• New $2.6 Million Campaign Encourages Black Voter Turnout in Midterm Elections

    By Jeffrey McKinneyBlack EnterpriseA newly-launched political group that includes several top black business leaders and entrepreneurs is doing its part to help ensure black voter turnout during the midterm elections on November 6.
    The Black Economic Alliance PAC and Black Economic Alliance Fund just announced a $2.6 million campaign to mobilize black voters in 15 key races ahead of next month’s midterm elections.
    The movement is geared to escalate black voter turnout in support of candida
  • Rihanna Says No to Super Bowl Halftime Invite – Social Media Explodes

    By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Correspondent
    When the National Football League invited Rihanna to perform at the upcoming Super Bowl, the 9-time Grammy winner and Fenty business mogul took a knee.
    Reportedly, the pop princess not only said, “No,” but her words were more like, “Hell no.”
    Rihanna said she’s showing solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and NFL players who have been protesting racial disparities and police violence against blacks and other minorities by kne
  • Homegoing Services today for Greg Calhoun, Montgomery, AL businessman

    By Ariel WorthyThe Birmingham TimesGreg Calhoun, longtime Montgomery businessman and local grocery store owner, died last week and will have a Homegoing Celebration at 11 a.m. today Friday (Oct. 19) at True Divine Baptist Church, 4601 Troy Highway. He was 66.
    Mr. Calhoun owned Calhoun Foods, which operated in west Montgomery for more than 20 years, starting in 1984. At one point he owned 15 locations. He also founded Calhoun Enterprises and was involved in several other business ventures.
    In rec
  • HBCU Football Weekend: Miles College on a roll

    By Donald HuntFor The Birmingham TimesMiles will take a two-game winning streak down to Lane College in Jackson, Tenn., on Saturday, Oct. 20 for a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) game. The kickoff between the Golden Bears (2-3 conference) and the Dragons (0-3 conference) will be at 2 p.m.
    Miles has been playing some great football the last two weeks and is coming off a 24-21 win over Kentucky State. Golden Bears quarterback Daniel Smith had an impressive day completing 23-of-
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  • The preservation of historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

    By Erica WrightThe Birmingham Times1 of 16 A visitor admires stained-glass window inside the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in downtown Birmingham. (Reginald Allen Photo, For The Birmingham Times) Stained-glass window inside Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in downtown Birmingham. (Reginald Allen Photo, For The Birmingham Times) The sanctuary inside the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in downtown Birmingham. (Reginald Allen Photo, The Birmingham Times) This stained-glass window was donated to th
  • The iconic Wales Window inside 16th Street Baptist Church

    By Jon EastwoodAs told to bhamnow.comThis stained-glass window was donated to the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in downtown Birmingham by the people of Wales after the church was bombed in 1963. (Reginald Allen Photo, For The Birmingham Times)
    As a Welshman who recently immigrated from Wales, to his wife’s hometown of Birmingham, it has been a personal journey learning about Alabama’s deep-rooted history, it’s delicious food, and the passion for college football.
    Wales is a s
  • Notable Birmingham landmarks undergoing preservation

    By Erica WrightThe Birmingham TimesSixteenth Street Baptist Church is just one of the Magic City’s historic landmarks being considered for preservation. The Arthur George “A.G.” Gaston Motel in downtown Birmingham and the historic Ramsay-McCormack building in downtown Ensley are also on the list.
    Preservation efforts are important “because they connect our collective memory to places that hold lasting significance in our everyday lives,” said City of Birmingham Dire
  • Meet Magnolia Cook: co-founder of one of city’s top attractions

    By Ariel WorthyThe Birmingham TimesWelcome to Third Thursdays! This new series—published in the Birmingham Times on the third Thursday of every month—highlights area citizens who overcome odds to make a difference in their own lives or those who make a difference in the lives of others.
    If you ask Magnolia Cook her age, she’ll say, “39.”
    “People always want to feel sorry for you when you tell them your age,” she said. “They want to try to help you
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  • List of Birmingham sites that have appeared on state’s ‘Places In Peril’

    Special to The TimesThe Alabama Historical Commission and the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation “Places in Peril” program is entering its 25th year. Over the years, the list has featured bridges, caves, antebellum houses, and other structures that represent the history of Alabama. Several properties in Birmingham and across Jefferson County have made the list. Here are the most recent, by year.
    Finley Roundhouse, Birmingham, Jefferson County (2017)
    The Southern Railroad Company
  • Jefferson Metropolitan Park expansion could add thousands of jobs

    By Barnett WrightThe Birmingham TimesThe Jefferson County Commission voted last week to expand the existing Jefferson Metropolitan Park in McCalla that could bring thousands of additional jobs to the Birmingham metro area.
    “Based on projects in the queue, I would project another 5,000 citizens will be employed at the park in the future,” said Commissioner David Carrington, chair of the county’s Finance, Information Technology and Business Development committee. “Whenever
  • JeffCo sheriff deputies now equipped with body cameras

    Times Staff ReportSheriff’s deputies in Jefferson County are now equipped with body cameras.
    Sheriff Mike Hale said his department has tested and evaluated the technology for the past year and now deputies have body cams and in-car cameras.
    “We are very excited to equip our deputy sheriffs with this valuable tool that will not only help us protect the community but also build additional trust between this office and those we serve,” Hale said.
    The department did its due diligen
  • Churches partner to host conference to fill health gaps

    By Patrice Thomas ConwellSpecial to The TimesThe church has long served as a refuge for spiritual and emotional healing for African Americans. Today, the church must add physical healing to its scope of support as well.
    It’s no secret that blacks suffer and die from chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure at a higher rate than whites and other races. According to 2015 statistics provided by the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH), the death rate of
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  • Cahaba River Society’s La’Tanya Scott: Sharing love of nature with children

    By Erica WrightThe Birmingham TimesGrowing up as an “outdoors girl” has come in handy for Cahaba River Society Environmental Science Educator La’Tanya Scott.
    Her job is to give students hands-on environmental education through stream walks, canoe trips, and classroom programs in the Cahaba River watershed—a major drinking water source for the Greater Birmingham area.
    Scott, 28, works with a broad range of students, including rising third graders, high schoolers, and even
  • Birmingham citywide cleanup this Saturday

    Times Staff ReportTo help combat litter and illegal dumping, a citywide cleanup will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 in the city’s nine districts from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    The shredding and electronic recycling events will happen from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    City employees, residents, businesses and others may sign up to volunteer for the Keep Birmingham Beautiful City-wide Cleanup. Volunteers should pre-register for Saturday’s event at  bit.ly/citywidecleanup Those who sign waivers to volun
  • ‘You can talk, but you can’t talk at each other’

    By Je’Don Holloway-TalleySpecial 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 Ariel Worthy aworthy@birminghamtimes.com. Include the couple’s name, contact number(s) and what makes their love story unique.
    Brandon and Tanisha Foster share their story for You Had Me at Hello (Frank Couc
  • Angela Davis to receive BCRI’s 2018 Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award

    By Pat Byingtonbhamnow.comAngela Y. Davis, Birmingham native, global human rights activist, scholar and author, has been named recipient of the prestigious 2018 Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
    The Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award is the highest award given by the BCRI and recognizes outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to civil and human rights.
    “We are thrilled to bestow this honor on Angela Davis, and excited about he
  • Alabama State University Hires Jennifer Williams As Full-Time AD

    By J.R. GambleThe Shadow LeagueJennifer Williams has been named full-time director of athletics for Alabama State University.
    ASU President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr. removed the interim tag from her title and officially announced her as the new AD last week.
    “I would like to thank the search committee for their hard work in vetting the candidates for the position and making the recommendation for the University’s Athletic Director,” said Ross. “We are proud to be able to
  • Colin Kaepernick Receives Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal For NFL Kneeling Protests

    By Alanna VagianosBlack Voices
    Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick received Harvard’s prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois medal on Thursday for his tireless protests of police brutality and racial inequality.
    The medal is given to people who have “made significant contributions to African and African-American history and culture” as well as “individuals who advocate for intercultural understanding and human rights,” according to Harvard’s Hutchins Center for Africa
  • Sleep duration impacts stroke risk in men

    By Holly GainerUAB News
    Getting too little or too much sleep may affect stroke risk in men differently based on their race, according to a new study published in Neurology.
    The study found that African-American men who slept less than six hours a night were less likely to have a stroke when compared to African-American men who were average sleepers. The results were different for the white male population. Researchers found that white men who slept for nine or more hours a night were more likely
  • HBCU Football Weekend: Top 2 Teams in SWAC East meet

    By Donald HuntFor The Birmingham TimesThe two top teams in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) East conference meet this weekend.
    Alabama Agriculture & Mechanical (2-1 conference) will host Alcorn State (3-1 conference) on Saturday, Oct. 13. The kickoff is set for 2 p.m.
    Last week, A&M went into Houston and grabbed an impressive 42-21 win over Texas Southern. The Bulldogs were led by running back Trevon Walters who put together a brilliant effort with 162 rushing yards on just 10
  • The Woodfin Way: Mayor’s 6-point strategic plan for Birmingham

    By Ariel WorthyThe Birmingham TimesAfter more than seven months of work, Mayor Randall Woodfin has issued his strategic plan for the city of Birmingham.
    The mayor said the plan, released online last week, encompassed findings from a number of areas including the Woodfin Way Transition Team Report, performance assessments and proposed 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets.
    “We have formulated a detailed set of enterprise initiatives and major projects for the city of Birmingham,” Woodfin
  • The importance of All of Us Research’s health database for the future

    By Ariel WorthyThe Birmingham TimesThe goal of the All of Us Research Program is to help researchers understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy. People who join will give information about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.
    James Cimino, M.D., director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Informatics Institute is co-investigator for All of Us. Here
  • Riley Center Quilters make history

    By Erica WrightThe Birmingham Times1 of 17 Jeraldine Craig measures fabric as she prepares to create a new quilt. (Ariel Worthy Photos, The Birmingham Times)Patricia Ransom irons fabric as she continues to work on her quilt. (Ariel Worthy Photos, The Birmingham Times)Patricia Ransom irons fabric as she continues to work on her quilt. (Ariel Worthy Photos, The Birmingham Times)One quilter shows off the pattern she is planning for her next quilt. (Ariel Worthy/The Birmingham Times) Patricia Ransom
  • REV Birmingham Announces 5 Finalists in The Big Pitch competition

    revbirmingham.orgREV Birmingham has announced the five finalists for The Big Pitch 2018, presented by PNC. The finalists will compete to win a share of $50,000 in cash and professional services prize packages on Saturday, November 17, as they pitch their business models to a panel of judges, potential investors, and a live audience.
    Big Pitch finalists are being paired with mentors and service providers to help them prepare a successful business model and perfect pitch for the annual competition
  • QuiltFest draws hundreds of quilts, thousands of people

    By Erica WrightThe Birmingham TimesA quilt on display at the Birmingham Quilters Guild meeting. (Solomon Crenshaw Jr. Photos, For The Birmingham Times)
    The event may be eight months away, but members of the Birmingham Quilters Guild are preparing now for QuiltFest, which draws hundreds of quilts and thousands of people into the metro area.
    “Every other year, we put on a quilt show,” said Judy Collins, member of the Birmingham Quilters Guild and QuiltFest committee chair. “We ar
  • Pastor David Barnhart on what love looks like in public

    By Ariel WorthyThe Birmingham TimesDavid Barnhart is not your traditional clergyman. The 45-year-old pastor of St. Junia Methodist Church, which he established in 2013, began conducting services in a bar to reach people.
    “What we realized is that, even though we were meeting in a bar and people thought that was cool, it was also kind of gimmicky,” he said. “What most people found appealing was the authenticity, so we started as a house-church model.”
    He and St. Junia&rsqu
  • JeffCo Commission Moves Toward Healthcare Authority

    Times Staff ReportJefferson County is moving closer to establishing a health care authority to manage indigent health care in the county, according to a report on the birminghamwatch.org website.
    The online news site reported that county commissioners on Tuesday moved a resolution to the agenda for today’s (Thursday) meeting that would direct county manager Tony Petelos to begin detailed discussions with UAB Health System to establish University Health Authority.
    The measure passed committ
  • Instructor Theresa Johnson shares love of quilting with family and community

    By Erica WrightThe Birmingham TimesTheresa Johnson stands by a quilt she made before Easter. (Ariel Worthy Photos, The Birmingham Times)
    For Theresa McGhee Johnson, quilting is a family business that dates back to when she was being raised by her grandmother in Birmingham.
    “[My grandmother] taught all of her grandchildren how to quilt and help her because she used to make quilts for people in the community. We would go out and sell them,” said Johnson, founder of the Riley Center Qui
  • Bib & Tucker Sew-Op: Tailored for the community

    By Erica WrightThe Birmingham Times1 of 22 Annie Bryant, one of the co-founders of Birmingham's Bib & Tucker Sew-Op. (Erica Wright Photos, The Birmingham Times)Lillis Taylor, one of the co-founders of Birmingham's Bib & Tucker Sew-Op. (Erica Wright Photos, The Birmingham Times)Annie Bryant (left) and Lillis Taylor, are co-founders of Birmingham's Bib & Tucker Sew-Op. (Erica Wright Photo, The Birmingham Times)A woman arranges fabric squares to be used for a quilt at the Bib & Tuck
  • 12th Annual Party With A Purpose brings together community

    By Cody OwensBirminghamalcitycouncil.org1 of 9 Attendees on stage for the Wobble dance at the 12th Annual District 8 Party With Purpose at the Ensley Park and Recreation Center. (Reginald Allen, For The Birmingham Times) Children play in the designated fun zone at the 12th Annual Party With a Purpose at the Ensley Park And Recreation Center. (Reginald Allen, For The Birmingham Times) Children play in the designated fun zone, which included rock climbing, at the 12th Annual Party With a Purpose a
  • ‘Sometimes you may have to apologize to keep the peace’

    By Je’Don Holloway-TalleySpecial 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 Ariel Worthy aworthy@birminghamtimes.com. Include the couple’s name, contact number(s) and what makes their love story unique.
    Kenneth and Aisha Taylor for You Had Me At Hello for The Birmingham Times. (Regi
  • Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter co-founder, visits UA’s campus

    By Erica WrightThe Birmingham TimesMore than 300 students gathered at the Ferguson Student Center auditorium on the University of Alabama’s campus to hear Cullors speak. (Erica Wright, The Birmingham Times)
    Patrisse Cullors, author and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement, spoke to more than 300 students at the University of Alabama’s Ferguson Student Center auditorium on “Change Making: Activism & Politics.”
    Cullors spoke about how BLM was established
  • Rep. Maxine Waters Pushes Back Hard Against Unsubstantiated “News” From the Right

    By Lauren Victoria BurkeNNPA Newswire“Lies, lies, and more despicable lies. I am utterly disgusted by the spread of the completely false, absurd, and dangerous lies and conspiracy theories that are being peddled by ultra-right-wing pundits, outlets, and websites who are promoting a fraudulent claim that a member of my staff was responsible for the release of the personal information of Members of the United States Senate on Wikipedia. This unfounded allegation is completely false and
  • Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed To Supreme Court As Senate Rejects Me Too Movement

    By Jennifer Bendery and Arthur DelaneyThe Huffington Post
    WASHINGTON ― The Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday, ending an ugly, painful, weekslong Senate fight over whether women’s sexual misconduct allegations against him were credible and mattered.Kavanaugh was narrowly confirmed, 50-48. Every Republican but one, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), voted for him. Every Democrat but one, Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), voted against him.
    The vote would have been 5
  • Small Business Owners Ready to Hit Ballot Box Big Time in Midterm Elections

    By Jeffrey McKinneyBlack EnterpriseWhen it comes to the midterm elections in November, small business owners will be more registered to vote than the overall population.
    That, at least, is among the findings of a new survey by Thumbtack, an online service for small businesses. The survey indicated 85% of small business owners surveyed report being registered to vote, versus 70% of all Americans signed up to vote.
    Further, 93% of small business owners who are registered to vot
  • HBCU Football Weekend: Tuskegee versus Morehouse in matchup of teams unbeaten in conference play

    By Donald HuntFor The Birmingham TimesTuskegee University (3-0, conference, 3-2 overall) will go on the road Sat. Oct. 6 to Morehouse College (3-0, conference, 4-0 overall) in the 83rd annual Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic at A.J. McClung Stadium in Columbus, Ga. This should be a real big Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) matchup. The kickoff will be at 1 p.m
    Last week, Tuskegee put together a great defensive effort in its 17-8 win over Lane College. The Golden Tigers top defensive
  • HBCU Football Weekend: Tuskegee (3-0) versus Morehouse (4-0)

    By Donald HuntFor The Birmingham TimesTuskegee University (3-0) will go on the road Sat. Oct. 6 to Morehouse College (4-0) in the 83rd annual Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic at A.J. McClung Stadium in Columbus, Ga. This should be a real big Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) matchup. The kickoff will be at 1 p.m
    Last week, Tuskegee put together a great defensive effort in its 17-8 win over Lane College. The Golden Tigers top defensive player was linebacker Davoris Thomas who had 12 t
  • Yolonda ‘Yogi Dada’ Carter Shows Courage Beyond Pink

    By Erica WrightThe Birmingham TimesYolonda “Yogi Dada” Carter has used her talents to raise funds for breast cancer awareness organizations such as Susan G. Komen of North Central Alabama and the Circle of Promise. (Reginald Allen Photo, For The Birmingham Times)
    Pink is more than the signature color for breast cancer awareness for Yolonda Carter, known to many as Yogi Dada.
    “The reality of it goes way beyond a uniform color, so I just said, ‘Let’s do Courage Beyond
  • Tuskegee Alumni Club honors Michael Glenn

    Special to the TimesRecently, the Shelby County, AL, Tuskegee University Alumni Club had its annual Scholarship Fundraiser at the home of Mrs. Betty Slaughter in Indian Springs.
    This year’s fundraiser honored Michael Glenn, Executive Chef at Blue Cross Blue Shield who was recipient of the Community Service Award and a scholarship in his name. Glenn was selected because of his generosity to many community causes and help with various corporations, churches, charities, students, sororities,
  • Mayor Randall Woodfin makes list of Top 100 most influential African Americans

    Times Staff ReportBirmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin has been named one of the most influential African Americans in 2018 by The Root 100.
    Every year, theroot.com, a digital magazine, publishes a list of 100 influential African Americans between the ages of 25-45 and this year included Woodfin on a list with luminaries such as entertainer Beyonce;  Me Too Founder Tarana Burke; NBA star LeBron James and tennis great Serena Williams.
    Those on the list come from various fields such as Science, T
  • Khiari McAlpin’s day care center started off slow, but now winner of a small business award

    By Erica WrightThe Birmingham TimesThe Perfect Place turned out to be the perfect place for Khiari McAlpin, founder, owner, and director of Vinehouse Nursery in Alabaster, Ala.
    She opened her ecofriendly center a year ago and will celebrate its anniversary this month with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 16.
    In May, Vinehouse Nursery was awarded the 2018 Small Business of the Year Award by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.
    “It was exciting because we didn’t see that coming a
  • Janet Ware’s simple mission: Support women battling breast cancer

    By Erica WrightThe Birmingham TimesJanet Ware is a nine year breast cancer survivor. (Reginald Allen Photo, For The Birmingham Times)
    When it came time to support a 32-year-old friend recently diagnosed with breast cancer, Janet Ware didn’t have to think twice.
    “I’m helping her through her journey,” said Ware, who was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in January 2009. “A lot of people sometimes don’t have as much support from family and friends, and I see w
  • Forging On At The Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center

    By Ariel WorthyThe Birmingham TimesSurvivor Ann May and Co-survivor Brianna Woods paint a butterfly together during a Retreat hosted by Forge. The butterfly is often used as a symbol for the hope and transformation experienced by those touched by breast cancer. (Provided Photo)
    For years, surviving cancer involved making it through treatment successfully and following up on doctor’s visits. Today, it involves much more than that, said Caroline McClain, manager of the Forge Breast Cancer Su
  • Fiesta celebrates Hispanic culture and heritage

    Special to the TimesAngel Diaz and Christian Diaz at Fiesta. (Provided Photo)
    Fiesta, Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage, held its 16th annual festival on Saturday in Birmingham’s Linn Park.
    Latino culture is often described as “colorful,” indicating the characteristic vibrance that weaves itself through the many Spanish-speaking countries and cultures of the world. As such, this year’s festival was themed “Celebrando A Todo Color&r
  • Educated children help women live longer, study says

    By Shannon ThomasonUAB NewsWomen’s education, occupation and wealth are related to the length of their lives, social scientists have found. Simply put, women who attain more generally live longer.
    But a new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior argues that longevity is not just about personal achievement — family matters, too.
    Biographical information on 3,349 women between the ages of 30 and 44 in 1967, and who are now members of the growing elderly population
  • ‘Coach’ Carol Rhoden: Honors her mom through breast cancer awareness

    By Ariel WorthyThe Birmingham TimesCoach Carol Rhoden hosts Box Out Breast Cancer which is a basketball tournament to raise
    awareness. (Reginald Allen Photo, For The Birmingham Times)
    Carol Rhoden’s mother died in 1995 at the age of 32. Her mother had breast cancer.
    “[She] sat us down in May to tell us she had it, and she passed away that following October,” Rhoden said. “I was 15.”
    Rhoden, now 38, is a physical education teacher at W.J. Christian Middle School.
    Bef
  • Amazon begins construction on first Alabama fulfillment center in Bessemer

    By Jerry UnderwoodAlabama NewsCenterAmazon presented representatives of Bessemer City Schools with a $10,000 check for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. (Solomon Crenshaw Jr. Photo, For The Birmingham Times)
    Internet retail giant Amazon officially kicked off a construction project on Tuesday for a technologically advanced fulfillment center in Bessemer that will employ 1,500 workers once the sprawling facility is fully operational next year.
    Amazon’s 855,000-square
  • James Harden leads Houston past Memphis in Iron City Showdown

    By Solomon Crenshaw Jr.For The Birmingham TimesThe Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex’s Legacy Arena was filled to capacity for the BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown. (Solomon Crenshaw Jr. photo, For The Birmingham Times)
    All-star guards Chris Paul and James Harden scored 22 and 20 points, respectively, to lead the Houston Rockets past the Memphis Grizzlies, 131-115, on Tuesday night as the National Basketball Association returned to Birmingham for the first time in 12 years.
    An announc
  • Paul, Harden lead Houston past Memphis in Iron City Showdown

    By Solomon Crenshaw Jr.For The Birmingham TimesThe Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex’s Legacy Arena was filled to capacity for the Iron City Showdown.(Solomon Crenshaw Jr. photos).
    All-star guards Chris Paul and James Harden scored 22 and 20 points, respectively, to lead the Houston Rockets past the Memphis Grizzlies, 131-115, on Tuesday night as the National Basketball Association returned to Birmingham for the first time in 12 years.
    An announced sellout of 16,888 at the Birmingham
  • ‘It was almost like she wasn’t walking, like she was floating’

    By Anita DebroSpecial 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 who would, please send nominations to Ariel Worthy at aworthy@birminghamtimes.com. Include the couple’s name, contact number(s) and what makes their love story unique.
    Lindsay and William Harden for You Had Me At Hello for The Birmingham Times. (Solomo

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