Obama’s Selma Speech To Invoke Continuing Obligation to the Freedom Struggle

Later this week President Barack Obama will likely invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present during his visit to Selma on Saturday. The nation's first Black president plans a speech from the Edmund...

Obama Returns to Alabama As President for Selma50 Anniversary

The former Senator from Chicago, IL, who crossed Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge as a presidential candidate in March 2007 will return to Alabama in March 2015 as the sitting 44th President of the United...

Voting Matters: Politics, the Mid-Term and the Next 50 Years

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, born out of the blood, sweat, tears and lives of thousands of Americans citizens who marched across Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge en...

Moral Monday: Anatomy of a 21st-Century Movement

Listening to Rev. William Barber II is like a lesson in ancient theology applied to 21st century life. It sounds old, yet feels new. It echoes an ancient struggle between good and evil, though,...

Sharpton’s Network Opens “Freedom Summer” Office In Birmingham

Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network and his partners announce the grand opening of the new Freedom Summer National Headquarters in Birmingham to revive the spirit of Freedom Summer 1964 and voting rights, particularly...

Non-Partisan Voter Education Forum Set for April 8

The Upsilon Eta Omega (UEO) Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Inc. connects with the Magic City Bar Association (MCBA) and the League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham (LWVGB) to host a...

NAACP LDF Discusses Restoring the Voting Rights Act at Selma Jubilee

(Compiled from media reports) -- Attorney Ryan Haygood, Director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Political Participation Group, will hold a workshop during the Selma Jubilee weekend on the latest developments in the efforts...

Artur Davis Feels “The Love”

Why He Lost the Race for Governor Former Congressman Artur Davis lost his bid to become Alabama’s first Black governor when the state’s former agriculture commissioner Ron Sparks beat him handily in last night’s...

City Council Green-Lights Fair Park Plan

Birmingham City Councilors gave Mayor Larry Langford a collective nod to move forward on a multi-million dollar plan to overhaul Fair Park, and potentially jump start redevelopment in the oft-neglected west side of...

Early Wins Change Tide for Obama in Alabama

Until Sen. Barack Obama's startling wins in Iowa and South Carolina and close defeat in New Hampshire, Blacks in Alabama were almost evenly divided between him and his rival, New York Sen. Hillary...