Conversations on race are occurring nationwide, and in an Alabama city of 34,000, Sauron's gaze has landed on the Vestavia Hills Rebels. Vestavia was established in 1950. The median household income is about $87,154, and 90.4% of the population is White.
For literally decades, calls have gone out by civil and human rights advocates to remove of the battle flag of the Confederacy from public sites like state capitol grounds and other government buildings.
A rocket can be fixed. A mindset has to be changed or those holding it made irrelevant.
It's one of the most powerful, inspiring examples yet of the energy transformation that we're driving all across this nation, and if done right, it could also provide an economic boost for Widows Creek workers and the local community.
Gov. Bentley probably wanted to have a legislature vote but wouldn't get much support from the conservative politicians. Some say, "Let's vote on the Confederate flag," but given the failure of prior referendums and the angst from the state debate over that issue, Bentley reasoned that it just wasn't going to work in Alabama.
I was very lucky to have a father who I could put into a similar class of man as Atticus Finch. Unfailingly kind, unfailingly fair, unfailingly respectable, unfailingly loving. Most of my friends have fathers who either fall or fell into a similar class of man...and we are lucky children.
This is a true love story. She had waited 64 years for this to happen. When Mom graduated from high school in May of 1950 she found that she w...
An NBC station in Tennessee is refusing to broadcast footage of a gay soldier who wants to get married. The governor of North Carolina vetoed a bill that would let state officials turn gay couples away from marriage counters -- but the bill's not dead yet.
Anti-equality groups love to claim that religious officials will be punished for speaking out against marriage equality. But for some reason, they don't seem to want to talk about Anne DePrizio, a Unitarian minister in Alabama who was sentenced to 30 days in jail last month for her stance on marriage.
This fall, Volvo will bring its very first facility to North America. South Carolina has become a leader in the emerging auto manufacturing economy, and they're to be lauded for their success in attracting jobs to their state, including BMW and Boeing.
He started playing when he was 11 years old, and by the age of 17 as a senior at Florence High School, he was a champion, becoming the second-youngest person to win the National Flat Pick Guitar title.
Hank Thomas, one of three living Freedom Riders still alive from the May 14, 1961 bus firebomb attack in Anniston, Alabama, spoke before a mixed audience at a Georgia college recently. His message wasn't just one of racial reconciliation. It was about "allies."
My Morning Jacket's mysterious frontman/guitarist/vocalist must enjoy keeping people guessing, bouncing from prestigious side projects to occasional solo work to incredible collaborations with the likes of Elvis Costello and Marcus Mumford.
When Houndmouth was ready to start its sophomore album, the fearless foursome went for broke and reached out to Dave Cobb to see if the Nashville producer would take on the project.
April 19, 1933 is an important date in history for me. It marked the birth of two blonde bombshells.... Jayne Mansfield and my Mom, Pat.
We should be approaching this NOT from a place of fear or anger, but from a place of love. Will there be those who disagree? Of course there will.... and their opinions should and be respected... just as the opposing should be as well.