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First Week of School Didn’t Go as Planned for This Family

By Jaclyn Peiser Washington Post Dani Elliott was at work last month when her 12-year-old son’s vice principal called with alarming news: A police officer was...

T. Marie King on ways for parents to talk race with...

By Richard Friedman Southern Jewish Life As our national temperature continues to rise over racial issues, the Levite Jewish Community Center (LJCC) recently hosted a Zoom seminar...

Time for the Alabama Democratic Party to unite

By Linda Coleman-Madison This is an opinion column “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” -- Abraham Lincoln I have been distressed to see the Alabama Democratic...

What Local Parents Teach Their Children About Racial Bias

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Wayne Richardson teaches his four children that everyone is the same. He tells them, “Know that you can’t look at...

YWCA Central Alabama Selects Industry Vet as New CEO

ywcabhm.org  LaRhonda Magras, Ed. D. has been elected CEO of YWCA Central Alabama and the appointment is effective September 1, the Board of Directors announced Tuesday.  Magras,...

Hoover Schools investigating students who used racist slurs

Times staff report A video that surfaced on Facebook over the weekend of Hoover City School students using racial slurs against blacks and debating the...

Starbucks to close over 8,000 stores on Tuesday for anti-bias training

The Associated Press Starbucks will close more than 8,000 stores nationwide on Tuesday to conduct anti-bias training, the next of many steps the company is...

Birmingham to Host ​​​Mass Meeting​ As ​Part​ of ​​‘Poor​ ​People’s Campaign’

Times staff report The Rev.​ Dr. William​ J. Barber, II​ and​ the Rev​ Dr.​ Liz Theoharis will​ co-lead​ a Moral​ Revival​ mass meeting​ in​ Birmingham...

Dove apologizes for Facebook soap ad that many call racist

Associated Press NEW YORK — Dove is facing heat for a body wash ad showing a black woman taking off her shirt to reveal a...

Violence in Charlottesville: What Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Rep. Terri Sewell...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Local political and civil rights leaders and members of Congress said they are disturbed by the violence that ensued during...

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