OTD in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man and was arrested for violating the racial segregation laws of Montgomery, #Alabama https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/usa/montgomery-alabama/?s=mb #history #BLM
The Hodges meteorite struck a house in Sylacauga, #Alabama, and injured a woman OTD in 1954 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/usa/montgomery-alabama/?s=mb #history
The Hodges meteorite came through the roof of a house in Sylacauga, #Alabama and hit a woman OTD in 1954 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/usa/montgomery-alabama/?s=mb #history
The Hodges meteorite crashed into a house and hit a woman in Sylacauga, #Alabama, OTD in 1954 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/usa/montgomery-alabama/?s=mb #history #science
#BananaRepublican Senator for #Alabama ‘#TommyTraitorville ‘, aka ‘the dumbest member of Congress’, is having second thoughts about alienating ALL military families and Americans who support the military. 🤔
I really don't like this this guy. At all.
Doesn't someone have an ornery mule that can kick this #goober in the head? If I were a citizen of #Alabama, I would be dying for an opportunity to #vote this disgraceful #schmuck out of office. The people of Alabama should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this discount Foghorn Leghorn to be #elected in the first place. Get your shit together, Alabama.
A #change will come; it always does
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Alabama #Politics #Representation #Culture #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Racism #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate #BlackMastodon
Another #newspaper hit:
"The arrests shocked #legal scholars & #press advocates, who say it’s a violation of the #FirstAmendment to prosecute a newspaper for reporting the #news... they argue that District Attorney Stephen M. Billy misapplied #Alabama ’s secrecy #law, which criminalizes leaks by anyone directly involved w/a grand jury — jurors, witnesses, court officials — but not news outlets that publish the information."
Gameday Preview Iron Bowl 2023: Alabama Crimson Tide aim for fourth consecutive win over Auburn Tigers as they look to secure playoff spot. Rivalry game ahead. https://shut.net/2023/11/25/news-gameday-preview-iron-bowl-2023?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #Americanfootball #Headcoach #SoutheasternConference #Alabama
Tuberville blockade keeps first female superintendent from Naval Academy
The Alabama senator is holding up the confirmation of Yvette M. Davids, as well as many others
You know how it's a red flag when your date is rude to the waitperson?
Well, it's a nuclear explosion warning when they use a racist slur, a sexist slur *and* threaten to shoot the person they're speaking with--holds true for dates as well as politicians.
#Alabama Prison Guard Accused of Encouraging Inmates to MURDER Incarcerated Prison Strike Organizer
Last Week in Southern Labor (LWiSL) is a regular segment on the program where we give updates on the labor movement in the South — new organizing, union elections, strikes, walk-outs, collective bargaining wins and losses, related legislation, and more.
This week’s CMOR photo is from Hale County, Alabama.
“Pond that is usually full… Driest year we’ve seen in 40 years. It has started raining a little this week, but too late for anything unless you have some winter grass.”
Share your local drought conditions: https://go.unl.edu/cmor_drought
Opinion | Donald Trump has slipped over the edge. Stop supporting him
"this wealthy, pudgy New York liberal-for-life has suckered backwoods Alabamians into hoisting flags with his name on them above their working-class homes by doing nothing more than saying nasty things about minorities and pretending to be tough.
What are y’all doing?
Your continued support of such an individual makes you as crazy as he is."
(Um...they're just racists. They love it.) #Alabama
‘#TommyTraitorville ‘ is starting to trend in the Senate, even among Republicans! 👉 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tommy-tuberville-military-graham_n_65562ba8e4b0998d699f2d6a
Anniversary: 1833 The Night the Stars Fell on #alabama
I wrote a blog post about where my ancestors lived in Alabama that night.
“The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday said Alabama cannot use conspiracy laws to prosecute people and groups who help women leave the state to obtain abortions.
The Justice Department filed a statement of its position in consolidated lawsuits against Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, arguing that such prosecutions would be unconstitutional”
Key phrase, “leave the state”. Interstate is federal jurisdiction.
This is some complete and utter BS!
So that news out of #Alabama has been sitting on my mind since I read it
And others around me
My bestie from HS even brought it up, worried about me and something like that happening to me
And I'm fearful too, because when I was outed at 14 was shortly followed by my first unalive attempt. And I recall accounts from others before I started having similar responses to being outed. It's a traumatic event to loose security & safety like that
But I also see myself as a lens that's out of focus
#Alabama journalists arrested for using grand jury subpoena information in a news story. They're not the people who leaked it. Journalists in national media print leaked info even up to the TS//SCI level if they can get it. Remember Snowden? They printed that shit for months. Escambia Co. DA is going to have egg on his face for this and should probably be sued. #journalism https://cpj.org/2023/10/alabama-publisher-reporter-arrested-charged-with-disclosing-leaked-information/
The sad thing is:
> “Are you happy now? What crime did [they] commit? Some of you people make me sick. I hope you are really proud.”
I bet they really are.
#CraigMonger, a #monster masquerading as a #journalist, wrote an article for #conservative trash-rag "#1819News" purposely outing a small-town #mayor in #Alabama for #crossdressing despite the mayor begging him not to out him. As a result, the mayor committed #suicide yesterday. And now this parasitic #scumbag is disavowing any responsibility as he smirks and chuckles to his #rightwing friends, and pretends he was engaged in legitimate #journalism.
"I am so angry right now and heartbroken. I witnessed a good man be publicly ridiculed and crucified over the last few days…to the point that he just took his own life today.” ... "Are you happy now? What crime did he commit? Some of you people make me sick.”
Alabama is increasing its maternity deserts with each hospital closing. Shelby County just lost two maternity units.
Tommy Tuberville should perhaps shut his face about Global Events and pay attention to how his state is crumbling from the inside out.
Wetumpka park art, bridge, river and charming white church available here:
#wetumpka #alabama #cosseriver #wetumpkabridge #alabamariver #alabamaautumn #wallart #gifts #giftideas #interiordecor #interiordesign #homedecor #homedecoration #interiordesigner #ayearforart #buyintoart #creativetoots #artbooster #nature #AYearForArt #BuyIntoArt #elegantfinephotography #normabrandsberg
Fuck Tommy #Tuberville. He is an absolutely colossal, rotten piece of shit. And fuck every #Republican #Alabama voter who put this despicable, malicious pinhead into a job where he significantly damaged our #military, our personnel, and their familiies so he can push his white supremacist #theocracy and #misogyny. Go to hell, all of you. #DOD https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2023/10/31/no-updates-on-top-marine-generals-condition-after-hospitalization/
Chattanooga Tennessee River Bend Sunset in January available here:
#wetumpka #alabama #wetumpkasunset #wetumpkanature #montgomeryal #coosa
#forttoulouse #montgomeryalabama #AYearForArt #BuyIntoArt #artforsale #Mastodonart #FediGiftShop #MastoArt #giftideas #shopearly #photography #travelphotography #landscapephotography #travelphotography #nature #art4mom #elegantfinephotography #normabrandsberg
Rural communities: "Great place to raise a family"
Also rural communities: "Nationally, fewer than half of rural hospitals have labor and delivery services, according to the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, a policy-focused nonprofit."
Nonprofit hospitals: "We run medical clinics that take patients regardless of their ability to pay."
Also nonprofit hospitals: "We can’t afford to lose money year over year on a service line.”
Two men from #Alabama and #Georgia indicted for allegedly trafficking in protected birds. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-indictment-against-two-men-trafficking-protected-birds
Federal judges create a new congressional district map for #Alabama, including a 2nd district with strong Black voter presence. Alabama had been ordered to do so, but refused. This action will increase Black voting power in the state. https://apnews.com/article/redistricting-alabama-voting-rights-act-cd2-9ab2e940b1042f8b28c60b972575ac34
A federal court has approved Alabama’s new congressional map that creates a second majority-Black district. The decision ends a legal battle, including a Supreme Court ruling, over whether the state was diluting the political power of Black voters in violation of the Voting Rights Act. The ruling could influence decisions over map challenges in Florida, Louisiana and Georgia.
"Thousands of Black voters throughout the Black Belt, for the first time, will be able to elect their candidates of choice in two opportunity districts. This is an unequivocal win that will translate to increased opportunities for those who have too long been denied the fair representation they deserve." -- Plaintiffs' statement on #Alabama ruling
A three-judge federal court has picked the map #Alabama will use for its congressional elections next year, one that will add a second district where Black residents make up close to half of the voting age population. https://www.al.com/news/2023/10/three-judge-federal-court-picks-alabama-congressional-map.html
This is a victory for democracy.
It was well past time that Black Alabamians had a fair shot at equal representation. The Voting Rights Act is a thing, and Republicans need to stop suppressing the vote.
Now it’s on us to keep fighting for fair maps, ensuring every voice is heard and every vote counts, and showing up to vote.
#Alabama gets court-ordered congressional map with a second Black district-
👉🏼👉🏼Federal court on Thursday approved a new congressional map in #Alabama that significantly boosts the Black population of a second district and could represent a pickup opportunity for Democrats in next year’s elections.
It’s Alabama. Of COURSE the fricking did. #BlackMastodon
U.S. Supreme Court refuses Alabama Republicans' request to stop 2nd Black Congressional district.
ABC News reports: "About 27% of Alabama residents are Black, according to census data. Only one of its seven districts is represented by a Black lawmaker."
Supreme Court rejects Alabama’s bid to use congressional map with just one majority-Black district
“#SupremeCourt on Tuesday handed a defeat to #Alabama Republicans for the second time in three months, rejecting their latest attempt to use a congressional map that includes only one majority-Black district.
The court in two related applications refused emergency requests from Republican state officials to block lower court rulings that invalidated the new map. Lower court proceedings to approve a new map are still ongoing.” #SCOTUS #VotingRights 1/…
An #Alabama senator doing the right thing?
Katie Britt co-sponsoring bill to end government shutdowns over ‘budgetary political brinksmanship’ - al.com https://www.al.com/news/2023/09/katie-britt-co-sponsoring-bill-to-end-government-shutdowns-over-budgetary-political-brinksmanship.html
#Police tased a school band director because he didn’t stop his 145 student band about a minute before their song ended.
#BirminghampPolice said its officers tased Johnny Mims, 39, once, according to NPR. He insists he was tased up to three times. I listened to body cam: AT LEAST three times.
Mims is Black.
Why are cops using force to stop a high school band from continuing to play at the end of a football game?
So much for freedom in #Alabama
"police were trying to clear the stadium after the game and asked both bands to stop playing so people wouldn’t linger.
"Police say the director disregarded officers and told his students to keep playing."
They arrested and tasered him.
#wth #police #birmingham
👀Via Sherrilyn Ifill:
Now we get a possible answer. And it’s a doozy.
If this is true, it would mean that the SCOTUS is compromised & that the project to overturn civil rights laws is being undertaken deliberately and cynically by multiple associated players & cover groups across the legal system https://www.alreporter.com/2023/09/16/dark-money-the-backstory-of-alabamas-redistricting-defiance/
She implores Americans to "own even the darkest parts of our past!" 👏 ✊
In her usual masterful way as an accomplished historian, Heather Cox Richardson recounts today what led up to the KKK bombing of Sixth Street Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1960, and the deaths of four Black girls.
The bombing took place five days after Birmingham schools were integrated. The recognition of equal rights for Black citizens unleashed a torrent of hate that led to monumental acts of violence.
And why, all these years down the road, keep remembering? This is why, Vance proposes:
"We have obviously not learned the lessons of that history. Today, acts of domestic terrorism committed by white supremacists are not uncommon in our country. ...
In some cases, justice is a long time coming. It should not be, but it is. The delay does not make it any less important, when it finally is done. Justice moves our communities and our country forward."
As Joyce Vance notes, when the Birmingham church bombing occurred, the FBI soon determined that four Klansmen planted the bomb: Thomas Blanton, Robert Chambliss, Bobby Frank Cherry, and Herman Cash. But they were not indicted even after their names were given in a memo to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
14 years after the bombing, Chambliss was prosecuted. Blanton and Cherry were convicted in 2001 and 2002. Cash died unconvicted.