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Larry Thornton: From $5 an hour to America’s Boardrooms

By Javacia Harris Bowser Special to the Birmingham Times Over the course of his life Larry Thornton has been the first African American to do several...

Fashion Designer Jeff Austin: From Darkness to Light

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Turning darkness into light has inspired fashion designer Jeff Austin both professionally and personally. The 23-year-old has dealt with depression—since...

Majella Hamilton: Preserving City’s African American History

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times As an avid student of race and culture with a passion for telling stories, Majella Chube Hamilton wakes up and...

Dr. Monica Baskin: Champion For Improving Community Health

Haley Herfurth UAB News Cancer is a nondiscriminatory disease — affecting people of all races, ethnicities, genders and religions. But for some populations, there are “barriers...

Brittany Sharp Has An Edge With Event Planning And Interior Design

By Jasmine Shaw For the Birmingham Times Brittany Sharp, owner of The Sharp Standard, a full-service event planning and interior design boutique founded in Birmingham, Ala.,...

Artist Erika Mixon: The Art of Healing

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times By day, Erika Mixon of Fairfield, Ala., trains physicians and sometimes hospital staff on how to use electronic medical record...

Ahinoam and David Israel Bring Total Wellness Hub to Bessemer

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Last fall, Ahinoam Israel opened a café in Bessemer to provide herbal supplements that have helped her and can help...

Germaul Barnes, Globally Renowned Dancer, To Teach at ASFA

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Internationally recognized dancer and choreographer Germaul Barnes could have chosen anywhere in the world to teach, but he will be...

Meet Birmingham’s Felicia Johnson, President of American Business Women’s Association

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times As national president of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), Birmingham’s Felicia Johnson helps women grow through leadership, education, networking...

Tamika Harris Lost More Than 100 pounds; Gained Confidence to Open...

By Jasmine Shaw For the Birmingham Times After Tamika Harris reached her heaviest weight of 235 pounds, she had a chance encounter that proved life-changing. “I was...

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