When prisoners are released, they often face lots of hurdles. They can't find work or housing or health care. Often, they end up back in prison. The Dannon Project recently received a large federal grant that will allow the nonprofit to help more former inmates get on their feet.
Birmingham has gained attention for its downtown rebirth. But the Birmingham area economy still falls behind similar cities, particularly when it comes to job growth. A partnership announced in December between the city and the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C. think tank, aims to boost the Birmingham economy with an eye toward making those gains more equitable.
In the early 2000s Doug Jones did something many viewed as impossible. He prosecuted and secured the convictions of two Klan members responsible for the 16th Street Church bombing. Four young black girls were murdered during that terrorist attack. Their names were Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Denise McNair. In 2017, Doug […]
Jefferson County Bessemer Cutoff District Attorney Lynneice Washington announced Wednesday afternoon that she has dropped the manslaughter case against Marshae Jones, the Alabama woman who was charged in the death of her fetus when she was shot in the stomach during an argument.
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