Jefferson Franklin Long: the first black member to speak on the House floor.
Once again, right wingers have come up with a scheme to dilute and diminish the voting power of minorities, and they might get what they want.
"He was not committing a dangerous act. We're tired of the SFPD killing black people."
"I don't need all this attention, but I feel like I have to do something good with it, I have to turn my anger into something positive."
It was announced Tuesday, Dec. 1, that Garry McCarthy was officially fired from his position as Chicago's Chief of Police.
Rosa Parks risked physical abuse, arrest and jail because she was part of a growing movement of African Americans sick and tired of discrimination and racism.
Leaders in the pursuit of justice say demonstrations will continue: there is such profound distrust and alienation from the police in the neighborhoods most affected.
"If there was no protest that would mean we've become immune to this madness."
Alabama has developed new ways to prevent African Americans from voting.
Although this year has garnered an increase in transgender visibility, murders and violence against transgender people are on the rise.