If he has a chance at defeating conservative Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday’s US Senate election, Democrat Doug Jones needs lots of votes, especially from African Americans. But some in the black community say it’ll take more than a history of prosecuting the KKK members responsible for the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing to energize them to support Jones.
Immigrant rights advocates from Alabama and around the country are headed to Washington, D.C. Tuesday to urge the U.S. Senate to come up with a way to preserve anti-deportation protection from the Obama-era DACA program. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protects immigrants brought illegally as children to the U.S. so they can work or go to school. The Trump administration has said it will end DACA.
Back in September, then-Birmingham, Ala., Mayor William Bell and other elected officials stood before the media in a downtown park. “I know everyone’s gotten a lot of call[s] about this box in the background,” Bell told them. The box towering over them is made up like a package from Amazon. It was part of Birmingham’s […]
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