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Inside the Birmingham Zoo and its must-see attractions

By Ameera Steward  The Birmingham Times   Ritina Bailey of Bessemer has been a fan of the Birmingham Zoo for so long that she couldn’t wait for her daughter...

Sen. Kamala Harris, U.S. Presidential candidate, makes Alabama stops

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Sen. Kamala Harris made her first stop in Alabama over the weekend as a Democratic candidate for U.S. President and...

Dannetta Thornton Owens, 80, former Birmingham school board member

Times staff report   Dannetta Thornton Owens, former president of the Birmingham Board of Education, died on December 15. She was 80. She was at home surrounded...

Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

By MICHAEL GRACZYK HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a World War II hero whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait,...

Birmingham Mayor Bell on some of his noteworthy accomplishments

By Nick Patterson The Birmingham Times Despite controversies over the years — including his contentious relationship in the end with the Birmingham City Council and the...

Talladega President Billy Hawkins on the controversy: “The most courageous ....

By Ariel Worthy  The Birmingham Times If he had to do it all over again, Talladega College President Billy Hawkins said he would send the school’s...

Morehouse College’s Interim President William Taggart Dies

By Catherine Morris Diverseeducation.com The Morehouse College community woke on Thursday morning to the news that William Taggart, interim president of the historically black institution in...

City Council President Austin: Time to capitalize on the untapped potential...

By Johnathan Austin As soon as I was old enough to walk, I learned to march.  Birmingham’s history was sewn into the fabric of my family,...

Tom Hanks mixes laughs, gravity for ACLU online fundraiser

By Lynn Elber AP Television Writer Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin and other stars joined in an online fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union, urging the...

Black junior to lead student gov’t at University of Alabama

By Jay Reeves Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A black University of Alabama student supported by a secretive campus group long controlled by whites has...

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