Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:29:46 GMT
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:25:16 GMT
It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -
In 2013 Lee Hicks, Phenix City's newest superintendent candidate, was listed on a lawsuit along with several other Troy City Board of Education members, claiming that they were trying to segregate classrooms in grades K through 6.
According to court documents, from 2008 to 2012-13 Academic years, the number of all African American classes taught by African American teachers has increased from one to nine.
The suit claims that of the more than 2,000 students in the Troy City School System -- approximately 62 percent of them are black. This led parents to see the parent choice policy as a pretext to racially segregate classrooms and they sought to have the effort prohibited by the court of law as a Civil Rights violation.
Now in December 2013 this case was dismissed by the Middle District Court of Alabama, enjoining the Troy City Board of Education from notifying parents that they had preferential treatment for their students in grades K through 6.
Additionally, the plaintiffs in that case were awarded $10,500 to be paid by the Troy City Board of Education.