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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and writer Angela Davis says she was “stunned” to learn last Saturday that the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute had rescinded its invitation to honor her next month, in her hometown, with the […]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 […]

by JONATHAN FRANKLIN, WJLA Wednesday, January 2nd 2019 FILE – In this April 28, 2018, file photo, Jay-Z and Beyonce watch Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) AA ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) — Still on the […]

    Michael Liedtke, Ap Technology Writer  Updated 2:04 pm PST, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix said 45 million subscriber accounts worldwide watched the Sandra Bullock thriller “Bird Box” during its first seven days on the service, the biggest first-week success of any movie made for the company’s nearly 12-year-old streaming service. Netflix, […]

    .BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford has been in a Birmingham hospital after being released early from prison because of his failing health. Local news outlets report Langford arrived at a Birmingham hospital Saturday night. Records from the Federal Bureau of Prisons show that Langford was released from prison after a […]

By Dennis Pillion | dpillion@al.com dpillion@al.com The City of Birmingham announced Wednesday that some city offices will extend their regular business hours during what is expected to be a 14-month closure of Interstate 59/20 through downtown, as the aging interstate bridges are torn down and replaced. The Birmingham Department of Finance’s Tax & Licensing and Cash Management […]

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