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 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

In Black America Podcast: Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement: Views from the Front Line – Part I

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host . presents highlights of the Civil Rights Summit marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 .  Featured on today’s program are three civil rights legends that looked back at the movement ... [Published KUTRadio - 11 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Voting rights march interpretive center to be built at Alabama State University

MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- Officials today announced a new $5 million interpretive center for the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail on the campus of Alabama State University.ASU President Gwendolyn Boyd signed a memorandum of understanding with ... [Published al.com - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Candidate filing reflects historic change

HIGH POINT —Nearly 50 years after Congress passed the Voting Rights Act to ensure the opportunity for blacks to vote in the South, High Point reflects the magnitude of the change brought by the legislation.When the filing period for mayor and City Council ... [Published High Point Enterprise - 15 hours ago]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Maria Gitin: Why we must vote

Aug. 6 is the 49th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This landmark federal legislation prohibits racial discrimination in voting and led to removal of other barriers to voting that benefit people with disabilities, citizens with language differences ... [Published Santa Cruz Sentinel - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

This week in the war on workers: Is Staples really getting out of the postal privatization game?

This week, Staples and the postal service announced that the plan to locate mini post offices in Staples stores—a plan that had drawn protest as replacing middle-class public jobs with low-wage privatized jobs—was off. The announcement followed a decision ... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Readers' Voice: July 19, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email readersvoice@wvgazette.com.Talk about the Marmet Kroger being unstocked without enough help — Smithers is the same way. I’ve walked out twice. I thought ... [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Preparations for 50th Anniversary of Selma to Montgomery March Underway in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  The 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March is months away -- and officials in Selma are already working to get ready for the big event.Selma mayor George Evans says the city is striving to put its best foot ... [Published WNCF TV - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

SCLC to hold annual convention in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -The Southern Christian Leadership Conference announced Friday that their 56th annual convention will be held in Birmingham next month.The convention will be at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Birmingham on August 10-13.SCLC National ... [Published MyFox Birmingham - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Classes Provide Cottage Food Law Certification

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering food safety training courses to fulfill requirements of the new Alabama Cottage Food Law .Training is scheduled for July 23 in Camden, Aug. 12 in Selma, Aug. 14 in Hayneville and Aug. 26 in Clanton. ... [Published Alfa Farmers - Neighbors - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

El Camino: On the road to Selma

Larry Luckey, photo by Teresa PuenteWe drove from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama, on U.S. Highway 80 on the road that those who fought for civil rights traveled in 1965.We stopped midway between the two cities where marchers set up a “Tent City.” Today ... [Published Chicago Now - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Mother accused of kidnapping daughter, 10, is back in Selma to face charges

SELMA, Alabama -- The mother accused of kidnapping her 10-year-old daughter and taking to her to her home in Panama City, Fla. is back in Selma to face criminal charges.Loraine Hale Flennory, who doesn't have custody of her daughter, was transported back ... [Published al.com - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 2 reports

Occupational Health News Roundup [The Pump Handle]

Serious health problems are driving workers at a car part manufacturer in Alabama to call for a union. In an in-depth article for NBC News, reporter Seth Freed Wessler investigated occupational exposures at the Selma-based Renosol Seating plant, where ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jul 15 2014]

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...” He has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls "The Beloved Community” in America. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress."
Maria Gitin will read from her book, "This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight" at Bookshop Santa Cruz at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11
Under the deal, LIRR workers will get 17 percent raises over 6 1/2 years and "all employees will for the first time contribute to their health insurance costs, and new employees will have different wage progressions and pension plan contributions" according to the governor's office

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In Black America Podcast: Heroes of the Civil R... [Published KUTRadio - 11 hours ago]
Voting rights march interpretive center to be b... [Published al.com - 15 hours ago]
Candidate filing reflects historic change [Published High Point Enterprise - 15 hours ago]
For African-American Women—and All Women—Let’s ... [Published The Root - Jul 21 2014]
Maria Gitin: Why we must vote [Published Santa Cruz Sentinel - Jul 19 2014]
This week in the war on workers: Is Staples rea... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 19 2014]
Readers' Voice: July 19, 2014 [Published Charleston Gazette - Jul 19 2014]
Map: See which Alabama school systems spend the... [Published al.com - Jul 18 2014]
Preparations for 50th Anniversary of Selma to M... [Published WNCF TV - Jul 18 2014]
SCLC to hold annual convention in Birmingham [Published MyFox Birmingham - Jul 18 2014]
Classes Provide Cottage Food Law Certification [Published Alfa Farmers - Neighbors - Jul 18 2014]
Rep. John Lewis to speak at Aspen Institute on ... [Published Aspen Times - Jul 17 2014]
El Camino: On the road to Selma [Published Chicago Now - Jul 16 2014]
Daily Kos Labor digest: Long Island Rail Road w... [Published Daily Kos - Jul 16 2014]
Mother accused of kidnapping daughter, 10, is b... [Published al.com - Jul 15 2014]
Occupational Health News Roundup [The Pump Handle] [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jul 15 2014]
Phenix City Board of Education alleges harassme... [Published Ledger-Enquirer - Jul 15 2014]
Working for Selma Hyundai supplier blamed for a... [Published al.com - Jul 15 2014]
72 correctional officer trainees graduate this ... [Published al.com - Jul 15 2014]
Alabama auto parts workers face widespread illn... [Published Examiner.com - Jul 14 2014]
Polar invasion to chill summer fun [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Jul 14 2014]
Some workers at Hyundai supplier in Selma say t... [Published al.com - Jul 14 2014]
Selma woman accused of severely cutting uncle's... [Published al.com - Jul 14 2014]
What's Making These Auto Plant Workers So Sick? [Published NBCNews.com - Jul 14 2014]
Students at dozens of Alabama schools will get ... [Published Birmingham News - Jul 12 2014]
"From Selma to Stonewall": New Documentary expl... [Published Glaad - Jul 11 2014]
What's been filming in Atlanta this summer? [Published Atlanta Magazine - Jul 11 2014]
Local Woman Arrested in Kidnapping Case [Published WJHG - Jul 11 2014]
The Redemption of George Wallace [Published Town Hall - Jul 11 2014]
Influential pioneer relives darkest days of Civ... [Published WSBTV - Jul 11 2014]
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Occupational Health News Roundup [The Pump Handle] [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Jul 15 2014]
Serious health problems are driving workers at a car part manufacturer in Alabama to call for a union. In an in-depth article for NBC News, reporter Seth Freed Wessler investigated occupational exposures at the Selma-based Renosol Seating plant, where ...
Being Biden Vol. 16: "50 Years Later" [Published White House.gov Blog Feed - Jul 02 2014]
In the latest installment of Being Biden , the Vice President reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and shares a photo of himself with Representative John Lewis, Jesse Jackson, and other leaders of the civil rights movement. It ...
Nearing 103, Amelia Boynton-Robinson Played Cru... [Published The Moderate Voice - Jul 02 2014]
Fifty years ago today, the monumental and indelible Civil Rights Act was signed into law. For American citizens who endured discrimination and bloodshed or who had ancestors who died, this was an act that came about 175 too late. Nut it would ensure ...
Civil Rights Icon John Lewis: Maya Angelou “Ins... [Published Swampland - May 29 2014]
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights icon, had some kind words for the recently departed poet and memoirist Maya Angelou, who died at the age of 86 Wednesday. “She spoke a lot about the right of people to participate in a democratic process,” said ...
Civil Rights Icon John Lewis: Maya Angelou “Ins... [Published TIME.com - May 29 2014]
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights icon, had some kind words for the recently departed poet and memoirist Maya Angelou, who died at the age of 86 Wednesday. “She spoke a lot about the right of people to participate in a democratic process,” said ...
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Selma celebrates 49th anniversary of "Bloody Su... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Mar 10 2014]
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Benefit Deve... [Published Financial Services - Feb 14 2014]
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