• Meet The Birmingham Native with 300K Followers On YouTube, Who Started in His Dorm Room

    By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Few can say they’ve been active on YouTube as long as Birmingham’s Kevin Peterson who, having built amassed nearly 300,000 followers over more than a decade, was there before most even understood the power of serious Internet content creation. “A lot of people who watch my stuff now may […]

  • Contact Your City, County, State Officials and Local Agencies. A How-To Guide

    www.birminghamtimes.com LOCAL GOVERNMENT Randall Woodfin, Mayor City Hall, 3rd Floor (205) 254-2771 City Council Find your district online here: https://www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org/residents/find-your-district/. 1st District – Clinton Woods (205) 254-2349 2nd District – Hunter Williams (205) 254-2348 3rd District – Valerie Abbott (205) 254-2355 4th District – Jonathan “J.T.” Moore (205) 254-2464 5th District – Darrell O’Quinn (205) 254-2679 6th District – Crystal Smitherman (205) 254-2358...

  • Birmingham-Area Holiday Light Displays and Tree Lightings

    By William Thornton | [email protected] The holiday light display at Regions Tower in downtown Birmingham is back for another season. A fixture of the Magic City skyline, the tradition began more than four decades ago and is the result of several months of work. A Christmas tree, a stocking and wreath adorn the sides of the […]

  • 11 of the Best Breakfast Places to Try in Birmingham

    By Lauren Perry bhamnow.com Did you know Birmingham is full of delicious breakfast places? From French toast to pancakes and eggs, we have you covered with a guide to the best breakfast places around Birmingham. Keep reading to find out where you need to eat breakfast next. Big Bad Breakfast Looking for the perfect stack […]

  • 3 Popular Food Spots Closing in the Birmingham Area

    Selah Vetter bhamnow.com Sometimes, the best is yet to come. We hate saying goodbye to these amazing Birmingham spots, but hope to see them again in the future. Read on to learn about four places that recently closed in The Magic City. On Tap Sports Café | Hoover On Tap Sports Café recently shut its […]

  • Understanding Charles Barkley’s Comments About Blacks and the LBGTQ Community

    By Rhett Butler The Shadow League (An Opinion) Charles Barkley’s outspokenness has kept him in contempt in the minds of many over the years, and his recent blanket statement about the relationship between Black culture and the LGBTQ community is no different. The basketball analyst from “Inside The NBA” on TNT made a head-turning statement during an […]

  • Birmingham to Host Treelighting in Linn Park on Nov. 27

    Birminghamal.gov Mayor Randall L. Woodfin, the Birmingham City Council, the Birmingham Park and Rec Board and Coca-Cola UNITED will present the city’s Holiday Tree Lighting Block Party on Sunday, Nov. 27 in front of City Hall on Short 20th Street North. There will be vendors, food trucks, free concerts and a lighting of the Christmas tree. […]

  • A Program for Young Black Males That Could Reduce Violence in Birmingham

    By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a conflict resolution curriculum designed specifically for young Black men in City Schools (BCS) to begin by spring semester in 2023. Mayor Randall Woodfin said the program is another way the city can support reducing violence in Birmingham. “I think we […]

  • LaVinnia ‘Vee Monet’ Holliday Strikes A Poze in The Fashion Industry

    By Je’Don Holloway Talley The Birmingham Times When La’Vinnia ‘Vee Monet’ Holliday first took up sewing in middle school she saw it more as fun and not a passion. But that would change. “We made a pillow and pajama pants. . . I loved that I created something. But when I first took up a […]

  • ”[She] Was Special on a Whole Other Level Something I Never Had Before’

    BY JE’DON HOLLOWAY-TALLEY Special to the Birmingham Times “You Had Me at Hello’’ highlights married couples and the love that binds them. If you would like to be considered for a future “Hello’’ column, or know someone, please send nominations to Barnett Wright [email protected] Include the couple’s name, contact number(s) and what makes their love […]

  • Ben Jealous: “Grateful After the November Mid-Term Results

    By Ben Jealous A lot of good news came out of this month’s elections—and enough bad news to remind us that we can never let our guard down when freedom and democracy are at stake. This year, democracy itself was on the ballot, and voters made an important down payment on its future. In 2020, […]

  • Marc Morial: Remembering Our Friend, The Rev. Calvin Butts, 73

    By Marc H. Morial “Reverend Butts worked more effectively than any other leader at the intersection of power, politics, and faith in New York. He understood the role of faith in our lives, especially in the Black community. But he also understood power and how to wield it and how to demand power from those who […]