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Doug Jones Gets Final Passage of Bill to Renew Funding HBCUs

jones.senate.gov WASHINGTON – Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) this week announced final passage of his bipartisan legislation, the FUTURE Act, to permanently renew annual funding for...

Rep. Sewell’s Voting Rights Bill Passes the House 

The Birmingham Times  The House of Representatives last week passed a bill, introduced by U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL), meant to restore the Voting Rights...

John Conyers, longest serving black congressman, dies at 90

By Corey Williams Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil...

Jeffco Takes Sewer Fee Assistance Plan to Water Board. Some Ask,...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The Jefferson County Commission and Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) haven’t been on the same page recently, let alone in...

How the Magic City Classic Became a Political Football

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times One of the more debated items in Jefferson County’s $700 million budget for fiscal 2020 involves the Magic City Classic...

City to consider halt on self-storage facilities downtown

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  The Birmingham City Council will consider limiting the number of new self-storage facilities in downtown because they take up a...

Sen. Kamala Harris, U.S. Presidential candidate, makes Alabama stops

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Sen. Kamala Harris made her first stop in Alabama over the weekend as a Democratic candidate for U.S. President and...

People, Places and Things

By Gwen DeRu TODAY SAXOPHONIST JOSE CARR at Tutwiler Bar and Grill. THE HARMED BROTHERS, PEOPLE YEARS at The Nick. COMEDIAN HENRY CHO at the StarDome Comedy Club. CONFESSIONS...

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan apologizes for outburst in House chamber

By Kim Chandler Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state lawmaker apologized for an outburst on the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives in...

Wormsby: May be time to divorce from the Democratic Party

By Hollis Wormsby, Jr. Ever since John Kennedy was elected president in 1960, the black community has been inextricably bound to the Democratic Party. Abraham Lincoln...

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