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Updated 1:21 PM; Posted 11:43 AM Birmingham city workers covered the Confederate monument in Linn Park on orders from then-Mayor William Bell in 2017. (Joe Songer | jsonger@al.com). (Joe Songer | jsonger@al.com) By Ivana Hrynkiw | ihrynkiw@al.com A Birmingham activist is calling for the removal of the Confederate monument in Linn Park, two days after a judge ruled the […]

By Dennis Pillion | dpillion@al.com | Posted on January 16, 2019 12:03 PM | Updated January 16, 2019 3:28 PM Joe Songer | jsonger@al.com  Starting Monday night, one of Alabama’s busiest roadways will shut down until 2020, as the elevated sections of Interstate 59/20 in downtown Birmingham will close to traffic for an estimated 14 […]

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Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford passes away   By WBRC Staff | January 8, 2019 at 6:33 PM CST – Updated January 9 at 7:46 AM BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – Larry P. Langford, a well-known political figure in Birmingham, Fairfield, and Jefferson County, has passed away. The former Birmingham mayor known as much for his corruption trial as […]

Angela Davis “stunned” by BCRI decision to revoke Shuttlesworth award (“Jonece Starr Dunigan jdunigan@al.com”) By Roy S. Johnson | rjohnson@al.com rjohnson@al.com Activist, poet, academic and writer Angela Davis says she was “stunned” to learn last Saturday that the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute had rescinded its invitation to honor her next month, in her hometown, with the […]

Updated 4:18 AM; Posted 7:02 AM By Rainer Sabin | rsabin@al.com rsabin@al.com T Clemson Tigers defeat the Alabama Crimson Tide 44-16 in the 2019 College Football Playoff championship game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Sean Meagher for AL.com (Sean Meagher) Defeats have been so rare for Nick Saban that people forget how […]

By Bethy Squires Chance the Rapper. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for LiveNation An audio clip of Chance the Rapper was played in Saturday’s episode of Surviving R. Kelly in which he said working with the singer/alleged rapist was a “mistake.” On Twitter, Chance used notes app to say the quote was taken out of context. However, he still regretted […]

By Vulture Editors Photo: Photo Illustration: Maya Robinson/Vulture Last year, we were bombarded by big-deal releases. Beyoncé and Jay-Z released an album together. Kanye West was involved in no less than five albums in as many weeks. Christina Aguilera made a comeback and the year was so packed that it barely got noticed. Mariah Carey came […]

By Vulture Editors Photo: NBC The Golden Globes truly lived up to its reputation as the Oscars’ fun, wilder awards-show sibling on Sunday evening, with your new favorite BFF duo Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh shepherding us to an evening full of highs, whoas, and lows. Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph almost made out! Christian Bale totally hailed Satan! There was some […]

By Harley Brown R. Kelly. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images Will 2019 be the year that R. Kelly is finally canceled? Despitecomprehensive reporting on R. Kelly’s alleged sexual abuse and psychological manipulation of young women and underage girls, a trial for child pornography charges in 2008 (for which he was eventually acquitted, to the surprise of many who thought he was a […]


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