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Tamika Harris Lost More Than 100 pounds; Gained Confidence to Open...

By Jasmine Shaw For the Birmingham Times After Tamika Harris reached her heaviest weight of 235 pounds, she had a chance encounter that proved life-changing. “I was...

Say Y.E.S. to Yolaine Joseph’s Enhancing Skincare Line

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Working for the Howard University campus radio station gave Yolaine Joseph an opportunity to do something no one else had...

Jamel Lajuan: Filmmaker Sheds Light on the Rise of City’s First...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times Fact might seem stranger than fiction if a young Jamel Lajuan, born Jamel Lajuan Jackson, could see himself...

How Daagye Hendricks Serves Community, City Schools and UAB

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Daagye Hendricks is not one to remain stationary. The Birmingham Board of Education member, businesswoman and mom of a 16-year-old,...

Angelia Strode Survived 3 Heart Attacks Before Turning 50

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...

Justin Slaughter, Self Taught, Wins Congressional Art Competition

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Justin Slaughter, a recent graduate of Center Point High School, has gone from a self-taught artist to first-place winner in...

Photographer Caroline Japal Creates Space For Artists, Other Women To Thrive

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times In the past two years, Caroline Japal has used her talents to not only create an art magazine but also...

Artist Jon Osborne once lived in a car near same park...

By Ameera Steward 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...

Businessowner Aquilla Stanback’s Cup of Tea

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Shortly after graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Aquilla Stanback remembers sightseeing trips with her mother and...

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...

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