Rosa Parks, a private citizen, lay in honour at the Capitol in 2005, the only woman to date who has done so.
Britain is facing its Rosa Parks moment and Black people are making it clear they won’t sit at the back of the bus, Catherine Ross writes.
We Need To Recognise That Racism Still Exists. We May Have Come A Long Way, But There Is Still A Lot To Be Done
We need to recognise and deal directly with the new strain of subtle racism that exists today. Racism is not a thing of the past – yet. But we can make it so.
If all our children are taught is that black people were slaves, what does that do to our children’s confidence, pride and self-esteem
“Don’t just overlook the hard work that we did,” said one black woman who canvassed for Doug Jones.
It's clear not all but a minority of these officers DO NOT LIKE Black people. Officers should be banned from using fire arms until further notice to prevent more incidents and deaths. It's time Black lives are valued and respected like any other human being. It could be your Mother, Father, Daughter, Sister, friend or close relative. Enough is enough.
It's about 50 miles from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, and it's 50 years this year since civil rights supporters made that walk three times. The release of the movie Selma tells the story of those walks, with David Oyelowo as civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jnr.
Any priest or politician or member of the public who criticises or votes against same-sex marriage can expect to be instantly branded a bigot, an unevolved Neanderthal, possibly even abnormal, and can also expect to be cast out of polite society.
Despite the craziness of the moves I somehow see this protest dancers in Tunisia as part of a long inspiring tradition of ordinary people who became famous or at least influential because they didn't accept 'business as usual' and the repressive laws related to it.
'When we were children', he explains, 'we listened to our parents read us a story about animals, we smiled and giggled, we mimicked the noises the animals made, we wanted to play with them.. not have someone shove a knife in their throat and cut them up into pieces'.