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One Is a Great Man. The Other Is the President-Elect.

(Photo: AP/Mark Humphrey) Representative John Lewis poses in the Civil Rights Room at the Nashville Public Library on November 18, 2016. There may be no two Americans more different—in..
The American Prospect

Denzel Washington Brings August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ to the Screen

Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Actor Denzel Washington attends a special screening of Fences, at Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, on Monday, December 19, 2016, in..
The American Prospect

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Women’s March, Like Many Before It, Struggles for Unity

(Photo: Center for Jewish History/Wikimedia Commons) The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom For those who believe Donald Trump’s election has further legitimized hatred and even..
The American Prospect

Need a reminder that your voice matters? Check out 21 quotes from women who spoke up.

*History is full of women who bravely fought to make a difference in the world. * As activists, journalists, or fighters, women have stepped up to combat social injustice and defend their freedoms...

A Chorus Of Poets, Differently Caroling

At a recent literary/gala reading in Los Angeles, I found myself cringing a bit as the renowned poet Rita Dove was introduced to the audience as a "national treasure". Certainly the word-choice was..
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Happy Bill of Rights Day … Are There Any Left?

happy bill of rights day … are there any left?
Today is Bill of Rights Day in America. Happy Bill of Rights Day! This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution..
Zero Hedge

These streets used to honor a Spanish dictator. Now they'll honor the women he persecuted.

*From 1939 to 1975, Spain lived in fear of a dictator named General Francisco Franco.* During his rule, Franco captured and murdered political prisoners, suppressed freedom of religion, forbade..

'Saudi Rosa Parks' arrested for hijab-less Twitter photo

Police in Riyadh arrested the woman Monday, citing 'violations of general morals.'
Christian Science Monitor

How can Beyonce EVER be considered to have the calibre of Maggie?

how can beyonce ever be considered to have the calibre of maggie?
The list was completed by Bridget Jones and Beyonce – leaving no room for influential women such as current Prime Minister Theresa May or American civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

Meet Viola Desmond: The New Face Of Canada's $10 Bill

meet viola desmond: the new face of canada's $10 bill
Watch VideoBusinesswoman and activist Viola Desmond will be the first woman who isn't royalty to appear on a Canadian bank note. Desmond was jailed and fined for sitting in a "whites only" section..
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Viola Desmond, described as Canada's Rosa Parks, memorialized on $10 bill

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7 times in U.S. history when people protested and things changed.

Protesting is a part of the American DNA; when voices unite, there are real results. *With so many protests taking place, America feels like it’s on the cusp of a political revolution...

Civil rights activist to be first Canadian woman on banknote | Reuters

OTTAWA Viola Desmond, a black businesswoman who challenged racial segregation in Canada in 1946, will be the new face of the C$10 bill, making her the first Canadian woman to be featured on a bank..

Viola Desmond, Canada's Civil Rights Pioneer, To Appear On $10 Bill

Canada has named the trailblazing black rights activist Viola Desmond as the face of its new $10 bill, making her the first Canadian woman in history to be featured on a banknote. Nine years before..
Huffington Post

Woman on Canada's new $10 bill fought racism before Rosa Parks

Canada has named civil rights activist Viola Desmond, who challenged racial segregation in the 1940s, to appear on the country's next $10 bill.

How civil rights icon Viola Desmond helped change course of Canadian history

She's often described as "Canada's Rosa Parks," but if anything, Rosa Parks is America's Viola Desmond.

Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to appear on banknote

GATINEAU, Quebec (AP) " A black woman often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the first woman to be..
New Zealand Herald

Downtown Grand Rapids’ Historic McKay Tower Kicks off “Light Up the Dome” Contest

West Michigan residents have the opportunity to win a two-night stay in a fully-furnished McKay Tower Residence by entering Mckay Tower's first "Light Up the Dome Contest. Grand Rapids, Michigan..

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