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Rosa’s Husband

If you google the name “Raymond Parks,” you’ll find a lot of information about a daring Georgia hillbilly who served prison time for running moonshine in the 1930s and helped found NASCAR in the 1940s. Unfortunately, Google reveals far less about a black man by the same name, whose famous wife, Rosa Parks, became an iconic civil rights leader during the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott in Alabama. Yet Rosa’s husband

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Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks

“Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” Rosa Parks

Bill Cosby: Fallen Idol

The dishes from our Sunday BBQ had been washed and put away. The smell of brisket and strawberries hung in the air. It was Phoenix in 1964. The summer heat made outside entertainment undesirable, so our neighbor from down the street gave my father a record to play on our homemade Hi Fi system. “You’re going to love this,” he said as he settled onto the couch next to his

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