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Rosa Parks Honored With A Reserved Front Seat On Texas Buses

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.01.2015 | Black Voices

Dallas Area Rapid Transit in Texas is commemorating Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man in 1955 by reserving the front seat on ...

Happy 101st Birthday, Rosa Parks!

Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices

Today, we honor and celebrate Rosa Parks on what would have been her 101st birthday. "People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I w...

Rosa Parks: Angry, Not Tired; She'd Be 101 Today

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

That popular legend is misleading. Parks' defiance of Montgomery's segregation laws was not an isolated incident. It was part of a lifelong crusade to dismantle Jim Crow.

The Boycott That Changed The South Forever

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

On November 13th 1957, segregation on buses in Alabama was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. After the arrest of Rosa Parks in Decemb...

Why Dr. King Would Have Championed Universal Broadband Adoption

David Honig | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology
David Honig

As the nation prepares to dedicate Dr. Martin Luther King's National Memorial, let's give ourselves this thought experiment: "What would Dr. King be doing today if he were armed with the social media and telecommunications technology we take for granted?"

'Soul Of A Citizen' Excerpt: The Real Rosa Parks

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Loeb

The full story of Rosa Parks reminds us that her tremendously consequential act, along with everything that followed, depended on all the humble, frustrating work that she and others had undertaken earlier on.

Proposition 8 Backlash: What's Wrong with Discriminating Against Those Who Want to Discriminate?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

When hate or smugness affects one of our neighbor's quality of life and places him or her on a pedestal below, it deprives that person of the chance to be happy and fulfilled.