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The Energy of Birmingham’s Joe Hampton, A Top Exec at Spire Inc.

The Energy of Birmingham’s Joe Hampton, A Top Exec at Spire Inc.

By Nicole S. Daniel The Birmingham Times In early November, employees at the Spire Alabama Metro Operations Center in downtown Birmingham found themselves greeted by Joseph Hampton, president of Spire Alabama, Gulf Coast, and Mississippi. Hampton carved time out of his schedule to meet with service mechanics, construction team members, supervisors, and field operators and […]

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How a Birmingham City Schools Grad Became Head of a Major Alabama Utility

How a Birmingham City Schools Grad Became Head of a Major Alabama Utility

By Nicole S. Daniel The Birmingham Times During his senior year at Arthur Harold “A.H.” Parker High School in Birmingham, Joseph Hampton remembers being stopped by his counselor after he’d received acceptance letters and scholarships from several schools. “She said, ‘Joe, get in here,’” said Hampton, recalling the day his counselor asked him to come […]

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Magic City Classic Staying at Legion Field Through 2027

Magic City Classic Staying at Legion Field Through 2027

The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement to keep the Magic City Classic at Legion Field for a term of four years beginning in 2023. As part of the agreement, the City will provide $1 million worth of incentives and in-kind services annually. The Magic City Classic is Birmingham’s largest sporting event, […]

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Mercedes-Benz Marathon in Birmingham to End After Feb. Race

Mercedes-Benz Marathon in Birmingham to End After Feb. Race

Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend of Events, presented by Birmingham Marathon, Inc. and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI), has announced its final race weekend to take place in Birmingham Feb. 10-12, 2023. The 21-year partnership with Mercedes-Benz U.S. International has attracted more than 200,000 runners, has helped local charities raise in excess of $5 million dollars and provided […]

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Drew: Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Drew: Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

By Samuetta Hill Drew Yes, the Christmas season can be “the most wonderful time of the year” filled with joy and laughter, but during the holiday season safety must come first. It must be first in everything we do, but especially over the holiday season when it comes to shopping, (in store and online), decorating, […]

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Hakeem Jeffries Becomes First Black American to Lead a Major Political Party in Congress

Hakeem Jeffries Becomes First Black American to Lead a Major Political Party in Congress

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Jeffries said he hopes to find common ground with the G.O.P. where possible. He takes over the reins from long-time Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The 52-year-old leads a changing of the guard for Democrats, a party long headed by its most senior members, including Pelosi, 82, and South Carolina’s James Clyburn. The new leaders include Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark, 59, and Pete Aguilar, 43, of California.
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PRESS ROOM: Howard University hosts Congress members for Glory: Conversations on the CROWN Act

PRESS ROOM: Howard University hosts Congress members for Glory: Conversations on the CROWN Act

By BlackPR Wire (Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON – Howard University welcomed members of Congress recently to engage with students about the C.R.O.W.N. Act (Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair). The act is a law that […]
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‘Birmingham Legend’, Jesse J. Lewis Sr., receives Vulcan’s Lifetime Achievement Award

‘Birmingham Legend’, Jesse J. Lewis Sr., receives Vulcan’s Lifetime Achievement Award

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Dr. Jesse J. Lewis Sr., Birmingham Times founder and visionary entrepreneur, on Tuesday was awarded Lifetime Achievement from the Vulcan Park Foundation. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin presented the award to Lewis and said it was an honor to recognize “someone I’ve looked up to for quite some time, even […]

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‘He Popped Up on The TV Screen and Asked, ‘Will You Marry Me?’

‘He Popped Up on The TV Screen and Asked, ‘Will You Marry Me?’

BY JE’DON HOLLOWAY-TALLEY Special to the Birmingham Times “You Had Me at Hello’’ highlights married couples and the love that binds them. If you would like to be considered for a future “Hello’’ column, or know someone, please send nominations to Barnett Wright bwright@birminghamtimes.com. Include the couple’s name, contact number(s) and what makes their love […]

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The Fall of FTX and Renewed Mistrust Signal Disaster for Cryptocurrencies

The Fall of FTX and Renewed Mistrust Signal Disaster for Cryptocurrencies

The fall of Cryptocurrencies, the recent wave of the investment craze that includes NFTs and trading cards, has not only ruined bank accounts for some but now has the federal government investigating its dramatic downfall.
FTX, the Bahamas-based cryptocurrency exchange founded just before the pandemic paralyzed America and much of the world, landed in bankruptcy this month, leaving federal authorities perplexed over the fall of the $32 billion company.

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Conversations About Cancer Screening Should Be Priority This Holiday Season – It Can Save Your Life

Conversations About Cancer Screening Should Be Priority This Holiday Season – It Can Save Your Life

The holidays are a time to gather with friends and family for food, fun, and great conversations. But imagine those conversations not going as planned and the joy of being with your loved ones overshadowed by someone sharing that they have cancer. You may not have been ready to have that discussion, yet it was happening. And you may not be prepared to talk about screenings with your loved ones, but it’s necessary. As someone who has had two different cancers in my life, I cannot stress enough the importance of getting screened. 

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Racist Sentenced to Life in Prison for Buffalo Mass Killing of African Americans

Racist Sentenced to Life in Prison for Buffalo Mass Killing of African Americans

A white man who traveled to a Buffalo grocery store in May and killed 10 African Americans, including Black Press writer Katherine Massey, pled guilty to 25 criminal counts on Monday and will spend the rest of his life in prison.
A grand jury previously indicted Payton Gendron, 19, on domestic terrorism, first-degree murder, attempted murder, hate crimes, and weapons possession.

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“The Time is Now!”

“The Time is Now!”

Pastor “J” Edgar Boyd, Senior Minister, First AME Church of LA (center), was joined by faith and community leaders at a Tuesday press conference to reignite the call for disgraced LA City Councilmembers Gil Cedillo and Kevin de Leon to resign immediately, in order for...

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