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Photo Gallery: 2017 Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Awards

Times Staff Report Photos by Stephonia Taylor McLinn The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) on Saturday hosted its combined 2017 Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award...

Former Mayor Richard Arrington Reflects on Birth of BCRI

By Anita Debro For the Birmingham Times Richard Arrington Jr., Birmingham’s first elected African-American mayor, doesn’t take credit for establishing the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI),...

Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin Announces Plans For Inaugural Festivities

Times Staff Report The Randall Woodfin Administration will officially begin on Tuesday, Nov. 28, with a noon swearing-in ceremony in Linn Park followed later by...

Birmingham kicks off celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial anniversary

 By Dennis Washington Alabama NewsCenter The City of Birmingham on Friday launched a three-year celebration of Alabama’s 200th anniversary. A festive ceremony was held outdoors in the historic...

Randall Woodfin defeats Incumbent William Bell to become Birmingham Mayor

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times   Randall Woodfin, the first candidate to declare for mayor of Birmingham last summer, on Tuesday saw his 14-month journey to...

Irma, downgraded to tropical storm, sets sights on Alabama

Times Staff Report As Floridians continued to ride out what used to be Hurricane Irma, their neighbors to the north, including here in Alabama, braced...

Alabama Lawmaker sponsors bills to repeal legislation preserving Confederate Monuments

Times Staff Report A Jefferson County lawmaker offended, she said, by a law passed in the Legislature preserving Confederate monuments has pre-filed bills to repeal...

Ramsay HS grad, award-winning author, Chandra Sparks Splond, headed to Library...

By Chanda Temple For The Birmingham Times  Award-winning Birmingham author Chandra Sparks Splond has gone national. On Sept. 2, she will represent Alabama at the 2017 Library...

The Pride of Birmingham

 Special to the Times Photographs by Reginald Allen Central Alabama Pride Inc.’s PrideFest was held on June 10 at Sloss Furnace while the Pride Parade was...

Alabama law could allow more felons to vote

By Kim Chandler Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama might allow more former felons to vote in upcoming elections after lawmakers, for the first time, approved...

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