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People, Places, and Things

By Gwen DeRu TODAY… **HOW TO EFFECTIVELY CONNECT ACROSS CULTURES, with Tayo Rockson as speaker at Network After Work. **READ THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES. Get all the latest...

People, Places and Things

By Gwen DeRu TODAY… **READ THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES. Get all the latest news! **OPEN BLUES JAM, 7-10 p.m. at Brennan’s Irish Pub.  All musicians welcome. **COMEDIAN DREW THOMAS...

People, Places and Things

By Gwen DeRu CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH This is the last week of Women’s History Month. Women should be and are being celebrated around the world...

Black Youth and the Criminal Justice System Explored in New Book

By LaMont Jones Diverse Education Black youth, especially males, have been disproportionately tied to the U.S. justice system far longer than today’s headlines suggest. Dr. Carl Suddler,...

Word on The Street

Compiled by Erica Wright Who is an author, fiction or non-fiction, you would like to meet and why? Melissa Delong: “Thich Nhat Hanh. He is a...

Jayla Groom Penned Book After Seeing Her Mom’s ‘Wanted’ Mugshot on...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times When Jayla Groom went on Facebook last year and saw her mother’s mugshot on Crime Stoppers with a “Wanted” caption...

Mother and 7 Year-Old Daughter Encourage Girls to See Beauty; not...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Dee Edwards remembers her daughter Aubrey coming home from school one day upset that she didn’t look like her friends....

Khalil Saadiq Wrote Book That He Says ‘Will Read You’

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times When Khalil Saadiq left Howard University three years ago, he wanted other students to learn from his experiences, so he...

Neena Speer’s First Year in Law School Made Her Better Attorney...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times At the time, Neena Speer felt that going through law school was the worst hand she could have been dealt. “I...

Book Set in Civil Rights Era Inspires Local Artist, 10

By Kathryn Sesser-Dorné The Birmingham Times Dalvin McCollum, a rising fifth grader at Avondale Elementary School, didn't have to think long about what to do when...

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