Rosa Parks

Honoring Rosa Parks

Born on Feb. 4, 1913, Monday would have been Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday. On Dec. 1, 1955, Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her act of resistance led to a 13-month boycott of

The Daily Show Takes On Tucson's Mexican-American Studies Ban

Earlier this week, The Daily Show decided to take on the Tucson Unified school board and their decision to outlaw Mexican-American studies in their classrooms. Here's more from the L.A. Times on the board's decision -- Mexican American studies:

Rosa Parks Sign Defaced With Racist 'KKK' Graffiti

Authorities are investigating a possible hate crime after a sign honoring a civil rights hero was defaced in St. Louis. The Missouri Department of Transportation removed the sign marking "Rosa Parks Highway" because it had been spray-painted with

Lawrence O'Donnell Calls Out Herman Cain For Claiming He Was Too Young To Participate In Civil Rights Movement

During a very long and very contentious interview with presidential nominee Herman Cain, who's out trying to sell his new book, and who had some not so kind words for the protesters on Wall Street this week, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell took Cain to task for a portion of that book where he claims that he was too young to have participated in the Civil Rights movement. Cain didn't take too kindly to O'Donnell's next question.