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Both played a role in Birmingham’s 1960s history; as friends they...

By Richard Friedman Special to The Birmingham Times There was a fateful day in August of 1960 when the lives of Frances Foster White, an African American teenager...

African American spelling bee champ makes history with flair

By Ben Nuckols Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Zaila Avant-garde understood the significance of what she was doing as she stood on the...

‘Community Conversations’ Continue this week at The Ballard House

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times The Ballard House Project will continue its “GATHER for Community Conversations” this week with a forum on Hip Hop and...

UAB doctors focus on disparities among Alzheimer’s patients

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times African-Americans are more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer’s disease than whites and are less likely be diagnosed with the condition,...

Job Prospects flat for black workers in March

By Freddie Allen NNPA Newswire Managing Editor The employment prospects for African Americans showed little improvement in March, according to the Labor Department’s most recent jobs...

Black History: Bethel Baptist Church in Birmingham played key role in...

By Nathan Turner Jr. For the Birmingham Times Marian Jones Daniel was 16 years old when a dynamite blast rocked the basement at Bethel Baptist Church...

Listing of places across Alabama that helped give birth to the...

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Just before leaving office in January 2017, President Barack Obama designated two new national monuments in Alabama to honor our...

Black history landmarks are scattered throughout the Southeast. Here are 39.

By Blackpast.org Listed below are the African American National Historic Landmarks by states in the South and Southeast, as certified by the National Park Service’s...

The forgotten opioid epidemic: African Americans and heroin

By Glenn Ellis “A junkie walking through the twilight, I'm on my way home. I left three days ago, but no one seems to know I'm...

African American women making a difference in science and technology

By Idrissa N Snider Special to the Times The typically male dominated field of STEM -- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math -- has been undergoing a change...

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