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by JONATHAN FRANKLIN, WJLA Wednesday, January 2nd 2019 FILE – In this April 28, 2018, file photo, Jay-Z and Beyonce watch Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series between the Golden State Warriors and the New Orleans Pelicans in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) AA ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) — Still on the […]

    Michael Liedtke, Ap Technology Writer  Updated 2:04 pm PST, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix said 45 million subscriber accounts worldwide watched the Sandra Bullock thriller “Bird Box” during its first seven days on the service, the biggest first-week success of any movie made for the company’s nearly 12-year-old streaming service. Netflix, […]

    .BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford has been in a Birmingham hospital after being released early from prison because of his failing health. Local news outlets report Langford arrived at a Birmingham hospital Saturday night. Records from the Federal Bureau of Prisons show that Langford was released from prison after a […]

By Dennis Pillion | dpillion@al.com dpillion@al.com The City of Birmingham announced Wednesday that some city offices will extend their regular business hours during what is expected to be a 14-month closure of Interstate 59/20 through downtown, as the aging interstate bridges are torn down and replaced. The Birmingham Department of Finance’s Tax & Licensing and Cash Management […]

Family Matters was first aired by ABC back in September 1989, as a sitcom with a predominately African-American cast. While it wasn’t the first sitcom with an African-American lineup, it certainly proved to be one of the most popular and long-running – just behind The Jeffersons. The show initially focused on Carl Winslow, a cop […]

By Abbey Crain | acrain@al.com | Posted on December 19, 2018 6:00 AM | Updated December 19, 2018 2:33 PM Many declared 2018 “The Year of the Woman.” Alabama held it’s own in regards to the title by voting in its second female governor and adding to the record-breaking number of women in the House. […]

This is a professor, who has the tools to articulate how this encounter affected him. He also has the age and wisdom that allowed for him to maintain his composure and not lose his life. Now, imagine a YOUNG Black person, who is not equip with either. Steve Locke wrote: “This is what I wore […]

By Greg Garrison | ggarrison@al.com A group of eight white clergy in Birmingham has released a video of them reading a statement in support of current protesters in Hoover who say they’re standing up for justice for a black man killed by police in Alabama’s largest mall last month. All eight clergy repeat the phrase, “Black […]

Alabama in 1836 became the first state in America to declare Christmas a legal holiday —  34 years before it was declared a national holiday. However, the holiday season in Alabama has all too often been marred by bullets, bombs, bloodshed, and even a burning Christmas tree. From the Creek War through the civil rights movement, […]


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