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Angelia Strode Survived 3 Heart Attacks Before Turning 50

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Welcome to Third Thursdays! This series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens who...

Justin Slaughter, Self Taught, Wins Congressional Art Competition

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Justin Slaughter, a recent graduate of Center Point High School, has gone from a self-taught artist to first-place winner in...

Photographer Caroline Japal Creates Space For Artists, Other Women To Thrive

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times In the past two years, Caroline Japal has used her talents to not only create an art magazine but also...

Artist Jon Osborne once lived in a car near same park...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Welcome to Third Thursdays! This series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens who...

Businessowner Aquilla Stanback’s Cup of Tea

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Shortly after graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Aquilla Stanback remembers sightseeing trips with her mother and...

Calvin Macon’s battle from addiction to published author

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times To this day, Calvin Macon regrets the condition he was in when his parents last saw him. “I was struggling,” he...

Vernessa Barnes finds strength to comfort others, raise grandson after loss...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Welcome to Third Thursdays! This series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens who...

The modeling, mentoring and ministering of DeAngela Pippen

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times When DeAngela Pippen couldn’t get a foot into the fashion industry, she did the next best thing: “I just created...

Seamstress Sara Maiden: Part of city’s history and fabric

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Sara Maiden traces her beginnings as a seamstress back to when she was 4 years old and made clothes for...

Sanchez Tanniehill overcame stroke at 6 weeks old; now a singer,...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Welcome to Third Thursdays! This series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens who...

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