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William Coleman, civil rights lawyer who shattered racial barriers, dies

Jeff Horwitz Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — William T. Coleman Jr., a civil rights lawyer from Philadelphia who prevailed in several landmark Supreme Court cases, broke...

Chuck Berry’s influence on rock n’ roll was incalculable

By Hillel Italie  Associated Press Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with...

Visitor center honoring Harriet Tubman opening in Maryland

The Associated Press A new visitor center honoring Harriet Tubman opens this weekend in Maryland, where Tubman was born a slave and later became a...

Mobile Police Department promotes first African American female major

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Bareneise Dixon has made history by becoming the first African American female major in the Mobile Police Department. Her promotion Friday,...

Selma re-enacts march that sparked “Bloody Sunday”

Associated Press SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Throngs of people converged in the city of Selma, Alabama, for the annual re-enactment of a key event in...

#BlackHistoryMonth: Notable Alabamians, Part Thirteen

Times staff report The AT&T Alabama African-American History Calendar has been highlighting the achievements of the state’s best and brightest since 2011. It highlights the...

#BlackHistoryMonth: Notable Alabamians, Part Twelve

Times staff report The AT&T Alabama African-American History Calendar has been highlighting the achievements of the state’s best and brightest since 2011. It highlights the...

#BlackHistoryMonth: Notable Alabamians, Part Eleven

Times staff report The AT&T Alabama African-American History Calendar has been highlighting the achievements of the state’s best and brightest since 2011. It highlights the...

26 films, TV shows and documentaries that are lessons in black...

By Alec Harvey Special to The Times History comes alive in movies, and over the years some fine films about black history have been released. Some,...

#BlackHistoryMonth: Notable Alabamians, Part Ten

Times staff report The AT&T Alabama African-American History Calendar has been highlighting the achievements of the state’s best and brightest since 2011. It highlights the...

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