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Selma Implementing Curfew Amid COVID-19

The City of Selma is implementing a curfew starting Sunday, March 28th. Due to the  COVID-19 pandemic and the increased risk of infection by public gatherings, the City of Selma is implementing a curfew for the hours between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am 7 days per week. This is effective as of March 29, 2020 and continues in effect until…

Selma to Montgomery March 55th Anniversary Commemoration

It was 55 years ago on March 25th, 1965 when a group of 40 thousand protesters arrived in Montgomery after completing the Selma to Montgomery March. On Wednesday ,a group from Alabama State University placed a wreath at the exact spot where the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery March held its successful conclusion, when the marchers reached the Alabama State Capitol…

CEO of Washington Street Gang in Selma Sentenced to 10 Years for Assault

The head of the Washington Street Gang in Selma, Ladarius “Bo” Parker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Parker was convicted of 1st degree assault in September of 2019 for a 2018 shooting. The shooting happened at Vasser’s Mini Mart in Selma. “Bo Parker can become the CEO and CFO of another gang in prison”, Dallas County District…

Selma to Montgomery March Re-enactment

The Selma to Montgomery March was a turning point in the fight for civil rights. On March 7th 1965, a group of 600 people began the march from Selma to Montgomery. Marchers were protesting voter discrimination against black citizens. The peaceful protesters were met by attack dogs, fire hoses, and police batons on the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma. Images…

Safety Preparations Before Bridge Crossing Jubilee

Local law enforcement is gearing up for the largest civil rights commemoration in the world, the 55th anniversary of the Bridge Crossing Jubilee. “We want them to know that we’re going to do everything possible to make sure this weekend is a safe weekend for them so they can come out and enjoy,” said Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford. Fulford…

Bridge Crossing Jubilee Update: More Big Names Announced

In addition to 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer are expected to be at the 2020 Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, happening this Sunday, March 1st. Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams is also expected to attend. Former State Sen. Hank Sanders says…

Extra: A Conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King’s Barber

Malden Brothers Barbershop sits on Jackson St. in Centennial Hill, a once bustling neighborhood in Montgomery that catered to black citizens at a time when Montgomery was dominated by segregation. Many of the most iconic figures of the civil rights movement were patrons. Nelson Malden was Dr. King’s barber. He remembers their first meeting. “I saw the blue Pontiac pull…

Dallas Co. District Attorney: “We’ve gotten another gunslinger off the streets for the rest of his life”

A Selma man has been convicted of capital murder for a 2014 shooting. Maurice Pope, 27, has been sentenced to life without parole for a his role in a 2014 armed robbery turned murder. Police say Pope and his co-defendant, Rodney Walters, shot and robbed 62-year old Orlando Robinson of $43 at the Cheers Package Store on Broad Street. Robinson…