This month, WBHM’s Dan Carsen produced several powerful and emotional news stories about the Freedom Riders and the bus burning that occurred in Anniston, Alabama, 56 years ago.
This week Governor Bentley signed an Executive Order creating a task force to study a tax repeal on groceries.
He also presented this plan during his recent State of the State address on February 7, and at least one Senator said it will take money away from schools.
On February 16th, the UAB Institute for Human Rights held a very important talk. It was called Stand as One: Empowering Marginalized Voices in Birmingham.
A very timely event. Just last month, President Obama created the Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston.
Described by the New York Times as “foodie heaven,” Bham Now photographer Larry O. Gay visited last weekend, the newly opened Pizitz Food Hall, which has been “rolling out” several of its new vendors over the past few days.
Tower Development Inc. is eyeing a vacant plot of land, near the Avondale and Forest Park neighborhoods, with plans to add 29 homes.
Bham has been showing up more and more on the radar for up and coming places in the U.S. With constant renovations, revitalizations, and unique environment, it is no surprise that the Magic City is finally getting the attention it deserves. According to Thrillist.com, a media source on travel, leisure, food and drink for the adventurist in everyone, Birmingham has made their list of “Underappreciated American Cities you should totally Move to.”
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If you’re looking to make a difference civically, why don’t you run for one of the local offices that’s up for election this year, Birmingham?
It’s a meaningful way you can serve your community, especially if you want to make that difference in a positive way.
The largest power source in this neck of the universe is still 93 million miles away from Earth. But its energy-producing potential for our planet is closer than ever to truly being realized.
Solar power has been touted for decades as being the ultimate answer to our energy needs. According to researchers at MIT, the amount of sunlight striking the earth’s surface is more than 10,000 times greater than the world’s total energy usage. Or as solar advocates like to put it, one hour of sunshine can create one year’s worth of energy.
It’s been 11 months since the last Girl Scout cookie sale. You just pulled out your last box of thin mint cookies, you stored in your freezer from last year’s booth sale. Like clock work, your stomach grumbles…. you know it’s that time of year again. It’s Girl Scout cookie season!
This weekend, Girl Scouts throughout North Central Alabama will be holding GS cookie booth sales in front of local businesses.
We’re no strangers to love: Birmingham has a vibrant sister cities program, and it’s expanding! According to the Jamaica Observer, Birmingham and Kingston, Jamaica signed a sister City agreement this week.
Sometimes he’s up, sometimes he’s down. When it comes to a possible impeachment of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, things teeter one way, and then they don’t. Or vice versa.
If you’re meeting a lot of new people recently, congratulations, and it’s not just you! More and more first-time home buyers are coming to live here, enough to propel us into the top ten cities for first time home buyers list for Zillow, “the leading real estate and rental marketplace.”
Within the next week, one major development will be serving Birminghamian’s with its unique food stalls, and another will be serving its “delicatessen’s”, originally from Homewood.
Both are quite near each other and anticipating its openings inside our booming foodie culture; The Pizitz and O’Carr’s.
The idea of “smart cities” has been around even longer people have been using “smart” as a synonym for “connected.” All through popular media, the “grid” is becoming aware of its residents, helping them get to work faster, safer, and less stressfully. Sure, there are those inconvenient robot uprisings and security exploits, but those are all just plot points, right?