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This Is The Rosa Parks You Probably Don’t Know

  Sixty years ago today, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus and was arrested. This seminal event of a tired, nice, old lady is what we think about as an impetus for desegregation. Not much is really told of her story beyond this event...


When White People Weren’t White

  America would be a grand land if only every Irishman would kill a Negro, and then be hanged for it. I find this sentiment generally approved. – William Freeman (1881) The largest mass lynching in U.S. history took place in New Orleans in 1891 — and it wasn’t African-Americans...


What Happens When Millennials Change the World?

  MILLENNIALS OF NYC “Don’t become too narrow. Live fully. Meet all kinds of people. You’ll learn something from everyone. Follow what you feel in your heart,” – Civil Rights activist Yuri Kochiyama.   As the Millennials of New York City, we encounter all sorts of people, images, ideas, and movements daily. It...