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DeJuana Thompson Named Permanent President and CEO of BCRI

The Birmingham Times DeJuana Thompson will serve as president and CEO of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute without the "interim" designation, the board announced on Wednesday. Thompson,...

Biden signs bill making lynching a federal hate crime

By Darlene Superville Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents typically say a few words before they turn legislation into law. But Joe Biden flipped the script...

City Councilors Likely to Pass Pay Raises as Part of Birmingham’s...

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Birmingham city officials found a $53 million surplus in the FY 2020-2021 budget and will use more than $11.6 million...

NAACP Calls Judge Ketanji Jackson’s Hearing ‘One for the Ages’

By Alex Backus msn.com Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson delivered a message of gratitude in her opening remarks Monday, as she shared a strong sense of American...

Obama tests positive for COVID-19, says he’s ‘feeling fine’

The Associated Press Former President Barack Obama said on Sunday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, though he’s feeling relatively healthy and his wife,...

At Miles College, Rev. Al Sharpton speaks on voting rights, CRT...

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times The Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights leader and founder/president of the National Action Network , spoke Monday at Miles College...

Lawson State Part of $10M Job Training Initiative Offered by state’s...

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times The Alabama Community College System Innovation Center, a $10 million investment aimed at rapidly training workers for the state’s highest-demand...

David Northern Sr. Steps Down as Head of Birmingham Housing Authority

The Birmingham Times David Northern Sr., President and CEO of The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD), announced Thursday that he will step down...

Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Moral Conscience, Dies at 90

By Andrew Meldrum Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, an uncompromising foe of apartheid and a modern-day activist for...

Miles College extends President Bobbie Knight’s contract through 2024

The Birmingham Times The Miles College Board of Trustees has voted to extend the contract of President Bobbie Knight to run through May 2024. Knight began...

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