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Rosa Parks

Family Of Rosa Parks Reflect On Memorabilia At Library Of Congress

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 05.20.2015 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of civil rights activist Rosa Parks viewed some of her personal memorabilia for the first time Wednesday, and expressed...

The (Real) Fight of the Century!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.01.2015 | Sports
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao has been hyped as the "Fight of the Century," and it is the largest purse ever offered, but it can't compare to the clash between the two undefeated champions who stepped into the ring at a time of tremendous turmoil in 1971.

The Epic Descent Into a Money-Fueled Corruption Pit

Ben Cohen  | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

While nine in ten Americans agree there's too much corporate money in politics, Doug Hughes alone decided to carry out a life-endangering mission to expose Washington's descent into a money-fueled corruption pit.

Society Praises the Activist That Looks the Most 'Normal'

Charles Orgbon III | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
Charles Orgbon III

As a young boy, I remember when my Grandma Dorothy gave me the book Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, but it was not until more recently that I learned that Rosa Parks was not the first to woman to deny her bus seat to a white person.

Rev. Willie Barrow: A Goddaughter Remembers

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.12.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

In what would be her last Christmas in 2014, I asked my godmother how she came to meet Dr. King and Rosa Parks. Her answer, "In the streets, marching."

Women on the Money

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The following women are among the 15 candidates that you can vote on to be the face on the $20 bill. All 15 have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame

Moving Forward Together, North Carolina Is Leading the Next Civil Rights Movement

Carl Gibson | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Carl Gibson

As North Carolina spawned the lunch counter sit-ins that put the Civil Rights movement directly in the faces of ordinary Americans 55 years ago, the state is also giving America an effective model for social justice organizing in today's society -- the Forward Together movement.

George Wallace, Rosa Parks, Stokely Carmichael, and the LGBTQ Movement Beyond Marriage

Lisa Stulberg | Posted 04.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Lisa Stulberg

Gov. George Wallace is a reminder that recognition of basic legal rights is an essential start but just a beginning and is insufficient on its own. Rosa Parks and Stokely Carmichael are reminders that the only way to forever remove George Wallace from our schoolhouse door is to marry the fight for legal equality with a vigorous fight for community strength and vitality.

Italian Photographer Pays Homage To 'Invincibles' In Series Dedicated To Truly Free Spirits

HuffPost Italy | Arianna Catania | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

Letizia Battaglia, an important Sicilian photographer from Palermo, Italy, took a series of shots of legendary Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasoli...

#WeAreBlackHistory Celebrates Black Heroines Past And Present

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.12.2015 | Black Voices

When it comes to torches of strong Black women civil rights legacies, there are a lot to carry. Fortunately for us there are plenty of contemporar...

Why These Influential Black Activists Were Left Out Of The History Books

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.10.2015 | Black Voices

Black History Month aims to celebrate the achievements of African American icons who have changed the course of history, but not all are afforded the ...

Celebrate Rosa Parks' February 4th Birthday With Some of Her Greatest Quotes

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Jeryl Brunner

Rosa Parks' solitary act of defiance helped launch a city-wide Montgomery Bus Boycott that would last for 13 months and alter American history.

Guess Where The Rosa Parks Archive Is Heading

AP | Brett Zongker | Posted 02.03.2015 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, reflected later on how it felt to be treated less than equal and o...

These Are The Most Memorable State Of The Union Guests

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

On Jan. 26, 1982, President Ronald Reagan began the tradition of honoring extraordinary Americans during the annual State of the Union address. Th...

Are You Just Taking Up Space? Five Steps to a Legacy-Life that Makes an Impact Now

Denise Banks-Grasedyck | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Denise Banks-Grasedyck

It is natural and empowering to claim your space in the world, but if you are ready to do more and live a legacy-worthy life of impact, here are five steps that you can take today:

What Actually Happened With Rosa Parks Is Not What You Learned In School

www.upworthy.com | Posted 12.03.2014 | Black Voices

We all learned about Rosa Parks in grade school. But do you know the full story? ...

How Change Happens: The Real Story of Mrs. Rosa Parks & The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Paul Schmitz | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

I've told the real Rosa Parks story dozens of times to diverse audiences, and have been amazed how few know it. Understanding the truth beyond the myths can help us organize better against current injustices.

Another Opportunity

Michael W. Waters | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Having failed so miserably earlier this month to express our justified anger at the ballot box, this Thanksgiving weekend, along with its Black Friday promotions, throughout the holiday season, and for whatever necessary days or months to come, we have been given the opportunity to express our justified rage, anew.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

Don't Mess with CHIP: 17 Years of Success

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Please join us in urging Congress to take action now in 2014 when they return to Washington for the lame duck legislative session. Ask Congress to extend funding now for Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for four more years. We must not allow children to lose ground.

Windswept Wonders, All

Robert Hoch | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Hoch

Our girls are busy building a timeline for the 20th century. Included are, among other things, the Civil Rights movement (1954-1968), a picture of Ros...

Dear Ernest, #2: Let's Get Real About Campus Leadership

Ernest Owens | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Ernest Owens

It might sound cliché at a glance, but there is actually a way you can still be yourself while also being the kind of person that exults leadership.

Lies My Corporate Ed Reformers Told Me: The Truth About Teacher Tenure and the Civil Rights Movement

Yohuru Williams | Posted 11.12.2014 | Education
Yohuru Williams

When so called "reformers" like Campbell Brown try to make the case that tenure extends teachers an unfair guarantee of employment unlike other public servants, she is more than stretching the truth.

Lawyer: Rosa Parks Artifacts Sold For $4.5M

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 08.31.2014 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer says the purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks is $4.5 million. The sale was m...

Why Bother Trying to Change the World?

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Ethan Casey

Like establishing a garden or writing a book, building a patio in an uncertain world is an exercise in enlisting the passage of time to advantage: an act of faith.