Image via Betsy Weldy for Regions
Who inspires you? Who motivates you to reach higher and achieve your dreams? If you’re a high school senior or a college student, you can turn your inspiration into education.
Regions Bank is awarding scholarships for top essays that highlight inspirational African-Americans.
Continue reading “Regions Bank helping students turn inspiration into education with this essay contest”
Attendees of the Bronze Valley Initiative’s inaugural breakfast on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Via Bronze Valley Initiative, Facebook.
This is the type of initiative that could really set us apart, Birmingham: growing the Southeastern tech ecosystem by promoting diversity and finding economic opportunities.
Continue reading “New Birmingham nonprofit looking to diversify Southeast tech scene”
Photo by Katie Baggett
The 20/59 bridge replacement project is well underway, and that means drivers will be navigating downtown Birmingham as a detour, wait for it … for three years!
Continue reading “More Birmingham drivers detouring through downtown streets, thanks to bridge work”
You don’t want to miss this fascinating multimedia event at
UAB’s Alys Stephens Center
graphic novel come to life in “Nufonia Must Fall”.
Continue reading “Birmingham, get ready for the robot puppets of ‘Nufonia Must Fall’!”
Beaux Waites, submitted
Check out that million-dollar smile from the mayor of Children’s! Five-year-old Beaux Waites finds joy in others while sharing his quiet strength.
Continue reading “Children’s of Alabama has a new mayor! Meet Beaux Waites.”
Via Arena Network
Looks like we’re going with:
You have to spend money to make money.
Continue reading “Birmingham City Council endorses new stadium, BJCC expansion”
No parent wants to think about child abduction, and I know I would do whatever it takes to keep my daughter safe.
Continue reading “Adamson Ford hosting Operation Kidsafe to fingerprint children on February 17”
Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale makes an appearance with the Easter Bunny at Children’s of Alabama. Via Children’s of Alabama.
The Easter Bunny is not an elected position, but the sheriff is! Birmingham, it’s qualifying time for our next county and state-wide election on June 5.
Continue reading “Birmingham, multiple offices in Jefferson County up for election”
Readus Linton and Mason Jackson, Putnam Middle School 8th graders, constructing a new greenhouse.
Continue reading “State Board of Education gives out grades to Alabama’s schools”
We knew it in our heart of hearts, Birmingham. Most of you knew it before the big Amazon scramble even started.
As a city we applied our lipstick, puckered our lips and kissed the mirror. We cleaned up real nice. But, the next time we go shaking our thing at big business in an effort to lure them here, let’s remember what this feels like.
Continue reading “What Birmingham can learn from the Amazon HQ2 snub”
Whether you are a business owner or an employee in Birmingham, your response to sexual harassment in the workplace matters. Here are some ways we can all move forward and get help when needed.
Women marching in Los Angeles, California on November 12, as a part of the #MeToo women’s march. Photo by MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock, via Deadline.
Continue reading “#MeToo movement provides opportunity for Birmingham businesses”
Back in August, former Birmingham Mayor William Bell had a confederate monument in downtown’s Linn Park
partially covered up with plywood. Looks like it’s going to stay that way for awhile.
Photo by Kyle Sullivan
Continue reading “Plywood covering Confederate monument will stay for now”
The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to install a steel beam late Friday night. Will Birmingham traffic be affected? Oh yeah.
Continue reading “Parts of I-20/59 closing on Friday, weather permitting”