We the People have been robbed.  The immature, childish actions of PBJ and the boys in demolishing UAB football is incomprehensible - absolutely criminal. They are guilty of malfeasance, duress, undue influence, theft, destroying public property, state code violations, etal and etc., etc. Equally guilty are our political, social, economic and religious leaders. They blatantly plead guilty by their silence. They function without fear of consequences. They are masters of deceit and thrive on corruption. They deal cards from the bottom of the race, economic, social and religious deck.

The studies, contracts, surveys, projections, money, etc. were done at a 3rd grade level and do not address the real issues. I am ashamed to be associated with such low level mentality. The credibility and future of UAB and Birmingham have truly been jeopardized. Damaged humanity cannot be measured. The recent rah rah rallies, marches, meetings, etc. are good for the spirit and the participants are to be commended. In reality they have no affect on the criminals or those with authority to solve the problems.

The criminals never envisioned our fantastic university and city as it is today. Their egos have been dulled and they may lose their cash cow. The criminals birthed UAB in 1969. Now they are performing an ugly abortion and would like to dump their problems into an incinerator.

The bills to be presented by Rep. John Rogers and Jack Williams are duplicates of bills that have failed in the past. The immoral and criminal management of UAB and Birmingham began circa the 10th birthday (1979) of UAB. The criminals thought they had created a red headed stepchild to simply nurture the cash cow graduate programs. UAB was by specific intent and design to be mediocre forever. The evidence is indisputable. The facts speak for themselves. Anyone that violated the “Planned Mediocrity” directives of the criminals were executed, i.e. the fired Presidents Hill, McCallum, Bennett, Reynolds and Dr. Carol Garrison.

The Free UAB movement basically began with the firing of President Hill. I have personally known all these wonderful leaders. My support of the movement is well documented. My resolve and motivation has grown for 30 plus years - a passion which demands my total focus and resources. I welcome the burden of proof, seek challenge and thrive on adversarial defeat and I will achieve justice.

A legitimate athletic program is a no brainer. It does not require a fraudulent study requested by the criminals. The results presented by the criminals are an ugly prevarication of the truth.

The absolute success of UAB Athletics cannot be disputed. A legitimate (3rd Grade) conclusion from the “Study” would mandate using a formula that adjusts the data based on its relationship to a program with meager resources and minimal support from all entities and the dictator applied “planned mediocrity”. Having applied legitimate academia the history of UAB Athletics is an absolutely amazing story of astronomical success!

The decision by the criminals as announced by Watts must be revoked immediately. The damage is done and the criminals should be prosecuted. Sanity can be restored by playing football in 2015. Legislative details must be expedited in the same manner as the execution. Constitutional law provides for the People to be in total control instantly and to institute what is best for the common good.

CUSA membership must be secured and protected. Coach and player contracts are to be acknowledged without question. In the words of Coach McGee, “We can win with what we have and when we win, we can demand what we need”.

Time is critical and delay is totally unacceptable. Any action to the contrary must be ignored, i.e. studies of “studies”, slow moving wheels of justice, cries of “I object” from criminals and self-serving leaders.

To maintain one iota of the status quo is an admission of criminal intent for personal gain.

I call for an immediate electronic vote of the Legislature to instill executive authority in the “study” of the “study” committee which is chaired by Wes Smith. Watts will continue managing UAB under committee tutoring. The electronic Senate will sever the power cord between UAB and UAT pending legislation to dismantle the System.

Naysayers are referred to the procedure by which the University of South Alabama was removed from the System overnight!

Politicians are referred to the 5th Amendment which allows for their immediate removal.

My family supplied milk to Hillman Hospital. My mother was an LPN. This family history begins my lifelong investment in UAB. The Jefferson County Legislative Delegation seated the Trustees and empower them in their criminal mismanagement of UAB. They have won this battle which I consider a personal defeat. The criminals won this battle - I will win the war.

T C Cannon
School of Social & Behavioral Sciences student and President of Hail Blazer Club

Aura and Real Life Poets host 2nd annual Spoken Truth Poetry Festival

Join us for a full day of artistry and workshops at the Spoken Truth Poetry Festival on April 14, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at UAB’s Hill Student Center. Admission is free for all attendees. Aura Literary Arts Review (UAB) and Real Life Poets, Inc. have partnered to bring an array of activities to this year’s poetry festival, including a variety of workshops, a poetry slam, and a special poetry showcase highlighting spoken word performers in the region. Workshops begin at 1 p.m. with topics varying from the art of performing poetry, how to become a published author, and how to create your own handmade magazine.

Poetry slam participants must be between the ages of 15 and 21. The poetry slam begins at 5 p.m., followed by the poetry showcase at 6:30 p.m. We believe that art is a vital form of expression that develops independence, enhances creative and critical thinking, and encourages higher order thinking such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Art crosses cultural boundaries and breaks down social, religious and racial barriers. UAB’s Aura Literary Arts Review and Real Life Poets, Inc. aim to encouraging artistic expression, especially amongst the youth and young adults in our community who will someday help activate and bring about change in our world. So be prepared to enjoy a monumental day of truth and expression!

*To register to attend the workshops or participate in the poetry slam, visit For media inquiries only, contact 205.585.8271 or email

Spoken Truth Poetry Festival April 14 workshops begin at 1pm and continue until 5pm where the poetry slam and showcase will begin

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USGA to reign in new president: Candidates introduce platforms of their campaign to student body

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Photos by Laykn Shepard / Photo Editor

Lauren Moore/Campus Editor

As a young and growing institution, UAB looks to student leaders to help shape the future of the university. USGA hosted their 2018 Presidential Debate Thursday, March 1.

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How to survive to school shooting: Capt. Amy Schreiner shares with students how to live through an on-campus shooting

Sufia Alam
Campus Editor

According to the Center for Disease Control, roughly half of those who commit or attempt to carry out a homicide at a school usually present some type of warning sign, such as telling others about their plan or leaving a note before the event.   

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Thank you, Alabama: Senator stops through B’ham on state-wide gratitude tour

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Sen Doug Jones talks with Major Roseman L. Deas II inside a KC-135R aircraft during Jones’ visit Birmingham Air National Guard 117th Air Refueling Wing.
Photo by Bella Tylicki/Metro Editor

Bella Tylicki
Metro Editor

Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) visited the Birmingham Air National Guard 117th Air Refueling Wing Wednesday, Feb. 21, to demonstrate his dedication to supporting the servicepersons of the National Guard and address hot topics such as gun control and the upcoming Alabama gubernatorial race. The event was one stop on his Alabama state tour.  

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