Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks' family home costs $500 and America wouldn't even buy it.

Mike Ilitch, the founder of Little Caesar’s Pizza and owner of two major Detroit sports franchises, passed away last Friday at the age of 87. Stories of Ilitch’s generosity surfaced in the wake of his passing, as it was revealed that the owner of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers  quietly paid Rosa Parks’ […]

Detroit businessman Mike Ilitch offered to pay Parks' housing for as long as necessary after a 1994 burglary.

The Birmingham Bus Boycotts in Alabama took place on this day in 1956, led by the efforts of late minister and civil rights figure Dr. Fred Shuttlesworth. The boycott lasted until 1958 and while it wasn’t as effective as other such protests across the Deep South, the movement laid plenty of necessary groundwork and bolstered the […]

Edgar “E.D.” Nixon was a central figure of the civil rights movement in Alabama and was one of the people responsible for organizing the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. While Nixon’s efforts have gone largely unheralded, his contributions stretched far beyond that moment in history. Nixon was born July 12, 1899 in rural Lowndes County, Ala. […]

One feminist group wants to give American money a little makeover by putting a woman on the $20 bill. Representation matters–and that includes on money!…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, reflected later on how it felt to be treated less than equal and once feistily wrote of how tired she was of being “pushed around” — parts of her history long hidden away. Beginning Wednesday at the Library of […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of items from the civil rights figure Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a warehouse will have a new home at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years. Library officials announced Tuesday night that Howard Buffett, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is loaning the […]

DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday. Howard G. Buffett told The Associated Press that his […]

Police in Montgomery, Ala. are investigating a theft in which suspects struck the apartment complex that Rosa Parks lived in when she refused to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus. Montgomery police Sgt. Denise Barnes revealed to the Associated Press Wednesday that suspects who ripped and stole copper wiring […]

Chicago business owner David C. Nicosia, 55, faces multiple charges after slapping and spitting on Judge Arnette Hubbard, 79, an iconic and still active community…

The value of education for a college athlete has been called into question more times than anyone can count. Some believe college athletes are allowed…