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The First African-American Elected Official From Tuscaloosa Was Shandy Wesley Jones

Shandy Wesley Jones was the first African-American elected official from Tuscaloosa Alabama. Shandy Wesley Jones was a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1868 to 1870...

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Some Alabama Residents May Face Eviction From Public Housing

Over 800 Alabama residents could face eviction from public housing

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February 2 2009 Eric Holder The First Black U.S. General Attorney Is Confirmed

On February 2, 2009 Eric Holder became the first Black man to be confirmed as United States Attorney General.

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House Holds Hearing On Executive Power And Its Constitutional Limits
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This Date in Black History: Lincoln Signed a Resolution to End Slavery

February 1, 1865

On this date in Black History, the official post-Congressional process of abolishing slavery in the United States began!

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Alabama Offers Online Voting for Primaries

It's always nice when Alabama ranks at the top of the nation for something positive! What's rare is when its regarding nonpartisan political activity.

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White Actor To Play Michael Jackson In TV Movie

Did everyone in Britain fall and bump their head?

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No Smoking In Public Housing

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is moving to ban smoking in public housing.

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"45 Years Across The Bridge: The Battles of Selma" Screening
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Congresswoman Sewell to Host Perry County Town Hall

In recent weeks, much alarm has been raised concerning the state of the Black Belt region of Alabama, especially amid budget issues in the Alabama Legislature. This Monday, November 9, Congresswoman Terri Sewell will discuss the effects budget cuts will have on the region.

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Community Opposes School Superintendent  Strategic Plan
Community Opposes School Superintendent Strategic Plan

NAACP And SCLC Oppose School Superintendents Plan [Video]

 

With a major meeting to be held tonight, the Tuscaloosa County Chapters of the NAACP and SCLC held a rally on the courthouse steps today to bring to the attention of the community the Integrated Curriculum, Facilities & Demographics Strategic Plan for Tuscaloosa City Schools.

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Alabama's Big 5 Mayors
Alabama's Big 5 Mayors

Alabama’s Big 5 Mayors Meet

This morning, the mayors of Alabama's five largest cities (Birmingham, Montgomery, Huntsville, Mobile, and Tuscaloosa) provided a press conference to discuss the details of the series of meetings they've been holding.

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