Tag: Rosa Parks

Anniversary of Montgomery Bus Boycott Inspires 'Injustice Boycott'

UPDATE Dec. 5, 2016 at 4:45 p.m. EST Shaun King,New York Daily News senior justice writer and Black Lives Matter activist, announced on Monday phase one of the Injustice Boycott: “Today, we are announcing the first three cities of our boycott. They are Standing Rock, San Francisco, and New York…

Former 'Grey's Anatomy' Star Calls on Blacks to Protest with One-Day Boycott

Is this a viable solution against police brutality By Sheryl Estrada Isaiah Washington Isaiah Washington, a former star of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” is urging African Americans to protest the recent police-related deaths of Black men with a one-day boycott, which entails staying home from work. Following the deaths of Terence…

Target Wins Right to Sell Rosa Parks Merchandise

Target (No. 25 on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity) won a lawsuit last week against the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute, allowing the company to continue selling Rosa Parks merchandise. On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested when she refused to give up her seat on a bus…

Rosa Parks: Spiritual Godmother to BLM

It has been 60 years since activist Rosa Parks was arrested on Dec. 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Ala. She resisted bus segregation by refusing to give up her seat to a white man when the whites-only section was full. Parks was determined to help propel the civil rights movement through…