Montgomery (Alabama)

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Hank III is Coming to Town. He Suggests You Wear Close-Toed Shoes.

    No other family of music artists like the forebears of a legendary name - Hank Williams - have captured the heart of what it means to be a country outlaw, a Southern rebel, a despicable bastard in the eyes of our more uppity brothers and sisters. Three generations of this inglorious family have domi ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 7, 2013
  • News

    June 7, 2012

    Welcome Back, Jim Crow

    New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Clay Jenkins Hits the Wall in the Appointment of New Black Panther Party Founder

    It looks like Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, long a puppet of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, finally has hit the Price wall. Jenkins has stopped action on the appointment of Price protégé Aaron McCarthy, aka Aaron Michaels, to the county's "homeland security advisory committee," w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    What's the Right Culinary Way to Celebrate MLK Day?

    ​Valentine's Day means chocolate, Thanksgiving means turkey and Martin Luther King Jr. Day means somebody gets in trouble for serving fried chicken. Last year, the Denver Public Schools issued an apology for putting "Southern-style chicken" and collard greens on its cafeteria menu under the h ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    FAIR-y Tales

    Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.

  • News

    November 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Scooch a Bit SMU, You (May) Finally Have Company

    The NCAA might wipe off the SMU dust and fire up ol' Sparky one more time. Since the NCAA sentenced SMU’s football program to the death penalty 22 years ago, the organization has admitted its error by pardoning more than 30 schools that committed similarly egregious violations. Thanks to ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2007

    Knights' Tale

    Another historic emblem of black Dallas stands on the brink

  • Calendar

    October 4, 2007

    The Right Fight

    A civil rights legend speaks

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2006

    Copper? I Hardly Even Knew Her.

    Copper theft's all the rage these days, especially among folks stealing the stuff for quick drug money. Ask the city council in Montgomery, Alabama, which last week adopted an ordinance that requires folks who buy scrap metal to electronically send a daily report to police. Or Dean Wallace and Angel ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Fantasy League

    Bill Rossell had two dreams: owning a bar and running a baseball team. The first dream came true. The second is about to. Somebody wake him.

  • News

    July 1, 1999

    Southern fried

    What's in a name? A lot of ugly history, at least when it comes to Jefferson Davis Elementary.

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Air Joyner

    Onetime fly jock Tom Joyner has landed a radio deal with Corporate America that is making him the conscience of the black community

  • News

    April 16, 1998

    Saint Al

    Will he die in prison for the sins of the plantation?

  • News

    May 8, 1997

    We are the R.O.T.

    The Enloes are Republic of Texas stalwarts, but they don't go for hostage-taking. They prefer using bogus money orders to battle "the eight banking families that control the world."

  • News

    October 17, 1996