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Twenty House and Senate members will accompany President Obama on this week's trip to Africa, according to White House officials, the latest sign of the White House's effort to build a closer rapport with Congress.
More than 50 years after Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed in Marion in an incident that helped spark the Selma to Montgomery marches, the city's importance to the civil rights movement was recognized on Monday when Marion was added to the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.
A former Obama administration official – and descendent of a Confederate leader – has some harsh words for Southern lawmakers who are fighting to ensure the Confederate flag remains atop graves at federal cemeteries.
A chorus of boos and cries of "vote! vote!" erupted in the U.S. House Thursday following a contentious day of hearings related to the Confederate flag.
Hillary Clinton will take a break from the presidential campaign trail July 14 to meet with lawmakers, including the Congressional Black Caucus, on Capitol Hill.
Hundreds of people lined up to shop in Tuscaloosa’s new Nike factory store on Thursday. Once the doors opened up, there was a mad dash to get inside.
A company spokeswoman says this is part of Nike’s effort to get more factory stores in college towns.
Developers seeking to restore and redevelop Birmingham's oldest school building have been awarded a $3.7 million federal loan to undertake the project.
NAACP state chapters across the country plan to participate in a national march next month from Selma, Ala., to the nation's capital to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
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With the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 approaching later this summer, congressional Democrats filed legislation Wednesday to update and fix the landmark law they believe was gutted by the Supreme Court two years ago.
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, was the lone member of the state's congressional delegation to applaud Thursday's ruling by the Supreme Court that upheld a challenge to the Affordable Care Act.