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12 of the Greatest Hip-Hop Groups

    In honor of Black Music Month, the Birmingham Times is highlighting some of the great musical groups across several genres. So far, the series...

Church leaders, researchers meet at UAB to discuss HIV epidemic

By Ebone’ Parks The Birmingham Times Members of the black church and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) met this week to discuss ways to...

Birmingham Black Radio Museum maintains unique aspect of local heritage

  By Hank Black Alabama NewsCenter   Peer into the archives of the Birmingham Black Radio Museum and you will find much of the multilayered history of Jefferson...

Black women who boosted Obama are sticking with Clinton

By CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press DETROIT (AP) -- From the pulpit of an African-American church in Detroit not long ago, Bishop Corletta Vaughn offered a rousing...

Auburn’s first black football player, James Owens, dies

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) _ Auburn's first black scholarship football player, James Owens, has died after battling heart problems. He was 65.   Owens' wife, Gloria, told...

More than Skin Deep: Why ‘Nina’ Is Sparking Conversation about Black...

By Ariel Worthy Times staff writer   As biopics go, “Nina” may be one of the most talked about and controversial biographical films in recent memory—and it...

As term comes to end, Alabama’s first black SGA president in...

By Ariel Worthy Times staff writer Elliot Spillers has already mastered the art of charisma. “I’m sorry, I was in and out of meetings all day,” said...

GOP’s opposition to Obama’s Judicial Appointments outrages black lawyers

By Reginald Greene Special to the Times   A number of black legal organizations are frustrated by the opposition to President Barack Obama’s plans to fill the...

Protest songs that have left a mark on music history

  Beyonce´and Kendrick Lamar are among hundreds of artists throughout the years who have penned songs focusing on social issues from war to poverty to...

Making her mark: Alabama woman playing key role in S.C.’s...

By Joseph D. Bryant Special to The Times A Selma native with strong Birmingham connections is playing a central role in the South Carolina presidential showdown...

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