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Marc Lacy is a speaker, writer and producer for AVO Publishing LLC. A native of Huntsville, Alabama, and a proud graduate of Alabama A&M University, he has performed across the country at many national literary events and spoken word venues. Rolling out spoke with the award-winning poet for our “Creative Class” series about his career…

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A detective in Birmingham, Alabama, has put herself on the opposite side of the law after allegedly killing a woman she caught with her lover. Detective for the Birmingham Police Department, Alfreda Fluker, allegedly decided to take action after she discovered her partner, an unidentified male detective, with another woman, Kanisha Necole Fuller. On April…

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Cipherella is an up-and-coming independent artist currently based in Brooklyn, New York. The Tuscaloosa, Alabama, native released her new single, “Petty,” on Oct. 21. The cut calls out herself and others for engaging in petty acts. She is now working on her new EP called S3V3N, which is expected to be released in February 2020.…

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On Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, police issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, a college student at Southern Union College in Alabama. On Friday morning, Nov. 8, that suspect, Ibraheem Yazeed, was captured approximately three miles from the Alabama border in Pensacola, Florida. According to various…

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Another White politician has admitted to wearing blackface. Alabama’s Gov. Kay Ivey finally apologized six months after a photo of her wearing blackface in college emerged. In the mid-1960s, Ivey attended Auburn University and participated in a skit called “Cigar Butts” where she wore blackface while crawling on the floor looking for cigar butts. A…

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Travis Scott is donating the profits from merchandise sold in Alabama to Planned Parenthood. The 28-year-old rapper took the stage at the 2019 Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, over the weekend, where he announced that he would be donating all the profits from the sales of his merchandise for that day to the…

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Actress and activist Alyssa Milano is beside herself. Singer Rihanna denounced Alabamas’ legislature as “idiots.” Lady Gaga calls the decision to outlaw almost all forms of abortion “heinous.” These are just some of the superstar entertainers who have cried out vociferously against the all-male Alabama Senate voting block that has now criminalized abortions on any…

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Even the right-wing Alabama legislature managed to shock America with its extremist conservatism, overwhelmingly voting to criminalize abortion and to assess Draconian penalties for those who are caught ending pregnancies in the state under almost every circumstance. The overwhelmingly Republican Senate passed House Bill 314 with a 25-6 vote, which would hammer doctors with a…

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The city of Anniston, Alabama, is still reeling from a tragic event that occurred in a quiet working-class neighborhood. On Sunday, March 31, 2019, Trenton Gordon, 23, was bringing his infant daughter home to the child’s mom. The mother had a strained relationship with the father of her child, who was a registered sex offender. She…

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An Alabama grandmother discovered the body of her 9-year-old granddaughter after the young student killed herself because racist bullies taunted her relentlessly. McKenzie Adams was a fourth grader at U.S. Jones Elementary School in Demopolis, Alabama, about a two-hour drive west of Birmingham and Montgomery. She was reportedly hounded by her White classmates about being Black,…

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