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With nation in turmoil, Birmingham takes down divisive Confederate statue

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The City of Birmingham on Monday night removed a controversial Confederate statue from downtown’s Linn Park less than 24 hours...

Mayor Declares State of Emergency, Curfew in Birmingham

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times What began as a peaceful demonstration Sunday afternoon in Birmingham to protest the death of George Floyd, a man killed...

Birmingham protests peaceful by day; turns unruly Sunday evening

By Ameera Steward For The Birmingham Times With the historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum on each side, Kelly Ingram Park...

Birmingham’s mandatory face mask ordinance ends on Friday

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The City of Birmingham will not extend its mandatory face covering ordinance beyond midnight on Friday, May 29, but that...

Birmingham passes mandatory ‘shelter in place order.’ Here’s why.

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council voted Tuesday to require a shelter-in-place order until midnight on April 3 during the COVID-19 public...

Jefferson County Health Officer: ‘Many cases we have not detected’

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times As the number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to rise in and around Birmingham, restrictions have been placed on nursing...

Jefferson County and Birmingham now under states of emergency

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Jefferson County, Alabama’s most populous county, and Birmingham, the state’s largest city, today put their respective government and city under...

Updates from City of Birmingham, Miles College, BCRI on coronavirus

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin on Friday instructed the city’s Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity to identify ways to support...

List of Birmingham events cancelled or delayed due to coronavirus

The Birmingham Times Due to a growing concern over the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, several events with an expected large attendance...

Minority Firms Seek Part of Birmingham’s $1B Construction Boom

By Roy S. Johnson AL.com/The Birmingham News Rico Washington was sad. Oh, he was ecstatic, too. His company, Construction Works, won the bid to construct a...

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