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Sharpe-Jefferson: Own Your Happiness

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson As we approach Valentine’s Day on Tuesday Feb. 14, there’s always the temptation to place an expectation on our spouse or significant...

Malveaux: The King Holiday Reflects our Resilience

By Julianne Malveaux Just four days after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, the inveterate warrior, Congressman John Conyers Jr....

Sharpe-Jefferson: Moving the Needle

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson With all the talk (or hype if you so choose to see it as such) about the New Year, one predominant question...

Sharpe-Jefferson: New Year a Time to Look Ahead — and Reflect

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson As we roll into 2023 (can you believe it’s already here), it’s always a good time to reflect. But the reflection I offer...

Sharpe-Jefferson: The Value of Precious Holiday Memories

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson  While everyone else is focused on decorating and spreading holiday cheer, I firmly recognize this is not the case for everyone. Holidays...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Always a Good Time to be Thankful

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson Sometimes we can be duped by what we believe is our permanent reality. When things don’t change as quickly as we’d like, we...

Josh Carpenter: ‘Moving Science’ to a Brighter Future at Southern Research

By Josh Carpenter Since our founding in Birmingham more than 80 years ago, Southern Research has played a pivotal role in Birmingham’s economy and in...

Sharpe-Jefferson: The Seasons Change, You Should Too

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson I chuckled when I thought about the encouraging information I’d share in this week’s column because I suspect many of you won’t...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Permission to Live

 By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson There’s nothing like a piece of bad news to make you really appreciate all the things that are going right in your...

John Archibald: Ignoring Murders of Black Males Won’t Make it Disappear

By John Archibald | jarchibald@al.com This opinion column is another installment in a Birmingham Times/AL.com joint series on Gun Violence in the city. We talk a lot...

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