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Birmingham Mayor Bell on some of his noteworthy accomplishments

By Nick Patterson The Birmingham Times Despite controversies over the years — including his contentious relationship in the end with the Birmingham City Council and the...

Talladega President Billy Hawkins on the controversy: “The most courageous ....

By Ariel Worthy  The Birmingham Times If he had to do it all over again, Talladega College President Billy Hawkins said he would send the school’s...

Morehouse College’s Interim President William Taggart Dies

By Catherine Morris Diverseeducation.com The Morehouse College community woke on Thursday morning to the news that William Taggart, interim president of the historically black institution in...

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,...

Tom Hanks mixes laughs, gravity for ACLU online fundraiser

By Lynn Elber AP Television Writer Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin and other stars joined in an online fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union, urging the...

Black junior to lead student gov’t at University of Alabama

By Jay Reeves Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A black University of Alabama student supported by a secretive campus group long controlled by whites has...

Under 3 weeks left: Obama in closing stretch of presidency

By Josh Lederman Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — His last presidential vacation behind him, Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency, an eleventh-hour...

Obama says he’ll focus on helping new generation of leaders

Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says one of his missions after leaving office will be to develop a new generation of leaders...

The Obama Legacy

By Nathan Turner Jr. For the Birmingham Times In January 2009, shortly after President Barack Obama took office, the U.S. economy was sinking in quicksand. Millions...

President Obama’s most effective speeches on race

By the Birmingham Times President Barack Obama’s legacy will include accomplishments both foreign and domestic but history cannot ignore the role race played on the...

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