Rise to the Moment of Truth Saturday, September 30, 2023


Birmingham-Southern College Alabama News
Legislature approves ‘Distressed’ Birmingham-Southern College bailout bill after amendment from governor's office

The Alabama Legislature approved a bill to create a loan program for universities in financial distress after Gov. Kay Ivey returned the previous bill with an executive amendment.

bodycam Alabama News
Bill requiring law enforcement to release bodycam footage under certain circumstances heads to Ivey for signature

The Alabama Legislature has approved a bill that would allow for police bodycam and dashcam recordings to be released to the public under certain circumstances.

Kenneth Paschal Alabama News
Shelby Co. GOP backs State Rep. Paschal after a Democratic lawmaker referred to him as an 'n-word'

The Shelby County GOP has come out in support of State Rep, Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham), after he was the target of racially charged remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Mary Moore Alabama News
Drama on the House floor: State Rep. Moore blasts Pro-Tem Pringle for comments about Rep. Givan's conduct

State Rep. Mary Moore (D-Birmingham) took a moment of personal privilege Tuesday to lambast Speaker Pro-Tem Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) for comments he made about State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) and her behavior on the House floor.

Chris Pringle Alabama News
House Pro-Tem Pringle on Givan's racist Jay-Z tirade: 'Some days, her medication is not quite working'

Alabama House Speaker Pro-Tempore Chris Pringle (R-Mobile) says State Rep. Juandalynn Givan's (D-Birmingham) comments in which she referred to a black Republican lawmaker as an “N-word” went immediately unnoticed because members "just don't really listen" when she speaks.

Juandalynn Givan Alabama News
State Rep. Givan says calls to apologize for racist comments directed at GOP lawmaker 'merely another alt-right Republican distraction'

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham), is resolutely “unapologetic” for her comments in which she referred to a GOP lawmaker as an "N-word."

Kenneth Paschal Alabama News
'I will never be bullied or insulted into apologizing for what I am': State Rep. Paschal addresses racist comments from Democrat State Rep. Givan

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) has addressed the exchange between him and State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham), in which she referred to Paschal as an N-word.

John Wahl Alabama News
Alabama GOP calls for official apology from Rep. Juandalynn Givan after racist remarks given from House floor

The Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) has called for an official apology from State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) after her Tuesday tirade in which she referred to a GOP lawmaker as an N-word.

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan Alabama News
State Rep. Givan doubles down on racist Tuesday Jay-Z tirade — Not the first time, 'may not be' the last time

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) is not backing down from her racist Tuesday tirade in which she referred to the only black Alabama GOP lawmaker as an "N-word."

Juandalynn Givan Alabama News
Watch: Democrat State Rep. Givan cites Jay-Z song to refer to Alabama's lone black GOP lawmaker as an 'N-word' — 'You gon’ always be one when you walk up in here'

While referencing a song by hip-hop artist Jay-Z, State Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) indirectly referred to black GOP House member State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) as an "N-word."

Exhibition driving Alabama News
Sean Grehalva: Wrong way on exhibition driving

There is a massive difference in exhibition driving events and finding a safe area to have a little fun. That difference ought to be reflected in the bills.

Birmingham-Southern Alabama News
Justin Bogie: Birmingham-Southern bailout could set dangerous precedent

Without ARPA funds, how does BSC plan to remain open? There are two likely solutions, both of which would set a new precedent for state government’s involvement with private higher education institutions.

Juandalynn Givan Alabama News
State Rep. Givan crafting bill to create loan incentive program for Birmingham-Southern, other institutions in need of financial assistance

The future of Birmingham-Southern College remains uncertain, but State Rep. Juandalynn Givan believes there’s hope for the financially struggling school.

Joe Nathan James Jr Alabama News
Juandalynn Givan asks for a stay of execution for Joe James

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan filed a request for a stay of execution for Joe James citing the victim's family's opposition to the death penalty.

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House votes to legalize operation of autocycles on roads

  The Alabama House of Representatives voted last week to allow autocycles to be legally operated on the streets of Alabama.  House...

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House passes legislation clarifying EMA provides public safety services

The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation clarifying that Emergency Management Agencies across Alabama do...

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Rep. Givan doubles down on resignation demands

Representative Juandalynn Givan has released a statement, further calling for resignations in Brookside.   “The mayor and city attorney...

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House and Senate pass American Rescue Plan Act appropriation bills

The Alabama House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan Act appropriation on Tuesday with broad bipartisan support on...