News in Selma, Alabama

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Rev. Al Sharpton To Keynote Selma ‘AIDS Is A Civil Rights Issue’ Town Hall
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:02:00 -0800

Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton will keynote a special “AIDS Is A Civil Rights Issue” town hall discussion sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation , the largest global AIDS organization, at Selma University on Saturday, March 7th from 7 - 9 p.m.

Lady Gaga, R. Kelly among performers to converge on Selma
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:27:36 -0800

The city of Selma is about to become the focus of a lot of media attention, not only for all the politicians, but for the entertainers.

Saving Selma: looking at the issues plaguing the historic city
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:37:37 -0800

When you hear the word Selma, what comes to mind? These days, people first think about the recently released blockbuster film that is set in the 1960's and shows the bloody fight for voting rights in the south. What the movie fails to show, however, is what Selma looks like now.

Public Records
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:30:04 -0800

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 15-CV-0075 - PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, v. Ashleigh N. Lauchard aka Ashleigh Donaldson, 1324 Terrace Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $72,892. 15-CV-0087 - U.S. Bank NA, as Trustee, v. Lisa J. Anway, 1314 Selma Road, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $53,030. 15-CV-0088 - Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., as Trustee, v. Linda Klohe, 4659 W. National ...

Obama to focus on civil rights struggles of past and present
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:23:16 -0800

WASHINGTON | For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present. The nation's first black president plans a speech Saturday from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, the site of one of the movement's stirring moments, and will refocus on last year's fatal shooting by a white police officer of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri ...

Selma police ask public for help finding missing woman
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:51:56 -0800

The Selma Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a woman who was last seen on Oct. 30.

Battle of Selma historical marker unveiled in Dallas Co.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:24:24 -0800

A new historical marker was unveiled Thursday in Dallas County to honor the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Selma. The April 1865 Society unveiled the fourth historical marker in its series.

John Legend and Common's Oscars Performance Literally Moved the Audience to Tears
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:00:18 -0800

Before taking home the Academy Award for best original song, John Legend and Common gave one of the most moving performances in Oscars history on Sunday night when they sang "Glory" from the film Selma . They took to the stage - which was made to look like a replica of the streets of Selma, AL, complete with a model of the Edmund Pettus Bridge - along with a group of backup singers who re ...

The Truth About Selma: An Exchange
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:34:59 -0800

John G. Stewart and Harry W. Gamble Jr., reply by Darryl Pinckney To the Editors : I turned with anticipation to Darryl Pinckney’s recent piece on Selma, the event itself and the movie that depicts what happened. I did this from the perspective of someone who, as an assistant to Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, was closely involved with the development and passage of the Civil ...

Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 10:31:30 -0800

In this Feb. 24, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks during his meeting with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. In the first week of March Obama plans to invoke America’s civil rights struggles from past to present.