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On December 1st sixty-three years ago, Rosa Parks refused white bus driver James Blake’s order to give up her seat for a white passenger in 1955. Back then, the Alabama law required “Black passengers to relinquish their seats to whites whenever the ‘white section’ was full,” reports Politico.   After refusing to move to the “colored […]

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The world is still reeling from the loss of Aretha Franklin and her family is reportedly keeping her fans in mind as they plan her funeral arrangements. According to reports, the family of the legendary singer is planning hold a public viewing at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. It is […]

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The house where civil rights icon Rosa Parks sought refuge after […]

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on an art project built around a house where Rosa Parks once lived in Detroit (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A foundation that’s backing an art project built around a Detroit house where Rosa Parks once lived says it’s considering legal options now that Brown University has said the […]

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Black History is essentially a retelling of the past that is “limited” to one month of the year, which in fact, only continues legacies of denial and denigration of Black life and Black contributions.

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NBA All-Star Weekend is about to be underway and to kick things off, the homey Aaron Dodson has a new edition of the What Are Those?! podcast that’s all about the festivities. Plus, Kevin Merida joins them! Check it out. If you want something to eat in D.C. today, you’ll have to make informed choices. […]

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Contrary to popular belief, Rosa Parks wasn’t too tired. She wasn’t incapable of leaving her seat when bus driver James F. Blake demanded her to do so. She was properly seated in the colored section, but because the white section was full, Blake attempted to move Parks back to accommodate the white patron. Parks, the […]

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By Manny Otiko Americans may soon be pulling stacks of Tubmans out of their wallets […]

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I was born in Brooklyn in 1945. Rosa Parks was 32 years my senior. We […]

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The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks […]

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Illinois prosecutors charged a Chicago man with a hate crime after they said he spat […]

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DETROIT (AP) - A judge accused of misconduct in a dispute over the estate of Rosa Parks says he won't step aside from the case...

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