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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Rosa Parks
The photograph of the young man was famous - a civil rights marcher in a sweater being attacked on May 3, 1963 by a German shepherd police dog in downtown Birmingham. It was so famous that people sometimes falsely claimed to be the person in the picture, trying to get attention. A statue in Kelly Ingram Park is based on the picture.
Malcolm X and rap music have always fit together like a needle in the groove, connected by struggle, strength and defiance. But three recent episodes involving the use or misuse of Malcolm and other black icons have raised the question: Has rap lost touch with black history?
Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter recently walked up to the pulpit of the Atlanta church where her father preached and, in a painful public display, dissociated herself from her brothers.
In a story Jan. 30 about New Mexico's effort to sell the Fort Bayard national historic landmark, The Associated Press reported erroneously the outcome of the U.S. military's campaign to capture Geronimo. The Apache warrior surrendered; he was not captured.
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 class of the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.
A few years ago, the story broke that Jesse Jackson Sr. had fathered an illegitimate daughter, and that for some time he had been misdirecting funds from his organization to support her. If this had been almost anyone else, the latter deed would have been called embezzlement, and the perpetrator would have been facing serious prison time. On a Friday afternoon, Jackson announced that he was taking sabbatical for "a period of contemplation and reflection" (but not repentance or restitution).
Jesse Jackson Sr. has a message for suspended "Ducky Dynasty" star Phil Robertson: you're worse than Rosa Park's bus driver.
As thousands gathered on the National Mall Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Rev. Al Sharpton urged young men to pull up their pants and respect women.
Deborah Simmons' ridiculous opinion that we shouldn't spend money pursuing our rights but should instead use that money to fix D.C. streets shows Ms. Simmons just doesn't get it ("Money for D.C. statehood not the right road," Web, June 16). She writes, "I don't know nothin' about building roads, bridges and ramps." Well, I got news for her: she also "don't know nothin'" about democracy, civil rights or the 14th Amendment. These are the rights Thomas Jefferson said were self-evident to everyone — with the exception of Ms. Simmons, apparently. I wonder, if she had been in Montgomery, Ala., in 1953, would she have told Rosa Parks to sit down, shut up and worry about air conditioning the buses so everyone could enjoy the ride?
Jason Collins has been compared to Jackie Robinson. And Neil Armstrong.
Dozens of striking teachers gathered Sunday at the police headquarters in Strongsville, Ohio, to protest people showing up to apply as substitute teachers.
President Obama and leaders of Congress dedicated a statue of civil-rights hero Rosa Parks on Wednesday in a moving ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, marking the first time a black woman has been honored with a place in National Statuary Hall.
If getting dressed up to go to a crowded bar with the entire city isn't your idea of a special evening, then Washington's Woolly Mammoth Theatre has the answer for a unique New Year's Eve.
"Yet with quiet courage and unshakable resolve," he said, "she did something no less important on a cold Alabama evening in 1955."