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Cleveland “Cleve” Eaton, Hall of Fame jazz great, dies at 80

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Cleveland “Cleve” Eaton, the Hall of Fame jazz legend from Fairfield (Ala.), died on Sunday morning. He was 80. “He was...

Rep. Chris England elected first black to lead Alabama Democrats

Times staff report Representative Chris England, of Tuscaloosa, was elected Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party on Saturday, becoming the first African-American to hold the...

Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies at 81

By Christopher Torchia Associated Press   JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, died in a hospital on Monday after a...

Understanding Cholesterol

By Glenn Ellis Statins are one of the bestselling pharmaceuticals of all time. If you're not on medicine to lower your cholesterol yet, you might be...

Mural pays homage to quilt making

  Lawanda Baker and Somaya Singh, the winners of the Juneteenth Mural Contest, were at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on June 18 to create...

12 of the Greatest Hip-Hop Groups

    In honor of Black Music Month, the Birmingham Times is highlighting some of the great musical groups across several genres. So far, the series...

History of the National Baptist Congress

    In 1906, Reverend Dr. Richard Henry Boyd, founder of the National Baptist Publishing Board, opened an educational center that published National Baptist Publishing Board...

Skin bleaching and the African American Complexion Crisis

    By Je’Don Holloway Talley Special to the Times Hip-hop trailblazer Lil’ Kim recently took to Instagram to flaunt her new look in a collage of glamorous...

African-Americans in the U.S. Military: Profiles in bravery

Lt. Gen. Nadja West this year became the first black female lieutenant general and the highest-ranking woman to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy. In...

Rosenwald, Film About Jewish Philanthropist who Worked With Booker T. Washington...

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, Director Aviva Kempner's got you covered. Rosenwald, a film about Julius Rosenwald, will premiere at The...

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