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Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102

Associated Press Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars, has died. He was 102. Vice President Kamala Harris and...

Claudette Colvin wins expungement of Alabama civil rights arrest

By Mark Kelly It took most of a lifetime, but now it’s official. Civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin is, in her own words, “no longer a juvenile...

Funeral Service Held for Maxine McNair, Last Living Parent of Child...

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Family members, current and former public officials and area pastors gathered Saturday morning at New Hope Baptist Church in Birmingham’s...

Sidney Poitier opened the door for Black Hollywood

Elise Brisco USA TODAY Sidney Poitier, a Hollywood trailblazer and the first Black man to win an Oscar for best actor, died Thursday. He was 94.  Among his long...

5 Amazing Murals in Birmingham’s Historic 4th Ave. Business District

By Miranda Shaffer bhamnow.com Have you walked around Birmingham’s 4th Avenue Business District lately? This historic district is seeing tremendous growth, and some amazing murals have been...

Judge tosses convictions of 2 men in killing of Malcolm X

By Michael R. Sisak and Jennifer Peltz NEW YORK (AP) — More than half a century after the assassination of Malcolm X, two of his...

After 196 Years, College Grants Tenure to a Black Professor

By Janet McConnaughey Associated Press Louisiana’s oldest college is celebrating its first lifetime appointment to a Black faculty member, and discussing why this racial milestone took...

Equal Justice Initiative Opens New Legacy Museum in Montgomery

eji.org MONTGOMERY, AL - The Equal Justice Initiative is thrilled to announce the opening of the new Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama....

Ramsay High grad sheds light on Alabama’s racial violence in new...

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times Memorial, a play written by Birmingham native Quinton Cockrell, will highlight the “racial violence in Alabama” with its debut at...

ASU Residence Hall Renamed after Key Figure in Montgomery Bus Boycott

By Lois G. Russell ASU The Alabama State University Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to rename one of the campus’s historic residence halls in honor...

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