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Word on The Street

Compiled by Haley Wilson We asked Birmingham-area residents, which holiday over the next 3 months are looking forward to most? LAYLA PETTWAY: “Thanksgiving because I'll get...

Birmingham Restores Two Paid Holidays For City Workers 

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to restore two paid city holidays for employees. Workers will receive pay for...

How does a single person celebrate Valentine’s Day?

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson There are certain images that commonly circulate around Valentines’ Day. Red hearts are an incredibly popular and iconic symbol of a couple being...

‘Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder’

The Times Staff This collection of quotes presents many Christmases from many voices including Queen Latifah, rapper, actress, businesswoman, who talks of handing out gifts...

Lights And Sights of Christmas In Birmingham (Ala.) Metro Area (PHOTOS)

The Times Staff For the past month Times’s photographers crisscrossed the Birmingham metro area to snap the sparkling lights and spirit of the holiday season....

Area’s Annual Kwanzaa Celebration Begins Dec. 26

The Birmingham Times On Dec. 26, the Birmingham Kwanzaa Committee will present a Day of Umoja/Unity at Club M at 521 Third Ave West beginning...

Here are Some Alternatives to Face-to-Face Holiday Celebrations

By Matt Windsor UAB News As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham recommends replacing traditional end-of-year, team-building receptions with creative virtual...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Spreading Peace and Love in a ‘Different’ Holiday Season

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson Will the holidays ever be the same?  Spreading peace and love in light of a pandemic. What if the answer is no? The...

Drew: How to Help Lower COVID-19 Risk While Holiday Shopping

By Samuetta Drew Some may feel that in-person holiday shopping during a pandemic with spiking numbers around the country is unimaginable, yet many shoppers continue...

Ellis: A real different holiday season

By Glenn Ellis As if losing the ability to gather for each of our traditional forms and places of worship, as well as mourning and...

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