Birmingham’s 5 most impactful re-developments according to former Auburn Design Studio Director Cheryl Morgan

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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.

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Don’t miss the Birmingham Fall City-wide Cleanup and Jefferson County household hazardous waste day

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Birmingham Clean-up volunteers. Photo from Hands ON Birmingham

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.

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10 Jewish Influencers in Birmingham, including one who (sometimes) dresses like a unicorn

Sara Metzger sometimes dresses like a unicorn.  Photo by Susan Shane-Linder

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.

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United Way of Central Alabama seeks to fill Community Grant Writer, Fund Administrator and IT positions. Learn more.

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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.

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Global Human Rights Activist Angela Davis to Receive Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award

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.

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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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3 things we learned from the Booker T. Washington Elementary school students who participated in Walk to School Day in Birmingham

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Nicholas, a pre-schooler at JCCEO holds a stop sign to help his older classmates stay safe while walking to school. Photo by Jen Daniel for Bham Now

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.

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The Welsh connection and Birmingham – Learning more about the iconic Wales Window at 16th Street Baptist Church.

Photo of the stained glass window donated to the 16th Street Baptist church by the people of Wales. Photo by Jon Eastwood

A special story from a new Birmingham resident, Jon Eastwood from Wales, about the 16th Street Baptist Church Wales Window.

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Bham Now BOLD Speaker Dr. Sarah Parcak, Birmingham’s modern-day Indiana Jones, to speak Oct. 18 at Cahaba Brewing

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Dr. Sarah Parcak and GlobalXplorer° understand that local citizens who know the culture are a crucial aspect of protecting cultural heritage sites. Photo submitted

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).

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You could learn 6 new skills in 7 weeks at the Samford Academy of the Arts. Classes for all ages. Register before October 18.

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Nighttime Bham View 2017. Photo by Meg McKinney Birmingham, Alabama

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.

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