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Social justice takes center stage during panel at 2021 Birmingham Freedom...

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times As the city of Birmingham observes its 150th anniversary and many important milestones since its founding, Social Justice In America...

‘Rocket Dockets’ Speed Up City Court Cases at Boutwell Auditorium

birminghamal.gov Birmingham Municipal Court will host “Rocket Dockets” for minor traffic and parking cases at Boutwell Auditorium during the summer of 2021.  The first Rocket Docket...

Read-In for Justice to be Held June 18 in Ensley

By Roy L. Williams cobpl.org Kick off your 2021 Juneteenth weekend by joining the Birmingham Public Library’s first in-person Read-In for Justice. This nationally-recognized program will be...

BLM’s Patrisse Cullors to step down from movement foundation

Associated Press A co-founder of Black Lives Matter announced Thursday that she is stepping down as executive director of the movement’s foundation. She decried what...

George Floyd’s family holds rally, march in brother’s memory

By Mohamed Ibrahim Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of George Floyd’s family, and others who lost loved ones to police encounters, joined activists and citizens...

In Ahmaud Arbery’s Name, Georgia Repeals Citizen’s Arrest Law

By Emma Hurt NPR About a year after the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery became national news, and nearly 15 months after he was shot while...

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...

Family, activists demand answers in officer-involved shooting of 28-year-old 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Desmon Ray Jr. had a big smile and even bigger heart, remembered family members during a candlelight vigil Thursday...

How Jefferson County (AL) Judges Balanced Safety and Justice in Pandemic

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Just because there were no jury trials in Jefferson County between mid-March and November 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Texas officer charged with murder after killing 31-year-old Black man

MSN News A Texas police officer stands charged with murder in the shooting of a 31-year-old Black man after a preliminary investigation determined his actions...

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