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3 black women win Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss...

By Mark Kennedy Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When Cheslie Kryst won the Miss USA crown, it marked more than a personal triumph: It meant...

Lori Lightfoot Wins Chicago Mayor Race, Will Be First Black Woman...

By Sanjana Karanth Black Voices Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago’s next mayor after Tuesday’s highly anticipated race. She’ll become the first black woman ever to lead...

Deirdre Gaddis: Bald, beautiful and best of Birmingham

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Deirdre Gaddis woke up one night in 2013 and decided to let it all go. “I just got up out of...

Madelaine Bowie: Building homes and dreams in Ensley

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Becoming a realtor wasn’t a surprise for Madelaine Bowie. She always had an entrepreneurial mindset, she liked working with people,...

Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Yvette Clarke reintroduce legislation to honor...

BlackPressUSA WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) reintroduced a bill directing Congress to commission a statue of former U.S. Representative...

CakEffect opening new location in Hoover on March 9

Special to The Times A tasty treat will be coming to The Village at Brocks Gap in Hoover. CakEffect, “The Little Shop with a Grand Effect,”...

Ntozake Shange’s famed “For Colored Girls” at the Encore March 1-3

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times There is no better time than now for a production of Ntozake Shange’s famed choreopoem and award-winning stage play, “For...

Black woman replacing Alabama editor who endorsed KKK

The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over...

UAB student selected for prestigious national fellowship

By Yvonne Taunton UAB News After a week of interviews in legislative offices on Capitol Hill, Sandra Cutts, a University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Engineering doctoral candidate,...

First Black Woman Appointed To Serve As Supreme Court Chief Justice...

By Kimberly Richards Black Voices North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) on Tuesday appointed Cheri Beasley to be the chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court....

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