There’s so much more to the NFL protests besides controversy

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“Taking a knee is not without precedent Mr. President,” tweeted Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, along with a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

While history is busy repeating itself these days, how long has kneeling been a symbol of civil rights?

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Cash injection: UAB and Innovation Depot among RIS 2017 grant winners, for a total of half a million dollars!

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UAB and Innovation Depot have caught the federal government’s eye in the best way!  On September 22, UAB revealed that the US Department of Commerce awarded the university nearly half a million dollars.  Innovation Depot and UAB represent 2 of 42 organizations across 28 states that received funding.   Continue reading “Cash injection: UAB and Innovation Depot among RIS 2017 grant winners, for a total of half a million dollars!”

Birmingham runoffs for mayor, city council and school board only one week away

On Tuesday, Birmingham voters head to the polls in a city-wide election runoff. Mayor, city council and school board seats are up for grabs.

Incumbent William Bell and former Birmingham School Board President Randall Woodfin will face each other in the race for Birmingham’s next mayor.

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UPDATE: Moore clinches GOP Senate nomination in special primary runoff

UPDATE: Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, beat out Senator Luther Strange, in Alabama’s special primary runoff on Tuesday.

According to WIAT, Moore maintained an early lead, and the Associated Press called the race around 8:40 PM.

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Get Style Tips from New York Designer Amanda Nisbet at Antiques at The Gardens Red Diamond Lecture Series Oct.6

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Money Raised through ‘Antiques at The Gardens’ Provides Educational Opportunities for Children

It’s that time again, time for one of the most exciting events held in the Birmingham area every year, ‘Antiques at The Gardens’ at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.   This annual event Oct. 5-7 is the largest annual fundraiser for Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Continue reading “Get Style Tips from New York Designer Amanda Nisbet at Antiques at The Gardens Red Diamond Lecture Series Oct.6”

“Polish and shine” – Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center (photos)

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A newly cleaned Alabama Environmental Council – photo courtesy of AEC’s RecycAL program

Thanks to numerous volunteers, yesterday the Alabama Environmental Council  (AEC) did some heavy lifting and applied some “polish and shine” to their Recycling Center in Avondale, this weekend.

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United Way Young Philanthropists Society Hosts FUNdraising Event

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United Way Young Philanthropists at Elyton Hotel’s Moonshine rooftop bar – photo by United Way of Central Alabama

United Way of Central Alabama’s Young Philanthropists’ Society met for an update on this year’s campaign this Monday, September 18th. Held at the Elyton Hotel’s Moonshine rooftop bar, this gathering of young professionals featured fun and fellowship to promote membership and donations.

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Headed to see Trump in Huntsville? Who are you supporting for Senator, Birmingham?

On Friday President Trump is making a stop in Huntsville to campaign for “Big Luther” Strange, who is running in a special election against Roy Moore as Alabama’s next U.S. Senator.

What’s this GOP senatorial showdown really all about?

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President Donald Trump and Senator Luther Strange (R-Ala.) . Photo via www.americanthinker.com.

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Huff Post “Listen to America” road trip arrives in Birmingham today

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – SEPTEMBER 13: The HuffPost bus sits in front of the Arkansas State Capitol during a visit to Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 13, 2017, as part of “Listen To America: A HuffPost Road Trip.” The outlet will visit more than 20 cities on its tour across the country. (Photo by Damon Dahlen/HuffPost)

The Huff Post, one of the largest digital news organizations in the nation, is visiting Birmingham today and tomorrow for its Listen to America Road Trip.  The Magic City is the 5th community slated for a stopover on 25 city cross country tour.

Their first event is tonight at the 16th Street Baptist Church starting at 6:00.

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