Sept 15th through Oct 15th is Hispanic Heritage month! Hispanic Heritage month is split between these two months to celebrate many Latin American countries gaining independence. Although some events have changed because of Covid-19, nothing will stop Birmingham’s Hispanics and Latinos from celebrating their heritage! I spoke with four Birmingham based Hispanics on what their heritage means to them. Here’s what they had to say:Continue reading “4 Birminghamians on Their Hispanic Heritage in the City”
2020 will be a year remembered and taught in school for decades to come. For college students, their experience will be like none other in history. We caught up with a college freshman and a college senior in Birmingham to get an inside look.Continue reading “Unlike anything else in history—what’s it really like being a college student in 2020?”
As we all know, Easter is going to be very different this year because of the COVID-19 crisis.Continue reading “See how Birmingham churches are celebrating first virtual Easter week in history”
There’s a whole lot of craziness happening right now all over the world and in our Magic City. One thing that’s helped me stay sane is a daily gratitude practice. We still have so many things to be thankful for—here are a few.Continue reading “7 things to be thankful for in Birmingham this week”
General Charles Krulak is one of the most influential members of the Birmingham community. I sat down with him to learn about his experience with the American Red Cross throughout the years, and why we should consider donating during the holiday season.Continue reading “3 ways the Red Cross impacted Birmingham’s General Krulak and how you can help now”
Fall is in full swing here in Birmingham, and you know what that means—D.I.Y. season. That independent go-getter spirit is common in the Magic City, but when it comes to home repair, “do it yourself” doesn’t always turn out the way you expect.Continue reading “It’s D.I.Y. season in Birmingham—but maybe you shouldn’t take on home repairs alone”
In light of the recent tragedy that happened on July 12, we decided to compile a list of tips on how to stay safe for local cyclists.
Bikes are definitely a big thing in Birmingham and pretty much everyone has ridden a bike before. But most people don’t follow correct bike safety before taking one out for a ride.Continue reading “5 Tips for cyclist’s safety in Birmingham.”
I graduated from college in May 2019. Starting approximately June 1, 2018, I was asked this question over, and over, and over again. You know the one: “So, what’s next?” Now, this was certainly well-intended and asked out of genuine curiosity. However, for a senior in college with no clue what they’re doing for spring break, much less with the rest of their lives, it can be a bit panic-inducing. College students, post-grads: have no fear! I’ve got your answer to the dreaded question right here- keep reading to find out!Continue reading “10 reasons every post-grad should move to Birmingham”
Sometimes you know that you’ve just got to go for it! That’s what happened to me, a Welshman from the United Kingdom, who met a girl from Alabama, and eventually married her. This is my experience of moving to modern Birmingham and living at the historic Thomas Jefferson Tower.Continue reading “A sneak peek at living in the Thomas Jefferson Tower. Confessions of a Brit turned Birminghamian. Photos included.”
Mysterious booms heard across Alabama are back again after perplexing Alabamians for months last year. Many residents heard a similar boom in Birmingham again around 10
The days are getting longer and St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. That can only mean one thing: the final countdown to spring break is here! We want to know where you’re headed, spring breakers of Bham. Take our poll!Continue reading “Poll: Where are you headed for spring break, Birmingham?”
Twelve days ago, we posted a giveaway on our Instagram. To enter the giveaway, each person had to leave a comment telling us why they loved Birmingham. Reading through all 298 comments made us smile with pride knowing how much you guys love Birmingham just as much as we do! Interested in finding out what everyone loves about The Magic City? Keep reading.Continue reading “298 People told us why they loved Birmingham — here are the highlights”
The I-59/20 road closures are about to rock our collective worlds. Starting Monday, and progressively getting worse until it gets better, nary a soul in Birmingham will be left without a touch of road rage trying to navigate in and around Birmingham.
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin has been listed as one of the most influential African Americans by The Root 100.
Are you stressed? Out of 182 cities, Birmingham claimed the #4 spot on WalletHub’s list for Most and Least Stressed Cities in America in 2018. Easy, now. Let’s all breathe in and breathe out … Continue reading “Birmingham, you are stressed, but here are 4 fun ways to cope”