Condoleezza Rice discusses Democracy at Brookwood Books-A-Million

Former U.S. Secretary of State and Birmingham native Condoleezza Rice signed approximately 200 copies of her new book, Democracy, Monday at Books-A-Million.

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.

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Fallen historic tree at Arlington: replace it with a centennial tree (photos)

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.

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Birmingham’s Bike to Work Day is May 19th: what you need to know

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Zach Riggins, Jason Bierley, and Brian Toone took B2W day to an awesome extreme and pedaled all the way to Tuscaloosa! – via wbrc.com and Terri Brewer

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”

Citizen, Agent, or both? The FBI Citizen’s Academy explained

Cloudy days are actually the best days to take a photo, because light diffuses evenly – image via Justin Childs

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?

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Hands On Birmingham Ignite Award winners inspire volunteerism and love of community

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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.

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