Selma Jubilee Youth Summit Turns Up Issues Facing NextGen Leaders

An extraordinary group of nationally and internationally renowned next-generation leaders and veterans of the voting rights movement will convene for Selma50 to discuss the past and set a course to tackle modern-day civil rights...

Emerging ChangeMakers Leaders Set New Horizons At Selma50

Jessica Norwood has been bringing the most talented up-and coming-leaders from around Alabama together in Selma during the Bridge Crossing Jubilee since 2006.   Her Emerging ChangeMakers Network hosts the Selma Leadership Summit, an annual meeting that...

Voting Matters: Politics, the Mid-Term and the Next 50 Years

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, born out of the blood, sweat, tears and lives of thousands of Americans citizens who marched across Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge en...

A Requiem For Rev. Ronnie Williams: Poverty, Public Health and the Good Fight

Reading "Poverty and Public Health," a great article by colleague Mark Kelly in his Weld for Birmingham newspaper, was bittersweet for me. It made me think of my friend Rev. Ronnie Williams. He should have...

Sharpton’s Network Opens “Freedom Summer” Office In Birmingham

Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network and his partners announce the grand opening of the new Freedom Summer National Headquarters in Birmingham to revive the spirit of Freedom Summer 1964 and voting rights, particularly...

Awards Ceremony Honors Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth’s Birthday

The Outcast Voters League and the Birmingham Metro Branch NAACP are hosting several events to celebrate the birthday and contributions of civil rights icon Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth March 18-22, including an awards ceremony with...

MLK Unity Breakfast on Jan. 20

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 2, 2014) - The 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast, held Monday, January 20 at 7am at the Boutwell Auditorium, will feature the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama Judge...

Ensley Community Hosts Candidates Forum June 6

The Ensley Community will host a forum 6 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the East Ensley Public Library for candidates running for the District 9 City Council seat. Residents want to discuss their concerns...

May 21 Forum Explores “Abject Failure” of New Cooper Green System

(Birmingham, AL May 17, 2013) – The leader of Jefferson County’s largest physicians group will speak at a community forum about why the new indigent healthcare system at Cooper Green is failing poor...

Birmingham Change Fund Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

Are You A Philanthropist?   November 15 is National Philanthropy Day. Today, Members of the Birmingham Change Fund pause to acknowledge our ancestors, our donors, those we serve and those who embrace the African-American...