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Randi Pink’s 31 days of ‘Rage Writing’ produced latest novel, ‘Girls...

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times Birmingham author Randi Pink wrote her latest novel Girls Like Us in 31 days. No, she wasn’t trying the...

Dina Avery Chronicles Her Family’s Journey from Slavery to the Present

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Dina Avery comes from a bloodline of steadfast people, including her father, Charles Avery Jr., who was one of the...

Black Youth and the Criminal Justice System Explored in New Book

By LaMont Jones Diverse Education Black youth, especially males, have been disproportionately tied to the U.S. justice system far longer than today’s headlines suggest. Dr. Carl Suddler,...

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

By Hillel Italie Associated Press  NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,”...

Calvin Macon’s battle from addiction to published author

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times To this day, Calvin Macon regrets the condition he was in when his parents last saw him. “I was struggling,” he...
Anthony Ray Hinton

Anthony Ray Hinton honored as Samford’s 2019 Corts Distinguished Author

Samford.edu Anthony Ray Hinton will be honored as the 2019 Distinguished Author on April 16 at the ninth annual Tom and Marla Corts Distinguished Author...

Sanchez Tanniehill overcame stroke at 6 weeks old; now a singer,...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Welcome to Third Thursdays! This series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens who...

Local playwright Marc Raby entertains, inspires and will bring show to...

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Marc Raby remembers how his love for theater began: he was 8 years old, and his aunt took him to...

Christian comic novel has serious message, author says

It was in October 2008 while financial markets were tanking worldwide, and investment banks were contemplating the end of the world, that writer William...

Local Author on a Mission!

Local Author on a Mission! People have often asked me to share the reasons why I started my blog and wrote the book:  The ABC's...

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