City leaders urge Birmingham to get vaccinated in latest COVID update

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Members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority urged for everyone to get vaccinated. Photo via Libby Foster for Bham Now
Members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority urged everyone to get vaccinated. Photo via Libby Foster for Bham Now

City leaders reminded Birmingham that the pandemic isn’t over during a press conference on August 2, 2021. Just under 37% of Jefferson County is fully vaccinated for COVID, and they think that’s not enough. Keep reading for more on the state of the pandemic in Birmingham.

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3 Birmingham businesses partner up with MasterCard—learn more

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Ursula Smith Dance Co. and Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co. will both be featured in Mastercard's national Pricelesscampaign. Photo via Libby Foster for Bham Now
Ursula Smith Dance Co. and Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co. will both be featured in Mastercard’s national Pricelesscampaign. Photo via Libby Foster for Bham Now

MasterCard is working to make small black-owned businesses thrive in Birmingham. They’re helping “cash-only” businesses create digital formats while featuring three local creative businesses in their national Priceless campaign. We attended a press conference for the campaign and were inspired by what we learned.

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Why you need to head to Black Owned Business Expo of The Shoals Sun, Aug 22, 3-7PM

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The power team behind Black Owned Business Expo of The Shoals. Shinika Byrd, Recrissha Doxie, Dr. Gale Satchel. Photo via Desiree Cole

The community of Black-owned businesses in the Shoals is growing, and you’re invited to check out what’s on offer Sunday, August 22 from 3-7PM at The Clarion Inn in Sheffield, Alabama. Keep reading for all the details about Black Owned Business Expo of The Shoals plus three reasons why you need to go. 

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This local biz has served Bham for 28 years—here’s why they love it

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Life would be ruff without local businesses like this. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham is celebrating 28 years of supporting our community and giving back to Ronald McDonald House. Sounds like the best birthday gift, right? We sat down with Curt Morris of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham to see why being a part of The Magic City means so much.

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Miles College clears 2 years worth of students’ bills

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Miles College is clearing $2.1M in student debt. Photo via Miles College

Go Golden Bears! Miles College just cleared all outstanding student bills from the past five academic semesters. They’re using federal aid to help out their students. Keep scrolling to learn more about this unique student aid.

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Summer trends according to Bham boutiques + how to shop them

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Let’s dive into Birmingham’s summer trends. Photo via HaMi Boutique

I might be counting down the days until fall weather, but we’re still in the thick of summer heat. Until then, I’m going to turn the streets of Birmingham into my runway and test out these trends that local boutiques are seeing this summer. Here are the top fashion trends according to the most fashionable folks in the biz.

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Check out why Birmingham got $450K for bioscience growth

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Birmingham’s getting $450K for bioscience growth—wow. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Birmingham has stepped up its science game! Thanks to impressive research centers like UAB, Birmingham is getting $450K from the Department of Commerce. We’re excited this money will help out our bioscience jobs. Wanna know more? Read on for all the deets.

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Feast makes Birmingham catering easier for your favorite restaurants—and you

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Get ready to feast on tasty food that gives back to your go-to restaurants. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

This past year has been tough for… well, pretty much everyone, and especially the restaurant industry. That’s why Feast is doing everything they can to help local restaurants. Meet Feast, your new go-to for Birmingham catering.

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Birmingham Rapid Transit buses bring speedy travel to The Magic City

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The Birmingham Rapid Transit system will bring faster public transportation to The Magic City. Photo via City of Birmingham
The Birmingham Rapid Transit system will bring faster public transportation to The Magic City. Photo via City of Birmingham

A bus running every 15 minutes? This may sound like a fantasy, but it’s coming to Birmingham in less than a year. The City of Birmingham is partnering up with the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) to bring the Birmingham Rapid Transit system to life. Keep reading to learn more.

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Cool off this summer at Rocket Racer—Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure’s new summer hotspot

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The place for all your summer fun. Photo via Alabama Splash Adventure’s Instagram page

Are you looking for a way to keep cool in this Southern, summer heat? Alabama Adventure and Splash Adventure is where you want to be and their newest ride, Rocket Racer is a unique way to cool off!

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Damage to the “Before I die” mural—find out how to stay involved

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Don’t miss the chance to make your mark on the “Before I die” mural when Marcus Fetch repaints it. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

This morning, the beloved “Before I die” mural on Morris Avenue was caught in a fire. We caught up with Marcus Fetch, the artist behind the mural, to see what’s next.

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From scorchers to flash floods—what in the world is going on with our weather?

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Your umbrella is July’s hottest accessory. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

The past few weeks have been a grueling combination of sweltering heat, major rainfall and even some destructive flooding. What’s going on with Birmingham weather? We caught up with the National Weather Service to get the scoop.

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10 great summer reading recs from Birmingham bookstores + book bloggers

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Summer reading recommendations from Birmingham bookstores coming your way. Photo via Little Professor

Do you remember the childhood joy of strolling the Scholastic book fair at school? Even if your days of required school reading are gone, it’s never too late to recapture the magic of reading a book you love. We reached out to Birmingham bookstores and book bloggers for their top summer reading recs—check ’em out.

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Landing reveals HQ, contributes over $1M to Birmingham tech space

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Bill Smith celebrates Landing’s new HQ in Birmingham. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Landing, the revolutionary apartment service, hosted a community event to exhibit their new headquarters in downtown Birmingham today. They also announced a major contribution to the city’s tech ecosystem and a new fellowship program.

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