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University Of California Will Have Its First Black President

By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman Black Voices The next president of the University of California system will be Dr. Michael Drake, the first Black person in the role...

Johnathan Austin, former Councilor, On How City Finally Removed Confederate Statue

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The outrage over the death of George Floyd —a black man killed by police in Minneapolis—has already led to change...

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...

Three Female Alabama Graduates make UAB History

By Yvonne Taunton UAB News This month’s commencement ceremony at the University of Alabama at Birmingham marked the first time in its history that the School...

Rep. Terri Sewell Announces $3.5M for Civil Rights Landmarks in Ala.

The Birmingham Times U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell on Tuesday announced over $3.5 million in federal grant funding through the National Park Service (NPS) to preserve...

How Barbara Curry-Strong Overcame Racial Barriers in Alabama

By Donna Cope Alabama NewsCenter Adversity can spur one to achieve great things. At 17, Barbara Curry-Story was stuck between a rock and a hard place. She...

The history of Birmingham’s 141-year-old Broad St. Missionary Church

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times A quiet dignity is noticed every time Elmore Quarles reads the history of her place of worship, Broad...

11-year-old Becomes First Black Marie in New York City Ballet’s “The...

By Kimberley Richards Black Voices Young ballerina Charlotte Nebres has made history this holiday season. The 11-year-old became the first Black dancer cast in the leading role...

Alabama unveils statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks

By Dankin Andone CNN (CNN)-Rosa Parks was honored with a new statue in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, on Sunday, 64 years to the day she was arrested for...

The Rich History of Birmingham’s Five Points West

By Chaise Sanders bhamnow.com Come summer of 2021, The World Games will have Five Points West—along with the entire City of Birmingham—bustling with athletes from around...

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