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Here’s what you need to know about Blackout Day 2020

By Shelby Stewart MSN News In the midst of protests against police brutality, some Black-owned businesses have flourished. Today is not to be confused with #BlackoutTuesday where...

Lawyers with Bar Association offering pro bono help to most local...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The Magic City Bar Association (MCBA) has established an ongoing Protest Protection Plan (PPP) to help provide free legal representation...

Mourners bid farewell to Rayshard Brooks at historic church

By Kate Brumback Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Scores of mourners Tuesday paid their final respects to Rayshard Brooks at the Atlanta church where the Rev....

NASCAR, FBI investigating ‘heinous act’ after noose is found in Bubba...

By Des Bieler, Cindy Boren and Liz Clarke Washington Post NASCAR President Steve Phelps said Monday afternoon that the sport will permanently ban the person or...

Students, Silent No More, Urge Change At Birmingham Unity Rally

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Nine-year-old Kaylen Crusoe was born in Birmingham but now lives in Fort Worth, TX. On Sunday, the rising fifth-grader...

One of Three Police Officers Who Shot and Killed Breonna Taylor...

By Ray Sanchez and Elizabeth Joseph CNN Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has initiated termination proceedings against Louisville Metro Police Det. Brett Hankison, Fisher said in a...

Birmingham will not prosecute those who violated curfew during protests

The Birmingham Times The City of Birmingham will not prosecute anyone solely arrested for curfew violations and other minor charges from June 1 through June...

Inciting to riot charge dropped against Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Charges against Birmingham comedian Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson for inciting to riot were dismissed on Wednesday. Johnson was charged with inciting to...

Johnathan Austin, former Councilor, On How City Finally Removed Confederate Statue

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The outrage over the death of George Floyd —a black man killed by police in Minneapolis—has already led to change...

Ellis: Mental Health, Police Brutality and Black People

By Glenn Ellis Have you ever put any real attention on the mental health issues in African Americans associated with police brutality? The data is...

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