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Montgomery Police Chief Releases Statement Regarding Recent Arrests During Protests at State Capitol

Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley has released a statement regarding the recent arrests during protests at the State Capitol. Montgomery Police made several arrest outside of the state Capitol on Tuesday when protesters attempted to spray paint the street in front of the Capitol steps. Chief Finley released the following statement:  In support of our Mayor’s vision, we believe in…

Confederate Monuments Coming Down Around South Amid Protests

Courtesy: AP News/ Jay Reeves BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Confederate monuments are once again coming down in the South. Relics of the Old South have been removed from public display in at least three states amid continuing protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. In Alabama, crews working overnight took down a huge stone monument in a…

Protests Force Target, CVS, and Walmart to Close Select Stores

U.S. retailers large and small have closed some of their stores across the country because of disruptions caused by the widespread street protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Target, CVS, Apple, and Walmart all said Sunday that they had temporarily closed or limited hours at some locations for safety reasons. In some places, their stores have…

Peaceful Protests Continued Sunday On Capitol Steps

Sunday marked the second day of peaceful protests on the State Capitol steps. More than one hundred protesters were at the rally. They held signs reading “Black Lives Matter” and a few activists gave speeches about the need to educate themselves on laws. Protests across the country are a result of the death death of George Floyd, the man killed…

Group Protests Safer at Home Health Order

A group of protesters rallied against the current state health orders in place Tuesday afternoon. The group of around 60 people marched from Cramton Bowl to the State House and then rallied on the capitol steps.  They say Governor Kay Ivey needs to allow all businesses to reopen immediately.  They say the current safer at home order is hurting small…

The War on Confederacy (Monuments)

  One of the statues surrounding the Confederate Memorial at the Alabama Capitol Building before Governor Robert Bentley had the flags removed. By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – A coalition of civil rights groups in Atlanta is using this year’s Super Bowl to help kick off a renewed “war on the Confederacy,” in a fight to remove Confederate…

Charges Dismissed After Confederate Monument Protests

Charges have been dropped against protesters who police said splashed ketchup and colored powder on statues honoring Confederate figures at the Alabama Capitol. Jon Broadway was arrested in April after smearing ketchup at the base of the statue honoring a 19th century doctor who did surgery without anesthesia on enslaved African-American women. Broadway used ketchup to symbolize blood while performing…

Alabama’s Poor People Campaign Rally Outside Capitol

For the fifth time in as many weeks, the Alabama Poor People’s Campaign rallied for their cause- being a voice for the less unfortunate. This time, the focus was on affordable housing, livable wages and a better education. “We are the richest country in the world and there’s a high rate of poverty,” organizer Joe Keffer said.  “Some of the poorest…

Medical Association Suggests “Further Conversation” About Statue

Group points to law preventing the removal of the Sims statue.

The Medical Association of Alabama installed the statue of Dr. James Marion Sims on the Capitol grounds in 1938. The Association met today and discussed the statue after protestors gathered to call for it to be taken down. Sims was a gynecologist and performed surgery on enslaved women without using anesthesia.   Protesters at the Sims Statue earlier this month….

Former Miss Alabama Calls Dallas Shooter a ‘Martyr’

Former Miss Alabama Kalyn Chapman James is sharing her thoughts on the deadly Dallas ambush.James, the first African-American to hold the Miss Alabama title, took to Facebook Sunday in tearful live video. She says she ‘doesn’t feel sad for the officers who lost their lives.’ She went on to say she feels like the shooter was a ‘martyr.’ “I want to feel…