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Remembering Rosa Parks
On December1, 1955, an African-American woman named Rosa Parks refusedto give up her seatat the frontof a city bus. She becamean iconin the Civil Rights movementin America.
Todayis the 60th anniversaryof Rosa Parks standing upto racism. Many people used social mediato rememberthe roleshe playedin American history:
Manyon Twitter also remarkedon RosaPark’s impactin today’s Black Lives Matter movement.
December1 was also #GivingTuesday. The day of giving follows America’s two biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
#GivingTuesday encourages peopleto volunteeror donateto charitiesand nonprofitorganizations. The 24-hour online movement started in 2012. It uses social media to inspire people to give.
The hashtag#unselfie goes along with#GivingTuesday. Twitter users post messagesor photosto tell what causesor organizations they supported on #GivingTuesday. #Unselfie is a play on the word “selfie” and is meant to represent generosity.
World AIDS Day
Aroundthe worldon December1, people marked World AIDS Day. On social media, imagesof red ribbons took over news feeds. Red ribbonsare a symbolof supportfor people living with HIV. Thirty-seven million people aroundthe worldare living withthe disease.
The World AIDS Day organization createdthe hashtag#RethinkHIV. It also created social media postsfor people to share, in hopes of helping people better understand HIV.
Three years after his viralmusic video Gangnam Style, South Korean pop star Psy is back in the spotlight.
He releaseda new video, Daddy, on Monday. His new album cameout on Tuesday. It is called“Psy7th album.”
Like Gangnam Stylethe lyricsof Psy’s new songsare in Englishand Korean. Fans call his Daddy video justas crazyas his2012 viral hit.
Daddy received6 million viewson YouTubein 24 hours. Although thoseare impressive numbers, Psy toldAFP he thinksthere’s “no chance” that Daddywill reachthe successof Gangnam Style.
Gangnam Stylewas the first YouTube videoto reach1 billion views. Today, it is stillthe most-watched YouTube video ever.
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I'm Ashley Thompson.
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nonprofit- adj. not done for the purpose of making money
cause- n. something (such as an organization, belief, idea, or goal) that a group or people support or fight for
generosity- n. the quality of being kind, understanding, and not selfish
viral- adj. relating to or involving an image, video, piece of information, etc., that is circulated rapidly and widely from one Internet user to another.