fought on many fronts, including the...

Before Rosa Parks: 6 Facts About Civil...

Mary Louise Smith (born in 1937) On Oct. 21 1955, Smith boarded a Montgomery bus on her way home. The bus driver asked Smith to give...

‘Notable Woman’ on $10 Bill: Will It...

By Manny Otiko Americans may soon be pulling stacks of Tubmans out of their wallets at the gas station. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the...

9 Disturbing Facts About Sexual Violence Against...

by Melanie McCoy Before the Montgomery bus boycott, there were issues that arose surrounding the sexual violence of Black women perpetuated by white men during...

9 Black Female Freedom Fighters Who Deserve...

The New York-based advocacy group, Woman on 20's, conducted a campaign to put an influential woman as the new face of the $20 dollar bill. A vote was...

8 Ways America’s Transportation System Has Discriminated...

Cutting Through Black Communities With Busy Roads and Highways Too often, major transportation projects are designed to rip through low-income Black communities, causing drastic declines in local...

9 Ways Black People Seriously Fought Back...

The notion that the Civil Rights Movement in the South was strictly a nonviolent movement remains a dominant theme and a misrepresentation of history....

Confession: Why I Never Liked Rosa Parks

I was born in Brooklyn in 1945. Rosa Parks was 32 years my senior. We never met, but I’ve disliked her for the past...

Digital Influencers of Today Channel Black Leaders...

A group of style influencers found a modern, innovative way to celebrate Black History Month. With the use of some stunning monochromatic photos, the...

10 Incredible Black Women Who Managed to...

Harriet Tubman Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in the 1820s, but she was determined to make sure she didn’t spend her entire life...

10 Reasons Montgomery Bus Boycott Is One...

The arrest of Rosa Parks on Dec. 1, 1955, was the spark that launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a 13-month-long mass protest that saw...