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Bree Newsome Speaks Out: 'I Refuse To Be Ruled By Fear'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

Black activist Bree Newsome says she refuses to be ruled by fear. Newsome’s intolerance to racial injustice and the horrific shooting that kille...

Women in Business Q&A: Rachel Parcell, Pink Peonies

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Rachel Parcell is the creator of Pink Peonies where she shares style and beauty tips, mixed in with glimpses of her personal life in Salt Lake City. S...

Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Although none of these 20 women were elected to office, they all had a great influence on public opinion and public policy. The reformers profiled below exercised influence not only because of the number of people they mobilized, but also because of the moral force of their ideas.

Women and People of Color Soon on U.S. Paper Currency?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Since the year 2020 marks the 100 year commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution granting women the vote, petition organizers argue that the time has long-since come for women to grace our currency, especially our paper bills.

Put A Woman On The $10 Bill? Sure, Americans Say.

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

Just over half of Americans approve of the Treasury Department's decision to feature a woman on the redesign of the $10 bill, a new HuffPost/YouGov po...

A Woman on the $10 Bill

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Jill S. Tietjen

The Treasury Department made an announcement the week of June 15 that a woman was going to be featured on the $10 bill.

Put Harriet Tubman on America's Currency

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Treasury Department is authorized to choose figures for America's money and recently indicated that it planned to supplant or at least supplement Alexander Hamilton with a woman.

Southern Belles

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My recent travels to the South made me curious about women and their contributions from the Southern states.

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 06.30.2015 | 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

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
C. Robert 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.