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Speaker stuns Morehouse grads, to pay off $40M student debt

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he...

Birmingham residents, groups commemorate 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Outside, recordings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches blared over speakers in front of Birmingham Civil...

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...

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...

A Message to American Mothers About Sex in the Military

Amnesty International just made a decision regarding decriminalizing the sex industry and I frankly wonder if they understand anything about it. In the dialogue...

Congresswoman Waters Applauds Flag-Raising at U.S. Embassy in Havana

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement in honor of the flag-raising ceremony at the U.S....

NAACP Statement on the Indictment of University of Cincinnati Police Officer...

BALTIMORE, MD – On Wednesday, July 29th, University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing was indicted on a murder charge for fatally shooting Samuel...

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