Condoleezza Rice sat down with Bham Now for a q&a on her stop in Birmingham today. The former U.S. Secretary of State was back in her hometown of Birmingham, signing copies of her new 486-page book, Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom, at the Brookwood Village location of Books-A-Million.
Yesterday, Bham Now was on hand at the dedication of the Freedom Riders National Monument in Downtown Anniston.
He’s the president of the Birmingham Citizens’ Advisory Board (CAB) and the Crestwood North Neighborhood Association. But now, he’s seeking a new role in Birmingham’s public service sector.
Last week, Birmingham experienced some pre-dawn winds that blew down trees and caused sporadic power outages. A casualty from the gusty winds that topped 40 mph was a historic tree on the grounds of the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens.
While Birmingham’s other city council districts are gaining momentum in the way of candidates, one district has been a little lonely. Not anymore! A candidate has declared in District 6.
I’ve posted before supporting Birmingham cycling, so when I got the opportunity to work on the upcoming Bike to Work Day, I jumped, exams or no exams! Continue reading “Birmingham’s Bike to Work Day is May 19th: what you need to know”
Forty years ago this October, a dedicated group of neighborhood leaders banded together to preserve a small patch of land on the slope of Ruffner Mountain in east Birmingham. Continue reading “Celebrate and support Birmingham area parks and green spaces”
Who’s this person from Birmingham running for Governor of Alabama? Folks in Vestavia probably know him. Do you?
Vulcan definitely looks shiny, happy and fabulous on this pleasant Spring Sunday morning after getting his new coat of paint.
Most likely, the extent of your involvement with the FBI is limited to what you’ve seen on the X-Files or the Blacklist. The Bureau just isn’t something the average citizen comes into meaningful contact with. But being an “average citizen,” as peaceful and routine as it might be, might not satisfy you. I’m not saying you should commit a string of felonies across state borders (please don’t), but how does one get involved with the FBI?
What do you know about Kim Rafferty, Birmingham’s current District 2 city councilor? Did you know that she’s a candidate, too?
Hands On Birmingham Ignite Awards
Last week, seven unsung, dedicated,“roll up your sleeves” community volunteers were honored with the Ignite Award for igniting action and accelerating change in their local communities. The inaugural event was hosted by Hands On Birmingham the volunteer initiative of United Way of Central Alabama.
The Woodlawn High School Urban Farm will be selling their “school grown” vegetables every Tuesday in May from 3:30pm until 5:30pm (cash only).
A “monumental celebration” planned for May 13th.
If you live in Birmingham’s District 2, you’re going to need a primer on all your city council candidates. There are a bunch of them!