Following a tragic week for Birmingham, Mayor Randall Woodfin delivered his second State of the Community address Monday night. His speech was equal parts elegiac and hopeful, addressing the death of former Mayor Larry Langford and the murder of Birmingham Police Sgt. Wytasha Carter while casting an optimistic eye toward the future.
Mark Pettway begins his job as Jefferson County sheriff today. He’s the first African American to hold that post after defeating longtime Republican Sheriff Mike Hale in November. One of his priorities is to hire and promote more women and minorities in law enforcement.
More developments came today in response to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute's decision to cancel an award presentation for scholar and activist Angela Davis. The top three leaders on the Institute’s board resigned and another group announced alternative events to honor the Birmingham native.
Along 18th Street South in Homewood, there is a mix of trendy restaurants, boutique fitness studios and coffeehouses. It is easy to miss the sign for Rosedale, the city’s predominantly African American community. Some residents there wonder whether the city overlooked their priorities in crafting its master plan.
Impeachment Just Got Less Likely And 6 Other Takeaways From The Barr Letter
9 First-Person Perspectives Give Voice To ‘The Other Americans’
Opinion: How America’s Pastime Became So Slow
‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ Navigates The Challenges Of Existing While Black
Attorney General Barr Faces Bipartisan Pressure To Make Mueller Report Public
The Mueller Report Is Done, But Investigations Related To Trump Will Go On
Jury Acquits White Former Police Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Black Teen
Petrochemical Fire Reignites At Houston-Area Fuel Storage Facility
State-Funded Adoption Agencies In Michigan Barred From Refusing LGBTQ Parents
Robert Mueller Submits Report On Russia Investigation To Attorney General
Jordan Peele Looked Into The Mirror And Saw The Evil Inside ‘Us’
Jenny Lewis Puts Her Emotions ‘On The Line': ‘It Can Get Ugly Sometimes’
‘My Heart Was Broken': Mourners In New Zealand Bury Victims Of Mosque Shootings