Black History Month

Known as “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement” Rosa Parks was born today in 1913. On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, refused to obey bus driver James Blake’s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. “The only tired I was, was tired of […]

If you’ve seen last year’s critically acclaimed film Selma , you probably recall Diane Nash’s character (played by Tessa Thompson) marching alongside activists like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Bevel and (now congressman) John Lewis. Even though it was a small part, don’t let Nash’s small role in the film fool you. She was a crucial […]

Don’t let Diane Nash’s small role in the film "Selma" fool you. She was a crucial figure in the Freedom Rides, the lunch counter sit-ins, protests for Blacks’ voting rights and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

Archives from ABC13 uncovered footage of protests right here in Houston in the 1960s. In March of 1960, protestors engaged in their first sit-in which took place at the Weingarten Supermarket on Almeda. Students from TSU marched to the Weingarten Supermarket to protest segregation at lunch counters. Watch the video below of the never-before-seen footage: […]

If you’ve seen last year’s critically acclaimed film Selma , you probably recall Diane Nash’s character (played by Tessa Thompson) marching alongside activists like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Bevel and (now congressman) John Lewis. Even though it was a small part, don’t let Nash’s small role in the film fool you. She was a crucial […]

Black History Month may fall on the shortest month of the year, but network and cable television stations have jumped on board to celebrate our…

Jurnee Smollett wasn’t able to chose one moment in Black History that impacted women. She chose Black females who have made big waves in entertainment,…

The Violence Against Women Act is a federal law that will provide investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, impose automatic and mandatory restitution…

Condoleezza Rice, to date, is one of the most powerful and unique women in the history of United States politics. However, her many victories didn’t…

This is Troy Davis. He was charged for the murder or police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989 and executed in 2011. Davis maintained his innocence…