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How Two Small Business Owners Partnered; Found Success in Birmingham

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times When Tanesha Sims-Summers and Yogi Dada met during a Minority Business Network entrepreneurial event in 2017, there was an immediate...

The Art of Yogi Dada’s Passion for Humanity

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times Yogi Dada picked up her first paintbrush at age 5—and she hasn’t looked back. “I have been creative since childhood. My...

Artist Joe Minter’s renowned “African Village in America” in SW Birmingham

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Joe Minter stands with one boot on a cinder block path, one on grass. His eyeglasses, the kind that go dark...

How Alabama Academics Plan to Preserve Artwork of Joe Minter

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times When he first arrived at the home of Birmingham artist Joe Minter in October 2020 to take digital photos for...

Where Does Birmingham’s Joe Minter Rank Among Black Artists in the...

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Joe Minter is among several celebrated Southern Black artists, including Thornton Dial and Lonnie Holley, who were part of a...

How Ashley M. Jones Became the Most Influential Poet in Alabama

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times At the center of all she does from serving as founding director of the Magic City Poetry Festival...

A Few Poets in the State You Need to Know

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Get to know these Birmingham-area poets. Kwoya Fagin Maples  Maples, 39, teaches in the creative writing master’s degree program at her alma...

Told He Would Never Succeed, Larry Thornton Sr. Became an Artist...

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times Larry Thornton Sr. is more than an accomplished businessman and author. He’s also a gifted artist who has made pieces...

Burn patient shows therapists gratitude by making them custom works of...

By Shannon Thomason UAB News To create his works of art, Delrico Gibson must be able to grip and hammer each nail into the wood. He must...

Former Prisoner, Ronald McKeithen’s Artwork Kicks Off Juneteenth in Birmingham

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Juneteenth in Birmingham kicked off Friday evening at the Historic Arlington House with an art show featuring the works of...

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