Tag Archives: Rosa Parks

Ypsi High students mark MLK Day with silent peace march and art exhibit

Both EMU and UM have great events lined up for Martin Luther King Day tomorrow. My family, however, will be spending the morning with Lynne Settles and her Ypsi High art students, who will be silently marching from Ypsilanti’s water tower, starting at 9:00 AM, to the building on Michigan Avenue where, 150 years ago, […]

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Bigotry pays… Announcing the God’s Love Religious Freedom No-Gays-Allowed Pizzeria

“I hope this is performance art,” I thought to myself last night, as I was watching footage of Kevin O’Connor, the newest hero of the right, explaining why it was that he wouldn’t be selling any of his restaurant’s pizza to people that might be intending to take it with them to a gay wedding. […]

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Reverend Dr. William Barber II on reclaiming the moral high ground and building a majority coalition around issues of social justice

Reverend Dr. William Barber II, the North Carolina minister who founded the Forward Together moral movement, is in the press today. It would seem that a young man in his group was arrested yesterday in Charlotte, at one of Barber’s Moral Monday events, for putting voter registration information on the windshields of parked cars. As […]

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Obama on the Rosa Parks bus

I know this photo has been absolutely everywhere since White House photographer Pete Souza sent it out via Twitter earlier today, but I couldn’t help myself. It’s an incredibly moving image. How could it not be? Here, we’ve got our first black President sitting on the bus where, just 57 years earlier, Rosa Parks had […]

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Occupy Cross Street…. Ypsilanti to host micro solidarity protest on Saturday

A few days ago, on this site, I suggested that we have a big “Occupy” event outside, or perhaps in the lobby of, an Ypsilanti branch of Bank of America. Well, given an unfortunately timed parasite infestation, and a cold that seems determined to hang on forever, I never got a chance to pull anything […]

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