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Topic - Rosa Parks
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.
The Detroit Lions say Kid Rock plans to perform during halftime of the Thanksgiving Day game against the Houston Texans.
When we Americans celebrate the Fourth of July, what word comes readily to mind? Freedom - and rightly so. But you can't have freedom without other virtues.
Virginia state Delegate Robert G. Marshall surely knew he wouldn't exactly get a friendly reception when he appeared on CNN on Thursday in the wake of the Virginia House of Delegates' Tuesday vote against the nomination of Richmond's chief deputy prosecutor Tracy-Thorne Begland, who is gay, for a judgeship in the city.
For two decades, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson has been an outspoken voice for Democrats in her signature bright blazer and multicolored scarf.
Last week Miami Marlins man- ager Ozzie Guillen told Time magazine that he loves and respects Fidel Castro. This week, reacting to outrage by Americans of Cuban heritage, who comprise a huge chunk of Marlins ticket-buyers, the team suspended Mr. Guillen for five games.
Author and activist Maya Angelou hopes for a time when Black History Month will no longer be needed to explain the contributions of blacks.
Author and activist Maya Angelou hopes for a time when Black History Month will no longer be needed to explain the contributions of African-Americans.
Documents outlining the crime that landed Malcolm X in prison in the 1940s are among some 1,000 recently unearthed items purchased jointly by the civil rights leader's foundation and an independent collector of African-American artifacts.
"Yet with quiet courage and unshakable resolve," he said, "she did something no less important on a cold Alabama evening in 1955."