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In The Struggle For Racial Equality, Giant Protests Don't Create Giant Change

The Well | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices
The Well

While collective action and mass movements are crucial to bringing widespread awareness to the issues, I strongly believe that the needle of social change only moves forward when ordinary citizens do extraordinary things.

A Street Artist Celebrates Black History One Portrait At A Time

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Funded from his own pocket, 34-year-old Mel Waters devised the project for himself and executed it on city walls (and one delivery truck) to pay tribute to famous African Americans during Black History Month.

Six Civil Rights Museums Your Kids Will Never Forget

Maura Mahoney | Posted 03.01.2016 | Travel
Maura Mahoney

A sudden commotion behind me grew louder and closer. Angry, menacing voices escalated into a hailstorm of vicious heckling, all of it directed at the ...

Where Would MLK Have Stood on Marriage Equality?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens.

Whitman Teaches the Movement -- Your Campus Can Too!

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 01.14.2016 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

For months we've been watching students on campuses across the country demand inclusion and racial equality. In a short time, students at Whitman College will do something about it.

Target Wins Legal Battle Over Rosa Parks Institute

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business

(CN) - The Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute cannot stop Target from using Rosa Parks' name and image on civil rights-themed merchandise, the 11th Circ...

10 Reasons The Oregon Militants Are Nothing Like Our Auntie Rosa Parks

Sheila McCauley Keys | Posted 01.06.2016 | Black Voices
Sheila McCauley Keys

Auntie Rosa wanted to ensure the constitutional rights of all Americans. These men want public land turned over for private uses. Auntie Rosa was willing to go to jail for her beliefs. These men hide behind guns.

McBride's Knockout Jazz Oratorio in Philly

Lew Whittington | Posted 12.04.2015 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Christian McBride's The Movement Revisited, had one knockout performance at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia Nov. 21. It's an ambitious jazz oratorio- symphonia inspired by the lives of four iconic figures of the black civil rights movement.

Effecting Change: Nonviolent Protests Then and Now

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 12.01.2015 | College
Mark Ridley-Thomas

The success of the Montgomery bus boycott remains a shining example and model for what can be achieved through nonviolent activism. Six decades later, the University of Missouri Tigers football team flexed its muscles when it decided to boycott future games and practices until MU system President Tim Wolfe stepped down or was removed from office over allegations that he failed to address continuing charges of racism and discrimination in the four-school system.

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 ...

Rahm and His Aldermen Must Go for a New Chicago to Begin

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 12.01.2015 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

Let's cut to the chase: Laquan McDonald's shooting and video are the wake up call to all Chicagoans that we need a New Chicago. A new mayor and a new city council.

How Rosa Parks’ Legacy Lives On In The Black Lives Matter Movement

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices

Sixty years ago, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus and settled into American history. We've seen the iconic pictures...

Welcoming the Pope by Including the Poor

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Center for Community Change Action

We can hope that Pope Francis will receive a warmer reception from Congress, but, things could slide sideways rather quickly if he practices his usual habit of speaking truth to pride, power and prosperity.

Kim Davis: Not a Rosa, But a Dilemma

Areva Martin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Areva Martin

Firstly, Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is fighting for exclusion rather than inclusion.

GOP Candidates Want A Planned Parenthood Board Member On The $10 Bill

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

During the second GOP presidential debate Wednesday night, Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) said they would be open to ...

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 06.28.2016 | 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 06.27.2016 | 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 06.25.2016 | 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 06.23.2016 | 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 06.19.2016 | 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 06.01.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

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

The (Real) Fight of the Century!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.01.2016 | 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.