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Jayla Groom Penned Book After Seeing Her Mom’s ‘Wanted’ Mugshot on...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times When Jayla Groom went on Facebook last year and saw her mother’s mugshot on Crime Stoppers with a “Wanted” caption...

Mother and 7 Year-Old Daughter Encourage Girls to See Beauty; not...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Dee Edwards remembers her daughter Aubrey coming home from school one day upset that she didn’t look like her friends....

Khalil Saadiq Wrote Book That He Says ‘Will Read You’

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times When Khalil Saadiq left Howard University three years ago, he wanted other students to learn from his experiences, so he...

Neena Speer’s First Year in Law School Made Her Better Attorney...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times At the time, Neena Speer felt that going through law school was the worst hand she could have been dealt. “I...

Taria Jackson, Miss Wheelchair Alabama, Champions “Equality For All”

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Welcome to Third Thursdays! This series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens who...

Tamika Harris Lost More Than 100 pounds; Gained Confidence to Open...

By Jasmine Shaw For the Birmingham Times After Tamika Harris reached her heaviest weight of 235 pounds, she had a chance encounter that proved life-changing. “I was...

Regions Employee Morris Kimani Honored with Bank’s Better Life Award

By Veleka Finch doingmoretoday.com Morris Kimani believes his time, resources and talents become useful only when he gives them away to others. Kimani emigrated from Kenya...

How YouthServe Creates Volunteerism Among Teens

By Taylor Babington YouthServe is a Birmingham organization that promotes youth volunteerism by connecting teens to opportunities in a variety of ways. The organization is dedicated...

Bronze Valley Invests in Four StartUps

bronzevalley.com Bronze Valley announced investments in four startup companies founded by people of color, including two companies founded by African-American women, during the 25th annual...

UAB’s Martha Dawson Elected as President of National Black Nurses Association

By Holly Gainer UAB News Martha Dawson, DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice), assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, has been...

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