Birmingham

Former Alabama State Rep Wanted Kids To Play On Toxic Soil (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Former Alabama State Rep Wanted Kids To Play On Toxic Soil (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Last week, Kyle Whitmire, a columnist for Alabama Media Group–Advance Publications’ three Alabama newspapers–announced the results of his yearly “Scumbag of the Year” contest, naming the Alabama politician who had done the most to drag the Yellowhammer State through the mud. At first glance, there was no doubt who 2017’s “winner” would be–Roy Moore. The […]

Alabama Radio Station Awesomely Participating In ‘A Day Without A Woman’ (VIDEO)

Alabama Radio Station Awesomely Participating In ‘A Day Without A Woman’ (VIDEO)

I love to see things like this out of my state. Today, March 8, 2017, is International Women’s Day and it is also the “A Day Without A Woman” strike. Many women are taking the day off paid and unpaid work and not shopping today. Businesses were urged to close for the day. There are […]

Standing In The Shadow Of MLK Jr., Loretta Lynch Makes Her Final Speech In Birmingham (VIDEO)

Standing In The Shadow Of MLK Jr., Loretta Lynch Makes Her Final Speech In Birmingham (VIDEO)

Just days before the end of Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s term, she stood at the pulpit of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church in the shadow of one our greatest leaders, Martin Luther King Jr., and addressed the citizens of Alabama. Lynch told the congregation: “We can’t take progress for granted. We have to work. There’s no […]

Donald Trump Could Face Lawsuit For Supporters’ Assault On Protester (WITH VIDEO)

Donald Trump Could Face Lawsuit For Supporters’ Assault On Protester (WITH VIDEO)

You may recall that last Saturday, several of Donald Trump’s supporters viciously attacked a protester at a Trump rally in Birmingham. Well, the victim’s attorney is in the process of pressing criminal charges against those responsible for the beating. He also added that his client is seriously considering filing a lawsuit against Trump himself. On […]

Alabama Officials Charge 8-Year-Old Boy With Murder

Alabama Officials Charge 8-Year-Old Boy With Murder

At times, criminal justice in the Deep South can charitably be described as a scandal. Even by those standards, a case in Alabama is shaping up to be one of the biggest outrages to come out of that region in recent memory. Officials in Birmingham have charged an eight-year-old boy with beating a one-year-old playmate […]

How The Failure Of The Civil Rights Movement Enabled The Charleston Shooting (Part 1)

How The Failure Of The Civil Rights Movement Enabled The Charleston Shooting (Part 1)

We all know about Dylann Storm Roof. So much, in fact, that we are no longer discussing his actions, but covering trips to Burger King, racist manifestos, the significance of the Confederate battle flag, and President Obama’s contextual usage of the word “nigger.” I suppose this means the cycle is beginning to wane when it […]

How The Failure Of The Civil Rights Movement Enabled The Charleston Shooting (Part 2)

How The Failure Of The Civil Rights Movement Enabled The Charleston Shooting (Part 2)

Click here for PART 1. The successes in Alabama that resonated throughout the former Confederacy did not manifest in the Chicago marches and in some regard, Bevel was right: the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 influenced how the Civil Rights Movement drew its last breath in Chicago. Segregation […]

Outrageous Lies Lead To Hilarious #FoxNewsFacts Tweets

Outrageous Lies Lead To Hilarious #FoxNewsFacts Tweets

Steve Emerson, founder of The Investigative Project on Terrorism and Fox News terrorism expert, made outrageous claims about the city of Birmingham, England on Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeannine last night (video of which is at the end of this article). The response by Twitter users and the countering of?those tweets by Fox News […]