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Ramsay High grad sheds light on Alabama’s racial violence in new...

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times Memorial, a play written by Birmingham native Quinton Cockrell, will highlight the “racial violence in Alabama” with its debut at...

ASU Residence Hall Renamed after Key Figure in Montgomery Bus Boycott

By Lois G. Russell ASU The Alabama State University Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to rename one of the campus’s historic residence halls in honor...

Historic 16th Street Baptist Church This Week Observes 58th Year Since...

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times Looking back but pressing forward, the historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church will commemorate the 58th Memorial Observance of the church...

Harold A. Franklin, Auburn University’s first African American student, 88

Neal Reid auburn.edu Harold A. Franklin, Auburn University’s first African American student, passed away Thursday at his home in Sylacauga, Alabama. He was 88. Franklin integrated Auburn...

Historic Fourth Ave. Business District Key Part of Birmingham’s 150-year History

By Michael Sznajderman Alabama Newscenter As Birmingham residents pause to reflect during this 150th year since the city’s founding, there’s been no halt to the evolution of...

60 Years Later, Freedom Riders Roll into Birmingham

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times  Dozens of patrons visited the parking lot of the Birmingham Public Library’s Central Branch last week to tour a...

Kim Godwin First Black Woman Named ABC News President

By David Bauder Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — ABC named Kim Godwin as its news division president on Wednesday, making her the first Black woman...

Alabama senators want Confederate tax to fund Black history

Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama state senators say they want to divert part of a statewide property tax tied to the legacy...

Andra Day Becomes First Black Best Actress Winner in 35 Years

By Jackie Strause Holly Wood Reporter Andra Day won the Golden Globe best actress in a drama trophy for her performance in Hulu's The United States vs. Billie Holiday,...

US Park Police Names First Black Woman Chief in 230 Years

By Kaanita Iyer USA Today Pamela A. Smith has taken command of the U.S. Park Police, the first time a Black woman will lead the federal agency...

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