I am a sucker for solidarity. A sap for sibling-hood. I get teary at communities helping each other. My heart bleeds more often than is maybe healthy. I don’t care. There was no parking at the Birmingham Islamic Society’s open house today and I was utterly verklempt. I have never been prouder of the city I live in. Continue reading “Solidarity in the City – Commentary”
Downtown Birmingham landed two fast growing technology companies within the heart of 1st Avenue North, according the BBJ this week.
The AirWave Festival is back! The festival, scheduled for Saturday, March 25, to benefit local riverkeeper organizations Black Warrior , Coosa, and Cahaba Riverkeeper is hosted again this year by Good People Brewing Company. Continue reading “Making AirWaves: Good People hosting 6th annual Riverkeeper benefit”
This month, WBHM’s Dan Carsen produced several powerful and emotional news stories about the Freedom Riders and the bus burning that occurred in Anniston, Alabama, 56 years ago.
This mobile app allows parents to easily find babysitters in the surrounding areas, while making it easy for babysitters to find the perfect client.
Ultimate Frisbee is growing and it’s made its way to Birmingham. The Grace Klein Community has organized the “HopeHuck” Indoor Ultimate Tourney. This is an opportunity for Frisbee enthusiasts of all skill levels to get involved and bring hope to families in Greater Birmingham through a box of food. Continue reading “Catch Some Indoor Ultimate Frisbee This Weekend”
This week Governor Bentley signed an Executive Order creating a task force to study a tax repeal on groceries.
He also presented this plan during his recent State of the State address on February 7, and at least one Senator said it will take money away from schools.
On February 16th, the UAB Institute for Human Rights held a very important talk. It was called Stand as One: Empowering Marginalized Voices in Birmingham.
The Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra is bringing Birmingham a 5K with a beat. On Saturday March 11, 2017, The ASYO will host the Beat Beethoven 5K at Red Mountain Park where song and sweat collide. Continue reading “Join in the Beat Beethoven 5K”
A very timely event. Just last month, President Obama created the Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston.