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Rep. Sewell’s Voting Rights Bill Passes the House 

The Birmingham Times  The House of Representatives last week passed a bill, introduced by U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL), meant to restore the Voting Rights...

Sen. Jones and Rep. Sewell: Expand Medicaid to Save Our Rural...

By Sen. Doug Jones and Rep. Terri Sewell In the past eight years, 13 Alabama hospitals -- seven of which have been in rural areas...

Birmingham students get seat at political roundtable in D.C.

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Two Birmingham High School students now have a seat at the political roundtable. Kamil Goodman, a junior at A.H. Parker High...

Congressional leaders in Birmingham for Civil Rights Pilgrimage

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Many of Alabama’s political leaders, locally and nationally, gathered Friday in Birmingham for the 26th annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage....

Meet 19 African-American women running for elected office this year in...

Times Staff Report At least 19 African-American women are seeking elected office in Jefferson County in 2018. Here is a glimpse at candidates likely to...

Doug Jones sworn-in, hires Democrats’ only black chief of staff in...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Doug Jones on Wednesday was sworn-in as the Junior Senator from Alabama. The ceremony was held on the floor of...

Photo Gallery: 2017 Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Awards

Times Staff Report Photos by Stephonia Taylor McLinn The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) on Saturday hosted its combined 2017 Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award...

Rabbi Jonathan Miller’s special bond with the Birmingham community

Times Staff Report Rabbi Jonathan Miller thought he was only going to stay in Birmingham about five years when he moved to the city to...

Violence in Charlottesville: What Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Rep. Terri Sewell...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Local political and civil rights leaders and members of Congress said they are disturbed by the violence that ensued during...

Coach Andrew A. Sewell, father of U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, dies...

Times staff report Andrew Anthony Sewell, father of U.S. Rep Terri Sewell, known affectionately as “Coach Sewell”, died on April 8, 2017. He was 82. “My...

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