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Judge Carole Smitherman on the unique role women play in politics

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham native Carole Smitherman was in the courtroom when Doug Jones, then a U.S. Attorney, prosecuted Ku Klux Klan members...

Snowfall brings mostly comfort and joy to Alabama landscape

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff An early December snowfall is rare enough, but up to six inches of the white stuff for a good swath of...

The campaign has specifically targeted millennial African-Americans

By Kevin O’Leary The American Prospect The hill country of northern Alabama holds one of the keys to next week’s special election that will decide if...

Lilly Ledbetter to be Honored at Women of Philanthropy Brunch on...

Special to The Times American icon and Alabama native Lilly Ledbetter will be honored at The Club on Dec. 8, 10 a.m., as part of...

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...

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