Bill Tompkins: extending the vision, expanding the definition of diversity for Montgomery County business community
By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor Bill Tompkins, new CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) has a big vision and agenda for the business community in Maryland’s most […]
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Sports First: Unveiling Herstory
top, from left: Jackie Berry, of Berry Realty; Kesha Hodge Washington, Phoenix Council member (District 8); Gizelle Knight, of Shining Light Foundatoin; Collette V. Smith, of Believe N You, Inc., Cloves Campbell Jr., of Arizona Informant; Hon. Sandra Kennedy, and Jerry McPherson, of Greater Phoenix Urban League. Celebrating the first in sports was theme of a […]
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March 30, 2023
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Ford’s Theatre debuts dynamic stage play,“Shout SisterShout!: The Untold Story of Rock and Roll Trailblazer Rosetta Tharpe”
By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor The East Coast debut of playwright Cheryl West’s “Shout Sister Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock and Roll Trailblazer Rosetta Tharpe, is the poignant and jubilant […]
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Meet Wawa Gatheru, the powerhouse behind Black Girl Environmentalist
By Maya Richard-Craven, Word in Black From gracing the cover of the January issue of Vogue alongside Billie Eilish and seven other climate activists, to amplifying climate justice on social […]
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VP Harris announces more than $1 billion investment into economic, social and political inclusion for African women
By Megan Sayles,AFRO Business Writer, email@example.com Vice President Kamala Harris rolled out several investments and initiatives to promote economic, political and social empowerment for women in Africa on March 29, […]
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#StrongHER 2023: The Birmingham Women Who Inspire and Empower
Compiled by Chanda Temple birminghamal.gov Honorees selected for the City of Birmingham’s StrongHer initiative are true examples that strength is more than physical; it’s mental, too. Their strength is brave as they fight cancer, homelessness, inequality and other challenges. Their strength is fierce as they implement bold ideas that spark change. Their strength is resilient as they climb from the pits of pain to the peaks of promises. The […]
Shatoria Peavy Couldn’t Find a Support Group for Single Moms. So She Created One
Nicole S. Daniel Birmingham Times In a room of single mothers like herself, Shatoria Peavy was left in tears when a young woman, whose husband recently passed, and her children, arrived for a meeting in West End. “She and her kids were very emotional but me and the other mothers were understanding, loving and acceptable,” […]
Gov. Ivey Won’t Support State Bailout of Birmingham-Southern College
By Rebecca Griesbach AL.com Gov. Kay Ivey announced this week that she will not devote state tax dollars to support Birmingham-Southern College, narrowing options for the private liberal arts school. “The state has no plans to use the taxpayers’ public funds to bail...
Meet Gustavo Perez, the Birmingham Student and Winner of the Princeton University Prize
By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times When Gustavo Garcia Perez first joined the band at Birmingham’s George Washington Carver High School in his freshman year, it was tough. “It took me a really long time to learn how to march and how to march with my instrument, and then I got used to it,” Perez […]
Drew: America’s Most Progressive City for Women in Law Enforcement
By Samuetta Hill Drew The state of Oregon is best known for its diverse landscape and many outdoor recreational opportunities such as scenic bike trails, lush forests, and beautiful lakes. It’s largest city Portland has a population of 652,503 people. A little-known fact is that the city is also famous for providing opportunities for women in […]
“It is rough for anybody just getting out if they don’t have programs like [the job fair] that help them get back on their feet because everywhere I went [when I first got out], that was the problem. You got stuff on your record …”
Edward Cargill, who served about five years in prison during a Second Chance Hiring Fair at the Boutwell in a March 22 story that appeared on BirminghamTimes.com
“If I could go back, I would tell myself to be comfortable with the idea of failure being a regular thing. Music pushes you in ways that you don’t even know are possible, so don’t be afraid to dedicate more time to something that you love,”
Cameron Rodgers-Johnson, recently named a finalist at the Alabama Music Educators Association’s Young Composers Competition at the BJCC in a March 21 story that appeared on BirminghamTimes.com
People, Places, Things
GWEN DERU TODAY… **READ THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES. Catch up on the news! **CONNER KELLY & THE TIME WARP at the Nick. **COMPUTER CLASSES AT THE FIVE POINTS WEST LIBRARY every Tuesday and Thursday. **MOVIES EVERY THURSDAY at Sidewalk Fest. **KARAOKE, 5-9 p.m. at Courtyard Alabaster Bar and Grill. **THIRD THURSDAY BLUES JAM, 7 p.m. at […]
FOUNDATION SEEKS TO PRESERVE HUNTSVILLE’S HISTORY IN A PERIOD OF RECORD GROWTH
By Scott Turner Historic Huntsville Foundation Executive Director Donna Castellano is playing a key role in preserving the city’s history at a time of record growth. As new buildings go up every month throughout Alabama’s […]
ALABAMA A&M ALUM WRITES BOOKS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN
Alabama A&M University alum Zandra Moten is the proud author of two books about PCS,or Permanent Change of Station. For military families, PCS means packing up and moving to another military base, city,state or country […]
THOUSANDS IN ALABAMA, US WILL LOSE MEDICAID THIS YEAR. WHAT TO DO IF YOU RECEIVE A NOTICE
By Ruth Serven Smith Medicaid coverage will end for millions of Americans in the coming months, and it will push many into unfamiliar territory: the health insurance marketplace. States will start cutting people from the government-funded […]
HUD Secretary Fudge Pledges to Change Agency’s Ad Spending with Black-Owned Media
NNPA NEWSWIRE — The most recent Government Accountability Office study found that federal agencies spent more than $5 billion on advertising over five years, with just $51 million, or 1.02 percent, going to Black-owned businesses.
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HUD Announces $5.5 Million Award for HUBCUs to Conduct Housing and Community Development Research
NNPA NEWSWIRE — “HBCUs create economic opportunity both for their students and throughout the communities they serve,” said HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. “At HUD, we are proud to partner with HBCUs to expand the voices in the housing research space to support strong communities, build affordable housing, create job opportunities, revitalize neighborhoods, and promote homeownership.”
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Men’s Final Four “Different” This Year
Women Hoops: History Makers Against Chasers
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc Kappa Omega Omega Chapter, Bakersfield, Ca.
Coppin State University Announces Honorees for Inaugural Gala
BALTIMORE – Coppin State University today announced the university will recognize Schwab Advisor Services and Charles Schwab Foundation, as well as three Coppin State University alumni, during its inaugural Coppin State University Gala. […]
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Gov. Kay Ivey on Scottsboro Boys: We Will Never forget
By Paul Gattis A children’s choir sang and a crowd so large squeezed into the museum that it would have left a fire marshal hyperventilating. This commemoration Friday at the Scottsboro Boys Museum in downtown […]
Alabama Hospitals Need Competition
By Dr. Richard Menger This is a guest opinion column Alabama is facing a crisis regarding hospital operating costs. Alabama hospitals posted a 79% decrease in operating margin from 2019-2022. This has put rural hospitals […]
Biden Honors ‘Important Civil Rights Leader’ Bryan Stevenson with National Humanities Medal
By Howard Koplowitz President Biden awarded Bryan Stevenson, attorney and founder of the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative, with a National Humanities Medal “for his moral call to redeem the soul of our nation.” The EJI […]
What is the ‘coverage gap’ in Alabama Medicaid, health insurance?
By Sarah Swetlik Danne Howard said she left her job 32 years ago “for all the right, responsible reasons,” but after becoming self-employed, found herself paying high prices for limited health insurance that would only cover […]
Man awarded Carnegie heroism medal for stopping Vestavia Hills church shooter
By Carol Robinson A 79-year-old Alabama man has been named the recipient of a national heroism award after he stopped an active shooter who killed three people at a potluck dinner at a Vestavia Hills church […]
Father and son killed nearly 5 years apart in shootings at Birmingham gas stations
By Carol Robinson The scene at a Birmingham gas station Sunday night was all too familiar for one family. Nearly five years after Demetrius Antwan Davis Sr. was gunned down in a targeted shooting at M & […]
Bill to ban holding cell phone while driving advances in Alabama Legislature
By Mike Cason A bill to make it illegal to hold a cell phone while driving won approval this morning in the Public Safety Committee in the Alabama House of Representatives. It’s already illegal to […]
AAMU Prepares for 6th Annual Day of Service
Debra Daniel Giving Back Large Scale Alabama A&M University’s 6th annual Day of Service, “AAMU, Serving the City as ONE,” will be Saturday, April 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., based at T.M. Elmore […]
AAMU Welcomes Radio Personality, Podcaster Angela Yee
Debra Daniel Former Breakfast Club Co-host “I see a lot more opportunity for us and a lot more support. We just have to continue to lift each other up.” Radio personality and podcaster Angela Yee […]
3.29.23 LEGAL NOTICE: Ordinance 23-206
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Huntsville has determined that the personal property described Published by Speakin’ Out News on Wednesday, March 29,2023
Birmingham’s Dr. Nadia Richardson: At Forefront of the Black Wellness Renaissance
By Nicole S. Daniel Birmingham Times Nadia Richardson, PhD, founder and CEO of the Black Women’s Mental Health Institute, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to building awareness of and support for the mental and holistic well-being of Black women and girls, knows what it’s like to take care of others. And, she also knows the […]
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