A financial aid program offering scholarships to high-achieving Baltimore City and D.C. public school graduates accepted into Johns Hopkins University (JHU) will be renamed to honor the late U.S. Rep. […]
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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 […]
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 […]
By Lisa Mascaro Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to head a major political party in Congress at a pivotal time as long-serving Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her team step aside next year. Showing rare party […]
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, […]
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 […]
By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson Christmas is just around the corner. While many of us look forward to celebrating the season with friends and loved ones, for others, the holidays stir up anything but feelings of joy. Depression and grief are very real emotions people experience this time of the year. And not only are they real, […]
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, […]
“I’m the first Black man to lead a major utility company [in Alabama]. I represent more than just me in this role. Sometimes it feels heavy, it feels like a burden. But I wear the badge with honor. “
Joseph Hamilton, President of Spire Alabama, Gulf Coast and Mississippi in a Dec. 1 profile in The Birmingham Times
“I am not on the streets, and today I have hope. I have a chance to do and be whatever I need to do and be.”
Charles Powell, a resident of the Firehouse Shelter, who has begun turning his life around since receiving treatment and counseling for his drug addiction, according to a Nov. 24 story from WVTM NBC 13.
HBCU Go Road to Homecoming, the new production sponsored by Ford, follows a group of HBCU students and alumni as they prepare for the return of Homecoming Season. The Road to […]
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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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By LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened House Democrats ushered in a new generation of leaders on Wednesday with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected to be the first Black American to […]
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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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By Evens Sanon and Dánica Coto, The Associated Press A cholera outbreak sweeping through Haiti is claiming a growing number of children amid a surge in malnutrition, UNICEF announced Nov. […]
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Last Updated on November 30, 2022 by BVN Maxim Elramsisy | California Black Media Around 48,000 academic workers at all 10 University of California (UC) campuses went on strike Nov.14, […]
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By The Associated Press Maryland’s attorney general announced Nov. 21 that he has overruled opinions that upheld or applied unconstitutional racially discriminatory laws. In an opinion addressed to General Assembly […]
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By The Associated Press A federal judge has denied a 19-year-old woman’s request to watch her father’s death by injection, upholding a Missouri law that bars anyone under 21 from […]
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By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times The City of Birmingham will spend $1 million over the next three years to modernize its trash and recycling collection operations. On Tuesday, the City Council voted to approve a contract with Routeware, a Portland, Ore-based software company, to make the city’s garbage collection more efficient paying the company […]
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 […]
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 email@example.com. Include the couple’s name, contact number(s) and what makes their love […]
By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO The barriers blocking vehicle access to the Roland Water Tower in the historically Black neighborhood of Hoes Heights have been removed. Baltimore Mayor […]
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By Brittany Selah Lee-Bey With 130 million adults in the U.S. struggling to read and more than half of Americans between the ages of 16 and 74 (54 percent) reading […]
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By Ben Jealous A lot of good news came out of this month’s elections—and enough bad news to remind us that we can never let our guard down when freedom […]
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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.
A comprehensive new report asserted that American authorities have traditionally trained police officers on the cheap, noting that more than 71% of agencies devote less than 5% of their total budget to recruit training.
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.
Starting Jan. 1, 2023, California joins Georgia, Colorado, Michigan, and Arizona as states that have approved digital license plates for use statewide, after completing a four-year pilot program that evaluated a replacement for metal plates.
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.
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...
In November, Associate Justice Kelli Evans became the third Black Associate Justice on the California Supreme Court. Black justices now make up half of the Associate Justices on the state’s High Court.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Five Connecticut police officers were charged with misdemeanors Monday over their treatment of a Black man after he was paralyzed from the chest down in the back of a police van. Randy Cox, 36, was being driven to a New Haven police station...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Gertrude Warnick died 69 years ago, hailed, then questioned, then forgotten. Since 1953, her body has rested in an unmarked grave under patchy dirt and creeping weeds at Clearwater Municipal Cemetery.
Ads with the candidates’ ex-wives. Cries of “liar” flying in both directions. Stories of a squalid apartment building and abortions under pressure. Questioning an opponent’s independence. His intellect. His mental stability. His religious faith.
Civil rights attorney Pamela Price made history when she was elected Alameda County’s first African American District Attorney (D.A.).