Move over Churchill Downs and Talladega. Bham Now was on hand yesterday to witness the most exciting, quirkiest and unusual race in the South… the UAB annual Gurney Derby.
Perhaps no one in Birmingham has had a better front row seat to witness the Magic City’s renaissance, both downtown and in the surrounding areas, than Urban Land Institute Alabama member and former longtime director of the Auburn Urban Design Studio, Cheryl Morgan.
Earlier this week, Bham Now featured a story about illegal garbage dumps and rampant problems with litter within our communities in Alabama. On Saturday, October 20, between 8am to 1:00pm, you have a chance in Birmingham to combat these problems by participating in the Fall City-wide Cleanup.
The Jewish community has played an important role in shaping Birmingham. Because I grew up here with a Jewish Dad and a Christian Mom, I’ve always loved hearing these stories about Jewish influencers.Continue reading “10 Jewish Influencers in Birmingham, including one who (sometimes) dresses like a unicorn”
United Way of Central Alabama believes that their employee talent is among one of their greatest assets necessary to build a social movement to improve people’s lives and advance the common good of our community. That is why United Way is committed to attracting, developing, retaining and creating careers for diverse talent and leadership who will work interdependently toward accomplishing their goals in Central Alabama.
When travelers enter the state of Alabama via interstate highways, they are welcomed, in most places, by a sign declaring “Alabama the Beautiful.” Continue reading “Protecting ‘Alabama the Beautiful’ by cleaning up our mess”
This week, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute announced that the honoree for the prestigious 2018 Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award will be Birmingham native, global human rights activist, scholar and author Angela Y. Davis.
Got trees? Ruffner Mountain does.
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.
Partners from Children’s of Alabama, the United Way of Central Alabama, FedEx, SAFE Kids Alabama, the City of Birmingham, Safe Routes to School, the Alabama Department of Transportation and Alabama Partners for Clean Air hosted its annual Walk to School Day celebration on Oct. 10, at Washington K-8 in Titusville. Here’s how we all learned to stay safe while getting to school on time and ready to learn.
A special story from a new Birmingham resident, Jon Eastwood from Wales, about the 16th Street Baptist Church Wales Window.
Hurricane Michael is just hours away from making landfall, and overnight, it became strongest hurricane to make landfall in the Florida panhandle in recorded history.Continue reading “What we can do to prepare for Hurricane Michael, including tips from AT&T Alabama”
It’s a $300 million project that includes a new stadium and a new Legacy Arena for the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.
Have you heard of Dr. Sarah Parcak, an Egyptologist, National Geographic Explorer, 2016 TED Prize winner and Birmingham local? Her Innovation Depot-based nonprofit, GlobalXplorer°, leads the global effort to find and protect our hidden cultural heritage. Learn how she does it at Bham Now’s BOLD Speaker Series event on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Cahaba Brewing Company. Tickets are $20 (includes a beverage from Cahaba Brewing and tacos from Taco Mama).
Let’s say you want to learn how to become a painter, a fiction writer or a violinist. Perhaps, you love photography or need to brush up on the Spanish or French you took in college. You don’t have to go far.