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Word on the Street

Compiled by Haley Wilson We asked Birmingham-area residents, What’s your daily routine? VICTORIA DILETTO: “I get up every morning make coffee. And then I go and...

Birmingham bans no-knock warrants, announces other policing measures

Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times The City of Birmingham on Tuesday banned no-knock warrants, which have never been a part of police department operations but is...

Minority consultants key in BWWB bond sale that saves more than...

bwwb.org The Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) last week approved the final sale of over $480 million in taxable bonds to replace higher interest rate...

Birmingham Freedom Fest Returns With Music, Panel Talks on July 23-24

www.freedomfestbhm.com Birmingham Freedom Fest, a music and empowerment festival, is set to return this summer, Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24. Due to the current...

‘Compromise . . . is something I had to learn...

BY JE’DON HOLLOWAY-TALLEY Special to the Birmingham Times “You Had Me at Hello’’ highlights married couples and the love that binds them. If you would like...

¡HICA! lifts Latino families in and around Birmingham

By Alabama Power Foundation ¡HICA! is lifting Latino families in and around Birmingham, helping them make the metro area their home by arming them with...

J.C. Wells, licensed counselor: ‘Mental health is becoming more critical’

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times J.C. Wells, a licensed professional counselor with the Birmingham-based Without Walls Counseling Services, recently spoke to The Birmingham Times about...

Meet the Miles College graduate who organized a job fair that...

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Geno Reasor, who works with the city’s Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity, was in Fountain Heights this week on...

These programs can help pay your utility bills and lower your...

By Dennis Washington If you live in Alabama and are low-income, age 60 or older and/or disabled, programs are available to help pay utilities and...

Biz Markie, known for classic rap song ‘Just a Friend,’ dies

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP News LOS ANGELES (AP) — Biz Markie, a hip-hop staple known for his beatboxing prowess, turntable mastery and the 1989 classic...

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