The US Supreme Court recently overturned Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of Constitutional protection of a woman’s right to …
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By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Myron Reed, who has been a bus operator for the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) for almost seven years, said on some mornings passengers on his MAX Transit routes don’t seem to appreciate his “good morning” greetings. “What’s so good about it,” Reed often recalls hearing. But Thursday was […]
By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Birmingham Museum of Art’s fall ReFRAME Party kicks off a new season on September 29 with an array of events visitors will find at their fingertips – literally. Nicola Walls, a nail artist in the Birmingham area, will be a part of the celebration that includes new exhibitions, a […]
By Donald Hunt For The Birmingham Times Alabama State University kicks off its Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play this weekend hosting Prairie View A&M on Saturday, Sept. 24 with a 5 p.m. kickoff. The Hornets (2-1) have two non-conference wins over Howard University and Miles College respectively. They also have a loss to UCLA. Alabama […]
By Rosie Allen-Herring On average in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) region, less than half of our households earn above the Federal Poverty Level, yet are not eligible for […]
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By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, email@example.com The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation is currently calling for submissions to its student writing contest. Baltimore City Public […]
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By Lee Ross, Washington Informer Preventing Home Accidents: A Quick and Easy Guide by Dan Hannan Contrary to the perception that the home is a safe environment, a person is […]
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Join Al McFarlane (Host), Brenda Lyle-Gray (Co-Host) and Special Guest Co-Host Psychologist, Dr. Bravada Garrett-Akinsanya, …
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The disproportionate rate at which Black birthing people die as a result of pregnancy-related causes in the U.S. is no secret. While California may have a lower rate of pregnancy-related deaths, California is not exempt from the problem. Black birthing people in the state still experience a higher rate of death than any other race, but Black doulas have been working to reduce that rate by prioritizing Black health, supporting families and advocating for change. This series explores the work of doulas, the families they support, regional and state-wide efforts to expand doula access as part of the solution to this historical disparity.
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Last Updated on September 22, 2022 by BVN Doulas: A Formal Part of CA Health Care System CA acknowledges doula services as part of the solution to reduce maternal mortality […]
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Last Updated on September 22, 2022 by BVN The Labor of Doulas Highly valued, proven effective and undercompensated By Breanna Reeves Image: Chuck Bibbs Image: Chuck Bibbs During the first […]
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Last Updated on September 22, 2022 by BVN Operating Within the Confines of a Racist System Addressing institutional racism in healthcare By Breanna Reeves Image: Chuck Bibbs Image: Chuck Bibbs […]
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Last Updated on September 22, 2022 by BVN Breaking the Cycle of Harm The quest to stop unnecessary deaths of Black birthing people By Breanna Reeves Image: Chuck Bibbs Image: […]
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Last Updated on September 22, 2022 by BVN Know Who’s Treating You “Don’t be dismissable,” a doula’s advice By Breanna Reeves Image: Chuck Bibbs Image: Chuck Bibbs Tonja Bey didn’t […]
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Last Updated on September 22, 2022 by BVN Black Lives Matter IE Chapter Member Donavan Caver Convicted of Vandalism By Gail Fry | BVN Contributor Image: Gail Fry The IE […]
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O’Hara Development Partners unveils renderings for new community park in East Baltimore Midway neighborhood
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, firstname.lastname@example.org O’Hara Development Partners (O’Hara), a Baltimore-based community development company, recently unveiled its renderings for a new park in […]
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By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor We are still in a global COVID-19 pandemic, but with many returning to pre-pandemic routines, most school schedules across the nation have also returned to […]
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Monica Lewis steps into new role as senior director of communications for Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Communications
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Report for America Corps Member, tmcqueenafro.com Monica Lewis has known she wanted to write and work in the media field since she was in […]
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By Mylika Scatliffe, AFRO Women’s Health Writer, email@example.com Prior to Steven Owens taking his retirement in 2018 he was an engineer. The 59-year-old who once built satellites for launch into […]
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By Corey McDonald, Shelterforce What began in earnest during the 2008 financial crisis has been exacerbated by COVID-19: large companies, often backed by powerful private equity firms, swept into the […]
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NNPA NEWSWIRE — At Operation New Hope (ONH), we understand that people returning from incarceration face a multitude of barriers, with employment, transportation, and housing being three of the most reported obstacles. Without these necessities, people often feel less connected to their environments, creating communities that experience higher rates of crime, unemployment, and recidivism.
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PRESS ROOM: Morgan State University students win Zillow’s HBCU Hackathon with app that measures financial credibility outside of credit scoring
NNPA NEWSWIRE — “We are very impressed with the caliber of the work, the quality of the presentations, and the outstanding, innovative ideas the students displayed at Zillow’s second HBCU Housing Hackathon,” said Aldona Clottey, Zillow vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility and one of the judges. “With 20 schools represented, this hackathon not only helps Zillow continue to foster engagement among HBCUs, but it allows us to tap our next generation of technology leaders to help ensure we are continuously evolving as a company and positively impacting the technology industry as a whole.”
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By Je’Don Holloway Talley For The Birmingham Times Before deciding to undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), Kelsey—a 22-year-old Vestavia Hills, Alabama, resident preparing to have her procedure done—reached out to her own circle of experts. “I talked to my homegirls that have actually had the procedure because I wanted a real-life opinion and to […]
By Je’Don Holloway Talley For The Birmingham Times All she wanted to do was “live again.” Jennifer, a 31-year-old Birmingham resident and married mother of two, wasn’t happy with herself and decided on a medical procedure “to gain my confidence back,” she said. “We as women go through a lot in everyday life, and when […]
By Nicole S. Daniel The Birmingham Times Kimberly Prevo, a certified body contouring specialist, remembers when she struggled with the way her body looked and how it made her feel. “I was overweight, and I knew there had to be other people suffering in silence,” she said. “So, I got into the [body contouring] industry […]
By John Archibald | firstname.lastname@example.org This opinion column is another installment in a Birmingham Times/AL.com joint series on Gun Violence in the city. We talk a lot about murder. We don’t talk about it well. We mourn the dead – when it suits – and punish killers to ease our minds, if not our souls. In […]
By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times On a crisp Saturday morning in the Smithfield community, Arthur Williams is leading a class in an abandoned building. Williams is explaining to a group of teens how they can transform that dilapidated structure into living conditions for a family. Williams, a civil engineer by trade, has been teaching […]
Special to The Times In an effort to better serve their five-county service area, the Birmingham Water Works has redesigned its bill to provide customers with a better understanding of their water and sewage charges. The Water Works feels the redesign is a step in the right direction after receiving criticism that the old bills […]
By Samuetta Hill Drew Professional and school football are all underway. Millions of people are either glued to different television stations on Sunday, Monday and/or Thursday nights or seated in the stands on Friday nights or on any given Saturday. Yes, the fans are often tailgating as they watch their favorite professional or school team […]
“I’m one generation away from a family who lost everything. If you don’t believe the United States is the greatest country that allows the greatest of opportunity, then I don’t know how to convince you any other way.”
Mike Suco, CEO of Birmingham-based Coca-Cola Bottling Company United (CCBCU), in a Sept. 19 interview published in The Birmingham Times
“I … didn’t expect to be here this long, but you know, the job called me, God called me, and we were able to accomplish miracles.”
Cynthia Warrick, the first woman president of Stillman College, who announced plans to retire after five years, according to a Sept. 17 story from the Associated Press.
New York Attorney General Letitia James laid out the “staggering fraud” she said former President Donald Trump and his family …
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Join Al McFarlane as he opens his platform for a special presentation of “Conversaciones Con Carmen” broadcast from Puerto …
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