Monday, August 21, 2017

Selma Jubilee Focuses on Restoring Voting Rights for Bloody Sunday’s 50th Anniversary

"Remember, Recommit, and Restore" is the 50th Anniversary theme of the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee that hosts an annual pilgrimage to honor the "Bloody Sunday" March across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7,...

Eric Essix Jazz Escape Adds Luxury to Birmingham’s Festival Scene

Taking the festival to a higher plane, Birmingham’s own jazz maestro Eric Essix ’s high-end Jazz Escape Festival is a luxury getaway and entertainment experience featuring some of the best names in this musical...

Harry Belafonte Comes to Birmingham for 50 Years Forward

Singer, Actor and Activist Harry Belafonte To Be Inducted Into Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Induction, Film Festival and Other Appearances Are Part of the 50th Anniversary Commemorations of the 1963 Birmingham Civil Rights...

George Fraser Comes With 50 Years Forward Message April 3

Black America's top networking guru, business consultant and true believer in the potential greatness of African American people, George C. Fraser, is headed to Birmingham with a message fitting the historical import of...

Family Starts AIDS Organization to “Stop the Silence” on HIV/AIDS

What started as the McClure family’s wish to honor Michelle Renae McClure, who died of AIDS in 2007, turned into a new foundation with a mission to arm families locally and worldwide with...

Women In Agriculture: The Urban Mix

If you’re putting lettuce and tomatoes on your tailgate burger at the 70th Magic City Classic, you might well consider the hands who helped grow it. More than ever, Americans are paying more attention...

Birmingham’s New Urban Explosion

  STORY and PHOTOGRAPHY BY VICKII HOWELL    WHAT DO ADAM COHEN, DAMIAN GILBERT, AND LEIGH FERGUSON HAVE IN COMMON? THEY ARE STALWART CITY CENTER PROMOTERS AND URBAN PIONEERS WHO BELIEVE DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM WOULD COME BACK...

Redefining Urban

 The word “urban” pertains to things associated with cities. In the past several decades, it was a code word associated with ethnicity and lower socio-economic classes. However, urban today has as much to...

Riding the New Urban Wave

Some still wonder whether there are enough people wanting to live Downtown to justify the multi-million dollar loft condo projects currently underway. But the projects’ developers are too busy making plans to profit...

Master Planning Birmingham’s Master Park

A group of railroad preservationists and young professionals kept alive a long dormant dream for a park in the Railroad Reservation District. The growing impetus for Downtown revitalization and a strategic alliance with...