Tag: Alabama

25 Best Alabama Football Gifts: The Ultimate List

Crimson Tide fans are rabid, especially when it comes to the gridiron. And with the holiday season around the corner, it’s a perfect time to start shopping for the No. 1 Alabama fan in your life. So we’ve come up with a list below of some of the best and most popular Alabama football gifts. […]

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Surveillance Video Captures New Clue in Weeklong Disappearance of 3-Year-Old Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney

Police in Alabama say they’re now on the lookout for another “person of interest” in the race to find Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, the 3-year-old child abducted while playing with other children at an outdoor birthday party. Kamille went missing last Saturday, Oct. 12, on the grounds of a housing complex in Birmingham, Ala.  As theCBS Evening News […]

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Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney: Frantic Search After 3-Year-Old Is Kidnapped at a Birthday Party

Worried family members were among dozens of people gathered Monday night in Birmingham, Ala., to pray for the safe return of a 3-year-old girl who was abducted from a birthday party Saturday night. Two “persons of interest” were taken into custody by police Sunday night in the disappearance of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, but the child […]

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These State Birds May Be Forced Out of Their States as the World Warms

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Each state in America has an official state bird, usually an iconic species that helps define the landscape. Minnesota chose the common loon, whose haunting wails echo across the state’s northern lakes each summer. Georgia picked the brown […]

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Honor the Civil Rights Movement. Hold Trump Accountable.

I have not come to support an impeachment inquiry lightly. I have been a reluctant participant in this investigation, not because I approve of the president’s conduct, his tone or his divisiveness, but because I believe that impeachment must remain a last resort, reserved for situations in which the safety of the American people and […]

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Montgomery, a Cradle of Civil Rights, Elects Its First Black Mayor

[Race affects our lives in countless ways. To read provocative stories on race from The Times, sign up here for our weekly Race/Related newsletter.] MONTGOMERY, Ala. — At a polling place not far from the intersection of avenues named for Jefferson Davis and Rosa Parks, Laura Minor spent a scorching afternoon on a folding chair […]

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A Long Time Coming: Montgomery Elects Its First Black Mayor, Steven Reed

Screenshot: CNN In more than 200 years, Montgomery, Ala.—the first capital of the Confederacy and the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement—has never had a black mayor. That changed Tuesday night, with voters decisively electing county probate judge Steven Reed to office. Reed secured 67 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s runoff election, beating his […]

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A Dead Man’s Hard Drive Is the ‘Most Perfect’ Example of White Supremacy in Our Lifetime

Screenshot: C-SPAN via YouTube “More perfect.” That phrase from the U.S. Constitution doesn’t just encapsulate the Founding Fathers’ goal for this ever-evolving union we now call “America.” Aside from Billy Porter’s awards show wardrobe, “more perfect” also describes the 400 years of structural bigotry on this stolen soil. Advertisement While many people consider “white supremacy” […]

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Sharpiegate: Democrats Launch Probe Into Whether Team Trump Worked to Muddy Hurricane Facts

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) at a campaign event in Dallas, July 2019. The head of the House science committee has launched an investigation related to Sharpiegate.Photo: Tony Gutierrez (Associated Press) Donald Trump wouldn’t let Sharpiegate go when he kept insisting that Alabama was too in grave danger from Hurricane Dorian, and now, neither will […]

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Commerce Secretary Said to Have Threatened to Have Heads Roll if Weather Service Didn’t Back Trump on Alabama’s Dorian Risk

Wilbur Ross outside Trump Tower in New York, November 2016Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty) In the latest fallout from Sharpiegate, the push to convince the American people that its wannabe emperor Donald Trump wears clothes, er, was correct, when he put Alabama in the path of Hurricane Dorian, went as far as threats of pink slips […]

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Wilbur Ross Reportedly Threatened to Fire NOAA Officials Over Trump’s Fake Weather Report

Well, we now have a possible explanation why NOAA put out a bizarre, unsigned press release backing President Trump’s Hurricane Dorian claims and throwing its own scientists under the bus in the process. The order came down from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, three unnamed sources told the New York Times. Ross called up acting NOAA […]

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Alabama Dean Quits Because White People Can’t Handle the Truth

Screenshot: Omega Psi Phi (YouTube) A University of Roll Tide dean at the center of a controversy over a series of stunningly accurate tweets chose to resign from his position rather than succumb to the horrific fate of drowning in a sea of salty, pork rind-flavored hillbilly tears. On Thursday, Jamie R. Riley, the University […]

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This Is the Dumbest White House Scandal in History and Trump Can’t Let It Go

Welcome to Day Six of one of the dumbest White House scandals in history, driven by Donald Trump’s fierce determination to prove he was right about Dorian. Trump has continued all week to harp on the debunked “fact” he tweeted Sunday that the hurricane would affect Alabama, and insisted he would’ve had the state’s back […]

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A Thick Black Line on a Hurricane Map Lands Trump and Sharpie’s Maker in a Different Kind of Storm

WASHINGTON — The pen has never been mightier. President Donald Trump’s Sharpie pen, that is. Mr. Trump’s suspected use of a signature black Sharpie to alter a hurricane map has triggered thousands of mocking tweets, late-night comedy jokes and a viral internet meme. It has also further fused a staple of American homes and offices […]

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