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A story(teller) for the ages: After decades in theater, Ms. Cas...

By Kathryn Sesser-Dorné Special to The Times She wasn't always a storyteller. At least that's what Casandra Scott, or Ms. Cas as kids at the library call...

Collector’s passion helps preserve, tell the story of Negro League baseball...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. Alabama NewsCenter Make no mistake. Layton Revel isn’t toying with a hobby as he collects artifacts that he lends to the Negro...

Johnathan Austin considering run for Birmingham mayor

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin said he has not ruled out running for mayor in August 2017. “No, I have...

Alabama’s youngest delegate to the DNC has dreams come true

Special to The Birmingham Times At age 20, Nayirah Muhammad was the youngest of the 55-member Alabama delegation at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in...

Hair stylists, barbers donate time to groom residents in Southtown

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times A barbershop and beauty shop popped up last Wednesday at the Southtown public housing community. Dream Makerz, an aspiring...

Fernanda Herrera: Co-founder of Latino Student Organization at Samford; working to...

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Fernanda Herrera never thought she’d be inside the United States Capitol. Herrera was one of 38 Latino students who attended an...

Wenonah High School students win Gold at Leadership Conference

Special to The Times Six students from Wenonah High School’s Academy of Hospitality & Tourism won gold medals this summer at the annual Family, Career...

Perfect Note: Harmonious blend of food, music

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Tremayne and Karen Thompson met while singing in a church choir in their native Gary, Ind. “We just sang...

Birmingham’s Batman still changing lives 31 years after his death

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. Alabama NewsCenter Bianca Donerson rode the No. 8 bus to Old Car Heaven Wednesday night, carrying a stroller, car seat, diaper bag...

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op threads a bright light in Woodlawn

By Karim Shamsi-Basha Alabama NewsCenter My grandmother sewed blankets, quilts, shirts, dresses and pants. (Well, let’s not talk about the pants – the source of my...

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