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  (Black PR Wire) Hank Aaron, who endured racist death threats while chasing down and breaking Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record, and still considered by many to be baseball’s legitimate long ball king, died Friday. He was 86. “Hammerin’ Hank” eclipsed Ruth’s longstanding mark with his 715th career home run on April 8, 1974, […]

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Just days before the nation commemorates the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., officials in Jefferson County announced plans to preserve and share a little known, yet significant piece of civil rights history sitting silently at the courthouse in downtown Birmingham. Jefferson County President Pro-Tem Lashunda Scales recently […]

NEW YORK, April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday, April 27, global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL is honored to partner with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) to celebrate the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, AL with a livestream of the Concert for Peace and Justice. The show will feature performances […]

Cornell Brooks, President of the NAACP, and other activists were arrested on Monday for staging a sit-in at Sen. Jeff Sessions’ office.

Federal officials conclude that closing and reducing services in driver license's centers in Alabama violates civil rights, reaching an agreement Wednesday with the state law enforcement agency to ensure "that all Alabama residents have access to driver licensing programs, regardless of race, color or national origin."

After a Black woman was caught stealing at a Victoria's Secret store in Alabama, workers asked two other Black shoppers to also leave.

An Alabama NAACP branch criticizes a grand jury's decision not to indict a Mobile police officer. The officer fatally shot a Black teen during a traffic stop, and many questions remain about the incident.

A museum will also go alongside the memorial to trace the country's history from slavery to present day. The structure is slated to open in April 2017.

Alabama police found themselves being taunted by a suspect after officials at the department published a wanted poster to its Facebook page. Roderick Hill, the suspect in question, responded to the poster and mocked the relatively mild charge the Linden Police Department are seeking him over, Mashable reports. The zany situation all began on Sunday […]

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) deemed President Obama the most "racially divisive president since slavery."

The top judge in Alabama has announced an order to the state’s probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This comes after the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages across the nation last year. Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court issued the administrative order on Wednesday, citing […]

Birmingham, Ala. Mayor William Bell and Councilman Marcus Lundy were involved in a fistfight during a city council meeting on Tuesday morning.