5 things that will help you prepare and have an eventful Magic City Classic

The Magic City Classic is on October 27. Get ready for one of the biggest rivalries in Alabama as ASU plays Alabama A&M at Legion Field. Photo via Magic City Classic on Facebook

A few weeks ago it was announced by the city of Birmingham that there is a budget of $800,000 for the Annual 77th Magic City Classic. The event is the largest HBCU football game, between Alabama A&M University (AAMU) and Alabama State University (ASU)  with an estimate of 100,000 people in attendance every year. 

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95 surveillance cameras are coming, but what are you doing to help the city? Here are three ways to help prevent crimes in Birmingham

Members of the Birmingham Police Department – via wideblueline.com

As of Tuesday, the Birmingham City Council approved  95 surveillance cameras across Birmingham, including Ensley, Gate City, Kingston and Central Park. Birmingham is one of many cities across America that have started using  surveillance cameras to reduce crime.

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Birmingham City Schools enter leasing agreements with two popular churches

Members of Church of the Highlands West Campus have Sunday service at Parker High School. Photo by Church of the Highlands

Earlier this year Church of the Highlands announced its expansion to west Birmingham.

Since the announcement, the Church of the Highlands West Birmingham Campus has been having community meetings to help start the process of building the new location. But before their new location is complete, they want to start building a community and begin regular Sunday services.

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AT&T adds 26 zones of capacity to increase cellular service at Bryant-Denny

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Inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Photo via University of Alabama Athletics

Have you ever been to a large venue like a football game and you’re not able to post that cute selfie you just took? Then you think to yourself … how is it 2018 and your larger than life cell provider is not able to give you proper service while being around a million people? Well, if you’ve been that person before while at Bryant-Denny Stadium then you may have an opportunity to finally post that selfie!

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Free food from these 8 restaurants in Birmingham, including Yo Mama’s

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Yo’ Mama’s amazing chicken and waffles.  Photo Courtesy via Yo’ Mama’s Facebook

Everyone enjoys free food! Why wouldn’t you? Personally, I like spending my money at establishments where I know my dollars spent are appreciated, and I will get a return on my investment. Here are some of the places in Birmingham that you can spend your money and get free food or drinks in return. Continue reading “Free food from these 8 restaurants in Birmingham, including Yo Mama’s”

Over 500 people attended the inaugural Bham Black Pride Weekend

People participating in the Bham Black Pride Picnic at Bessie Estelle Park. Photo Courtesy via Tony Walker

During the weekend of August 17-19, 2018, the Inaugural Bham Black Pride weekend took place. Events held throughout the weekend were an Opening Banquet at the Double Tree Hotel, an Award Ceremony for advocates to the Bham Black Pride community, and a picnic at Bessie Estelle Park.

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20 properties acquired by the Woodlawn Foundation with help from Birmingham Land Bank

Revitalized homes in Woodlawn. Photo Courtesy via Birmingham Land Bank

The Birmingham Land Bank Authority (BLBA) was established to help facilitate the revitalization of Birmingham’s 99 neighborhoods, and because of their continued work they helped acquire 20 properties with the Woodlawn Foundation. The Woodlawn Foundation was founded on providing high quality, mixed-income and single-family housing options to Woodlawn residents.

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‘Eat. Drink. Ride Food Tours’ takes you to Birmingham restaurants and more with ‘Comedienne Joy’

Comedienne Joy and tour bus driver, Robert Garrison, in front of the new bus. Photo via Cassandra King.

Party Bus. Food Tour. Alcohol. Music. All in one. Sound too good to be true?

Earlier this week Cassandra King posted a picture in front of her new tour bus, with the caption, “This is what faith, mediocre credit, no money but integrity looks like.” The post has over 600 likes on Facebook.

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Code Switch chooses Birmingham as its 2nd live show destination, but why?

Mayor Woodfin with Code Switch hosts Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji. Photo Courtesy of Steve Drummond

How often do you know of a nationally well-known podcast doing a live show in Birmingham? Not too often. NPR’s Code Switch, a podcast about race and identity in America, decided to host its second live show in Birmingham!

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Over 700 people attended the inaugural Alabama Greek Picnic in Linn Park this weekend

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta take a group picture in Linn Park. Photo via Keys Tha Shooter

This past weekend was the Inaugural Alabama Greek Picnic (ALGP) in Birmingham. Although the event is not solely for members of Greek organizations, it is an opportunity for members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council to celebrate unity amongst organizations, give to the community, and fellowship amongst one another.

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