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Danny Carr wins Dem Primary; will face Mike Anderton, incumbent Republican,...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Danny Carr, once interim Jefferson County district attorney (DA), on Tuesday took one step closer to getting the job permanently...

Birmingham residents, groups commemorate 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Outside, recordings of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches blared over speakers in front of Birmingham Civil...

Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies at 81

By Christopher Torchia Associated Press   JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, died in a hospital on Monday after a...

National Baptist Deacons Convention opens in Birmingham

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Frank Russell had heard about the 5 a.m. prayer service of the National Baptist Deacons Convention but he...

Minorities more likely to receive ineffective care

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Minority patients face a double whammy: Not only are they more likely to miss out on effective medical treatments than...

Obesity increasing among young people

Special to the Times Obesity rising in nations rich and poor, especially in kids The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the...

Glenn Ellis: Quality Health Care Problematic in U.S. prisons

By Glenn Ellis Healthcare is a huge issue for people in jail and prison. There are currently 2.4 million people in American prisons. This number has...

Stress, depression can ‘significantly’ increase chances of heart attack

American Heart Association An estimated 10 percent of Americans ages 18 and older report having depression, according to the American Heart Association. For heart attack patients,...

After Ebola, Liberians slowly embrace mental health care

By Carley Petesch and Jonathan Paye-Layleh Associated Press MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Drawn-out deaths. Communities torn apart. Survivor's guilt. Patrick Fallah says his memories of the...

Beyonce to fund scholarships for women at 4 colleges

Associated Press Beyonce is marking the anniversary of her album "Lemonade" by announcing scholarships for women to attend selected colleges. The singer announced that her Formation...

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