Doug Jones reflects on anniversary of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

September 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday was the anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that killed four girls in 1963. The prosecutor who brought the men responsible to justice, former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, is now a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. Jones urged Americans, Alabamians and their leaders to stand up to hate.

“Over the past month, we’ve seen the purveyors of hatred and division rear their ugly heads in Charlottesville and around the country,” said Jones, who prosecuted KKK members responsible for the deadly Sept. 15, 1963, bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church.

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Stop acting surprised by Jeff Sessions’ racism

September 6, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Jeff Sessions is a racist.

I have grown tired of people telling me that he’s not, and then using some contrived example of a time when Jeff Sessions didn’t exhibit the tendencies of a hood-wearing, cross-burning racist to prove the point.

Oh, this one time, Jeff Sessions saw a black man crossing the street and didn’t try to run him down!

Racism has defined this man and his career from the very start. From the time when his racist behavior as a U.S. Attorney prevented his confirmation by Congress as a District Court judge to his dreadful work as Alabama’s AG to his pathetic blocking of immigration reform and pretty much any aid for minorities to his abhorrent work as the U.S. Attorney General.

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Mobile to hold mayoral, city council elections Tuesday

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Mobile go to the polls to elect their mayor and city council.

In the Mobile Mayoral race, incumbent Sandy Stimpson is seeking a second term as Mayor.  Former Mobile Mayor Sam Jones, who was unseated by Stimpson in 2013 is running to make a political comeback. Donaveta Ely and Anthony Thompson also are on the ballot seeking to be Mobile’s next mayor.

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Mobile to hold City election Tuesday

August 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter  

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Mobile go to the polls to elect their Mayor and City Council.

In the Mobile Mayoral race, incumbent Sandy Stimpson is seeking a second term as Mayor.  Former Mobile Mayor Sam Jones, who was unseated by Stimpson in 2013 is running to make a political comeback.  Donavette Ely and Anthony Thompson also are on the ballot seeking to be Mobile’s next mayor.

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It’s never racism in the Alabama Legislature

May 18, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

It’s never racism.

So, just stop it with that. You’re ruining racism for the people who really experience it – the kind where someone burns a cross in your yard, makes you drink from a different water fountain, won’t let you sit in the front of the bus, makes your kids attend a different school.

You know, real racism.

Not an email.

An email isn’t racist. Be serious. That was a joke – an innocent attempt at lightening the mood.
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The privilege of being a white college in Alabama

January 26, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

There is some confusion over the term “white privilege.”

Apparently, quite a few white people are convinced that this term is hogwash, because upon birth they weren’t given a pot of gold and a new Firebird.

Simply because they’ve faced some hardships in life, they believe that that is clear and convincing proof that they have no more advantages in America than the average minority. Read More

Bo Bice, Popeye’s chicken and a lesson in racism

January 5, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Bo Bice likes his chicken without the side of racism, thanks.

The former “American Idol” runner-up and Alabama resident resurfaced this week in one of the oddest ways: claiming on Facebook that he was discriminated against while ordering chicken at a Popeye’s restaurant in the Atlanta airport.

I know, I know. You’re thinking there’s no way this is true. That we finally got 2016 to mercifully come to an end and then 2017 goes and starts with Bo freakin’ Bice and Popeye’s chicken. Read More

Democrats prepare for bitter confirmation fight against Sen. Sessions

January 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON—Tuesday, January 3, 2017, a number of protestors from the NAACP held a sit in in US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) Mobile offices.

Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) reported that the protestors were demanding that Sessions withdraw from consideration for US Senate. The NAACP occupiers were finally arrested in Sessions’ office after refusing a request by the property owner that they leave.

State Representative Tim Wadsworth (R-Arley) commented on the matter, stating, “In Mobile, Alabama, there is a sit in at Senator Sessions office. They have a right to conduct a sit down outside but not inside which results in disrupted government operations. Would the media let these sit ins by Trump supporters be allowed without negative press. I don’t think so. I firmly believe that America was at a cross roads on the direction of our country on November 8 when President Trump won the election. I believe our country is moving in a positive direction with or without the non supporters.” Read More

Worley calls on Senate to reject Sessions nomination

November 21, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, November 19, 2016, Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley called the appointment of US Senator Jeff Sessions “disturbing” and called on the US Senate to reject Sen. Sessions as President Donald J. Trump’s (R) Attorney General.

Chairwoman Worley said in a statement, “Donald Trump’s choice of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III for US Attorney General is deeply disturbing. Our nation does not need an Attorney General with a history of hostility toward civil rights law, as well as disdain for voting rights activists overseeing civil rights and voting rights enforcement.”
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Republicans Appear to be Racists

December 2, 2015

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

What’s up with these Republicans? Really, what’s up? They’re downright scary.

So we have Donald Trump, leading the polls for the Republican nomination. This guy is xenophobic, racist, a bully, ugly.

But he doesn’t remember, or says he does, that New Jersey folks were celebrating the 9/11 attacks. Never happened. He just remembers something he didn’t ever know.

How can people support these Republicans? They’re mean. They’re bullies. They’re ugly. They’re out of this world. They are horrible. If you support a Republican in this year’s presidential primary, you have to evaluate your own soul.
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