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ESPN suspends anchor Jemele Hill after Tweets connected to ongoing NFL...

By PAT EATON-ROBB AP Sports Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Controversy continues to swirl around Jemele Hill, the ESPN anchor suspended on Monday for two weeks for making...

Jefferson County hires artist to paint more diverse view of society

By Nick Patterson The Birmingham Times A Jefferson County Commission Committee approved paying an Alabama artist to create a new mural to add to the controversial,...

‘Bleak Time’ for Civil Rights, Says New Head of Leadership Conference

By Khalil Abdullah New America Media Vanita Gupta, 41, took the helm as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the oldest coalition...

Alabama Lawmaker sponsors bills to repeal legislation preserving Confederate Monuments

Times Staff Report A Jefferson County lawmaker offended, she said, by a law passed in the Legislature preserving Confederate monuments has pre-filed bills to repeal...

Multiracial Coalition plans 10-day march against white supremacy

By Errin Haines Whack Associated Press A multi-racial coalition of anti-white supremacy activists plans to march from Charlottesville, Virginia to Washington D.C. Ted Eytan/Flickr Commons A multi-racial...

Birmingham Confederate Monument: City leaders weigh steps to remove landmark

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times A Civil War monument in Birmingham’s Linn Park has been shrouded from view while the city's law department examines ways...

Violence in Charlottesville: What Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Rep. Terri Sewell...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Local political and civil rights leaders and members of Congress said they are disturbed by the violence that ensued during...

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