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Birmingham Commemorates Juneteenth

Amarr Croskey photos Kelly Ingram Park was packed on Saturday, June 15 as metro area residents celebrated the city’s 20th annual Juneteenth with the Birmingham...

Historic 4th Avenue Business District to Join Statewide Revitalization Efforts

www.birminghamal.gov Birmingham’s historic Fourth Avenue business district, managed by Urban Impact, has been selected to join a statewide effort to build stronger communities through effective...

Statues of Helen Keller and Rosa Parks coming to Alabama Capitol

By Justin Averette Alabama NewsCenter Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a bill last week creating a commission charged with installing statues of Rosa Parks and...

Yale University To Have Its First Black Student Body President In...

By Kimberley Richards Black Voices Yale University student Kahlil Greene is set to become the university’s first black student body president. Greene, who will begin his junior...

Clotilda: Last US slave ship discovered among gators, snakes

By Jay Reeves Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The old wooden ship hull didn’t look like much when researchers first saw it: just broken, waterlogged...

Word on The Street

Compiled by Ameera Steward America has a rich history and we asked Birmingham area residents, What period in our nation’s history would you like to...

Expelled in 1956, first black student at University of Alabama gets...

Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African-American student to attend the University of Alabama, received an honorary doctorate degree last...

3 black women win Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss...

By Mark Kennedy Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When Cheslie Kryst won the Miss USA crown, it marked more than a personal triumph: It meant...

BCRI to mark 56th anniversary of Children’s Crusade on May 10

By Pay Byington bhamnow.com It is a part of the history of Birmingham we shall never forget. During the first week of May 1963, Civil Rights leaders...

Books and Brunch: A Celebration of Literacy, History and Sisterhood

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Imagine a safe space to celebrate black womanhood and culture while learning about black history through books by black authors....

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