Solidarity in the City – Commentary

Crowds coming into the first class while Dala Eloubeidi answers questions about the prayer space.

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”

Making AirWaves: Good People hosting 6th annual Riverkeeper benefit

From last year’s AirWave festival, via blackwarriorriver.org

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”

Catch Some Indoor Ultimate Frisbee This Weekend

Photo via Grace Klein Community

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”

Would repealing Alabama’s grocery tax eat away education money?

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.

Governor Robert Bentley, image via Flicker

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