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Civil rights icon John Lewis remembered in Alabama

By Kim Chandler Associated Press TROY, Ala. (AP) — Civil rights icon and longtime Georgia congressman John Lewis was remembered Saturday — in the rural Alabama...

Onoyemi Williams: The Peacemaker

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times A closer look at a Birmingham-area activist: Onoyemi Williams, Birmingham Peacemakers Williams, 44, said her focus has been on putting money into...

Eric Hall, Co-Founder of Local BLM, Patterns Activism After Mom’s Work...

By Ameera Steward For the Birmingham Times Activist Eric Hall grew up in two cities with names that make people think of Black lives. The 38-year-old is...

Angela Davis To Receive BCRI’s Shuttlesworth Award on June 19

bcri.org Global human rights activist, scholar, author and Birmingham native Dr. Angela Y. Davis will receive the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award, the highest award...

At 81, Birmingham’s Maralyn Mosley still goes toe-to-toe with the political...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times She’s known simply as “Mrs. Mosley.” Elected officials, corporate titans, civic leaders, neighborhood officers all know the blunt Maralyn Mosley, who,...

Angela Davis met with support, standing ovation at Boutwell

Times staff report During a sold out appearance at the Boutwell Auditorium Saturday night in downtown Birmingham, Civil Rights activist, Angela Davis said she never...

New generation of Birmingham protesters step up

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times When protests were held in Hoover, Ala., on Tuesday evening after Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said a police officer...

Julianne Malveaux: In Honor of Dr. Angela Davis

Dr. Julianne Malveaux If anyone deserves a civil rights award, Dr. Angela Davis certainly does. The activist and scholar has been on the front lines...

Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies at 81

By Christopher Torchia Associated Press   JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, died in a hospital on Monday after a...

Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health,...

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