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Derek Chauvin convicted of murder in death of George Floyd

Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the...

Floyd family agrees to $27M settlement amidst ex-cop’s trial

Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family...

2020: A Year to Remember

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  What’s left to say about 2020 except that it’s over. But what a year with the well-chronicled coronavirus pandemic...

Birmingham Runner’s 8.46 Breathe Series to honor George Floyd

Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times   Most runners know that a marathon is 26.2 miles and a half-marathon is 13.1 miles. Birmingham-based health educator and...

Minnesota Passes Police Reform Bill Two Months After George Floyd’s Death

By Nina Golgowski Black Voices Nearly two months after George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck, lawmakers in Minnesota have passed...

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin Bans Chokeholds by Police

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Mayor Randall Woodfin on Tuesday announced “an outright” ban on the use of chokeholds by Birmingham police. “Currently the BPD (Birmingham...

Officer Charged in George Floyd Death, Seeks Case Dismissal

By Amy Forliti Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of four Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death is asking to have his case dismissed. An...

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....

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