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‘All In’ documentary tells stories of community engagement with Birmingham city...

By Donna Cope Alabama News Center “My light bulb busted, but I still manage to shine bright; Ramsay High School’s Keion Gilmore is a talented poet. (Tyler...

Roy Wood Jr. Makes Comedy Central to His Hometown

By Michael Tomberlin Alabama NewsCenter Comedian Roy Wood Jr. came home to Birmingham to produce a television show but ended up playing the part of Nick...

Billy Porter, Jharrel Jerome among top winners during 71st Primetime Emmys 

Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two African-American actors were among the top winners at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night.  Actors Billy Porter and...

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Compiled by Erica Wright We asked Birmingham-area residents, Who is a cartoon or movie villain that you found memorable? Justin Hobbs: “This is not a cartoon...

‘We still date on the weekends . . . and we...

BY JE’DON HOLLOWAY-TALLEY Special to the Birmingham Times “You Had Me at Hello’’ highlights married couples and the love that binds them. If you would like...

Jamel Lajuan: Filmmaker Sheds Light on the Rise of City’s First...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times Fact might seem stranger than fiction if a young Jamel Lajuan, born Jamel Lajuan Jackson, could see himself...

John Singleton, maker of ‘Boyz N the Hood,’ dies at 51

By Jake Coyle and Hillel Italie Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood’s most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated...

Director John Singleton hospitalized with stroke

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — “Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to his family....

Spike Lee Wins His First Oscar Ever for ‘BlacKkKlansman

By Lynn Elber Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Lee’s first-ever competitive Oscar award turned a mostly staid ceremony into one with joy and passion,...

Angela White becomes first African American woman to produce and release...

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Angela White, the first African American female producer to release a faith-based film in theaters, hopes that everyone learns about...

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