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What…Rosa Parks Wasn’t the First Black Woman Refuse to Give Up Her Seat? Do Tell! (Watch!)

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*And that’s exactly what we’re doing…tellin‘. We’ve all heard about the courageous act of Rosa Parks on that hot summer day in 1955, after getting off work, dog-tired, and when the white man told her to get up out of her sear so a white woman could sit down, she pretty much told him to go screw himself.

Well, not to take anything at all from Miss Parks, because her legacy is safe with us, and I am proud to say that I actually met the woman, but according to” records” she may not have actually been the first.

Claudette Colvin was. And you can hear the story directly from her mouth.

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That’s right. Its on record that Colvin beat Rosa Parks to that one. She refused to relinguish her seat.

Why?

She says she is always asked that questions, and always gives the same answer.

“History had me glued to my seat.”

Colvin credits her sheroes, Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth for keeping her in that seat on the day she was told to get up.

“They picked the wrong woman that day,” she tells an audience in the video (Scroll down). Continue reading

Ted Nugent Compares Gun Owners to Rosa Parks

NRA nut Ted Nugent!

The racial hotbed we find ourselves lying in every time a right wing activist opens their mouth is no surprise.  We have learned to expect it.

Ted Nugent has run his mouth in the wrong direction for a loooong time.  He is not a stranger to controversy over his right wing, NRA views.  He has to find something to do since no one has listened to his music since 1978.  According to MSNBC, in an interview with WorldNetDaily, Nugent was quoted saying:

“There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed.” Continue reading

Jokey Joke: The Real Housewives of Civil Rights (Video)

If you are a fan of the Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA), you are in for a treat with this spoof of the show.  The Real Housewives of Civil Rights parallels the different events of RHOA from Cynthia’s “friendship contract” with NeNe and on to the showdown between Ne Ne and Cynthia’s husband. Continue reading

Black History Month Spotlight: Rosa Parks (Video)

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Today, February 4, 1913,  Rosa Louis McCauley (Parks) was born in Tuskegee, Alabama.  She is best known for not giving up her seat to a white man on December 1, 1955.   This event, arguabl, sparked what is popularly known as the Civil Rights movement with the Montgomery bus boycott.  No black person rode the busses in Montgomery for a little more than a year.  This was not the first time this incident happpened though.  She had been forced off in 1943, for mistakenly sitting in a seat reserved for whites only.  But, years later when she sat in that seat again, she was an officer at the NAACP; a secretary for the Montgomery chapter. Continue reading