On this edition of WJAB's "Yo! Just Checkin In" host Marcus Sims has the opportunity to check in with 

Jordan ChillCity Moore 

& Kathy Jones of the League of Women Voters! Find out more about voting rights, registration and a very important voter awareness event taking place on August 3rd!

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Article and Photos by: Erica Fox

He was born to sharecropper parents in Troy, Alabama. Social activism inspired him even as a young boy. He is a two-time HBCU graduate, Fisk University and American Baptist Theological Seminary (ABT). Even while in college he marched, protested, was arrested, beaten and still a great orator. Politics took him by storm. He rallied with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Viola Liuzzo, Amelia Boynton, President Barack Obama, just to name a few. The conscious of the U.S. Congress, Congressman-Rev. John Lewis, became quiet on Friday, July 17, 2020.

On this edition of WJAB's "Yo! Just Checkin In" host Marcus Sims has the opportunity to speak with Violet Edwards!

Violet made history being elected as the first African-American woman to the Madison County Commission. We find out the path Violet took to get to the Commissioners seat and share some things you may not have known about her!

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On the latest edition of WJAB's " YO! Just Checkin In" host Marcus Sims speaks with AAMU's and the Tennessee Valley's own John Moore aka Jahni the Artist! We talk about the arts and education, the arts and social justice, afrofuturism and HBO's "Watchmen'!

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UPDATE - July 29, 2020

The Governor of Alabama amended the "Safer At Home" order. It has been extended to August 20, 2020.

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Original post: July 15, 2020

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, held a press conference on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 to provide an update on the state of Alabama COVID-19 efforts.

This includes a statewide mask requirement. This amended order extends until July 31, 2020 at 5 p.m.