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Civil rights icon John Lewis remembered in Alabama

By Kim Chandler Associated Press TROY, Ala. (AP) — Civil rights icon and longtime Georgia congressman John Lewis was remembered Saturday — in the rural Alabama...

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...

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...

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