It is time to do your part for clean air Birmingham.
This week, the United Way of Central Alabama asked our greater Birmingham community to step-up and Be An Everyday Hero.
A poignant ceremony took place at the 16th Street Baptist Church on Thursday, September 5, when a delegation from Wales made up of government officials and national youth organization leadership paid their respects at the site of the tragic 1963 bomb explosion, and visited the historic Wales Window – a gift from the people of Wales to the people of Birmingham in 1965. Find out more and learn about the small nation of Wales, my home nation.Continue reading “Welsh delegation visit the Wales Window at the 16th Street Baptist Church”
Last year, Bham Now reported on the changes made in Mountain Brook Village including efforts to bring back the old post office that had been a mainstay in the community for years.
Several Birmingham area food service establishments, including Surin West in Five Points, Chris Zs Express in Lakeview and Back Forty Beer Company across from Sloss Furnaces received 95 and above on their health inspection scores in August 2019.
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Birmingham Legion FC has designated its next home game on Friday, September 13, 7:00pm against St. Louis F.C. at BBVA Field as United Way Community Day.
What do community services, schools, health care, jobs, public safety, construction,and roads all have in common? They are all affected by the information collected as part of the US Census every ten years. We find out why completing the next census in 2020 is such a huge deal for our communities in Birmingham and beyond.Continue reading “4 reasons you should complete the 2020 census including schools, health care, and even roads in Birmingham”
The times, they are a’changin’, and as of today, August 29, 2019, Alabama’s got a new marriage law to prove it.
To help untangle the threads, we’ve pulled together a handy-dandy guide to the current legal side of getting married in Alabama. Read on for all the details.Continue reading “Birmingham couples: 3 things you need to know about Alabama’s new marriage law”
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Innovate Birmingham is changing lives. But don’t just take my word for it. Meet 5 former candidates from Innovate Birmingham’s 7th Cohort, and see their success for yourself.Continue reading “Paramount. Life-changing. How Innovate Birmingham propelled 5 former candidates into Birmingham’s tech industry”
Big news was announced last night by Birmingham, AL Mayor Randall Woodfin. A new initiative is launching that will increase access to higher education for Birmingham City School students.Continue reading “#BirminghamPromise—here’s what you need to know about Woodfin’s college tuition plan”
Maybe you’ve heard personal stories from your grandparents? Or studied civil rights in school. Understanding the struggles many faced before you isn’t an easy task, but it’s worth trying. For many African Americans, the struggle for rightful treatment as a U.S. Citizen was significant and heart-breaking. Presented for the first time in the south, at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow will offer an immersive exhibit from October 18 to December 31, 2019 so you can see the challenges for yourself. Plan your visit now.Continue reading “First time in the south! Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow opens October 18th at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute”
WVTM 13 is the Birmingham, AL local NBC affiliate. They’re unveiling a new set in a few days that pays homage to their central Alabama roots, and we’re taking you behind the scenes with a sneak preview!Continue reading “3 hidden details in WVTM 13’s brand new set that pay homage to Birmingham”
Birmingham-Southern College has a unique way of welcoming incoming students to the Magic City. They developed the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure of our beloved Birmingham, AL, and we’re sharing it with you! It’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday for old and new Birminghamians alike.Continue reading “Uniquely Birmingham! New students at Birmingham-Southern tour the city – and you can, too.”
Earlier this month, over 80 players from the Birmingham United Soccer Association’s (BUSA) Academy, Competitive and ECNL teams took a day away from soccer practice to volunteer with organizations across Birmingham, during the annual BUSA Serves Day project.
Half an hour of your time could save up to three lives. Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to do something good—it doesn’t cost money, it’s quick, and you get free snacks after! Here are 3 places to donate right here in Birmingham, AL.Continue reading “3 places to donate blood in Birmingham—and why it’s important”