CNN reports that the statue was unveiled Sunday as part of Alabama’s second official Rosa Parks Day, a weekend-long celebration of Parks’s life and contribution to the civil rights movement. Mayor Steven Reed, Montgomery’s first black mayor, spoke at the dedication ceremony, alongside Alabama governor Kay Ivey … [Read more...] about Rosa Parks Gets Her Own Statue in Montgomery, Alabama
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Alabama is a “stand your ground” state, which legally allows citizens to use deadly force to protect themselves, however no mention of this has currently been made in Dixon’s case. One would hope that given her history with her husband, and the fact that she had a protective order out, enforced or no, would bear some weight. … [Read more...] about Woman Shot and Killed Abusive Husband In Driveway, Now Faces Murder Charges Even Though Alabama is a ‘Stand Your Ground’ State
On March 25, authorities say, Glasgow, the half brother of the Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network, was driving two other people to a voting-rights training in Georgia when Jamie Emmanuel Townes, 26, stopped him and asked for a ride so that he could find his car—a car Townes believed must have been moved as a joke. The pastor, who recognized Townes from the Dothan community, agreed and Townes entered the vehicle. At some point, according to officials, Townes spotted Jennings driving his car; he then exited Glasgow’s vehicle and allegedly shot at Jennings multiple times, with at least one bullet striking her in the head. … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, Beloved Voting-Rights Organizer, Speaks Out About Capital Murder Charges He Faces in Alabama: ‘I Am Innocent’
If you’re wondering why I referenced Willy Wonka, it’s because dude looked like an Everlasting Gobstopper. It was, in short, a look. A profoundly confusing one—which is saying a lot, considering some of the “Swag Surfin’” rapper’s prior ‘fits. In fact, it was so distracting, I’m not sure anyone remembers who won the game (okay, it was Clemson). … [Read more...] about What in the Willy Wonka Hell Was Lil Wayne Wearing at the Alabama v. Clemson Halftime Show?
Someday, a movie will be made in which the hero leaves the homey backwaters of Capraville U.S.A. for a steely metropolis and never thinks of going back, so wowed is he or she by a fast-paced, exciting world with a rich art and culture scene, ethnic diversity, and the possibility of Chinese takeout in the middle of the night. Meanwhile, country trounces city again in Sweet Home Alabama, a romantic comedy so cozily formulaic that the title more or less gives away the ending. The film does coast along smoothly to the inevitable, which is a credit to the always-game Reese Witherspoon, who's courteous enough to pretend she doesn't know what's coming, then make it look like a huge surprise. Seven years in New York City have turned Witherspoon into a full-fledged urbanite, capable of barking into cell phones and mingling with the social elite without giving away her trailer-trash roots. With her high-end fashion label poised to make her the toast of the town, Witherspoon accepts a marriage … [Read more...] about Sweet Home Alabama
If that’s true, then it is an aesthetic concern shared among owners and not a business one. As Manfred lays out later in the report, fans by and large like the dingers, and increasing the popularity of baseball has been one of Manfred’s main projects as MLB commissioner, right up there with handwaving away the slow death of the free agency market. His pace-of-play fixation, for example, arises entirely out of his studied opinion that a quicker, shorter game will be more popular with casual fans, and he personally and unilaterally railroaded in an upcoming rule change behind the justification that it accrues ultimately to the benefit of the sport’s popularity. It’s a little hard to accept that owners would be down on home runs if they had, say, data that showed that home runs make baseball more appealing to fans. And yet: … [Read more...] about Rob Manfred Says Owners Don’t Much Enjoy The Rising Tide Of Dingers