Tag: Alabama

Why Doesn’t Anyone Want to Live in This Perfect Place?

ImageHOWL in Huntington, Vt., was once a residential community for lesbians, born out of the womyn’s land movement of the 1960s and ’70s. Now it’s more of a rural retreat.CreditLibby March for The New York Times The Huntington Open Women’s Land is about a half-hour drive from Waterbury, Vt., the home of Ben & Jerry’s […]

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College Football Championship Odds: Alabama, Clemson Headline Favorites

Getty Clemson Tigers coach Dabo Swinney The 2019 College Football Playoff semifinals are on December 28 from the Peach Bowl in Atlanta and the Fiesta Bowl outside Phoenix. Should we go ahead and put two SEC teams in the semifinals for the second time in three seasons? The SEC is the only conference to get […]

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Heat Wave Sweeps Through Southern United States

A heat wave in the South forced residents to contend with scorching temperatures and dangerously high humidity on Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures were expected to climb above 100 degrees in some places, with heat indexes as high as 118 degrees, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday. “For 2019, this is definitely the hottest we’ve […]

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A Family Struggling With Son’s Cancer Diagnosis Was Yard-Shamed. Then, a Group of Strangers Pitched in to Help

Jaxen RaglandImage: GoFundMe Randa Ragland’s 3-year-old son, Jaxen, is fighting for his life. “He’s autistic and he’s non-verbal,” Ragland told CBS 42. “But, a few days before his third birthday is when he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma stage four cancer.” Since his diagnosis, life has been a blur for the Ragland family. Jaxen has been […]

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Trump Is Different Than George Wallace. He’s Worse.

President Trump’s political rallies are certainly a spectacle, but a spectacle we’ve seen before. In both style and substance, the president’s campaign appearances bear strong resemblances to the rallies held a half-century ago by Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama. There are a number of similarities between the two politicians’ rallies. But there is one […]

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Hackers’ Latest Target: School Districts

Some hackers demand ransom; others sweep up personal data for sale to identity thieves. But whatever hackers’ motives, school systems around the country have been the targets of their cyberattacks. One attack forced the Houston County School District in Dothan, Ala., to delay the first day of school for 6,400 students. Others crippled computer systems […]

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White Professor Accuses Historically Black Tuskegee University of Age, Racial Discrimination: ‘It’s Just Wrong’

Image: iStock Here’s something I never thought I’d live to see: a historically black college has been slapped with a lawsuit alleging age and racial discrimination—by a white guy. According to the Daily Beast, the school in question is Alabama’s Tuskegee University, which is being sued by its own 73-year-old physics professor and one-time Teacher […]

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Back-to-School Sales Tax ‘Holidays’ Lure Shoppers Despite Slim Savings

If you missed out on the blitz of deals offered early this week by many online retailers, don’t despair: There may be additional savings on the horizon, as more than a dozen states gear up for their annual summer sales tax “holidays.” This year, 16 states are offering back-to-school promotions, exempting many items, including clothing, […]

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Racists Ruin a Perfectly Good ‘For Sale’ Sign with Racial Slur

Image: iStock All a Jefferson County, Ala., couple was trying to do was sell a damn house, but in what’s become an everyday occurrence in Trump’s America, racism wouldn’t let them be great. From AL.com: An interracial Jefferson County couple was shocked to find one of their realty company signs defaced Wednesday morning with a […]

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A Cop Killed EJ Bradford in an Alabama Mall and Someone Will Finally Face Jail Time—the Protesters

Photo: Cara McClure Seven months after protests shut down the Alabama mall where a police officer shot and killed EJ Bradford, prosecutors are seeking justice against the troublemakers who disturbed the way of life in the idyllic southern suburb… The people who were protesting. On Nov. 22, 2018, a police officer in the Birmingham, Ala., […]

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Alabama Police Officer Rehired After Mocking Nigel Shelby’s Suicide: ‘We Feel He Will Be a Good Addition to the Department’

Image: iStock In April, we learned of Nigel Shelby—the 15-year-old Huntsville High freshman who allegedly took his own life after relentless homophobic bullying drove him to despair. His tragic fate became headline news as mourners throughout the world struggled to come to grips with this devastating loss. Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade Among Celebrities to Cover […]

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Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay Blasts AOC for ‘Using the Race Card’ in Her Pushback Against Pelosi

In this 2014 photo, Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) speaks to demonstrators gathered in Ferguson, Mo., to protest the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty) Veteran African-American Democrats in the House are taking freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to task over how she’s come for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and comments AOC’s chief of […]

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Prosecutor Drops Charges Against Marshae Jones, the Alabama Woman Who Caught a Case When She Lost Her Unborn Baby After Getting Shot in a Fight

Marshae Jones. An Alabama prosecutor, Lynneice Washington, says she has dropped the manslaughter charge that was filed against Jones after she lost her fetus when she got shot during a fight.Photo: Jefferson County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office via AP, File Marshae Jones, the Alabama woman who was arrested and charged with manslaughter in the death of […]

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Teens Allegedly Attacked by Mall Cop and Security ‘Attack Dog’ Plan to File Lawsuit

Screenshot: WKRG Lawyers representing a group of five black men ranging from 15 to 20 years old announced plans to file a lawsuit against the owners of an Alabama mall and security company after their clients say a security officer profiled them, slammed them against a wall, handcuffed them and ordered a dog to attack […]

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Teens Allegedly Attacked by Mall Cop and Security ‘Attack Dog’ Plan to File Lawsuit [Corrected]

Screenshot: WKRG Lawyers representing a group of five black men ranging from 15 to 20 years old announced plans to file a lawsuit against the owners of an Alabama mall and security company after their clients say a security officer profiled them, slammed them against a wall, handcuffed them and ordered a dog to attack […]

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Manslaughter Charge Dropped Against Alabama Woman Who Was Shot While Pregnant

Prosecutors in Alabama said on Wednesday that they were dropping a manslaughter charge against Marshae Jones over the death of the fetus she was carrying when she was shot in the belly. The case stirred outrage across the country in late June after a grand jury indicted Ms. Jones, who was accused of starting a […]

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Alabama Isn’t the Only State That Punishes Pregnant Women

Last week, the world learned the chilling news that Marshae Jones, a 28-year-old woman who was five months pregnant when shot in the stomach, has been charged with manslaughter. When a grand jury failed to indict Ebony Jemison, the woman who fired the gun, the police in Pleasant Grove, Ala., sought someone else — and […]

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Marshae Jones’ Attorney Files Motion to Dismiss Manslaughter Charge; DA Responds to Criticism

Photo: Pleasant Grove Police Department Lawyers for Marshae Jones, the Alabama woman charged with manslaughter after her unborn baby was shot and killed in utero, filed a motion to dismiss the case on Monday morning, calling the indictment against her “unreasonable, unfounded, and unjust.” High-profile Alabama defense attorney Mark White took up Jones’ case, the […]

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Many in Alabama Defend Arrest of Marshae Jones, Whose Fetus Died in Shooting

PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. — In the days since police officers arrested Marshae Jones, saying she had started a fight that resulted in her unborn baby getting fatally shot, the hate mail has poured in. “I will encourage all U.S. business owners to boycott your town,” a woman from San Diego wrote on the Facebook page […]

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