Next to Jefferson State University, the Shelby-Hoover Campus, there is a parcel of land that Hoover wants to upgrade and add value to meet demand within the area.
Jefferson County made history last November electing nine black women to district and circuit judgeships.
The historic event was recognized nationally this weekend with a feature story by New York Magazine.
Check out the story at New York Magazine:
The controversy over the Talladega College Marching Tornado Band appearance at President Donald Trump’s inauguration parade has turned into one of the single greatest fundraising efforts ever for the school, according to the college’s president Billy Hawkins.
As of Sunday evening, January 22nd, the GoFundMe page had raised $672,703. The original goal was to raise $75,000. How did they do it?
On Saturday, January 21, scores of Birmingham residents converged on the nation’s capitol for the Women’s March on Washington. The crowd (some estimates are over a million) came from every corner of the country and the world to advocate on behalf of women’s rights and human rights. Some of the Alabama delegation documented their experiences through social media posts and photos.
According to Vox News,
…political scientists say they think we may have just witnessed the largest day of demonstrations in American history.
According to data collected by Erica Chenoweth at the University of Denver and Jeremy Pressman at the University of Connecticut, marches held in more than 500 US cities were attended by at least 3.7 million people.
The google docs spreadsheet, where counts are being tallied across the world shows that Birmingham contributed between 5000-10,000 participants to the historic event.
See photos/videos from locals who were there:
Referred to as the “Heaviest Corner on Earth”, the location of the Empire Hotel, among 3 other giants, caught the eye of visitors and locals in the early 1900’s.
Now, the Empire Hotel has been given a taste of Bham revitalization and will hopefully be opening soon.
A point of pride for the Magic City is the revitalization Avondale has experienced over the last 5 years, and it isn’t slowing down any time soon.
Next up – Box Row will soon add a new flavor of growth within east Birmingham.
Hundreds of Birmingham women, men and children are on their way to our nation’s capitol for the Women’s March on Washington, tomorrow, Saturday, January 21. Whether by car, plane, bus, with personal funds or on scholarship, they’re all packed and headed out to make a stand for their beliefs in women’s rights.