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How Birmingham-Area Leaders Reached Common Ground
Thanks to cooperation among leaders at all levels, those results in the Birmingham metro area are numerous and continue to grow. The USFL will kick off its regular season at Protective Stadium in April. The World Games 2022 (TWG 2022) events will take place at various local venues in July. The NBA G League’s Squadron currently plays its home games at the newly renovated Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Legacy Arena.
I am Rosa Parks Essay Contest
Rosa Parks' courageous act of civil disobedience on December 1, 1955 sparked the beginning of a 381-say boycott of the Montgomery Bus system, devastating the transportation system in the city. This historic move also led to a 1956 Supreme Court decision banning segregation on public transportation.
Alabama Legislator Merika Coleman running for Alabama State Senate District 19
One Alabama legislator has set her eyes on another political office. On Thursday, Rep. Merika Coleman announced her plans to run for Alabama State Senate District 19. Coleman, an attorney and professor at Miles College, has served in the House since 2002. The Senate seat is currently held by Sen. Priscilla Dunn, who will not seek re-election in 2022. During her time in the Alabama House, Coleman has sponsored a variety of bills, ranging from equal economic opportunities for entrepreneurs and s
Rep. Merika Coleman seeks Alabama state Senate seat
After five terms in the Alabama House of Representatives, nearly two decades since being elected in 2002, Rep. Merika Coleman (D-Pleasant Grove) wondered if her time was done, if her next calling was beyond the statehouse, beyond the contentious battleground of partisan politics. Yet she said the calls she received encouraged her to remain in the battle but seek a new arena.
Alabama seeks to purge racist language from Constitution
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Constitution, written in 1901, still has language stating that schools should be segregated by race and people are to pay poll taxes to vote. The Committee on the Recompilation of the Constitution on Wednesday approved a plan to strip racist language from the state’s governing document. It also reorganizes the massive, sprawling document that has nearly 1,000 constitutional amendments to try to make it more user friendly.
Civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin wants to clear her court record in Montgomery
Claudette Colvin was 15 was she was arrested and given indefinite probation for refusing to surrender her seat on a segregated Montgomery city bus, nine months before Rosa Parks. Now she's 82 and a resident of an assisted living facility in Birmingham, and she's lived her life with that probation, which was never lifted.