It was one of the darkest moments in Alabama history.Continue reading “Event captures memories of Freedom Riders’ heroic journey between Anniston and Birmingham”
Have you heard about Freedom Walk—the vision to join three parts of Birmingham that were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement together for a brighter future? Read on for all the details.Continue reading “3 things you need to know about Birmingham’s proposed Freedom Walk”
As the Federal government shutdown enters its second week, one of the hardest hit federal government programs in Alabama are the National Wildlife Refuges and National Park units.
Last week, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service announced $12.6 million in grants for 51 projects in 24 states that preserve sites and highlight stories related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th century.
Have you been to the National Historic Monument Civil Rights District? Did you know there are delicious ribs there that folks from all over the world have tasted? You can have some too, and don’t even have to take a flight to get there! Dameione Rogers and his sister, Trèsor Bertrand, tell us about their tasty business with a generations-old recipe for ribs! Continue reading “Small business Monday – Spotlight on Magnolia BBQ & Fish”
Yesterday, Bham Now was on hand at the dedication of the Freedom Riders National Monument in Downtown Anniston.
Birmingham celebrated the distinction of having its Civil Rights District named a National Monument. Continue reading “History Comes Full Circle for Birmingham Foot Soldier”
Yesterday, the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument was dedicated in front the 16th Street Baptist Church and a crowd of several hundred people.
Last month, the Washington Post published a story about Birmingham, Alabama becoming a destination for travelers across the country.
The only minority-owned private barber college in the state, the Alabama College of Barber Instruction was founded in 1979 by Clinton Simpson Sr. as the New Breed Barber Shop. His son, Clint, Birmingham resident for all of his forty-six years, now runs the barber shop and college.