Rosa Parks

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Written by, Melony F. Carter
Picture: Creative Commons
Date: February 11, 2019

Selfless, in my opinion, this word honestly depicts Rosa Parks in this image. Undergoing fingerprinting on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama for her stance against racial inequality practices in the United States, as an African American activist Mrs. Rosa Parks is a global hero.

Early Years

Born in Tuskegee, Alabama on February 4, 1913 Rosa Louise McCauley was married to Mr. Raymond Parks in 1933. Working by trade as a seamstress, Rosa had a second job as a secretary for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). One afternoon, December 1, 1955; after getting off work from the department store Mrs. Parks who took the Montgomery Cleveland Avenue bus had refused to give up her seat in the front row, when the driver had demanded she do so and move to the back row. During that time, noncompliance was considered a criminal act in the state of Alabama.

Her Charge

Arrested, for her act, she was fined $10, which was paid for by E.D. Nixon. Reports of her charge caused a domino effect that ratified the entire system. Being a member of the NAACP (1943 – 1956) and The Women’s Political Council (WPC) news spread quickly about the arrest. And discussion of a boycott to end segregation begun.

Overcoming the Pressure

The news was so prevalent that it was publicized on December 4, in the Montgomery Advertiser newspaper. Once the boycott arose it lasted from December 5, 1955, through December 20, 1956. The nonviolent boycott’s led by such members including, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ultimately ended the city’s racial segregation ordinances.
Today in Honor Of

Enduring, bomb threats, violence, and protests Rosa Parks is an example of the change that real determination can bring. Awarded with the Congressional Gold Medal from the U.S. Congress in 1999, Mrs. Rosa Parks, is a legendary civil rights activist. Her act of bravery, in the face of racial turbulence will always be remembered as a pivotal celebrated moment in American History.

Works Cited
The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. “Rosa Parks
American civil-rights activist.” Encyclopaedia Britannica,
The Editors of “Montgomery Bus Boycott.”,

Benghazi… Was It About An E-mail?

By, Melony Carter

October 26, 2015

4.5 million dollars spent by the United States Republican-led House committee on investigating what really happen during a violent assassination of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012. Many speculations regarding this case have involved current Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, who at the time was secretary of state. Clinton has been tied to this case because of her continually engaged in governmental conversations through her private e-mail.

As the hearing proceeded on, the committee also learned of over 50,000 pages of documentation that were printed and presented as evidence to Congress. Many of which included some emails from one of the victims, the ambassador and other top State Department personnel. The hearing revealed 7,000 printed pages of emails…

As an American, after all the information had been presented; I, just me, I would personally like to ask just three simple questions. “After all the funding, printed papers and conspiracy theories did anyone actually take the time to see if Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal e-mail account was hacked? And if so, where is that proof?” So, again I ask, “Was It About An E-mail?”

(UPDATED: 11/6/2015)

Due to the circumstance, it is my due diligence and concern of my self-respect; that I report that on October 26, 2015 at 7:35 AM— the website Tea Party News (IP: , URL: illegally copied and added insolent pictures of Hilary Clinton to my blog post “Benghazi… Was It About An E-mail?” without my permission.

It is of my concern since the original format of this blog post was intentionally written without any political agenda.

So today, November 3, 2015; I would like to formerly announce and release this statement:

“In no way or regard— at this date or time— do I Melony Carter have any affiliation, association or representation of the United States National Tea Party.

This statement, does not indicate that at a later date this will not change. But as of this date, I do not agree with the Tea Party’s standing policies, belief systems and/or political ideologies.

Thank you for your time and patience.”

Sincerely, Melony Carter


Jury Member Claims Zimmerman: Shouldn’t Have Been There

Updated: 5:30PM, Tuesday July 16, 2013
By joyfilledwords

One in the car and the other on foot, with unanswered questions racing through the minds… There is a frantic 911 phone call made at 12:20 p.m.. Two people, no real exchange of clear verbal communication; then they have a non-verbal altercation between a Victim and his Aggressor.

In the wet grass with tensions flaring, an adrenaline rush and then someone screams for Help…! There’s blood on the pavement and someone is killed…

Now the court wonders, “Who is the victim? Who is the aggressor?” The decision is placed in the jurors hands…

On July 14, 2013 George Zimmerman faced a second-degree murder charge for the death of young Travon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Accordingly, the court ruled in Zimmerman’s favor and acquitted him of all allegations. Declaring that Zimmerman was under proper sanction of Florida’s self-defense law, “Stand your Ground.”

Since then, late night TV host Anderson Cooper has interviewed the first undisclosed jury member B37. The juror, who was interviewed by Anderson in the dark, admitted that the Zimmerman –the former neighborhood watch volunteer– was “guilty of not using good judgment and when he called 911 he shouldn’t have gotten out of that car.” During the interview Anderson proceeded on to ask the question, “Is Zimmerman someone you would like to have on your neighborhood watch in your community? Her response, “If he didn’t go to far.” And admits “he just didn’t stop at the limitations he should have stopped at.”

As the interview continued the unnamed juror used these words to explain her sentiment about Zimmerman, “I thought his heart was in the right place.”

When asked by Anderson “based on the testimony you heard, do you believe that Travon Martin was the aggressor?” Her response was, “I think the roles changed. I think George got in a little to deep, which he shouldn’t have been there; but Travon decided that he wasn’t going to let him scare him and get the one-over, up-on-him, or something. And I think Travon got mad an attacked him.”

She also feels that Zimmerman “feared for his life.”

Overall this undisclosed jury member, described that Zimmerman aggressively stood his ground which led to a default reaction.

Post-trial there are still many spectators unsatisfied with the jury’s decision who are awaiting an appeal that are left pondering the question, “Was it also Travon Martin’s right to stand his ground?”