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Behind JCCEO’s Decision to Fire Executive Director Sharon Myles

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO) on Monday ousted executive director Sharon Myles, who has served as leader...

Meet Artist Marquis Tucker, Whose Creativity Ranges From Fashion to Food

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times Speak to Marquis Tucker, and he’ll tell you that creating is something he lives by. However, the tricky part is...

Meet Birmingham’s Ursula Smith: Teacher, dancer, choreographer

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times If the phrase “Representation Matters” were a person, it would be Ursula Smith. Making sure Black girls and...

Black Women Mayors: A Rising Force in Major American Cities

By Janell Ross NBC News NEW ORLEANS — When Mayor LaToya Cantrell — the first woman to lead Crescent City — took office earlier this year,...

50th NAACP Image Awards: Here Are The Winners

By Kimberley Richards Black Voices The NAACP Image Awards celebrated 50 years of existence this year with the annual awards ceremony on Saturday. The show was telecasted...

In Birmingham and elsewhere, possibly landing Amazon HQ ignites frenzy

By Karen Weise and Spencer Soper Bloomberg   Don Cunningham was in a meeting in his Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, office when a colleague texted: “Amazon is looking for...

Atlanta-based fashion designer brings pop-up shop to Birmingham

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Cedric Brown remembers helping his mother match her outfits as a kid. He also remembers painting on pieces of paper....

“black-ish” makes history at Golden Globes

By David Bauder AP Television Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - British drama, the FX network, the concept of diversity and O.J. Simpson - or at...

Bobby Brown Gets Emotional About Daughter’s Death On ‘The Real’ [VIDEO]

ATLANTA (AP) — Bobby Brown said he believes things would have turned out differently for Bobbi Kristina Brown if he had been with his...

UPDATE: 911 Call: Mom Says Sons Drugged, Attacked Her And Husband

ATLANTA (AP) — A woman told a 911 dispatcher that her two sons drugged and attacked her and her husband in their suburban Atlanta...

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