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  1. Dramatic Surveillance Video Shows Kidnapped Woman Escape Car TrunkRead the original story

    Friday Mar 17 | Switched

    Dramatic surveillance video from a convenience store in Birmingham, Alabama, shows a woman escape her kidnapper by tumbling from the trunk of her moving car as it drives through the parking lot. Despite a hard landing, the woman quickly scrambles to her feet and runs to safety inside the store, where her captor had attempted to use the ATM just minutes before.


  2. Trevor Noah Schools Ben Carson: 'Slaves Weren't Immigrants'Read the original story

    Tuesday Mar 7 | Switched

    "Calling slaves immigrants is like saying, 'It's not kidnapping. That person just got a free vacation in a basement.'


  3. Henry Louis Gates Unveils Africa's Hidden Figures In New Docu-SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 27 | Switched

    The three-part, six hour PBS documentary series finds the Harvard professor chronicling 200,000 years of Africa's history and culture. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is unveiling the hidden figures of Africa's history in his latest docu-series, " Africa's Great Civilizations ."


  4. Twitter Imagines How The Trump White House Will Celebrate Black History MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | Switched

    February 1 marks the start of Black History Month , and there's not a lot of hope out there that President Donald Trump will offer much in the way of celebration. Last week, a White House statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day failed to mention the 6 million Jews who were killed in the genocide .


  5. 370 'Sister Marches' Planned For Day After Trump's InaugurationRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2017 | Switched

    Some 194,000 people have indicated on Facebook they plan to attend the Women's March on Washington , scheduled for Saturday, the day after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. And 1,200 tour buses have applied for permits to park at RFK stadium that day - six times the number that have applied for spots on the day of Trump's swearing in.


  6. Halloween's Over, But Record-Breaking Heat Horror ContinuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Switched

    Revelers take part in a Halloween parade in Manhattan, New York on Oct. 31. High temperatures smashed records in several American cities this Halloween. For millions of Americans, Halloween wasn't the only horror in store this week: Blistering, unrelenting heat was certainly no treat.


  7. Alabama's 'Worst Drought In Memory' Is About To Get Even WorseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | Switched

    This Oct. 11 photo shows Lake Purdy in Birmingham, Alabama. The lake has receded several feet due to drought, leaving dry, cracked ground where water used to be.


  8. College Football Player And His Teammates Pull Off Winning ProposalRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2016 | Switched

    On Saturday, Samford University linebacker Deion Pierre popped the question to girlfriend Jasmine Henderson after the team's 55-21 victory against Virginia Military Institute at their home stadium outside of Birmingham, Alabama. But he didn't do it alone.


  9. Think We Don't Need Banned Books Week? Take A Look At Donald TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2016 | Switched

    Trump holding up one book he actually does like, "The Art of the Deal," as he speaks during a campaign stop Nov. 21, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. For a full week each September, the literary community takes time to celebrate books that have been banned in the past and to talk openly about the dangers of book censorship.


  10. Veteran Federal Judge Blasts Ruling That Will Disenfranchise Poor, Black Ohio VotersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 | Switched

    Appointed in the apex of the civil rights era, Damon Keith gave his own court a haunting reminder of a history he knows well. First appointed to the federal bench in the 1960s, U.S. Circuit Judge Damon Keith issued a forceful dissent in a ruling that will likely erect barriers for African-American voters.


  11. Dad-To-Be Planned The Sweetest Surprise Proposal For His GirlfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2016 | Switched

    On August 28, Tabb popped the question to his girlfriend Makaila Stevenson - who is due on November 10 - at her shower in Birmingham, Alabama. The precious video, captured by J.McCoy Photography & Videography , has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook.


  12. 'Black-ish' Actress Marsai Martin To Star In New Civil Rights FilmRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2016 | Switched

    Adorable "Black-ish" actress Marsai Martin has landed the lead role in Amazon's upcoming American Girl live-action special, "Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win, an American Girl Story." Martin, who plays Diane in "Black-ish," will star as Melody Ellison, a 10-year-old girl who becomes aware of the racial inequality around her, according to Deadline .


  13. Alabama Chief Justice To Face Trial For Barring Same-Sex MarriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2016 | Switched

    A court has decided that Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will face trial in September for violating judicial ethics after he ordered state judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses early this year. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary, which has the final say on complaints against state judges, rejected Moore's motion to dismiss the charges on Monday, paving the way for a trial, The Court of the Judiciary did, however, reject a motion by the state's Judicial Inquiry Commission to remove him from the bench right away.


  14. This Is How To Care For Your Wood Cutting BoardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | Switched

    There may be no tool in the kitchen that gets as much of a workout as a wood cutting board. It can often serve a decorative function, too, adding warmth and artisanal beauty to the room.


  15. How Much Longer?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2016 | Switched

    August 28, 1963, standing only a few feet behind Dr. King, with almost 275,00 other people I watched and listened to his now famous "I HAVE A DREAM" speech. After the brutality of Birmingham, Ala police with police dogs and high pressure fire hoses against Black boys and girls peacefully protesting racial segregation four months earlier, Dr. King's "Dream" was a public national call to the conscience of white America to end segregation.


  16. It's Time To Put These Myths About The Civil War To RestRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2016 | Switched

    Writer-director Gary Ross, who directed "The Hunger Games," conducted heavy research to set the record straight in "Free State of Jones," released in theaters Friday. The film chronicles one white Confederate man's fight against slavery during the Civil War, as he finds refuge and forms a rebellion to help bring slaves to freedom.


  17. Scientific Study Proves Scientific Studies Can't Prove AnythingRead the original story

    Jun 1, 2016 | Switched

    This is especially heartening during magical thinking, er, I mean, campaign season. What follows is a two-step story of science making an effort to get it right when facing internal doubt.


  18. Rare Copies Of 13th Amendment, Emancipation Proclamation Go On SaleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Switched

    Rare copies of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, and the Emancipation Proclamation will be sold by Sotheby's , an auction house in New York, during its "Two Centuries of American History" auction on May 25. It is the first time both copies of the anti-slavery documents will be up for sale, simultaneously. In terms of historical significance -- other than the Declaration of Independence, bill of rights and the constitution -- these rare two documents are some of the greatest documents of American history."


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