Powerful Birmingham Museum of Art exhibit explores the history and ramifications of redlining

Redlining BHM panel. Pictured from left to right: Richard Rice, Celestia Morgan, Odessa Woolfolk, and T. Marie King

On Tuesday night, the Birmingham Museum of Art hosted a panel titled Redlining BHM. Birmingham artist Celestia Morgan, whose current exhibit, REDLINE, is on display at the museum, was joined by community activists to discuss redlining in Birmingham and what it’s meant for the city. Learn more about it below. 

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Upswing brings retail back into Downtown Birmingham, including 5 local shops

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Upswing by REV Birmingham is in full swing! Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Downtown Birmingham is continuing to develop and the city is on the upswing! If you’ve driven past the corner of 2nd Ave North and 19th Street North, you’ve probably noticed a few shipping containers hanging out on the sidewalk.

That cute little corner is called Upswing and you’re going to want to check it out before it’s gone!

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Birmingham City Council passes smoke-free Health District and Birmingham Promise

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UAB Hospital. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

The Birmingham City Council had a busy day on Tuesday passing  several initiatives, including the establishment of a smoke-free Health District and Birmingham Promise, an initiative which will create post-secondary opportunities and apprenticeships for Birmingham City School students.

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“It is our stories that make us human.” Our state’s best storytellers gathered at the Alabama Colloquium—here’s what you missed

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2019 Alabama Humanities Fellow Fred Gray. Photos via AHF

A nationally recognized civil rights lawyer. A deputy director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist. A NASA engineer. Some of our state’s best and brightest gathered at this year’s Alabama Colloquium—and it was incredible. Here’s what you missed.

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A special tradition: UAB Football players to wear Children’s Harbor kids’ names on their backs for homecoming

Julie Brandrup and UAB Head Coach Bill Clark. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

For the 3rd straight year, the UAB Football team will honor and memorialize the children and families served by Children’s Harbor by wearing the names of patients on the back of their jerseys for Homecoming.

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7 things to know about East Pinson Valley, including a local oasis, Turkey Creek

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Swimmer at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – Photo via Southern Environmental Center

East Pinson Valley is one of those parts of Birmingham that you might not get to much unless you live here…like me! It’s home to some hidden gems you’re gonna want to check out.

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Son encouraged to “dig deeper” at The Altamont School. Now he is bringing clean water to the world.

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Rita and Shawn Goyal deliver water filtration units to Puerto Rico . Photo courtesy of Rita Goya.l

Rita Goyal thought her son Shawn, a student at The Altamont School, was going to just “check the box” when he was looking for an Eagle Scout project in 2017.

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Dancing with the Stars of the Magic City is happening tonight, Oct. 10 at The Lyric in Birmingham—Get tickets + see the local celebs competing!

“I’ve always been really good at saying no to dancing in any situation, but it was hard to resist helping a charity as special as First Light… Alas, I now have to throw a professional ballerina in the air six times at the Lyric Theatre.” -Will Lochamy | Photo via Will Lochamy on Facebook

The 3rd annual Dancing with the Stars of the Magic City benefitting First Light is happening tonight at The Lyric Theatre in Birmingham tonight Oct. 10 at 6:30PM, and you don’t want to miss this year’s competition. Keep reading for all the details including a list of local celebs competing + how to get tickets.

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Get your grub on at Birmingham’s Trucks by the Tracks at Railroad Park, Oct. 13th from 11AM-5PM

Hmm.. where should we eat? That is the hardest question at Trucks by the Tracks! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

It’s that time of year again! I feel a food coma coming on. Trucks by the Tracks presented by American Family Care is happening Sunday, October 13th from 11AM to 5PM. Birmingham’s best food trucks gather at Railroad Park to create a foodie’s paradise. Here’s all you need to know about the event!

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From Harlem to Yale to Hip Hop Culture. Hear Dr. Tricia Rose, a leading national voice on equity and inclusion on October 17

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Dr. Tricia Rose, Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. Photo courtesy of Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Get ready for a rare opportunity to hear an internationally renowned scholar of post Civil Rights Era Black culture, pop music and social issues.

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9 things you need to know about CityWalk BHAM, under the 59/20 bridges in Birmingham (PHOTOS)

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Birmingham residents looking at plans for CityWalk Birmingham, a linear public space that will be under the 59/20 bridges. Photo by Nathan Watson for Bham Now

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) recently hosted public meetings at Boutwell Auditorium where people could come review plans for CityWalk BHAM.

Three of us from Bham Now went and bumped into local architects, planners and lots of people who work with ALDOT. Everyone wanted to take a look at what will be under the bridges, now that they’re getting closer to completion. Keep reading to find out what we learned.

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