'We've Had Problems With Your Kind Before': Black Frat Files Racial-Discrimination Lawsuit Against Alabama Restaurant 

A black fraternity filed a lawsuit in federal court last week, accusing a Tuscaloosa, Ala., restaurant of racial discrimination after they were denied the opportunity to rent an event space because, as the restaurant put it, “We’ve had problems with your kind before.”

School Board Member Blames Her Racist Facebook Posts on Michelle Obama, NFL Protesters

After being called out for a collection of racist social media posts echoing the sentiments of noted Twitter political pundit Roseanne Barr, a board member of Alabama’s second-largest school district passionately explained herself by citing Michelle Obama’s unpatriotic hate for America and kneeling NFL players’…

Young, Black and Progressive: Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Randall Woodfin Chop It Up in Birmingham, Ala.

What was billed as an afternoon with two brand-new young, progressive mayors recently elected to serve two of the blackest cities in America quickly turned into a perfect example of how new ideas, radical thinking and a new guard of black leadership are changing the political landscape for African-American voters.

Glamour Magazine Shines the Spotlight on the Historic Number of Black Women Who Are Candidates in Alabama

Sisters are doin’ it for themselves, y’all. To date, approximately 603 black women are currently running for political office in the United States; in Alabama, a record 70 of the state’s 2018 candidates are black women (only two of which are Republican). Glamour magazine is featuring 18 of these hopefuls in its…

Police Say Alabama Creeper Broke Into Home and Stole Women’s Underwear Hours After Attempting Sexual Assault on Another Victim

Tuscaloosa, Ala., police arrested an alleged creeper on the University of Alabama campus early Tuesday morning after reports that someone on campus had attempted to sexually assault a UA student as she was jogging. Police say the young man they apprehended, 19-year-old John Everett Threadgill, himself a University of…

Exclusive: Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, Beloved Voting-Rights Organizer, Speaks Out About Capital Murder Charges He Faces in Alabama: ‘I Am Innocent’

The Rev. Kenneth Glasgow, 52, national president and founder of the Ordinary People Society, or TOPS, and a renowned voting-rights organizer and veteran criminal-justice and drug-policy-reform activist, is currently facing capital murder charges in Dothan, Ala., for allegedly being complicit in the shooting death of…

I Got My AncestryDNA Results Back, and I’m About 40 Percent African. I’m Going to Wakanda!

I got my results back from AncestryDNA. About damn time, too. I was like a crackhead, checking my email every single day HOPING I’d get an email letting me know that my results were ready and available, and every day there’d be nothing. At some point, I almost called them like they were holding up my tax refund and…