Faya Rose Toure

Inmates and Homeless May Qualify for Stimulus Checks

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Activist groups in Selma say thousands of people — are missing out on millions of dollars they’re entitled to — from the federal government. Members of the Alabama News South Coalition — and the Save Our Selves Movement for Justice and Democracy held a press conference to raise awareness about the issue Thursday morning. They…

Feud Between Selma Activist and District Attorney Continues

Former State Senator Hank Sanders Demands a Retraction and Apology from District Attorney Michael Jackson

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The public feud between Selma activist Faya Rose — and Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson — takes a new turn. Now former state senator Hank Sanders has joined the fray. Toure — and her husband former State Senator Hank Sanders — responded differently to accusations of stealing made by District Attorney Michael Jackson. “I’m…

Political Ad Sparks High Profile Public Feud in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma attorney and activist Faya Rose Toure — and Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson — are publicly feuding over a political ad. Toure and Jackson are hurling accusations and insults at each other — over a $200 political ad that Jackson bought for his wife — in the Jubilee newspaper. However, Jackson says —…

Selma Non-Profit Conducts Free Food & Book Giveaway in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Hundreds of people turned out for a drive-thru food giveaway Wednesday morning in Selma. Twenty pound boxes of fresh produce were handed out to people who came through. Free books were also given away to school age children at the event. The giveaway was sponsored by the North Star Beloved Community Organization. “We have two…

Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee Announces New Leadership

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The largest Civil Rights event in the country is now under new leadership. The Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee recently announced Drew Glover of Santa Cruz, California — as the new Principal Coordinator for the event. Glover takes over from Faya Rose Toure — who coordinated the Jubilee for nearly 30 years. The Jubilee features more…

Bridge Crossing Jubilee to Honor the Late Dick Gregory

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The life and legacy of late comedian and activist Dick Gregory will be honored during the 2018 Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma. Jubilee co-founder Faya Rose Toure says several activities including a play about his life are being planned to honor Gregory at the next Jubilee. She says Gregory rarely missed attending the event since…