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City Leaders Facing Pandemic and Epidemic

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham is facing an epidemic and pandemic simultaneously, city leaders said Tuesday. The pandemic is COVID-19 while the epidemic is...

Johnathan Austin, former Councilor, On How City Finally Removed Confederate Statue

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The outrage over the death of George Floyd —a black man killed by police in Minneapolis—has already led to change...

BPD Chief: More than a dozen Birmingham police officers terminated since...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times More than a dozen Birmingham police officers have been terminated for some incidents involving excessive force or unauthorized force and...

Plywood Used to Protect Damaged Buildings; Now Works of Art

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times A week after unrest in downtown Birmingham which damaged some businesses, groups of volunteers on Sunday turned remnants of...

Relief Fund Set Up to Help Small Businesses in Birmingham

cfbham.org The Birmingham Business Relief Fund is a community response to the needs of small businesses affected by unrest that occurred in downtown last Sunday. Nearly...

Following Unrest, Birmingham Rebuilds

Late Sunday, protesters began trying to tear down a Confederate monument in Birmingham’s Linn Park and damaged a number of downtown buildings and businesses....

With nation in turmoil, Birmingham takes down divisive Confederate statue

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The City of Birmingham on Monday night removed a controversial Confederate statue from downtown’s Linn Park less than 24 hours...

Mayor Declares State of Emergency, Curfew in Birmingham

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times What began as a peaceful demonstration Sunday afternoon in Birmingham to protest the death of George Floyd, a man killed...

Birmingham protests peaceful by day; turns unruly Sunday evening

By Ameera Steward For The Birmingham Times With the historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum on each side, Kelly Ingram Park...

Birmingham’s mandatory face mask ordinance ends on Friday

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The City of Birmingham will not extend its mandatory face covering ordinance beyond midnight on Friday, May 29, but that...

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