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‘SoulSistah’ Tamica Banks Celebrates Culture with Africa-Inspired Business

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times Centered around “community, culture, and sisterhood,” SoulSistah3.0 is an “Africa-inspired business” that not only offers a variety of stylish earrings—wood-burned,...

As a classical music teacher and EMT, Bessemer’s Ahmun Miles found...

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times As a classical music teacher and an emergency medical technician (EMT) with Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR), Ahmun Miles said...

Birmingham Businessman Larry Thornton Sr.: The Winner Within

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times As a man of many talents—artist, leader, author, entrepreneur—Larry Thornton Sr. made history when he became the first African American...

Fine Arts, Find Life: Teacher Makella Harris Heals Through Music

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times The isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown gave many time to reflect. For Makella Moore Harris, it gave...

With Help From Essence Magazine, Della Nicholas, 50, Realized Modeling Dreams

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times It is never too late to follow your dreams. Just ask Della Nicholas. Nicholas, 51, had dreams of becoming a model...

Jeremy Duckworth: Helping Small Businesses Create Paths to Success

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times By the time he was in his 20s, Jeremy Duckworth was on his way to creating economic development opportunities for...

Leonard Smoot Coaches Miles College to National Golf Title

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Leonard Smoot was in the U.S. Marine Corps when he first got the notion of attending a golf tournament...

Author T.K. Thorne tells Story of Birmingham’s Unsung Civil Rights Allies

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times When you think of the Birmingham Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, certain names immediately come to mind:...

Danielle Hines: The Visionary Behind Coworking Space in Civil Rights District

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times Downtown Birmingham has a new coworking space that’s both steeped in history and focused on the future, thanks...

Kelli Solomon Was Raised on Community Love; Now Gives It Back

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Kelli Solomon, vice president (VP) of operations and programs for the Birmingham Urban League (BUL), knows what it’s like to...

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