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Birmingham takes action on gun violence against children, sets up $125K...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin, joined by nearly two dozen faith leaders, on Tuesday announced a $125,000 fund to help...

‘Stop The Madness’: Activists Respond to Gun Violence in Jeffco

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Apostle Wanda Stephen knows the pain of losing a loved one to gun violence. Stephen, pastor of Jesus Real International Ministry,...

Birmingham’s deadly week of ‘unimaginable’ violence

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Those shot have ranged from age five to adulthood, including the killing of a 32-year-old, in a deadly week...

$24K Raised For Info; Justice Demanded in Slaying of 32-Year-Old Woman

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Comedian and Birmingham native Rickey Smiley, the Birmingham Urban League and the Jefferson County Commission are among entities offering a...

Comedian Rickey Smiley offers $5k reward for info in killing of...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  Comedian, radio talk show host and Birmingham native Rickey Smiley is offering a $5,000 award for information about a...

With Homicides Up in 2020, Police Chief Smith Addresses Gun Violence 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times  As 2020 ends in Birmingham with homicides up by 13 percent over 2019, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith on...

Ellis: Urban Gun Violence is a Public Health Crisis

By Glenn Ellis Urban community gun violence is a massive part of our country’s gun violence epidemic but, we’ve reach a point where it is...

These groups received $107K from city to help with violence reduction

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times TeAndria Ellis remembers when her brother was killed seven years ago at the age of 22. The teens who killed...

Gun violence a public health crisis in Birmingham, mayor says

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Mayor Randall Woodfin on Thursday said bluntly that “gun violence in the City of Birmingham is a public health crisis.” Woodfin...

Alabama mall shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

  HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama on Saturday were searching for a gunman whom they believe was responsible for shooting two teenagers at...

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