Rosa Parks Day

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On this historic day, Rosa Parks’ act of bravery launched a nationwide movement to end racial segregation. Parks was also a staunch advocate for sexual assault victims.

In 1944, Parks, who herself was a sexual assault survivor, led a national …

A behind-the-scenes look at the biggest and brightest Black women in Hollywood, music and more.

Black Girls Rock!

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The Black Girls Rock! program seeks to empower inner city girls and young women.

Amelia Blanquera has lived in the neighborhood for the last five years. Besides writing for The Local, she also writes regularly for the site Soulpancake.com. You …