UNC Athlete Earned an A- for This Pitiful 148-Word Essay on Rosa Parks

UNC has recently been exposed for its phony independent studies classes, a scam that was cooked up by the university for athletes to earn easy A's. Here is an example of a football player's ridiculous, one-paragraph final paper that got an A-, securing his position on his team. » 3/27/14 11:00am 3/27/14 11:00am

Remembering the Real Rosa For Her Birthday

It was Rosa Parks' birthday yesterday and I was reminded of how frustrating the lesson you get on her in grade school is. The story that she was an old lady that just then and there decided to not get up from her bus seat because she was exhausted from work. She comments on this in her autobiography, Rosa Parks: My… » 2/05/14 8:55pm 2/05/14 8:55pm

Stephen Colbert Bravely Defends the Useless Art of Cursive

Recently, the Department of Education released a new set of common core standards that will no longer require schools to teach students how to write in cursive. Oh, no! Now how are precocious young girls supposed to portray accuracy when they stay up late writing old-timey plays as they pretend to be Jo from Little… » 12/05/13 11:10am 12/05/13 11:10am

White Dude Trying to Shut Down Government Compares Self to Rosa Parks

I can totally understand a person consciously trying to not pay attention to Congress lately; everyone knows that the best way to deal with a child throwing a tantrum is to refuse to reward them with attention. But we've gotten to the point where the Congressional toddler is holding his breath and threatening to pass… » 9/20/13 4:20pm 9/20/13 4:20pm

Rosa Parks' Institute Upset At Attempted Rape Revelation

The publication of parts of Rosa Parks' archive, specifically a letter in which she describes an attempted rape by her employer, has angered members of the Institute she founded. Parks wrote of the encounter, "I was trapped and helpless. I was hurt and sickened through with anger and disgust." (Previously it was… » 8/04/11 6:42pm 8/04/11 6:42pm

Dude Claims To Be The Rosa Parks Of Nail Salons

A man named Norris Sydnor III is suing a Maryland salon for charging him $1 more for his manicure than it would charge a woman. He wants $200,000 in damages, and his lawyer is comparing him to Rosa Parks. Both of these things are completely ridiculous. Although we do think maybe he should get his $1 back. Then he… » 6/17/11 7:15pm 6/17/11 7:15pm

Odetta, "Queen Of American Folk Music," Dead At 77

Odetta, the singer whom Rosa Parks adored and Martin Luther King Jr. called the queen of American folk music, died yesterday at the age of 77. She was, by all accounts, a legend, with a powerful voice, and the prison songs and work songs of the Deep South shaped her life. Odetta sang at the march on Washington in… » 12/03/08 11:00am 12/03/08 11:00am