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Black History Month: Who was Rosa Parks?

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In commemoration of Black History Month, one of the most unforgettable women is Rosa Parks.

This black seamstress who was 43 years old just wanted to go home to the comfort of their home, but in that era, specifically on December 1, 1955, black people were supposed to sit at the back of the bus as per city ordinance.

Together with her in that area were some other black men. Two stops later, white passengers were going in, and the front seats were filled up. The black people would need to leave their seats according to the driver. The men instantly stood up, but Mrs. Parks refused to move and give up her seat.

The driver then called on to the police. She stayed in jail shortly after a bond of $100 was posted.

Rosa Parks said emotionally, “I had given up my seat before, but this day, I was especially tired. Tired from my work as a seamstress and tired from the ache in my heart.”

Rosa Parks Day is celebrated either on February 4 or December 1, the day she didn’t give up her seat to the white passenger.

Due to that incident, there was a citywide boycott of buses, which lead to the end of the segregation on the public buses. She was found guilty and was fined $10 and other costs of the court.

Several days after, the black community elected and formed the Montgomery Improvement Association, and the president was a Baptist preacher, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

These black people stopped using the busses and churches organized carpools. This boycott costs $3200 per day, according to newspapers. This went on for one year when the buses desecrated, December 20, 1956.

Mrs. Parks and her husband lost their jobs after the bus boycott. They transferred to Virginia two years after. However, they had to return to Detroit because the promised work for her didn’t push through.

Her husband needed more training to get a job, whereas Mrs. Parks couldn’t find one either. They needed to save for surgery for an ulcer and a throat tumor.

By 1960, their debts were filling up. Fortunately, the year after, they both found jobs.

Mrs. Parks continued to involve herself with civil rights movements and volunteered for the campaign of John Convers. When he won, she worked in his office from 1965 until 1988. She retired by then. At the age of 92, she died in Michigan.

In honor of her funeral, the front seats of the Montgomery and Detroit buses were draped in black ribbons at her funeral. Her body was transported t Washington DC, in honor of the building in the US Capitol.

When she was returned to Detroit, she was laid in the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. It was said that her funeral took 7 hours.

One of the most unforgettable remarks she said was, “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart

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BLACKPINK With a Hat-Trick As They Once Again Retain The #1 Spot In NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart
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NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (https://cutt.ly/NEWKID), announced its weekly chart for the 3rd week of August.

BLACKPINK retains its #1 spot in the NEW K.ID’s weekly chart for three consecutive weeks as they tie with WINNER’s previous record. BLACKPINK has announced a new single dropping on August 28th which will be a collaboration with American pop star, Selena Gomez. Selena Gomez also recently teased her collaboration with BLACKPINK on her Instagram post captioned, “SELPINK pulling up soon. 8/28”.

Photo: Instagram @selenagomez

Following their release of the single, BLACKPINK will be releasing their first debut album on October 2nd.

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PENTAGON, SHINee, GWSN, and N.Flying all retained their spots in TOP5. The 6th place, WINNER, celebrated their 6th year debut anniversary. MINO posted a photo of WINNER on his Instagram, celebrating the time and unforgettable memories that they have spent together for the last 6 years. 

Photo: Instagram @realllllmino

Ranked at #9, SF9’s Rowoon has been named as ‘The North Face white label’s F/W’ model and its brand ambassador. With a height over 6’3’’, Rowoon not only has a youthful personality but also has various talents as he can both sing and act in various entertainment fields. The North Face saw that Rowoon’s versatility perfectly matched its brand image and decided to partner with Rowoon.

Coming in at #10, DAY6’s sub-unit, Even of Day, is releasing a new album, ‘The Book of Us: Gluon – Nothing can tear us apart’ on August 31st. All 7 songs in the album are written and produced by the Even of Day members. Young K is expected to play guitar in place of Sungjin and Jae. JYP’s representative commented, “Young K showed his expertise on the bass guitar and will continue to play more instruments.” It was also mentioned that Wonpil’s synthesizer and Dowoon’s electronic drum will be key in this album.

Additionally, in last week’s ‘2020 SORIBADA BEST K-MUSIC AWARDS’, GWSN and LOONA won New Wave New Artist Awards while GFRIEND took the main prize (bonsang) home.

NEW K.ID, the only TV channel that allows viewers to enjoy K-POP Idol-related content programming 24/7 and exclusive episodes curated from 10K+ videos, is available at CH 511 for free on LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps on all Internet-connected devices.

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Death after unmasked arrest – Mexico Floyd

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

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Death after unmasked arrest - Mexico Floyd

Amid a stir across the U.S. over the “George Floyd” incident that killed white police abuses, similar cases of abuse of public power have been revealed in Mexico, sparking public outrage.

The daily El Universal has been protesting against the incident since it was belatedly revealed that construction worker Giovanni Lopez died the next day after being arrested by police in Guadalajara, western Mexico, on April 4.

The official reason for the arrest revealed by the police is not known, but the video footage posted on social media at the time of the arrest suggests that the reason is “not wearing a mask.”

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On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed face down in the street

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