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Surprise act of kindness gives Pell City woman new kidney, second...

By Nathan Turner Jr. For the Birmingham Times Shanda Whitten of Jemison always knew she wanted to make a contribution to the world larger than herself....

UAB Health Smart Center helps people stay well

By Nathan Turner Jr. For The Birmingham Times A high percentage of visitors to the UAB Health Smart Center in downtown Birmingham are afflicted with diabetes...

UAB to support White House effort to increase living kidney transplants

By Tyler Greer UAB News New Living Donor Navigator Program tailored to African-Americans aims to reduce number of patients awaiting transplant. In a first-of-its-kind national event focused on...

Civil Rights Landmarks Projected for World Heritage Status

By Ebone’ Parks The Birmingham Times Mayor William Bell announced Tuesday that Birmingham and other locations throughout the state of Alabama and the Southeast are in...

Sobering review of Birmingham City Schools, but superintendent remains optimistic

Ariel Worthy Birmingham Times Staff It has been a year since Dr. Kelley Castlin-Gacutan accepted the position as superintendent of Birmingham City Schools. On Tuesday, Gacutan and...

Kenyata Tate: Stepping outside of comfort zone brings leadership opportunities for...

By Kathryn Sesser-Dorné For The Birmingham Times Kenyata Tate is not afraid to work. A single mother of three, Tate, 33, has been employed, as well as...

Former councilor recalls lessons from the legendary A.G. Gaston

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. Alabama NewsCenter Roderick Royal vividly remembers the day A.G. Gaston visited the Boys Club that bore Gaston’s name. Royal was about 11 when...

University of Alabama announces plan to combat racial discrimination in fraternities...

Special to The Times The University of Alabama last week announced plans to prevent and respond to racial discrimination and increase diversity within the school’s...

‘I support Shadow Lawn and Holocaust Memorials’

“While I try not to respond to intentional mischaracterizations – especially in the media, the sheer audacity of one “reporter’s” actions demand a response....

Regions Institute helps money make sense

Written by UAB Magazine Last summer, UAB student Brandon Pickett worked as a lead counselor in a camp where the kids learned survival skills—the kind...

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