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Sharpe-Jefferson: The Value of Precious Holiday Memories

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson  While everyone else is focused on decorating and spreading holiday cheer, I firmly recognize this is not the case for everyone. Holidays...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Always a Good Time to be Thankful

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson Sometimes we can be duped by what we believe is our permanent reality. When things don’t change as quickly as we’d like, we...

Josh Carpenter: ‘Moving Science’ to a Brighter Future at Southern Research

By Josh Carpenter Since our founding in Birmingham more than 80 years ago, Southern Research has played a pivotal role in Birmingham’s economy and in...

Sharpe-Jefferson: The Seasons Change, You Should Too

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson I chuckled when I thought about the encouraging information I’d share in this week’s column because I suspect many of you won’t...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Permission to Live

 By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson There’s nothing like a piece of bad news to make you really appreciate all the things that are going right in your...

John Archibald: Ignoring Murders of Black Males Won’t Make it Disappear

By John Archibald | jarchibald@al.com This opinion column is another installment in a Birmingham Times/AL.com joint series on Gun Violence in the city. We talk a lot...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Finding Lasting, Positive Change

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson We’ve all been there or will be there at some point soon. It’s the place where we find ourselves assessing our lives in...

Malveaux: Student Loan Forgiveness, A Small Step in the Right Direction

By Julianne Malveaux President Joe Biden made a campaign promise to alleviate some student loan debt, and on August 24, he honored his commitment. Some...

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Water Crisis in Jackson Miss. Reflects Vicious Neglect

By The Rev. Jesse Jackson In sweltering heat, 150,000 residents of Jackson, Mississippi, the state’s capital and its largest city, had no running water, after...

Sharpe-Jefferson: Information Can Defeat this Formidable Foe

By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson The fear of it can sometimes be worse than reality. COVID has certainly been a formidable foe, but the reality is that with...

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