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Woods, Smitherman Win Council Races; Alexander headed to runoff election

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Clinton Woods, District 1 Birmingham City Councilor, easily won his race; Crystal Smitherman, narrowly avoided a runoff election in a...

Here Are Candidates for Birmingham’s Oct. 8 City Council Election

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The special election for Birmingham City Council seats in districts 1, 6, and 7 is on Tuesday, October 8. With...

Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring: Vote for Our Children

By Dr. Lisa Herring It is my hope that it comes to you as no surprise that as superintendent of Birmingham City Schools, I am...

Tuesday’s elections gave black candidates a number of historic victories

‎Times staff report Democrats scored several election firsts on Tuesday night and party officials credit the African-American electorate with playing a role. In New Jersey, voters...

Balance of Power Could Shift on City Council After These Oct....

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Runoff elections for Birmingham mayor and City Council Districts 2, 5 and 9 will be held Tues. Oct. 3. Incumbent William...

Black Women: Voting in Large Numbers Yet Underrepresented

By Susan Buchanan Louisiana Weekly/New America Media America’s black women vote at high rates and are politically active, but remain underrepresented in elected positions relative to...

Meet Candidates for School Board in 2017 Birmingham Municipal Elections

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times   Nearly three dozen candidates have qualified to run for a seat on the Birmingham City School Board in the 2017...

Conflicts between mayor, city council could impact Birmingham elections in 2017

By Denise Stewart For The Birmingham Times If you think 2016 was filled with change and surprise, 2017 could offer much more, especially in Birmingham and...

How local judicial elections made history in Jefferson County

By Barnett Wright Times staff writer   Tuesday’s primary election in Jefferson County saw a record number of African Americans run in judicial races. Of the 26 Democrat...

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

Lurleen Wallace’s death in May of 1968, Lt. Governor Albert Brewer moved up to Governor. Brewer was no novice to state government. He came to the legislature...

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