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At Age 88, Birmingham Radio Legend Shelley Stewart: ‘I Ain’t...

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times It’s an unseasonably warm January morning, and Dr. Shelley Stewart is sitting in his home office in Shelby...

The Business of Shelley Stewart: ‘Sign Checks on The Front, Not...

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times Radio legend Dr. Shelley Stewart said he’s always “worked toward being able to sign the check on the...

Serena Williams Says ‘Countdown Has Begun’ to Retirement

By Howard Fendrich Associated Press Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn...

Legendary Alabama Sportswriter Rubin Grant Honored With 49 Other Icons

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Rubin Grant vividly remembers the advice he received from his city editor during his news writing internship at Montgomery’s...

Meet Greg Gratton, Owner of Birmingham’s Legendary Green Acres Cafe

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times After classes ended at his Birmingham middle school, Greg Gratton and his brother went straight to work. “We would come ,...

Birmingham boasts an extraordinary musical legacy over 150 years

By Chuck Chandler Alabama News Center In 1989, Erskine Hawkins, Sun Ra and The Temptations all played at Birmingham’s inaugural City Stages music festival. Tickets that...

Biz Markie, known for classic rap song ‘Just a Friend,’ dies

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP News LOS ANGELES (AP) — Biz Markie, a hip-hop staple known for his beatboxing prowess, turntable mastery and the 1989 classic...

Alabama Attorney Fred Gray Represented Civil Rights Giants, Becoming One

By Chuck Chandler Alabama Newscenter Few people can say they knew Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks when that internationally celebrated pair were average citizens. Fred D. Gray Sr. can. The...

At age 96, Birmingham Business Legend Dr. Jesse J. Lewis Sr....

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Legendary businessman Dr. Jesse J. Lewis Sr. smoothly makes the 20-minute drive from Birmingham’s historic Smithfield neighborhood, where he lives,...

Esteemed Civil Rights Organizer C.T. Vivian Laid To Rest In Atlanta

Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The nation paid its final respects Thursday to the Rev. C.T. Vivian, a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement who...

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