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“I think if we give people great environments, then their kids...

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Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Crystal Smitherman on how a $50 million federal grant the city applied for could help revitalize the Smithfield...

“They were mothers and fathers. They were brothers and sisters, cousins,...

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-Mayor Randall Woodfin on homicide victims killed last year, whose names were read in a video posted on the city’s social media, according to...

“They’re living as if they don’t care if they die. And...

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-Carrmone Owens, founder of 2nd Chance Lifesavers, a Birmingham-based organization, on the mental health issues of many Black men in violent situations, according to...

“I would tell myself, ‘Don’t give up, don’t give in, and...

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-Robert Cheeks, 80, who was released from William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility near Bessemer after serving 37 years of a life sentence given to...

“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.”

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-Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel, children's author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, screenwriter, and filmmaker

“I am not on the streets, and today I have hope....

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Charles Powell, a resident of the Firehouse Shelter, who has begun turning his life around since receiving treatment and counseling for his drug addiction,...

“…putting cannabis and slavery in the same category is patently offensive...

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-Mayor Randall Woodfin, in response to a comment from U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-TX, during a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee at which Woodfin...

“A lot of parents say, ‘not my child. This wouldn’t happen...

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-Shunda Milhouse, whose 15-year-old daughter was shot and killed 20 years ago, in interview with WBHM 90.3 FM on escalating gun violence in Birmingham 

“Her commitment to human rights has been beautifully demonstrated by her...

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-Isaac M. Cooper, chairman of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute board of directors, on Myrlie Evers-Williams, the institute’s selection for the 2022 Fred L....

“I want students to have opportunities to present their creations, even...

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-La’Vinnia ‘Vee Monet’ Holliday, founder of the non-profit Poze Foundation, ahead of her November 12, annual fashion benefit at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex...