On Monday night, June 1, the city of Birmingham began to dismantle the Confederate monument in Linn Park. Although the monument had been damaged during Sunday night’s riots, Birmingham has been trying to take the statue down for years. Learn more.Continue reading “A history of the Confederate monument in Birmingham’s Linn Park”
On June 1, 1871, 149 years ago, Birmingham was founded. On May 25, 2020 George Floyd was killed, on camera, by police officers in Minneapolis, sparking a national and international outcry. Today, city residents woke up to the sight of broken glass, graffiti and damaged walls.Continue reading “Putting the pieces back together. What you can do now to help.”
This past weekend was the Inaugural Alabama Greek Picnic (ALGP) in Birmingham. Although the event is not solely for members of Greek organizations, it is an opportunity for members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council to celebrate unity amongst organizations, give to the community, and fellowship amongst one another.
Spring is in the air and outside is calling the names of Birmingham locals.Where can you enjoy it? At these great spring festivals popping up all over the city!
Discover an explosion of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds, tastes and aromas at this highly anticipated Spring arts festival, and one of Birmingham’s largest, attracting 12,000 visitors over its three days.
Back in August, former Birmingham Mayor William Bell had a confederate monument in downtown’s Linn Park partially covered up with plywood. Looks like it’s going to stay that way for awhile.
Earlier this week Birmingham Mayor William Bell had a confederate monument in downtown’s Linn Park covered up, and now the Attorney General is suing the city of Birmingham over it.
Welcome to the Bham Now Guide to Birmingham statues. This edition features statues honoring people.
Birmingham hosted the 34th annual Magic City Art Connection in Linn Park on April 28th-30th. The event included 200 artists from Alabama and across the country. We caught up with a few Magic City Art Connection artists to find out about their MCAC experience and work.
Wondering what’s the big to do this week? Check out some of the top events you won’t want to miss around the Magic City, this upcoming week.
Scientists and science enthusiasts from Birmingham and around the state joined hundreds of other cities across the world in a March for Science on Saturday, April 22, Earth Day at Linn Park.
Both scientists and science enthusiasts alike will be spending Earth Day marching for the importance of science in day-to-day life. As one of 390 sister marches across the world, Birmingham will be doing their part for science advocacy.
Today marked the final day of the Mercedes-Benz marathon. Runners warmed up and got on the line to complete the half marathon and full marathon event. It took off at around 7:00 A.M. and participants of all causes went out with a bang. Friends and family cheered on their loved ones at different landmarks as they ran through downtown Birmingham. See the gallery below for photos of the event.