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In Stunning Vote, Two City Councilors Unseat Jefferson County Commissioners

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Jefferson County voters on Tuesday night replaced both Democrats on the five-member county commission, electing two sitting Birmingham City Councilors...

Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies at 81

By Christopher Torchia Associated Press   JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, died in a hospital on Monday after a...

Meet the Parker High School grad whose sports firm is becoming...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. The Birmingham Times Birmingham native Erwin Prentiss Hill is all about historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)—and not just because he is...

Comedian Bill Bellamy returns to Birmingham for first time in nearly...

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times For the first time “in about seven or eight years” comedian Bill Bellamy will be back in Birmingham. He’s bringing his...

City Council President Austin: Time to capitalize on the untapped potential...

By Johnathan Austin As soon as I was old enough to walk, I learned to march.  Birmingham’s history was sewn into the fabric of my family,...

27 year-old local author publishes debut novel to wide acclaim

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times It began as a Facebook challenge to pass time and turned into an urban novella. "Protect Your Entrance" is the debut...

Elmer Douglass Ellis Sr., Washington D.C. lawyer with ties to Birmingham,...

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Elmer Douglass Ellis Sr, a prominent Washington D.C. lawyer and Birmingham native, died April 1. He was 59. His funeral...

Former Birmingham police officer Chris Anderson searches for truth on new...

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times As a former homicide investigator with the Birmingham Police Department Chris Anderson is used to searching for the truth. That’s...

Your body’s talking, make sure you listen

By Kathryn Sesser-Dorné I’ve known it for a year. At least in my gut. Something was wrong with me, and I just couldn’t put my finger...

JCCEO’s Marquita Davis leaves Birmingham to join billionaire’s foundation

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Marquita Davis knows about taking leaps. Her late father was a member of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division and...

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