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Shatysha Billingsley: A Taste of Birmingham’s Luxury Wine Business

By Jasmine Shaw For the Birmingham Times Shatysha “Tysh” Billingsley, owner of Finale, a luxury wine and dessert company, believes she was born to be a...

Amber Jones’s Brother, a Pro Athlete, Had Bad Credit Like Many....

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Through research, Amber Jones learned 64 percent of Americans have bad credit. Through personal experience, she knew her brother, a...

Kenya Russell: Creating the Right Mix for Creatives of Color

By Ameera Stewart The Birmingham Times Kenya Russell recognized a need for Birmingham’s creative community, so she came up with the right mix. Through research, she...

Randi Pink’s 31 days of ‘Rage Writing’ produced latest novel, ‘Girls...

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times Birmingham author Randi Pink wrote her latest novel Girls Like Us in 31 days. No, she wasn’t trying the...

The Education of Jay Johnson, Founder of College Prep U

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times What started as a way to help one of his church members through the college admissions process has turned into...

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.,...

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