Tag: Alabama

Dear Nigel Shelby and the Rest of the LGBTQ+ Community, You Are Loved and There Is Nothing Wrong With You

Photo: WZDX Nigel Shelby was a 15-year-old high school freshman in Alabama who, according to reports on Facebook, committed suicide because of homophobic bullying. Many members of the LGTBQ+ community have been Nigel Shelby. I have been him. Nigel took his life because he was bullied for having the courage to live his life fearlessly […]

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Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — As Peter Johnson and Emily Neal waited for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to arrive at Barley’s, a brick-lined sports bar in southwestern Iowa, they gamed out possible nominees in the Democratic presidential primary. Mr. Johnson, a 27-year-old law student, said the large field was a great equalizer, and “if at the end […]

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Trial Over Black Man Shot by Alabama Police Officer, Now on Its 9th Judge, Set for Trial

Image: Greg Gunn, killed by police near his Montgomery, Ala., home Feb. 25, 2016 (Twitter) Three years ago, a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black man in Alabama. The trial, now on its ninth judge, is now making its way to trial, according to the Montgomery Advertiser. Advertisement Aaron Smith, who was […]

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Just Like Herpes, He’s Back: Accused Child Molester Roy Moore Is Leading GOP Candidate to Challenge Doug Jones for Senate Seat

Roy Moore stands behind his wife Kayla Moore as she speaks during a campaign event at Jordan’s Activity Barn on December 11, 2017 in Midland City, Alabama.Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Alabama Republicans insist there’s nothing wrong, that Roy Moore is just a cold sore. But just when you think he’s been defeated, here he […]

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Alabama’s Cruel and Unusual Prisons

On Wednesday, the Justice Department put Alabama on notice over the state’s “flagrant disregard” for the constitutional rights of inmates in its prisons. The department said that conditions in the state’s prisons are among the nation’s very worst. “After carefully reviewing the evidence,” department officials wrote in a letter addressed to Gov. Kay Ivey, “we […]

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The Everyday Brutality of America’s Prisons

Earlier this week, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division released a summary of its findings on the state of Alabama’s prisons. The accounts are stomach-churning: The New York Times noted that one prisoner had been lying dead for so long that “his face was flattened,” while another “was tied up and tortured for two days.” […]

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The Leaked Photos Showing the Horrific Toll of Violence Inside an Alabama Prison

Photo: SPLC Last week, the New York Times ran a story based on a cache of more than 2,000 gruesome photos taken inside a notoriously violent Alabama prison. The Times declined to publish almost all of the photos. Today, we are publishing a much larger selection of those photos, which illustrate the utter brutality of […]

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Justice Dept. Threatens to Sue Alabama Over Prisoner Safety

The Justice Department threatened to sue the Alabama state prison system Wednesday over shocking and brutal conditions uncovered during a two-and-a-half-year investigation into the state’s massively overcrowded facilities. The department said that it found that prisoners in the Alabama prison system endured some of the highest rates of homicide and rape in the country, and […]

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She Survived a Slave Ship, the Civil War and the Depression. Her Name Was Redoshi.

It has long been believed that a man named Cudjo Lewis was the last living survivor of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the United States. Now a researcher at Newcastle University in Britain says she has discovered testimony from someone who may have lived even longer — a woman named Redoshi. The new findings, published […]

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Watch: Rep. Juandalynn Givan Is My Adopted Auntie and the Clapback Hero Black America Needs

Despite what you may believe, trust me, you have never truly seen a black person let go. Sometimes, when we are beset on all sides by whiteness, drowning in the filthy American cesspool contaminated by lynching blood, face spit and white tears, all a black person can do is hold on. Advertisement Hold on. The […]

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DNA and a Coincidence Lead to Arrest in 1999 Double Murder in Alabama

It was the case that haunted a small city in Alabama for nearly two decades: Two 17-year-old girls disappeared on the way to a birthday party and were later found shot to death in the trunk of a car. There was evidence that one of the girls had been sexually assaulted, and investigators collected DNA […]

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Trump Surveys Tornado Damage in Alabama

BEAUREGARD, Ala. — President Trump traveled on Friday to tornado-battered Alabama, where he heralded the federal response and tried to comfort a grieving, stunned community. “You saw things that you wouldn’t believe,” Mr. Trump told reporters after he surveyed a neighborhood that was among the most gravely damaged during last Sunday’s outbreak, which left at […]

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Trump Falsely Claims That Manafort Judge Declared There Was ‘No Collusion’ With Russia

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday seized on a portion of a federal judge’s remarks during the sentencing of his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, in a financial crimes case to again criticize the Russia investigation and falsely declare a finding of “no collusion.” Both the Judge and the lawyer in the Paul Manafort case […]

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New Storm Threat in Alabama as Search for Tornado Missing Ends

BEAUREGARD, Ala. — Days after ferocious tornadoes killed almost two dozen people and devastated block after block of eastern Alabama, officials warned Wednesday that the state should brace for the possibility of more trouble this weekend. “We have another storm system, very powerful, that will begin entering the state” on Saturday, Kevin Laws, a National […]

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Video: Anti-Black, Pro-Holocaust Rant by Alabama Teens Might Secure Award for Most Racist High School in America

Screenshot: YouTube (The full circle) Students who attend a high school where a teacher recently admitted to using the n-word and parents said of black football players: “Their kind doesn’t belong on the field,” appears to have continued the community’s longstanding tradition by filming a video featuring pro-Holocaust white kids spewing racist slurs against blacks, […]

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Fat Tuesday in Mobile: Like Regular Mardi Gras … But Blacker

Screenshot: YouTube (Mystic Monday) The citizens of Mobile, Ala., know it’s the birthplace of Mardi Gras in America. If the subject of New Orleans comes up, they might mention the Big Easy’s Fat Tuesday party. Anyone who has attended the twin bacchanalian Fat Tuesday celebrations in New Orleans and Mobile, Ala., will testify that the […]

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