Monument honoring slain civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo and friend is unveiled in Detroit park
A monument has been unveiled in Detroit that commemorates a white mother slain while doing civil rights work in Alabama in 1965 and the Black friend who helped raise her children after her death.
In a win for Black voters in redistricting case, Alabama to get new congressional lines
Alabama is headed to the first significant revamp of its congressional map in three decades after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the state’s bid to keep using a plan with a single majority-Black district.
Court appointee proposes Alabama congressional districts to provide representation to Black voters
A court-appointed special master on Monday submitted three proposals for new congressional districts in Alabama after federal judges ruled the state must provide greater representation for Black voters.
A Supreme Court redistricting ruling gave hope to Black voters. They're still waiting for new maps
The Supreme Court’s decision siding with Black voters in an Alabama redistricting case gave Democrats and voting rights activist a surprising opportunity before the 2024 elections to have congressional maps redrawn in a handful of states.
Alabama asks US Supreme Court again to intervene in redistricting case
Alabama has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let it keep Republican-drawn congressional lines in place as the state continues to fight a directive to create a second district where Black voters constitute a majority or close to it.
Judges reject Alabama’s congressional lines, will draw new districts to increase Black voting power
A three-judge panel has blocked Alabama’s new congressional map after lawmakers failed to create a second district where Black voters at least came close to comprising a majority, as suggested by the court.
Federal judges review Alabama’s new congressional map, lack of 2nd majority-Black district
A panel of federal judges on Monday began a review Alabama’s redrawn congressional map which opponents argue blatantly defies the court’s mandate to create a second district where Black voters have an opportunity to influence the outcome of an election.
Plaintiffs in voting rights case urge judges to toss Alabama's new congressional map
Civil rights groups urged three federal judges to reject Alabama’s newly drawn congressional districts, saying state Republicans prioritized partisan concerns over compliance with a court order to draw lines that are fair to Black voters.
After court ruling, Alabama GOP criticized for rejecting 2nd majority-Black congressional district
Alabama Republicans have advanced proposals to boost the number of Black voters in one of the state’s congressional districts, but critics say they're floating a court order to create a second majority-Black district or something close to it.
Alabama woman who disappeared after reporting child on highway returns home following two-day search
A 25-year-old Alabama woman has returned home after being the focus of a two-day search by police and family members who reported her missing after she stopped to check on a child who was walking along a highway.
Trump and DeSantis begin eyeing Super Tuesday states as they prepare for 2024 long game
As the Republican presidential primary intensifies this summer, most White House hopefuls are devoting their time to events in Iowa and New Hampshire, the states that will kick off the nomination process early next year.
Alabama senator says Space Command prefers Huntsville for HQ, but command has no comment
Alabama Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville says the top general in charge of U.S. Space Command told him during a meeting Wednesday that Huntsville, not Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the preferred location for its new headquarters.
Alabama education director ousted over book's stance on race
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has replaced her director of early childhood education over the use of a teacher training book that the Republican governor denounced as teaching “woke concepts” because of language about inclusion for all families and battling racism.