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First Black Republican Elected to the Alabama Legislature since Reconstruction

By Jay Reeves and Kim Chandler Associated Press PELHAM, Ala. (AP) — The first Black Republican elected to the Alabama Legislature since Reconstruction said Wednesday that...

Opinion: Supporting President Biden’s Jobs Plans Means Supporting Schools

By Gaynell Hendricks I support President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan. This plan, as constituted, makes some investments in three areas that directly affect schools....

St. Louis elects 1st Black female mayor

Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones, who has been outspoken in her criticism of the criminal justice system’s “arrest and...

Republican Lawmakers Introduce Hundreds Of Bills To Restrict Voting Rights Nationwide

By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman Black Voices Republican lawmakers are currently pushing more than 300 bills in state legislatures seeking to restrict access to the vote across the...

How two Birmingham attorneys helped win the GA Senate races 

By Carter Dewees For The Birmingham Times When Birmingham attorney Byron Perkins paid a visit to historic Sixth Avenue Baptist Church 30 years ago, he did...

People, Places and Things

GWEN DERU CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY…THIS AND EVERY MONTH!! TODAY… **COMEDIAN RONNIE BULLARD at the StarDome Comedy Club. **READ THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES. Get all the latest news. **WATCH LOTS OF...

Voting Rights Activist Stacey Abrams Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

MSN News Voting rights activist and politician Stacey Abrams has been nominated by a Norwegian lawmaker for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Reuters reports. Abrams, who played...

Vice President Kamala Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics

By Kathleen Ronayne and Alexandra Jaffe Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top...

Chaos in the Capitol: Sad Day in Washington, D.C.

Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in...

Raphael Warnock Becomes Georgia’s First Black Senator

Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting...

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