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Harry ‘Traveling Shoes’ Turner: The Ministry of Activism

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Community activist Harry “Traveling Shoes” Turner, who was raised in Birmingham’s Gate City neighborhood, said the area wasn’t known for...

The Activist: Cara McClure: Founder, Faith&Works

Compiled by Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times  Birmingham, known as a cradle of civil rights history, today still contains numerous strong voices pushing for change locally...

The Activist: Celida “Celi” Soto, President, SWEET Alabama

Compiled by Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times  Birmingham, known as a cradle of civil rights history, today still contains numerous strong voices pushing for change locally...

Birmingham-Area Activists: This is More Than a ‘Hype Moment’

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times (Second of two parts on fight against racial injustice from Birmingham) For local activist Erica Robbins, 38, the fight for...

Martez Files: The Influencer

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times A closer look at a Birmingham-area activist: Martez Files, When We Fight Files, 29, said his organization, When We Fight—founded this year...

Erica Robbins: The Advocate

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times A closer look at a Birmingham-area activist: Erica Robbins, Be a Blessing Birmingham Robbins, 38, said social media has been her greatest...

T. Marie King: The Change Agent

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times A closer look at a Birmingham-area activist: T. Marie King, Local Facilitator King, 40,  has been working tirelessly on a broad range...

Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died

Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus,...

How Dr. Angela Davis and area leaders packed the Boutwell

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Dr. Angela Davis was able to do something during her recent visit to Birmingham that hadn’t been seen in the...

The intersection of sports and activism: fighting for cover

Shireen Ahmed Contributor ©2016, The Shadow League During the greatest sports event, there is a buzz of excitement from athletes, sports media and fans who are engrossed...

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