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  • I-22 finally connects Birmingham to Memphis

    10/16/2016 11:13:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Alabama News Center ^ | June 20, 2016 | Tom Cosby and Barry Copeland
    Hidden among all the recent great news affecting Birminghams amazing rebirth is the story of the long-awaited opening of I-22, or Corridor X. Thats a shame, because no single success in our recent past may prove to be more important and have greater long-term favorable impact on this region than todays ribbon cutting. Since the days of the Roman Empire and the famous Appian Way, roads (and particularly crossroads) have always played a critically important role in the economic growth and prosperity of cities. In the earliest days of our country, waterway intersections were the places where communities grew into...
  • Completion of I-22 could trigger apocalypse

    08/07/2016 11:10:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies ^ | April 19-20, 2016 | Matt Mitchell, The Ostrich
    Just as construction crews were putting the finishing touches on Interstate 22 this week, rumors began to circulate that the road's completion may set off a chain of events that could destroy humanity and bring civilization to it's knees. According to a Wikipedia article created last night, Interstate 22, formerly known as "Corridor X" and "Ye Olden Highway," is considered to be North America's very first construction project. Native American documents dating back to 800 AD show plans to clear a path from Memphis to Birmingham, giving Midwestern tribes of 19-22 year-olds the quickest route to destroying Alabama's pristine beaches...
  • "This is a nationwide shutdown": Black Lives Matter protesters block entry to Heathrow...

    08/05/2016 2:49:00 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Richard Spillett and Mark Duell
    Protesters from the Black Lives Matter campaign brought transport routes around the UK to a standstill this morning as part of their campaign for a 'nationwide shutdown'. Pictures tweeted by angry motorists and air passengers show a banner unfurled across the approach road to Heathrow airport's terminals one, two and three this morning. Protests have also targeted Birmingham airport and the tram system in Nottingham during what the group called a 'nationwide shutdown'. The demonstrations look set to cause chaos at one of the busiest times of the year for transport networks, as hundreds of families head off on their...
  • 2 murders in 2 weeks for 1 family: 'We can't believe it,' says grieving sister

    07/04/2016 7:01:25 AM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies ^ | 7-4-2016 | Carol Robinson
    Murder victim Horacio Cooks was laid to rest Saturday and, just hours after a family gathering following the funeral, his first cousin was gunned down outside a Birmingham service station. Tim Cooks, 26, was shot multiple times in the chest and stomach about 3 a.m. Sunday outside the Shell station on Third Avenue West. His family, still reeling from the June 18 shooting death of 28-year-old Horacio Cooks, said it's almost more than they can bear. "We can't believe it,'' said Sandra Cooks, one of Tim's sisters. "Two deaths in two weeks. The family is really grieving." Horacio was found...
  • Staff of Moses 'found' in Birmingham

    04/12/2002 4:36:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies · 794+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 11 April, 2002, 17:27 GMT 18:27 UK | BBC Staff
    Staff of Moses 'found' in Birmingham Was Moses was an Egyptian official called Tuthmosis? An ancient staff in a British museum may be connected to the Biblical figure of Moses, a new book claims. Coventry writer Graham Phillips believes the staff, on display at Birmingham Museum, belonged to the historical Egyptian official Tuthmosis, whose life had strong parallels with the Moses of the Bible. "I am certain that this is the actual staff that the Bible asserts Moses used to perform the miracles of the Exodus," he told BBC News Online. But his claims are disputed by the curator...
  • ALDOT: I-22 likely to open in June

    05/08/2016 9:49:10 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Birmingham Business Journal ^ | March 31, 2016 | Tim Steere
    According to the Alabama Department of Transportation says the I-22 Corridor X project is almost complete. According to ALDOT engineers, the project is in the cleanup phase, with the I-65 tie all but complete. "We don't have an exact time," ALDOT Engineer DeJarvis Leonard told WBRC Fox 6. "But we feel that based on the progress that's been made, by June, we should have traffic on the interchange and on the paving project." Engineers also said horses are regularly wandering around the construction and an owner hasn't been identified. Georgia-based Archer Western is the contractor for the $168 million project....
  • The untold story of how the secret [Gov.]Bentley-Mason affair recordings went public

    04/18/2016 9:26:09 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 22 replies
    Yellowhammer News ^ | 4/17/16 | Cliff Sims
    As I drove up U.S. Highway 280, swerving in and out of traffic and making my way from suburban Birmingham toward the citys center, I thought about the events of the past year that had led up to this moment. For many months the hottest rumor in Alabama politics was that Governor Robert Bentley had engaged in a long-running extramarital affair with his senior political advisor Rebekah Mason, a married mother of three. At first the idea seemed so absurd I dismissed it as politically motivated nonsense. Now, here I was, driving toward an obscure Birmingham gas station to obtain...
  • Assorted Activists Gather at Dawn in Manhattan for Day of Protests (Soros out in Force- Photos)

    04/14/2016 8:48:49 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 11 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 4-14-2016 | Lee Stranahan
    : In Brooklyn, a coalition of protesters, including union, Black Lives Matter, and New York communist party activists, has put up a barricade in front of a McDonalds, although it remains open. A march started at Brooklyns Supreme Court, complete with a marching band and dancers. The protesters told Breitbart News that they were the same people out at 5 AM this morning, and they plan to be at Grand Central Station this evening.
  • Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime

    04/01/2016 7:00:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 31, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime Jack Dunphy Gentle readers, fasten your seatbelts. We are about to embark on a virtual tour on which you will join me in a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car cruising some of the citys most crime-ridden neighborhoods. We will be patrolling the LAPDs 77th Street Division, which year after year ranks at or near the top in violent crime among the citys 21 patrol divisions. The Los Angeles Times tracks crime in more than 200 communities across L.A. County, and five of the top ten on the list are in 77th Street Division....
  • Federal cash sustains dream of freeway through Ala. woods

    03/23/2016 10:15:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    E & E Publishing ^ | December 23, 2015 | Sean Reilly
    PINSON, Ala. -- At 8 a.m. on a Saturday, the rumble of bulldozers and other earth-moving equipment was already audible in Ardell Turner's modest home in this rural hamlet north of Birmingham. Not far away, they once mined coal. Now state and local leaders are seeking prosperity through one of the nation's largest and priciest road projects. On planners' maps, the Northern Beltline will be a 52-mile, six-lane interstate that will effectively complete a loop around Birmingham, Alabama's largest city. More than a half-century after the Beltline's conception, work on a small segment began last year within a mile of...
  • Democratic Party Fears Realized as Young Black Males Defect to GOP

    05/20/2014 5:21:44 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 33 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 20, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Beset by scandals on both the national and statewide level, Democrats find themselves in danger of historic losses in the 2014 midterms, as in addition to the "angry white males" they find themselves facing a new threat, that of the "angry young black male." A growing trend of young black makes defecting to the GOP has caused fears among Democratic Party officials who have largely ignored the concerns of a constituency that has been loyal for decades. It is ironic that with the election of the first African-American President, the party that garners roughly 90% of the black vote finds...
  • College Hate Crime Victims Get a Reality Check When Cops Review Surveillance Video

    02/27/2016 9:42:26 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 2/26/2016 | Parker Lee
    After reviewing footage of the attack, which was captured by 12 different cameras on board the bus, police found that the self-identified victims "were actually the aggressors" and can be seen continuing "to assault the victim despite the efforts of several passengers to stop them."
  • Beyonce turns Super Bowl halftime into Black Panthers, Black Lives Matter, Malcom X rallying cry

    02/08/2016 6:38:28 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 125 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 2/8/2016 | Staff
    Pop star Beyonce turned one of America’s greatest annual sporting events into a political propaganda statement with a halftime show honoring the controversial Black Lives Matter movement. As she belted out her new song “Formation,” a celebrated anthem for black pride, dancers performed in wardrobe similar to members of the Black Panthers.
  • HUNDREDS of Protesters Carry “TRUMP IS RIGHT” Signs at First PEGIDA Rally in England

    02/06/2016 11:38:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 6,2016 | Jim Hoft
    HUNDREDS of Supporters took part in the first PEGIDA rally in Birmingham, England on Saturday.
  • 10 things my White friends BETTER NOT ruin during Black History Month

    02/01/2016 8:24:02 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 162 replies
    Chicago Now ^ | 2-1-2016 | Nikki Lynette
    <p>1. The 2016 Presidential Election. So... we're just gonna act like that thing on his head is hair? Aside from the fact that he's shown himself to be a sexist bigot, if Donald Trump isn't even perceptive enough to notice a seagull nesting on his head then how the hell can he run a country? Only the most racist and player-hatery of my White homies could possibly be pro-Trump. And if that's what you're about, then that's your business. But don't ruin the Presidential Elections for the rest of us this month. Keep it to yourself until March. Let us enjoy our last Black History Month with a Black president in peace.</p>
  • Black people had the power to fix the problems in Ferguson before the Brown shooting. They failed.

    09/19/2014 12:31:39 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2014 | Charles Cobb
    Many images that came out of Ferguson, Mo., last month looked like scenes from Birmingham, Ala., in the 1960s: the gun-wielding police officers, the sign-carrying protesters and the chants demanding equal treatment and human dignity. But thats where the similarities ended. For all the righteous indignation it inspired, the Ferguson turmoil has become the latest in a series of flash-in-the-pan causes that peter out without inspiring lasting movements for racial justice. As an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi during the 60s, what I learned was the importance of organizing at the grass-roots and how even...
  • Black Serial Killer: Why the Media Indifference?

    01/07/2016 5:01:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | January 7, 2016 | Larry Elder
    Why the near media-silence over the absurdly long-delayed trial of alleged serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr.? Franklin would seem to represent ideal grist for the voracious 24/7 national media. There is, of course, murder. He is charged with killing 10 and suspected of killing more. The crimes took place in a big, media-centric city, Los Angeles, as opposed to some obscure small town or rural community in a fly-over state ignored by national media. There is an unsolved mystery that took place over a long time. Franklin was a former city trash collector who lived quietly in South Central Los...
  • Is this the first EVER finished Koran? Fragments at Birmingham University may belong to the original

    Fragments of the oldest Koran in existence, which were discovered at a British university library, could be from the original copy of the Muslim holy book. Leading academic Jamal bin Huwareib believes the pages found at Birmingham University earlier this year are from the first assembled Koran by the Prophet Muhammad's close friend Abu Bakr. The pages, thought to be between 1,448 and 1,371 years old, were discovered bound within the pages of another Koran from the late seventh century at the university's library. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Inside the abandoned City of Libraries

    09/02/2015 4:02:19 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st September 2015 | Michael Huniewicz
    'The desert city of Chinguetti, sinking ever-deeper under the sands of the Sahara, is the last place in the world you would expect to find a library. Yet this crumbling outpost in the west-African country of Mauritania is home to around 6,000 rare books and manuscripts, including some of the oldest Koranic texts in existence which date back to the 9th Century. It was once the prosperous and bustling trade centre of several 'trans-Sahara' trade routes. Traders from all over Europe, north-Africa and the Levant would stop in Chinguetti before moving on to sub-Saharan Africa. There, they would rub shoulders...
  • The Yemeni Koran

    12/14/2009 5:55:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies · 975+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 12-14-09 | Jamie Glazov/Robert Spencer/Moorthy Muthuswamy.
    Explosive ramifications result from new evidence revealing the Muslim holy book has undergone a textual evolution Frontpage Interviews guests today are Robert Spencer and Moorthy Muthuswamy. Moorthy Muthuswamy is an expert on terrorism in India. He grew up in India, where he had firsthand experience with political Islam and jihad. He moved to America in 1984 to pursue graduate studies. In 1992, he received a doctorate in nuclear physics from Stony Brook University, New York. Since 1999 he has extensively published ideas on neutralizing political Islams terror war as it is imposed on unbelievers. He is the author of the...
  • Higher Criticism of the Koran Resisted

    11/02/2009 5:50:14 PM PST · by Tefilo · 13 replies · 547+ views
    Folks, Sandro Magister, the world-renowned vaticanista, hosted in his website an exchange between Muslim theologian Aref Ali Nayed and the Catholic Islamologist Michel Cuypers which I think you should read. The subject of the exchange is one that Ive covered repeatedly in these humble folios, having to do with the need for a higher criticism of the Koran in order to know, expose, and study its literary genres, its historical context, the oral traditions that converged in its formation, and the phases in its redaction that gave us the text as we read it today. Of course, such an...
  • What is the Koran?

    11/20/2002 3:13:18 PM PST · by dennisw · 122 replies · 6,190+ views
    atlantic monthly ^ | J A N U A R Y 1 9 9 9 | Toby Lester
    J A N U A R Y 1 9 9 9Researchers with a variety of academic and theological interests are proposing controversial theories about the Koran and Islamic history, and are striving to reinterpret Islam for the modern world. This is, as one scholar puts it, a "sensitive business" by Toby Lester (The online version of this article appears in three parts. Click here to go to part two. Click here to go to part three.) N 1972, during the restoration of the Great Mosque of Sana'a, in Yemen, laborers working in a loft between the structure's inner and...
  • Brass tacks discussion on Islam

    11/18/2015 8:12:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 238 replies
    Ok, let's get down to brass tacks. How long has the Islam religion been around and have they always been so hateful and violent (like so many of them are today)? I believe they claim to be direct descendants of Abraham but I also believe that Abraham was a favorite of our one true Judeo-Christian God, and was the father or grandfather of the Jewish and Christian religions. I have a hard time believing that our loving Judeo-Christian God is also the Islam God, Allah, whose Muslim followers seem to be so misplaced. Haven't the warlike Muslim tribes fanned out...
  • 'Birmingham Koran' fragment could shake Islam, carbon-dating suggests it is OLDER than Muhammad

    09/01/2015 6:46:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/01/2015 | By JENNIFER NEWTON
    The 'Birmingham Koran' fragment that could shake Islam after carbon-dating suggests it is OLDER than the Prophet Muhammad Fragments of the oldest Koran were discovered last month in BirminghamCarbon dating found the pages were produced between 568AD and 654AD But several historians now say that the parchment may predate MuhammadThey believe that this discovery could rewrite the early history of Islam Fragments of the world's oldest Koran, found in Birmingham last month, may predate the Prophet Muhammad and could even rewrite the early history of Islam, according to scholars.The pages, thought to be between 1,448 and 1,371 years old, were...

    07/23/2015 8:07:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/23/2015 | Robert Spencer
    The BBC announced enthusiastically Wednesday that what may be the worlds oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham. This news is not only of interest to scholars and Muslim intellectuals; it appears to buttress the Islamic claim that the Qurans text has remained unchanged for 1,400 years which is purported to be proof of its divine origin. There is only one problem with all this: the BBC article raises more questions than it answers, and reveals more about the wishful thinking of the academic and media establishments than it does about the...
  • 'Oldest' Koran Fragments Found in Birmingham University

    07/22/2015 1:16:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22 July 2015 | Sean Coughlan
    What may be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham. Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making it among the earliest in existence. The pages of the Muslim holy text had remained unrecognised in the university library for almost a century. The British Library's expert on such manuscripts, Dr Muhammad Isa Waley, said this "exciting discovery" would make Muslims "rejoice". The manuscript had been kept with a collection of other Middle Eastern books and documents, without being identified as one of the oldest fragments of the...
  • Christian preachers face arrest in Birmingham

    12/12/2015 9:46:36 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10:43PM BST 31 May 2008 | David Harrison
    A police community support officer ordered two Christian preachers to stop handing out gospel leaflets in a predominantly Muslim area of Birmingham. The evangelists say they were threatened with arrest for committing a "hate crime" and were told they risked being beaten up if they returned. The incident will fuel fears that "no-go areas" for Christians are emerging in British towns and cities, as the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, claimed in The Sunday Telegraph this year. Arthur Cunningham, 48, and Joseph Abraham, 65, both full-time evangelical ministers, have launched legal action against West Midlands Police, claiming...
  • Trump: As president, I will mandate the death penalty for anyone who kills a police officer

    12/11/2015 11:28:14 AM PST · by BAW · 104 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/11/2015 | Allahpundit
    From last night's speech to the New England Police Benevolent Association, which voted to endorse him. Rarely can you tell whether a new Trump policy idea was gamed out beforehand or just something he came up with on the fly while in front of a mic, and this is no exception. His advisor, Dan Scavino, tweeted it out after Trump said it, though, so if it wasn't official campaign policy before, I guess it is now. Is it worth critiquing this? Krauthammer’s ready to give up on arguing against Trump policies, partly because they're all obviously political panders rather than...
  • Trump makes shortlist for Time's Person of the Year

    12/07/2015 7:56:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 238 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 07, 2015, 10:41 am | Lisa Hagen
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump made the shortlist for TIME magazine's 2015 Person of the Year for his "populist rhetoric" in the 2016 presidential election that has "stirred debate about the party's future."The magazine released its shortlist Monday morning with Trump making the cut among other finalists including Black Lives Matter activists, Russian president Vladimir Putin and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). 
  • How Ted Cruz Would Have Handled That Heckler from Black Lives Matter Differently Than Donald Trump

    11/23/2015 9:49:42 AM PST · by Isara · 190 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11.23.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    A handful of Donald Trump's supporters played right into the hands of Black Lives Matter when they roughed up one of their members who was heckling Trump at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama over the weekend. From the podium, Trump shouted to the heckler "get the hell out of here" and told security to "throw him out." ...Trump added fuel to the fire during an appearance on FOX News when he said, "Maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing." Trump also claimed the heckler, who has been identified as Mercutio Southall,...
  • Black Activist Punched at Donald Trump Rally in Birmingham

    11/22/2015 5:08:34 AM PST · by kristinn · 111 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 22, 2015 | Jenna Johnson and Mary Jordan
    A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during Trump's speech and could be heard yelling, "Black lives matter!" A fight broke out around him, prompting Trump to briefly halt the rally and demand removal of Southall. "Get him the hell out of here, will you please?" Trump said. The crowd alternated between cheering and booing as...
  • Trump: Black Lives Matter Protester Allegedly Punched At Rally ‘Should Have Been Roughed Up’

    11/22/2015 5:48:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/22/15 | Derek Hunter
    Mercutio Southall Jr., a Black Lives Matter protester, was allegedly punched at a Donald Trump rally in Alabama after he disrupted the event by yelling “Black lives matter.” Reports also claim someone attempted to choke Southall as well.When the ruckus broke out, the crowd immediately booed and shouted down Southall with chants of “All lives matter.”For his part, Trump can be heard saying from the stage, “Get him the hell out of here, will you, please?”Appearing on Fox and Friends the morning after the dust up, Trump was unapologetic. The GOP frontrunner said Southall, “was so obnoxious and so loud,...
  • Trump tweet on African-American crime sets off firestorm

    11/22/2015 5:39:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/22/15 | Curt Mills
    Donald Trump's notorious Twitter presence landed him in a little hot water with segments of the internet commentariat Sunday with a tweet about black-on-black crime.Trump appears to have been arguing that the new national focus on criminal justice reform is perhaps misguided, as most slain African-Americans are killed by other African-Americans, not police officers. Trump's argument and the graphic he shared immediately drew the ire of some thinkers. Some argued that Trump was pandering to sentiment that was already prevalent within the Republican base.Additionally, some took exception to the veracity of the claims in Trump's graphic, arguing particularly that the...
  • Trump takes heat for tweet about black murder rates

    11/22/2015 2:15:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    Donald Trump is taking heat on social media for a Sunday afternoon tweet of statistics purporting to show that the vast majority of murdered black people in the U.S. are killed by other black people. The tweet was apparently Trump’s response to a Twitter thread about support from white supremacists for the GOP front-runner. It also comes the day after a Black Lives Matter protester said he was physically and verbally assaulted at a Trump rally. The image Trump posted includes a list of “USA Crime Statistics ~ 2015.” The two that are highlighted are “Blacks Killed by Police ~~...
  • Diamond and Silk tell a BLM Protester how to Act at a Donald Trump Rally

    11/22/2015 3:16:52 PM PST · by digger48 · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 22, 2015 | The Viewers View
    The girls are back with a new one on the BLM activist at Trumps rally
  • Donald Trump on his Black Lives Matter heckler: 'Maybe he should have been roughed up'

    11/22/2015 10:34:07 AM PST · by Fhios · 42 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | 11/22/2015 | Colin Campbel
    During a Sunday-morning interview, real-estate mogul Donald Trump expressed some support for his fans who reportedly punched and kicked a heckler the day before at a presidential-campaign rally.
  • Fulop: Trump 'shamefully politicizing' 9/11 attacks

    11/22/2015 9:24:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | November 22, 2015
    Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop today ripped into Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump for saying he saw 'thousands of people' in Jersey City cheer when the World Trade Center was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001. "Trump is plain wrong, and he is shamefully politicizing an emotionally charged issue," Fulop said in a statement released this morning. "No one in Jersey City cheered on September 11." The real-estate mogul and front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination for president made his comments in Birmingham, Ala. He is calling for surveillance of some U.S. mosques
  • Black Activist Punched at Trump Rally

    11/22/2015 8:42:48 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jenna Johnson and Mary Jordan
    A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally here on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during Trump's speech and could be heard yelling, "Black lives matter!" A fight broke out around him, prompting Trump to briefly halt the rally and demand the removal of Southall. "Get him the hell out of here, will you, please?" Trump said. The crowd alternated between cheering and booing as...
  • WATCH: Trump Tosses BLM Heckler From Alabama Rally: 'Get Him the Hell Out of Here!' [2 VIDEOS]

    During a rally today in Birmingham, AL, Donald Trump told security to get a Black Lives Matter protester "the hell out of here." The African-American protester disrupted Trump during his speech, pulling off a sweatshirt to reveal a "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt and heckling the Republican candidate. He then promised that what happened to Democratic candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders when his speech was taken over by two young Black Lives Matter protesters would never happen to him. In the speech, Trump told supporters that as president, he would be in favor of keeping surveillance on certain mosques and would...
  • WATCH: Trump Tosses BLM Heckler From Alabama Rally: 'Get Him the Hell Out of Here!'

    11/21/2015 1:29:25 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | November 21, 2015
    protestor at Trump's rally. He pulls off a sweatshirt to show "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt. Trump yells "get him the hell out of here"(Fox) — Greta Van Susteren (@greta) November 21, 2015 During a rally today in Birmingham, AL, Donald Trump told security to get a Black Lives Matter protester "the hell out of here." The African-American protester disrupted Trump during his speech, pulling off a sweatshirt to reveal a "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt and heckling the Republican candidate. This guy is heckling trump. Now being booed. "Get him the hell out of here." - Trump. #TrumpBham — Cort...
  • Black Protester Attacked at Donald Trump Rally Called 'Monkey' and Other Racial Slurs, He Says

    11/22/2015 4:58:36 AM PST · by kristinn · 112 replies ^ | Saturday, November 21, 2015 | Carol Robinson
    The Black Lives Matter protester attacked during Donald's Trump's Birmingham rally said he was punched, kicked and called "n****r" while a group of eight or nine people were on top of him. Mercutio Southall Jr., a well-known activist who said he has been tased at least 30 times and just recently marched heavily –armed through a Birmingham neighborhood to teach people about gun rights, said he is sore after today's pummeling but doesn't think he was seriously injured. "I'm alive,'' Southall told in his first interview since he was escorted out of the Birmingham- Jefferson Convention Complex. Southall said...
  • Trump supporters, Black Lives Matter protester clash at rally

    11/21/2015 3:34:48 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 87 replies ^ | Reena Flores
    During a campaign rally for Republican presidential contender Donald Trump in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday, a fight broke out between a Black Lives Matter protester and other event attendees. One video from the event, shot by a CNN reporter, shows several Trump supporters shoving and kicking a black protester on the ground. CNN reports that the man appeared to have been shouting "black lives matter," a slogan that was also printed on his shirt. The network reported that at least six attendees pushed and tackled the man when he refused to leave the event. One rally attendee can be heard...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump MASSIVE Rally in Birmingham, AL

    11/21/2015 11:13:02 AM PST · by JoeSeales · 34 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-21-15 | Donald Trump
    The live streams were a bit choppy so here's the full version of his speech in Birmingham. November 21, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump held a campaign rally in Birmingham, AL and spoke to a crowd of tens of thousands at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.
  • Condoleezza Rice: I Get The Security Concerns, But The US Should Accept Refugees

    11/18/2015 10:05:12 AM PST · by bkopto · 106 replies
    TPM ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | Sara Jerde
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday (in a room with a governor who said he'd refuse refugees) that she understood the concerns over the security risks, but that the United States needed to accept refugees, as reported by Rice made the remarks at the 38th annual Southeast U.S.-Japan conference, in Birmingham, Alabama, according to the publication. Among those in attendance was Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) who had released a statement Sunday that said he would not "stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way." He was one of 13 governors...
  • Black Confederate flag activist says fatal car wreck was no accident:

    09/03/2015 1:18:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Yellowhammer News ^ | JULY 20, 2015 | ELIZABETH BESHEARS
    Black Confederate flag activist says fatal car wreck was no accident: Theyre after us WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH BESHEARS ON JULY 20, 2015 AT 10:27 AM CDT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Anthony Hervey, an Oxford, Mississippi, native and African-American Confederate flag activist died in a car wreck on the way home from a Save our South rally in Birmingham, now some are concerned the fatal crash wasnt an accident. Also in the car at the time of the wreck was Arlene Barnum, who survived with minor injuries, and says the wreck was caused by a silver car which chased them before swerving...
  • 'All Lives Matter' march draws more than 20,000 to Birmingham

    08/30/2015 7:10:46 AM PDT · by magellan · 15 replies
    Birmingham News via ^ | August 29, 2015 | Greg Garrison
    Led by conservative activist and talk show host Glenn Beck, more than 20,000 people chanting "All Lives Matter" marched the historic civil rights route from Kelly Ingram Park to Birmingham City Hall this morning. "It's about taking our church out in the streets," Beck said. He said marchers came from as far away as China, Dubai and the Netherlands. Actor Chuck Norris, a conservative activist known for his martial arts, action movies and TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger," marched about two rows behind Beck. Alveda King, a niece of civil rights activist the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., marched in...
  • Oldest Koran Destabilises Islamic History, Scientists Say It Pre-dates Mohammed

    08/31/2015 11:22:54 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 31, 2015 | by Nick Hallett
    Fragments of an early Koran found in a Birmingham library may rewrite Islamic history after carbon dating revealed they could be older than Mohammed.
  • Gov. Robert Bentley's Wife Filing for Divorce

    08/29/2015 11:44:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies ^ | 8/29
    Gov. Robert Bentley's wife of 50 years, Dianne, today filed for divorce, saying "their marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown," according to court records. The couple, both 72, were married in 1965 and have four children. Alabama's First Lady files for divorce Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's wife, Diane, files for divorce citing "complete incompatibility." The filing cites "complete incompatibility of temperament" and states they have been separated since January. The filing also lists her address as Tuscaloosa and his as Montgomery. "There exists a conflict of personalities which destroys the legitimate aims of matrimony and all possibilities of reconciliation are...

    08/22/2015 4:25:30 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 22, 2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    16 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump declared, I think flat tax is okay on Fridays broadcast of the Matt Murphy Show on Birmingham, ALs WAPI. Trump said, Who knows taxes better than me? He continued, You know, when they talk about fixing the tax, its so complicated, that people have to go and use H&R Block to do a $50,000 a man who makes $50,000 has to spend money . Host Matt Murphy then cut in to ask Trump if he supports the fair tax. Trump answered, Well, I think fair tax is okay. And I think flat tax...
  • Cop Pistol-Whipped With His Own Gun After Restraining Himself For Fear of Backlash

    08/15/2015 12:58:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/15/2015 | Ken Meyer
    The story of an Alabama police detective went viral this week after being pistol-whipped with his own gun for fear of becoming the newest police headline.A lot of officers are being too cautious because of whats going on in the media, the officer later told reporters. I hesitated because I didnt want to be in the media like I am right now.The officer, who has asked to remain anonymous, was attacked last Friday after stopping a car that was erratically moving down the highway. After pulling-over to a parking lot at a shopping mall, Janard Cunningham reportedly got out...