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‘I Didn’t Go to Prison. I Went to Death Row,’ Says...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Anthony Ray Hinton believes in speaking truth to power. “People often ask me has the Klan settled down in Alabama and...

Birmingham’s Inaugural Freedom Fest Entertains and Empowers 

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times  The City of Birmingham’s inaugural Freedom Fest on Saturday drew thousands of people for a day long series of entertainment...

Civil rights groups, supporters gather for Marshae Jones

Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times A number of civil rights and women groups gathered in Bessemer Tuesday to express outrage at the indictment of a Pleasant...

Fed’s report condemning Alabama prisons: State vows action

By Kim Chandler Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities vowed Thursday to begin the monumental task of fixing their troubling prison problems, responding to...
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Anthony Ray Hinton honored as Samford’s 2019 Corts Distinguished Author

Samford.edu Anthony Ray Hinton will be honored as the 2019 Distinguished Author on April 16 at the ninth annual Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author...

NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting

By Stacy M. Brown BlackPressUSA The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – NAACP – was founded 110 years ago after a deadly race...

Times change, but the objectives of the demonstrations shouldn’t

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Civil Rights Movement tactics may change, but the objectives shouldn’t, said Doris Gary, 85, who participated in the marches of...

Attorney Ben Crump, Bradford family angry after Alabama AG says Hoover...

Times staff report The lawyer for the family of a 21-year-old black man shot and killed by Hoover police on Thanksgiving night said it was...

Verizon donates $20K to domestic violence prevention in Jefferson County

    By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times   Domestic violence is a growing problem in Jefferson County. Fortunately, so is one of the solutions. Verizon Wireless this week presented...

Criminal Justice Reform Snagged in Campaign Politics

  By Dee Hunter Urban News Service   Planned reforms to federal drug and sentencing laws that imprisoned many African-Americans have become locked up by election-year politics. “The cost...

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