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New Exhibit At Birmingham Museum of Art Shows American History’s Violent Struggle

A new art exhibit features the work of Jacob Lawrence, widely considered one of the greatest modernist painters of the 20th century.

Hospitalized For Months: One Man’s Fight Against COVID-19

COVID-19 has left 38-year-old Victor Perea hospitalized for almost three months. His wife wants others to understand how bad the virus can be.

‘Life Raft’ Explores Climate Change In The Gulf Region

Life Raft is a new podcast answering questions about climate change and relieving some of the stress that comes along with all of it.

Jones Pleads With Public To Follow COVID Safety Guidelines As Cases And Deaths Increase

Health experts are warning about gathering with friends and family over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

Rising COVID-19 Cases Starting To Strain Hospital Resources, Staff

The COVID-19 caseloads in Alabama hospitals are "worsening fairly rapidly," according to the president of the Alabama Hospital Association.

Commission OKs Cares Act Funding In Quick Session

"We don’t want to send money back to Washington. We want to make sure that it’s spent here and for us to do that, we need to make sure we’ve looked at every avenue possible," said Jefferson County Commissioner Steve Ammons.

Birmingham Council Balks At Mayor’s Plan To Bring Back Some Workers, Wants More Information

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin wants to use $7 million from the reserve fund to bring back more than 130 furloughed city employees. But the city council is not sold.

The ‘Dirty Secret’ Of Wastewater Failures in Lowndes County

Activist Catherine Coleman Flowers describes her fight for environmental justice in her hometown in a new memoir.

Longtime Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver Would Have Done Just About Anything For His Little City

The longtime mayor for the city of Clanton died in July from COVID-19.

‘Unjustifiable’ Sheds Light On An Overlooked Alabama Police Killing

The podcast from Reckon South digs into the case of Bonita Carter, a 20-year-old Black woman, who was shot and killed outside of a convenience store in 1979.

Birmingham Library Exec Returns To Work After One-Month Suspension

Birmingham Public Library Executive Director Floyd Council was back at work Friday after one month of being suspended without pay.

Concerns Raised About COVID At Horizon Church Polling Place After Worker Tests Positive

Voters who cast their ballots last week at Horizon Church may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Rapid Rise Of Alabama, National COVID-19 Numbers Worries UAB Doctor

Alabama's number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths continues to rise.

Efforts to Keep Jones In U.S. Senate Sets New Records

The effort to re-elect U.S. Senator Doug Jones fell short. However, organizers say Black women, who were credited with helping him win the seat in 2017, are preparing for the future.

Birmingham Offers ‘Beacon’ For Alabama’s Transgender Community

The newly expanded Magic City Wellness Center is one of several providers working to increase access to gender-affirming medical care.

Birmingham City Council Approves Carraway Hospital Rezoning

Birmingham's Carraway Hospital, which has been closed since 2008, will be redeveloped to include retail, dining, residential, office and entertainment spaces.

New Microtransit Program Coming To Birmingham

The Birmingham City Council approved deals with this week with two bike- and scooter-sharing companies.

‘History Of Us’ Course Introduces Students To Their Ancestors And The Role Of Race In America’s History

'History of Us' is touted as the first Black history course of its kind taught in the Tuscaloosa public school system. The course asks students to be historians by researching major themes in Black history and framing those themes locally.

UA Sophomore Starts First Black Student-Led Magazine

The University of Alabama launched its first Black student-led magazine this semester. Nineteen Fifty-Six focuses on issues minority students face on campus and in everyday life.

Alabama Democrats Celebrate Biden Victory

Alabama Democrats celebrated the news that Joe Biden was declared the winner in the 2020 presidential race.

With New Flag Design, Mississippi Ushers In A New Symbol Of Hope

Mississippi voters overwhelmingly approved a new design for a state flag to replace the Confederate-themed flag that had been in place since 1894.

Big Turnout But No Major Problems At Jefferson County Precincts

About 64% of registered voters in Jefferson County turned out to vote in Tuesday's general election, according to the county's website.

Ivey Extends Mask Mandate Through December 11

The extension comes as new COVID-19 cases rise in Alabama.

Alabama Moves One Step Closer To Removing Racist Language From State Constitution

Alabama voters approved an amendment to remove racist language from the state constitution. But change won't be fast and there are more hurdles to clear.

As More Students Return To School, Officials Brace For ‘Rolling Blackouts’

Following the release of a new dashboard, state education officials are optimistic about the number of coronavirus cases in Alabama schools. But challenges remain.

Voters Change Constitution With Votes For At Least Five Amendments

Five of the six statewide amendments on Alabama’s ballot passed Tuesday.

Trump Sweeps Alabama, Tuberville Ousts Jones for Senate Seat

Trump won Alabama overwhelmingly Tuesday night over Democrat Joe Biden.

Tommy Tuberville Wins Alabama U.S. Senate Race

Tommy Tuberville will serve as the next U.S. senator from Alabama. He'll serve alongside current U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby.

2020 BirminghamWatch Voter Guide: Finally, Voters Are Streaming Into Polls for Election Day 2020

Voters are turning out Tuesday to vote in the 2020 general election.

Deeply Red Alabama Returns To Form With Tuberville Win

Republican Tommy Tuberville defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Doug Jones in Tuesday's election.

Birmingham Theaters Take To The Stage Despite A Pandemic

Live theater generally means tight quarters for performers and audience. Some Birmingham theater groups are finding ways to make it work in the pandemic.

Jeffco Election Officials Work Through The Weekend To Fix Absentee Ballots

Some voters in Jefferson County have already come in to "cure" their ballots and can continue to do so before the deadline on Monday, November 2, at 5 p.m.