A history of the Confederate monument in Birmingham’s Linn Park

The base of the Confederate monument in Linn Park. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

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”

Putting the pieces back together. What you can do now to help.

Alabama Power building on the morning of June 1, 2020, after three days of peaceful protests and a night of unrest. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

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.”

Over 700 people attended the inaugural Alabama Greek Picnic in Linn Park this weekend

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta take a group picture in Linn Park. Photo via Keys Tha Shooter

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.

Continue reading “Over 700 people attended the inaugural Alabama Greek Picnic in Linn Park this weekend”

Find art at Magic City Art Connection’s 35th annual festival in Linn Park, April 27-29

Sponsored

Birmingham, MCAC, Magic City Art Connection
Photo courtesy of Magic City Art Connection.

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.

Continue reading “Find art at Magic City Art Connection’s 35th annual festival in Linn Park, April 27-29”

Take a Look at the Last Day of the Mercedes-Benz Marathon

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.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.