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  • Rosa Parks’ house may be returned to US from Germany

    08/26/2017 6:45:05 AM PDT · by Skywise · 28 replies
    WXIN59 ^ | 08/26/2017 | Associated Press
    The house has been up in Berlin less than a year, but after violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the growing call to remove Confederate monuments in the United States, the New York native said it’s now clear to him that Parks’ house needs to return soon to the U.S. “It’s actually become a necessity, as we see people rising up and seeing things for what they are,” he said. “As Americans begin to understand they have to re-contextualize these monuments, the Confederate statues, there is a lack of civil rights monuments to balance things out.”
  • Boston Globe Op-Ed Upends Rosa Parks Legacy

    07/30/2017 5:17:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Shortly before a recent Massachusetts state committee hearing to discuss a proposed “Anti-Discrimination Bill,” the Boston Globe ran an opinion piece criticizing the bill. The Op-Ed, by Columbia University professor Katherine Franke, argued that measures to discourage anti-Israel boycotts “betray” the legacy of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. In fact, Parks was an outspoken and very public opponent of discriminatory anti-Israel boycotts. […] … Along with Coretta Scott King, Bayard Rustin and other civil rights luminaries, Parks was a co-signer of a 1975 letter that described as “repugnant” the Arab world’s boycott targeting Israel, a precursor to today’s BDS movement....
  • The founder of Little Caesars discreetly paid Rosa Parks' rent for years

    02/16/2017 9:23:11 AM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    MSN News ^ | 16 Feb 2017 | Catherine Garcia
  • Oregon 'militia' leader says he's doing the 'same thing' as Rosa Parks

    01/06/2016 9:03:40 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/06/2016 | Allan Smith
    The leader of the self-styled Oregon militia compared himself to civil-rights activist Rosa Parks. Ammon Bundy, the man who has emerged as the leader of a group that has engaged in an armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon, tweeted that he and his group were doing exactly what Parks once did. "We are doing the same thing as Rosa Parks did. We are standing up against bad laws which dehumanize us and destroy our freedom," he wrote in a tweet posted early Wednesday morning.
  • Obama sits in Rosa Parks bus......again (Caption This)

    12/02/2015 9:24:58 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 42 replies
    The White House@WhiteHouse "Sixty years ago today, Rosa Parkschanged America." - @POTUS: pic.twitter.com/wq66wazHbu
  • Kim Davis and Rosa Parks [A Comparison]

    09/09/2015 8:29:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/09/2015 | Wallace Henley
    If, as Rick Warren and others have suggested, religious liberty is becoming the major civil rights issue of our time, will Kim Davis be the Rosa Parks of the movement? Rosa Parks ignited the civil rights crusade against racial discrimination when, on December 1, 1955, she refused to move to the back section of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in defiance of a city code stipulating where black people could sit. Will Rowan County Kentucky clerk Kim Davis' refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses because of her biblical beliefs, and subsequent incarceration, make her the rallying point for an energized...
  • The Race-Baiting Hypocrisy Of Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin

    03/23/2015 2:51:21 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 23, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    olitics: Sen. Dick Durbin, who says Republicans have shoved attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch to the "back of the bus," once filibustered and opposed the GOP nominations of black and Latino appeals court judges. Last week, Durbin accused Republicans of forcing Lynch, President Obama's African-American nominee to replace Eric Holder, to "sit in the back of the bus" until a vote on a controversial sex trafficking bill could be held. That thinly veiled reference to the moment in 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to move from her seat in a Montgomery, Ala., bus was meant to paint Senate Republicans as...
  • Clarke: Trayvon Martin,Michael Brown As Civil Rights Figures Desecrate Legacy Of MLK

    03/02/2015 5:11:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Jefffrey Poor
    In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas published on Sunday, Milwaukee Co., WI Sheriff David Clarke cautioned against making the likes of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown into civil rights figures, arguing doing so desecrates the legacy of figures of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, including Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • MLK Day, 2015: We Have Come a Long Way

    01/18/2015 12:08:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 74 replies
    The State of the Union ^ | January 16, 2015 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    On this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, instead of listening to irreverent race-baiters like “Reverends” Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson, let us imagine what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his colleague Rosa Parks might say about race relations in America. First, Dr. King would remind us that in previous decades, white people were never indicted, let alone convicted and incarcerated for willfully killing black people. White lynch mobs would preen for cameras following their savage murders of black people, brazenly smiling because they knew that no white jury would convict them. King would retell the trial of the...
  • Copper thieves strike Rosa Parks’ historic Alabama apartment: police

    08/27/2014 1:19:08 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 27, 2014
    Thieves have struck the apartment complex where Rosa Parks lived when she made history by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, police said Tuesday. Detectives are seeking suspects who ripped and stole copper wiring from Parks' former apartment and several other now-vacant units being renovated, Montgomery police Sgt. Denise Barnes said. Workers discovered the thefts Monday. Police believe the crimes happened between 4 p.m. Friday and Monday, Barnes said. "Vandals came in and pilfered it. They went in and tore out the walls and they stole the copper pipes...
  • Strength from Stillness: Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled in US Capitol

    02/28/2013 6:38:34 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 72 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb. 28, 2013 | Erin McClam
    More than half a century after she refused to give up her seat on an Alabama city bus, Rosa Parks has an immovable place in the U.S. Capitol — the first black woman to be honored with a statue there. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders from both parties said at an unveiling Wednesday that the depiction was fitting: Parks is shown seated, hands clasped in front of her, eyes fixed forward.
  • This picture perfectly captures significance of today's anniversary (Obama on Parks' bus)

    12/01/2012 2:42:18 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | December 1, 2012
    Today is the anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to sit in the back of the bus in Montgomery, Ala. And this photograph of President Obama sitting on that exact same bus 57 years later is a poignant reminder of just how much America has changed in half a century.
  • Clyburn: Romney Reminiscent Of Racists Who Kept Rosa Parks In Back Of Bus

    01/16/2012 6:15:29 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How pathetic. Jim Clyburn chose Martin Luther King Day to smear Mitt Romney with the shop-worn charge of racism. Straining absurdly to make his accusation, the South Carolina Dem, appearing on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show, somehow managed to equate Romney's criticism of the politics of envy with the people who sought to keep Rosa Parks in the back of the bus.
  • Pelosi Fires Back at Gingrich

    01/08/2012 8:52:14 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 28 replies
    Pelosi Fires Back at Gingrich By Nell Henderson House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi fired back at fellow former Speaker Newt Gingrich Sunday morning for his disavowal of a TV ad calling for action on climate change that the pair filmed together. Mr. Gingrich, chasing the Republican presidential nomination, has called the 2008 ad “probably the dumbest single thing I’ve done in recent years.” Ms. Pelosi, of California, asked about the comments on CNN’s State of the Union, had a tart riposte: “He has been fined $300,000 dollars by the ethics committee, you’d think he’d consider that a big mistake.” CNN...
  • APNewsBreak: Rosa Parks essay reveals rape attempt

    07/29/2011 8:04:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 29/7/11 | Ula Ilnytzky
    ...she wrote a detailed and harrowing account of nearly being raped by a white neighbor who employed her as a housekeeper in 1931. The six-page essay, written in her own hand many years after the incident, is among thousands of her personal items currently residing in the Manhattan warehouse and cramped offices of Guernsey's Auctioneers, which has been selected by a Michigan court to find an institution to buy and preserve the complete archive. Civil rights historian Danielle McGuire said she had never before heard of the attempted rape of Parks and called the find among Parks' papers astounding. It...
  • Obama assails GOP on clouded final campaign push ("..come for the ride,but [GOP] gotta sit in back")

    10/25/2010 4:11:55 PM PDT · by coaltrain · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 10/25/10 | David Espo
    He said Republicans had driven the economy into a ditch and then stood by and criticized while Democrats pulled it out. Now that progress has been made, he said, "we can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."... Obama can "take his endorsement and shove it," declared Democrat Frank Caprio, battling Republican-turned-independent Lincoln Chafee in a gubernatorial race rated tight in the polls. Chafee endorsed Obama during the 2008 campaign for the White House.
  • Elvira Arellano As 'The New Rosa Parks'? How Silly Can Immigration Debate Get?

    08/30/2007 5:20:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies · 929+ views
    IBD ^ | August 30, 2007 | Larry Elder
    Is Elvira Arellano — the recently deported Mexican illegal alien — the new Rosa Parks? Some of her supporters describe her this way. But Arellano's credentials as a "role model," to say the least, fall short. Indeed, even some "immigrant rights activists" find the comparison embarrassing. A check of the Web sites of the National Council of La Raza and the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund finds no statement one way or the other concerning Arellano. Rosa Parks, a black woman, was born in 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama — that is, Tuskegee, Alabama, United States of America. She thus...
  • Family Members Object To Rosa Parks' Will

    05/01/2006 7:26:20 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 1,015+ views
    Family Members Object to Rosa Parks' Will Tuesday May 2, 2006 3:01 AM DETROIT (AP) - A dozen nieces and nephews of civil rights icon Rosa Parks have filed an objection to her will in hopes of gaining control of the use of her name and image. The family members, who have been feuding for years with the people Parks appointed to handle her affairs, filed the legal challenge Friday. ``We still are very open to talk settlement in this case, if for no other reason than both sides have a deep respect for Ms. Parks,'' Frederick Toca Jr., an...
  • Briton Sits Out Racism Tribute (Rosa Parks)

    12/02/2005 5:56:41 PM PST · by blam · 138 replies · 2,737+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-3-2005 | Harry Mount
    Briton sits out racism tribute By Harry Mount in New York (Filed: 03/12/2005) A British woman has outraged New Yorkers by refusing to give up a bus seat set aside to honour the civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. Fiona Humphreys, 55, from Bristol, was told she was sitting in a symbolic seat kept empty in honour of the 50th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man in Alabama. Mrs Parks's refusal to budge on Dec 1, 1955, helped spark the civil rights movement in America. But Mrs Humphreys, travelling up Fifth...
  • President Signs H.R. 4145 to Place Statue of Rosa Parks in U.S. Capitol

    12/01/2005 10:14:46 AM PST · by FeeinTennessee · 16 replies · 496+ views
    President Signs H.R. 4145 to Place Statue of Rosa Parks in U.S. Capitol Room 350 Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building 10:33 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Welcome. Please be seated. Thank you all for being here. Laura and I thank you for joining us on this special day. Fifty years ago an African American woman named Rosa Parks helped set in motion a national movement for equality and freedom when she refused a bus driver's order to give her seat to a white man. The bill I'm about to sign calls for a statue of Rosa Parks to be placed...