16th Street Baptist to receive $150,000 grant

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM – Thanks to Sixteenth Street Baptist Church supporters’ online voting, the historic church finished in the top 10 of the 2018 Partners in Preservation campaign and will receive a $150,000 grant to install protective glass on the outside of all the church’s recently restored stained glass windows as well as make … Continue reading 16th Street Baptist to receive $150,000 grant

‘No one matched’ interest of Birmingham for pro basketball team

By Gary Lloyd BIRMINGHAM – In several years, Pelicans will descend on Birmingham. The New Orleans Pelicans and the NBA G League have announced that the Pelicans have acquired the right to own and operate an NBA G League team that will play in the renovated Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The team is expected … Continue reading ‘No one matched’ interest of Birmingham for pro basketball team

Steel City Striving

A trip to the Civil Rights District By Gary Lloyd I went to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on Sunday to earn some hours for a graduate school class in multicultural education. I took a small notepad and pen, in case there were things I wanted to remember clearly. I read the words Martin Luther … Continue reading Steel City Striving

United Way of Central Alabama awarded grant for improving reading in Birmingham schools

BIRMINGHAM -- United Way of Central Alabama will receive $150,000 to align the community around a plan for improving reading proficiency for Birmingham City Schools elementary students. Mayor Randall Woodfin, Superintendent Lisa Herring, and UWCA President Drew Langloh will appear together to announce this initiative. UWCA applied for the grant using the strengths of the … Continue reading United Way of Central Alabama awarded grant for improving reading in Birmingham schools

US Attorney launches Birmingham Safe Neighborhoods Task Force

'Here for as long as it takes,' sheriff saysBIRMINGHAM – The U.S. Attorney’s Office today launched the Birmingham Safe Neighborhoods Task Force to offer prevention and community outreach programs within the city. This task force will complement the law enforcement work of the Birmingham Public Safety Task Force, which was announced last month, in combined efforts … Continue reading US Attorney launches Birmingham Safe Neighborhoods Task Force