Tag: Alabama

Alabama closes out elections in 2017: Are you ready?

It’s been a while since I called Alabama home, but it’s always on my mind. HeadCount was not active in the state for some time, but over the past two years through amazing volunteers in Huntsville and Birmingham, and through the Hangout Music Festival, we have made a lot of headway in educating and engaging voters…

Posted in Politics and Elections

Racism in Politics – A 2012 Reality

One HeadCount volunteer’s view on racism in politics today and what needs to be stopped.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Human Rights

Gulf Coast Recovery Issue Update: Lil’ Wayne On Top, BP On Bottom

Stories coming from the Gulf of late are a mix of “open for business” optimism and never-ending stains from last year’s spill. And of course, the music never stops. So here’s a quick update on what’s happening in my favorite region of the country.

Posted in Gulf Coast Recovery

From Casual “Hangout” to a “Concert for the Coast”

The chance to make a difference sometimes comes in unexpected packages. Huka Entertainment, a popular concert promoter in Mobile, AL, set out to produce a large-scale concert festival on the beach in nearby Gulf Shores. With the white sands and emerald green water of the region as a primary selling point, they garnered a healthy…

In Plain English

If there was an award for not mincing words and appealing to a political base, Alabama Republican Tim James may win it. The gubernatorial candidate suggests offering drivers license applications in English only. “This is Alabama. We speak English. If you want to live here, learn it,” he said in a recent TV ad. Whether…