Selma (Alabama, United States)

Type: City
Name: Selma (Alabama, United States)
Country: United States
Latitude: 32.419998
Longitude: -87.029999
population: 18,980
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 32 mins ago - 1 reports

Michael Brown shooting: Teacher suspended after pupils re-enact killing of unarmed teen along racial lines

The students played out the Ferguson shooting as part of a classroom exercise, with black students taking the role of victims and white student acting as the shootersA teacher has been suspended after her sixth-grade students acted out the killing of ... [Published Mirror.co.uk - 5 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 11 reports

Teacher forces students to reenact Michael Brown shooting

The same educational system that gives children detentions, suspends them from school, and forces them to publicly apologize any time they bring a tiny plastic toy gun to school, use their finger as an imaginary gun, or even mention firearms, has now ... [Published Examiner.com - 15 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Civil rights activists holds first of seven days of marches around State Capitol

MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- A small group of activists and ministers today held the first of seven "Jericho Marches" around the State Capitol to advocate against what they say are efforts to curtail gains from the civil rights movement, such as voting ri ... [Published al.com - 19 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

7 days of marches planned around Alabama Capitol

We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list)Subjects:Places:MONTGOMERY, Alabama — More than 20 people, including civil rights leaders and ministers, have marched around the state Capitol and Statehouse in the first day of a seven-day ... [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - 23 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Dallas County couple accused of raping teen family member, trying to get her pregnant

View full sizeAmanda Swan (DCSO) SELMA, Alabama -- A Dallas County couple is accused of raping a family member in order to have a baby.Jeremy Swan and Amanda Swan are both charged with rape, WSFA reported.Police say there is evidence Amanda wasn't able ... [Published al.com - 23 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

National Moment Of Silence For...

As I sat watching the video showing the dead body of Michael Brown lying on the ground in Ferguson County, Missouri my heart felt very heavy. Watching his father trying to get to his son’s body but being stopped by the police from doing so was overwhelming ... [Published Hudson Valley Press - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Teacher Suspended for Having Black and White Students Reenact Mike Brown Shooting

“…they are teaching these children to hate one another…”A teacher at an Alabama middle school has reportedly been suspended after children in her class were made to act out the police shooting of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown.The “absurd” classroom ... [Published Education News - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 4 reports

Alabama Teacher Reportedly Asked Students To Re-Enact Michael Brown Shooting

Big Cheese Photo viaAn Alabama teacher was placed on administrative leave after reportedly asking her students to re-enact the shootings of black teens Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.According to local mother Jessica Lynn Baughn, her sixth-grade son ... [Published Huffington Post Black Voices - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Right Racist

By Since his election, President Barack Obama has been opposed with blatant racism by the right. They have characterized him as a Muslim, said he was not born in the U.S., and mocked him and his family in racially charged pictures.Republicans openly plot ... [Published Santa Barbara Independent - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

AL prisons attracting more people to work

ELMORE, Alabama – When Chance Webster recently returned to Montgomery from a military deployment, he quickly sought a job in law enforcement."I had been on the military side, and now I want to be on the civilian side for a time," he said.Webster is among ... [Published Corrections Connection - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Long a Force for Progress, a Freedom Summer Legend Looks Back

Georgia Congressman John Lewis talks about what changed — and didn’t — because of the movement he helped to lead 50 years ago.by Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica August 19, 2014Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. , is the most iconic living veteran of the Civil Rights ... [Published Value Walk - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

The Unnerving Precedent Of Using The National Guard To Quell Civil Unrest

View gallery.Mark Kauzlarich/REUTERSMissouri National Guard soldiers stand by at a police command post in Ferguson, Missouri August 19, 2014.Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced early Monday that he was bringing in troops from the Missouri National Guard ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Aug 19 2014]

Quotes

Ms Strong said: "The teacher made the poor judgement of allowing that skit to continue once she saw the props and the context."
"This is a march of faith, the same faith that was in Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma and many other places" Sen. Sanders said
"There are consequences that we have for it, but that does not change our opinion of her as a teacher" he said
"The white students had to play the policepolice officer. She even has them get on the internet and research how many times the young man was shot where he was shot at" Baughn wrote on Facebook. "They are teaching these children to hate one another when we're supposed to be teaching them to love one another..."

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Michael Brown shooting: Teacher suspended after... [Published Mirror.co.uk - 5 hours ago]
Local school systems opt out of new lunch program [Published Daily Mountain Eagle - 5 hours ago]
Teacher forces students to reenact Michael Brow... [Published Examiner.com - 15 hours ago]
Civil rights activists holds first of seven day... [Published al.com - 19 hours ago]
Alabama teacher suspended after 6th graders re-... [Published DailyMe.Com - 21 hours ago]
Some outstanding games ahead [Published Montgomery Advertiser - 22 hours ago]
Dallas County couple accused of raping teen fam... [Published al.com - 23 hours ago]
7 days of marches planned around Alabama Capitol [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - 23 hours ago]
For St. Louisans, Ferguson Is A Painful Push To... [Published St. Louis Public Radio - 23 hours ago]
Teacher Suspended After Asking Students to Re-E... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - 23 hours ago]
AL Teacher Suspended for Having Class Reenact B... [Published Diversity Inc - Aug 22 2014]
Teacher suspended for Trayvon Martin, Michael B... [Published WOKV.com - Aug 22 2014]
Selma paper: Ala. teacher suspended after 6th g... [Published The Palm Beach Post - Aug 22 2014]
Suspended teacher accused of having students re... [Published WHP CBS21 - Aug 22 2014]
Alabama teacher allegedly told students to re-e... [Published Salon - Aug 22 2014]
Alabama Teacher Suspended After Shooting Lesson [Published ABC News - Aug 22 2014]
Alabama teacher suspended after shooting lesson [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Aug 22 2014]
Dallas County elementary school teacher suspend... [Published al.com - Aug 22 2014]
National Moment Of Silence For... [Published Hudson Valley Press - Aug 22 2014]
Alabama Teacher Reportedly Asked Students To Re... [Published Huffington Post Black Voices - Aug 21 2014]
Public radio fundraiser Saturday at Druid City ... [Published Tuscaloosa News - Aug 21 2014]
Teacher Makes Sixth-Graders Re-Enact the Death ... [Published Breitbart.com - Aug 21 2014]
Brantley Elementary School teacher suspended ov... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 21 2014]
Teacher makes sixth-graders re-enact the death ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 21 2014]
Michael Brown Shooting Reenactment In Class Get... [Published Inquisitr - Aug 21 2014]
Beyond a Simple Solution for Ferguson [Published Time - Aug 21 2014]
Teacher Suspended for Having Black and White St... [Published Education News - Aug 21 2014]
Right Racist [Published Santa Barbara Independent - Aug 21 2014]
Large gators and mad dogs? No thanks. [Published Army Flier - Aug 20 2014]
AL prisons attracting more people to work [Published Corrections Connection - Aug 20 2014]
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Teacher makes sixth-graders re-enact the death ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 21 2014]
In response to Student Suspended For Saying 'Bless You' After Classmate Sneezed : An excellent return across the school-lunacy net!  I'll drop back and use a backhand swing to send the ball back your way, with an assist from the Selma, Alabama Times-Journal ...
Al Sharpton Led His First Anti-Semitic Race-Rio... [Published YID With LID - Aug 19 2014]
Al Sharpton wasn't always an unrepentant MSNBC star, adviser to president Obama, and first-in-line to agitate a racial situation anywhere in the country. Twenty-three years ago a tragic car accident in Crown Heights Brooklyn escalated into a pogrom against ...
This week in the war on voting: 97-year-old den... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 16 2014]
Women's Suffrage League, West Virginia University, 1920. This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades Democrats are irked over Cantor's failure to deliver on Voting Rights Act revision: There seemed to be ...
#HAPPY103AMELIA! [Published PR Newswire: Entertainment & Media - Aug 15 2014]
TUSKEGEE, Ala., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amelia Boynton ­Robinson, the oldest of the surviving veterans of the 1965 Selma, Alabama Civil Rights Movement, will cele brate her 103 birthday this coming August 18. Still completely mentally ...
Civil Rights Icon Compares Ferguson To Montgome... [Published Think Progress - Aug 14 2014]
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) CREDIT: MSNBC Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who nearly 40 years ago suffered a fractured skull as police officers attacked civil rights protesters with dogs and billy clubs in Selma, Alabama, denounced the police treatment of protesters ...
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Selma celebrates 49th anniversary of "Bloody Su... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Mar 10 2014]
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