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Birmingham, Bessemer, Fairfield Schools Make Masks Optional

By Haley Wilson The Birmingham Times Beginning April 4, face coverings in the Birmingham, Bessemer, and Fairfield school districts will be optional. Superintendents from each of the...

Obama tests positive for COVID-19, says he’s ‘feeling fine’

The Associated Press Former President Barack Obama said on Sunday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, though he’s feeling relatively healthy and his wife,...

Six Resources to Check Out During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Tanner Coffman UAB News March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer...

Top Health Officials in Birmingham Reflect on 2 Years of COVID...

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Two years after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a global pandemic, medical officials continue...

Drew: Meet The Black Scientist Behind the Moderna Vaccine

By Samuetta Hill Drew In 2016, Hollywood featured a film which made Americans aware of three African American women who were behind the scenes at...

Word on The Street

We asked Birmingham-area residents, How has your life changed since COVID-19 hit two years ago this month? APRIL MARSHALL: “To me it was kind of...

Drew: COVID-19 Remains Threat, But Safety Measures are Working

By Samuetta Hill Drew Two years ago, when I wrote my first safety article about a then new virus called Coronavirus COVID-19, I could not...

Drew: How Midfield City Schools Educates in COVID-19 World

By Samuetta Hill Drew This article is the third and last one in the safety series dedicated to student learning in a COVID-19 environment. The...

After Teachers Stage Sickout, School Leaders Announce More COVID Measures

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times The Birmingham Board of Education (BOE) on Tuesday took several steps to address concerns from some city teachers who had...

Drew: BCS’s Dr. Mark Sullivan on Educating in COVID Environment

By Samuetta Hill Drew It has been two years since I began writing articles about the pandemic named the Coronavirus COVID-19. This new virus struck...

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