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Alabama, Crime, Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., fatal police shooting, Featured, News, Riverchase Galleria, Top Stories -

Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was the son of a police officer and a US Army combat engineer who was home for the Thanksgiving holiday when his life was tragically ended by police in a mall shooting in Alabama.

The post Protesters demand answers after police gun down the wrong man in Alabama mall shooting appeared first on theGrio.

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Alabama, High School, Moody, News, Racist -

White high school students in Moody, Alabama took a controversial picture of their boots on the back of a Black student and the community is outraged.

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Alabama, Facebook, Keanna Cammon, News, Top Stories, Tuscaloosca -

A married woman from Tuscaloosca, Alabama is in police custody after she allegedly held her lover at gunpoint while on a video call with his wife.

The post Mistress shoots boyfriend on Facebook Live after he refuses to divorce his wife appeared first on theGrio.

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Alabama, Black Women, Jacqueline Dixon, News, Stand Your Ground -

Jacqueline Dixon contends that her 44-year-old estranged husband Carl Omar Dixon charged at her in her driveway so she shot her spouse with a small-caliber handgun.

The post Standing Her Ground: Black woman arrested for shooting and killing estranged husband at her home appeared first on theGrio.

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Alabama, Black History, Black Women, National Guard, News, Pilot -

An Alabama woman has made history as the first black female pilot in the state National Guard’s history.

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Alabama, Chikesia Clemons, Featured, News, Saraland, Video, Waffle House -

Alabama native, Chikesia Clemons, learned for the second time since April that justice isn't always blind when it comes to Black people.

The post Chikesia Clemons found guilty after violent Alabama Waffle House arrest in Alabama appeared first on theGrio.

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AAU Basketball, Alabama, D-Free, Stanford -

This is a personal story about the power of family trajectories. I have three teenage sons: Cassius, 19, Cornelius, 17, and Carnegie, 13. My oldest just finished his freshman year as a business major and cornerback at the University of San Diego, a top academic school and a top-ranked NCAA Division I FCS football program. […]

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Alabama, Black boy scouts, Leanne Potts, National, News -

The Boy Scouts of America in Alabama teased a 14-year-old boy of Ethiopian immigrants in […]

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Alabama, Brian Spurlock, hobby lobby, News -

Spurlock claims the manager refused to give him a refund on his most expensive purchase, which was defective.

The post Black man racially profiled trying to return items to Hobby Lobby, even though he had a receipt appeared first on theGrio.

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Alabama, Charles Brown, Lynching, National Lynching Memorial, National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Our History, Wilkinson County -

I mourn the man I never met. Charles Brown, my maternal great-great-grandfather, who died 78 years before I was born, was taken from the cellar of his employer’s house and hanged by a white mob in southwestern Mississippi in September 1879. What I imagine about his slaying is vivid, painful and sometimes difficult to talk […]

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Alabama, Equal Justice Initiative, Lynching, National Memorial for Peace and Justice -

Decades after black people were subjected to enslavement, lynchings and beatings by white mobs, a memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, is recognizing the victims and forcing America to acknowledge its ugly past. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening today, is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to enslaved black people, victims of lynchings, and those […]

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Alabama, Black History, Charles Barkley, Mississippi, News -

Charles Barkley, the basketball Hall of Famer best known for having a big game and bigger opinions, has decided to put his money where his mouth is. Barkley has donated $250,000 toward educating Mississippi and Alabama high school students about African-American history. The Memphis Commercial Appeal first reported last Thursday that Barkley, currently an NBA analyst for […]

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Alabama, Alex Vildibill, Birmingham, News, Ramsey High School -

Usually, when I hear people talk about inviting someone to a cookout, it’s a corny joke that vaguely rewards one small act of kindness by a non-person-of-color to the worthiness of claiming our culture as theirs. Lest we never forget, people, everyone gains their cookout merits on their own! No one person ever has or […]

The post How this dancing white cop earned an invite to the cookout appeared first on theGrio.

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Alabama, Black Women, Elections, Jameria Moore, News -

In December, Alabama Democrat Doug Jones won his Senate race largely due to Black voters — particularly Black women — who showed up and showed out for him. Now, many Black women are doing the same for themselves. Jones defeat of opponent Roy Moore has apparently inspired Black Alabamans to step into the political arena themselves. So as many as […]

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Alabama, Corruption, News, prison reform, Sheriff, Video -

A sheriff in Alabama is in some trouble today for having taken $750,000 meant for jail inmates’ food budget and instead purchasing himself a $740,000 beach house. Here’s a cool tidbit, though: it was also legal.

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Alabama, Gun Violence, News, True Crime -

There are more question than answers surrounding the mysterious death of 17-year-old Courtlin Arrington. The NY Daily News reports that a school shooting on Wednesday afternoon left one student dead and another injured. During a press conference, Birmingham Police Chief Orlando Wilson revealed that two teenagers were shot during dismissal time at Huffman High School, an […]

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Alabama, Birmingham, Michael Bennett, State of the Black Athlete -

The Seattle Seahawks defensive end gave a powerful plea for justice and trust for Dear Black Athlete, a series of conversations featuring prominent African-American athletes, and civic and community leaders.

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Alabama, Birmingham, Ibtihaj Muhammad, State of the Black Athlete -

Ibithaj Muhammad, an indispensable voice against injustice and bigotry, delivered a powerful contribution to Dear Black Athlete, a series of conversations featuring prominent African-American athletes, and civic and community leaders.

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Alabama, Birmingham, Maya Moore, State of the Black Athlete -

Maya Moore, WNBA superstar and committed activist was a very special part of The Undefeated’s Dear Black Athlete, a series of conversations featuring prominent African-American athletes, and civic and community leaders.

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Alabama, Birmingham, Chris Archer, State of the Black Athlete -

The two-time All-Star played a pivotal role in Dear Black Athlete, a series of conversations featuring prominent African-American athletes, and civic and community leaders.

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Alabama, Birmingham, Colin Kaepernick, Kobe Bryant, State of the Black Athlete -

The basketball phenom sat down with The Undefeated’s Jemele Hill for Dear Black Athlete, a series of conversations featuring prominent African-American athletes, and civic and community leaders.

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Alabama, Birmingham, Kobe Bryant, State of the Black Athlete -

The basketball phenom sat down with The Undefeated’s Jemele Hill for Dear Black Athlete, a series of conversations featuring prominent African-American athletes, and civic and community leaders.

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Alabama, Birmingham, Martin Luther King Jr., Protest, Race, Social Activism, State of the Black Athlete -

On Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., The Undefeated will present Dear Black Athlete, a one-hour special on ESPN featuring conversations with athletes and community leaders about social justice. Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” the program will be taped at Birmingham’s Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, where King spoke and led […]

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Alabama, BET, Black Heritage Stamp, Black History Month, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Martin Luther King Jr., Selma -

Thursday marks the beginning of Black History Month. For the next 28 days (and beyond), we will provide a daily dose of inspirational stories and videos to help explain the complex history of the black experience and black identity in America. Historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the […]

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Alabama, Featured, Harley Barber, MLK, MLK Day Racist, News, Racist, Sorority, Sorority Girl -

Monday, while the nation was celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, two University of Alabama students took it upon themselves to remind their classmates just how rampant racism still is in Trump's America...

The post “I don’t care if it’s MLK Day N****r!”: Racist videos from Univ. of Alabama student surface appeared first on theGrio.

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@AP, Alabama, Alabama Senate Race, Doug Jones, Featured, Lawsuit, News, Politics, Roy Moore -

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Roy Moore filed a lawsuit to try to stop Alabama from certifying Democrat Doug Jones as the winner of the U.S. Senate race...

The post Roy Moore refuses to admit defeat, files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate race result appeared first on theGrio.

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Alabama, Black Voters, Black Women, Doug Jones, Featured, News, Opinion, Politics, Roy Moore -

Black women show up and show out for candidates who rarely address our needs through tackling racial, gender, economic, and sexual injustice.

The post Just a reminder: Black women saved Alabama but not for the reasons you think appeared first on theGrio.

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@AP, Alabama, Black Voters, Black Women, Doug Jones, Featured, News, Politics -

After proving their loyalty time and time again, African-American women want results

The post Black women seek rewards from Democrats after Alabama vote appeared first on theGrio.

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