Rosa Parks Was More Than Just an 'Old Lady' Who Began the Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1 marks the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ radical move of refusing to move from her seat on an Alabama bus, inciting the 13-month Montgomery bus boycott led by Martin Luther King Jr. Parks is often characterized in history books as a quiet “old” seamstress, but she was an activist long before she was… »Yesterday 6:10pm12/01/15 6:10pm


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 8:55pm2/05/14 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 11:10am12/05/13 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 4:20pm9/20/13 4:20pm

Rosa Parks died in 2005 at the age of 92 in Detroit, having founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Insti

Rosa Parks died in 2005 at the age of 92 in Detroit, having founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, to which she left her almost all of her estate and effects. As MSNBC is reporting, those effects are set to go on the auction block at Guernsey's, which is currently trying to find a buyer to… »7/07/08 10:45am7/07/08 10:45am