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Inciting to riot charge dropped against Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Charges against Birmingham comedian Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson for inciting to riot were dismissed on Wednesday. Johnson was charged with inciting to...

Johnathan Austin, former Councilor, On How City Finally Removed Confederate Statue

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The outrage over the death of George Floyd —a black man killed by police in Minneapolis—has already led to change...

Ellis: Mental Health, Police Brutality and Black People

By Glenn Ellis Have you ever put any real attention on the mental health issues in African Americans associated with police brutality? The data is...

BPD Chief: More than a dozen Birmingham police officers terminated since...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times More than a dozen Birmingham police officers have been terminated for some incidents involving excessive force or unauthorized force and...

Judge sets conditional bail of $1 million for ex-officer charged in...

By Erin Donaghue CBS News Derek Chauvin, the white former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, had his first court...

Birmingham protesters jogged in place for 8:46 to honor George Floyd

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times For 8 minutes, 46 seconds protesters jogged in place outside of Birmingham’s Legion Field on Saturday to rally against police...

Plywood Used to Protect Damaged Buildings; Now Works of Art

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times A week after unrest in downtown Birmingham which damaged some businesses, groups of volunteers on Sunday turned remnants of...

Relief Fund Set Up to Help Small Businesses in Birmingham

cfbham.org The Birmingham Business Relief Fund is a community response to the needs of small businesses affected by unrest that occurred in downtown last Sunday. Nearly...

Word on The Street

Compiled by Erica Wright Given recent events in the city and nation, how do you see the future of the country? Latasha Parks: “I believe in...

Report: 3 more officers to be charged in Floyd’s death

By Tim Sullivan and Matt Sedensky Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The three other police officers on the scene when a Minneapolis officer pressed his knee...

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