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Civil rights icon John Lewis remembered in Alabama

By Kim Chandler Associated Press TROY, Ala. (AP) — Civil rights icon and longtime Georgia congressman John Lewis was remembered Saturday — in the rural Alabama...

Cleveland “Cleve” Eaton, Hall of Fame jazz great, dies at 80

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Cleveland “Cleve” Eaton, the Hall of Fame jazz legend from Fairfield (Ala.), died on Sunday morning. He was 80. “He was...

AP Source: NFL To Play Black Anthem Before National Anthem

By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL...

Civil Unrest Damaged Buildings; Then Local Artists Responded, In Photos

revbirmingham.org Plywood surrounding businesses and buildings is the opposite of what most people picture when they think of a thriving downtown, but, somehow, Birmingham managed...

Dr. Ankrehah “Kre” Johnson: The Ministry of Medicine

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times As a doctor, Ankrehah “Kre” Trimble Johnson was particularly saddened when 17-year-old Courtlin Arrington, a student at Huffman High School,...

Kenneth E. Coleman named first black CEO of Birmingham’s top business...

birminghambusinessalliance.com Kenneth E. Coleman has been named president and CEO of the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA), the region’s leading economic development organization. He is the...

Minneapolis protests spread to other cities across the US, including Birmingham

By The Associated Press Developments across the United States in connection with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody: BIRMINGHAM, Ala -- More than...

Rep. Chris England elected first black to lead Alabama Democrats

Times staff report Representative Chris England, of Tuscaloosa, was elected Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party on Saturday, becoming the first African-American to hold the...

Starbucks to close over 8,000 stores on Tuesday for anti-bias training

The Associated Press Starbucks will close more than 8,000 stores nationwide on Tuesday to conduct anti-bias training, the next of many steps the company is...

Birmingham residents, groups commemorate 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Outside, recordings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches blared over speakers in front of Birmingham Civil...

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