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Victor Glover to Become the First Black NASA Astronaut to Live...

By Dana Gives Black Enterprise This past weekend, NASA celebrated a historic moment with the launch of the SpaceX Crew-1 mission and Victor J. Glover became the first Black astronaut to live...

Trailblazer Autherine Lucy Foster Awarded Honorary Doctorate From Miles College

By Sydney Melson The Birmingham Times Miles College on Wednesday honored Autherine Lucy Foster an alumna and the first African American to enroll and attend the...

Miles College to honor Autherine Lucy Foster, alumna and first Black...

The Birmingham Times Miles College will honor Autherine Lucy Foster an alumna and the first African American to enroll and attend the University of...

Why Black History Should be Taught Starting in Elementary School

By Idrissa N. Snider The real story of African people, being stripped from their native civilizations, cultural customs and practices to build the wealth flowing...

Expelled in 1956, first black student at University of Alabama gets...

Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Autherine Lucy Foster, the first African-American student to attend the University of Alabama, received an honorary doctorate degree last...

Books and Brunch: A Celebration of Literacy, History and Sisterhood

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Imagine a safe space to celebrate black womanhood and culture while learning about black history through books by black authors....

New Interactive Website Featuring Henry Louis Gates, Tracks Slave Voyages

By Stacy M. Brown BlackPressUSA In his PBS series, “Finding Your Roots …” Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents guests whose roots cover the globe – from...

Congressional leaders in Birmingham for Civil Rights Pilgrimage

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Many of Alabama’s political leaders, locally and nationally, gathered Friday in Birmingham for the 26th annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage....

Frank Robinson, baseball’s fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83

By David Ginsburg and Ben Walker Associated Press Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however,...

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...

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