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09/07/2021

Happy Tuesday, Birmingham! Here's to a great week ahead.

Here's how our Public Works teams served you last week. We salute them!

REMINDER: Birmingham’s Civilian Review Board will hold its second listening session at 6 p.m. Don't miss this important ...
09/07/2021

REMINDER: Birmingham’s Civilian Review Board will hold its second listening session at 6 p.m. Don't miss this important conversation about community policing.

Visit birminghamcrb.org for more information.

REMINDER: Birmingham’s Civilian Review Board will hold its second listening session at 6 p.m. Don't miss this important conversation about community policing.

Visit birminghamcrb.org for more information.

The City of Birmingham's supply drive for Hurricane Ida survivors kicked off today at Boutwell Auditorium. Donations wil...
09/07/2021

The City of Birmingham's supply drive for Hurricane Ida survivors kicked off today at Boutwell Auditorium. Donations will be received through Sept. 10. Volunteers will be on site from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Clothes will NOT be accepted but items like bottled water, sunscreen, flashlights, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies and baby and adult diapers are needed.

See the full list of needs here: https://bit.ly/3n9AXN4

Timeline Photos
09/07/2021

Timeline Photos

As of Tuesday, September 7, UAB Medicine has 162 COVID-19 hospitalizations. Of those hospitalizations, 17 are vaccinated, 145 are unvaccinated. In our ICU, 5 are vaccinated, 65 are unvaccinated. We have 54 patients on vents, 51 of which are unvaccinated.

UAB Medicine reviews the data for our inpatient cases to determine why vaccinated patients are hospitalized. In the vast majority of cases, vaccinated patients who are hospitalized are immunocompromised. For example, a recent sampling of 203 positive cases at UAB Hospital revealed 20 fully vaccinated cases (9.8%). Of those, 13 (65%) were immunocompromised. These numbers show another reason why vaccination is important—it helps to protect a vulnerable population that may not have a robust immunity response to the vaccine.

Find more information about receiving your COVID-19 vaccine at https://fal.cn/3i1Ow.

Birmingham’s Civilian Review Board will hold its second listening session tomorrow, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. Don't miss this im...
09/06/2021

Birmingham’s Civilian Review Board will hold its second listening session tomorrow, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. Don't miss this important conversation about community policing.

Visit birminghamcrb.org for more information.

Birmingham’s Civilian Review Board will hold its second listening session tomorrow, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. Don't miss this important conversation about community policing.

Visit birminghamcrb.org for more information.

The City of Birmingham is partnering with FUSE Corps to work on the issues that matter most to our communities. We're lo...
09/05/2021

The City of Birmingham is partnering with FUSE Corps to work on the issues that matter most to our communities. We're looking for leaders with a passion for racial equity to create local solutions for local challenges. If you're interested, please consider applying to the FUSE fall cohort. Apply today: https://bit.ly/3u4bowP

The City of Birmingham is partnering with FUSE Corps to work on the issues that matter most to our communities. We're looking for leaders with a passion for racial equity to create local solutions for local challenges. If you're interested, please consider applying to the FUSE fall cohort. Apply today: https://bit.ly/3u4bowP

The City of Birmingham will host a supply drive for Hurricane Ida survivors at Boutwell Auditorium, Sept. 7 -10. Volunte...
09/05/2021
City of Birmingham to host Hurricane Ida supply drive at Boutwell Auditorium, Sept. 7 – 10 « The Official Website for the City of Birmingham, Alabama

The City of Birmingham will host a supply drive for Hurricane Ida survivors at Boutwell Auditorium, Sept. 7 -10. Volunteers will be on site from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Clothes will NOT be accepted but items like bottled water, sunscreen, flashlights, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies and baby and adult diapers are needed.

Click the link below to see the full list.

Together, we can end the COVID pandemic. Find out where you can get a vaccine at www.vaccine.gov. For more information about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, contact the call center at 1-844-287-1250 or send an email to [email protected].

Today’s "This is Birmingham" profile looks at Riko Harris, founder of IPUSH magazine and the iPush Foodie & Music Festiv...
09/04/2021

Today’s "This is Birmingham" profile looks at Riko Harris, founder of IPUSH magazine and the iPush Foodie & Music Festival.

Riko Harris was born in Birmingham nearly 42 years ago, but he moved away with family when he was a child. He returned in 2000, ready to plant seeds to grow his hometown and him.

"It was not a step back," Harris said. "I wanted to incorporate the things that I learned in Atlanta, and I wanted to empower my city."

His first move was getting out and supporting different entrepreneurs and artists in the city. Once he saw the variety of talent in Birmingham, he looked for a way to spread the news of what he was seeing.

In 2012, he started iPush magazine, a free publication that highlights life in the Magic City.

Then in 2018, he started the iPush Foodie & Music Festival to bring more attention to the city’s culture, the food and the music. "It feels like I’m doing my little small part to move Birmingham forward," he said.

This year’s festival will take place on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 401 – 19th St. in Ensley, where there will be Caribbean festivities, a ‘90s throwback performance from Chris Pugh, black art and more. There is an admission, and it’s open to those 21 and up. For more info, visit www.ipushmagazine.com.

"I love Birmingham because the city is still rich with talent and opportunity for growth," Harris said. "Birmingham has allowed me to be able to do a magazine in the city, which was hungry for it. And now the city is hungry for this music festival."

So, what’s next for Harris? He said he’s looking to expand iPush and create a revolving mass media internship with local colleges in early 2022. For more information on the internship, email [email protected].

09/04/2021

We're working every day to make streets safer in Birmingham. Last week alone crews repaired 267 potholes across our communities.

Call 311 to report any potholes in your area.

The Taking Pride Where I Reside community cleanup is about to enter week 12! If your community is on deck, we'll see you...
09/03/2021

The Taking Pride Where I Reside community cleanup is about to enter week 12! If your community is on deck, we'll see you soon. Join the cleanup efforts by emailing [email protected]

The Taking Pride Where I Reside community cleanup is about to enter week 12! If your community is on deck, we'll see you soon. Join the cleanup efforts by emailing [email protected]

Timeline Photos
09/03/2021

Timeline Photos

As of Friday, September 3, UAB Medicine has 149 COVID-19 hospitalizations. Of those hospitalizations, 15 are vaccinated, 134 are unvaccinated. In our ICU, 6 are vaccinated, 61 are unvaccinated. We have 49 patients on vents, 45 of which are unvaccinated.

UAB Medicine reviews the data for our inpatient cases to determine why vaccinated patients are hospitalized. In the vast majority of cases, vaccinated patients who are hospitalized are immunocompromised. For example, a recent sampling of 203 positive cases at UAB Hospital revealed 20 fully vaccinated cases (9.8%). Of those, 13 (65%) were immunocompromised. These numbers show another reason why vaccination is important—it helps to protect a vulnerable population that may not have a robust immunity response to the vaccine.

Find more information about receiving your COVID-19 vaccine at https://fal.cn/3hWqF.

City offices will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6. Services will resume on Tuesday.
09/03/2021

City offices will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6. Services will resume on Tuesday.

City offices will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6. Services will resume on Tuesday.

Recently the Negro Southern League Museum celebrated some of Birmingham's unsung Negro League pioneers. Today, we pay ho...
09/02/2021

Recently the Negro Southern League Museum celebrated some of Birmingham's unsung Negro League pioneers. Today, we pay homage to a host of incredible athletes who became literal game changers. #TBT #Bham150 #NegroLeague #BuiltToLast

Timeline Photos
09/01/2021

Timeline Photos

As of Wednesday, September 1, UAB Medicine has 159 COVID-19 hospitalizations. Of those hospitalizations, 17 are vaccinated, 142 are unvaccinated. In our ICU, 6 are vaccinated, 64 are unvaccinated. We have 47 patients on vents, 42 of which are unvaccinated.

UAB Medicine reviews the data for our inpatient cases to determine why vaccinated patients are hospitalized. In the vast majority of cases, vaccinated patients who are hospitalized are immunocompromised. For example, a recent sampling of 203 positive cases at UAB Hospital revealed 20 fully vaccinated cases (9.8%). Of those, 13 (65%) were immunocompromised. These numbers show another reason why vaccination is important—it helps to protect a vulnerable population that may not have a robust immunity response to the vaccine.

Find more information about receiving your COVID-19 vaccine at www.uabmedicinevaccine.org.

Do you want to make a considerable impact in your community? Would you like to work together with your neighbors to tack...
09/01/2021

Do you want to make a considerable impact in your community? Would you like to work together with your neighbors to tackle neighborhood issues?

Help us revive the following Neighborhood Associations: Bridlewood, East Avondale, East Birmingham, Green Acres, Southside, and Tarpley City.

Get in touch with us today, and learn if you have what it takes to become a Neighborhood Officer. Call 205-297-8192 or email Sybil Green at [email protected]

Do you want to make a considerable impact in your community? Would you like to work together with your neighbors to tackle neighborhood issues?

Help us revive the following Neighborhood Associations: Bridlewood, East Avondale, East Birmingham, Green Acres, Southside, and Tarpley City.

Get in touch with us today, and learn if you have what it takes to become a Neighborhood Officer. Call 205-297-8192 or email Sybil Green at [email protected]

09/01/2021

The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services’ (DYS) in partnership with University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Pediatrics presents a month-long social media campaign to raise awareness about how to stay healthy and fit during the COVID-19 pandemic. 🏥😷💗

DYS wants to provide families, with ideas and reminders about important health screenings and visits to the doctor as students return to school and other activities. 🩺🧡 Stay connected on our social media all month long!

#HealthyYouth #YouthFirst

09/01/2021

We need to know – who are you riding with? Morehouse or Tuskegee? Show your love for your squad and join us Oct. 9 for the big game. Tickets on sale RIGHT NOW at morehousetuskegeeclassic.com

An updated look at our city's year-to-date public safety stats, courtesy of the Birmingham Police Department.Let's conti...
08/31/2021

An updated look at our city's year-to-date public safety stats, courtesy of the Birmingham Police Department.

Let's continue to work together to keep Birmingham safe.

An updated look at our city's year-to-date public safety stats, courtesy of the Birmingham Police Department.

Let's continue to work together to keep Birmingham safe.

City officials canvassed election results after receiving provisional votes cast during Aug. 24 election night.Stay tune...
08/31/2021

City officials canvassed election results after receiving provisional votes cast during Aug. 24 election night.

Stay tuned to birminghamal.gov/city-clerk to view official results as they come in.

City officials canvassed election results after receiving provisional votes cast during Aug. 24 election night.

Stay tuned to birminghamal.gov/city-clerk to view official results as they come in.

Week 10 of Taking Pride Where I Reside wrapped up last week. Take a look at the progress made in the following neighborh...
08/31/2021

Week 10 of Taking Pride Where I Reside wrapped up last week. Take a look at the progress made in the following neighborhoods.

Week 10 of Taking Pride Where I Reside wrapped up last week. Take a look at the progress made in the following neighborhoods.

Birmingham’s Civilian Review Board, a five-member panel that aims to improve trust and accountability between Birmingham...
08/31/2021

Birmingham’s Civilian Review Board, a five-member panel that aims to improve trust and accountability between Birmingham Police Department and residents, holds its first listening session today at 6 p.m. Join us and let your voice be heard.

Visit birminghamcrb.org for more information.

Birmingham’s Civilian Review Board, a five-member panel that aims to improve trust and accountability between Birmingham Police Department and residents, holds its first listening session today at 6 p.m. Join us and let your voice be heard.

Visit birminghamcrb.org for more information.

08/30/2021

Hey Birmingham, we hope you're staying dry and being weather aware today. Take care of yourselves.

Here's our weekly look at how Public Works served you over the past seven days. We thank them for their dedication.

This #MilestoneMonday we join Birmingham Business Resource Center in celebrating 25 years of service.
08/30/2021

This #MilestoneMonday we join Birmingham Business Resource Center in celebrating 25 years of service.

This #MilestoneMonday we join Birmingham Business Resource Center in celebrating 25 years of service.

08/30/2021

City of Birmingham Weather Preps

08/30/2021

As Alabama prepares for potential extreme weather from the remnants of Ida, Mayor Randall L. Woodfin wants residents to remember to exercise extreme caution as the storm approaches the Birmingham area. This storm poses a threat of tornados, high winds and flooding. If a roadway looks flooded, please do not attempt to cross.

Community Safe Rooms are located at the following locations:

Jimmie Hudson Park, 305 Pratt Highway

Pratt City Park, 1331 3rd Street

Smithfield Estates, 1707-B Huntington Drive

South Hampton School, 565 Sheridan Road

Look who's up next!Highland Park * Ensley Highlands * Fairview * Redmont Park * Woodlawn * South Woodlawn * Kingston * I...
08/29/2021

Look who's up next!

Highland Park * Ensley Highlands * Fairview * Redmont Park * Woodlawn * South Woodlawn * Kingston * Inglenook

These neighborhoods will look great thanks to the Pride Where I Reside cleanup campaign. Visit birminghamal.gov/takingpride to learn how you can help.

Look who's up next!

Highland Park * Ensley Highlands * Fairview * Redmont Park * Woodlawn * South Woodlawn * Kingston * Inglenook

These neighborhoods will look great thanks to the Pride Where I Reside cleanup campaign. Visit birminghamal.gov/takingpride to learn how you can help.

We are back with another “This is Birmingham” profile as part of the city's 150th anniversary. Today’s feature is on Dar...
08/29/2021

We are back with another “This is Birmingham” profile as part of the city's 150th anniversary. Today’s feature is on Darrius Peace of Hayah Beauty.

By Chanda Temple

For years, Darrius Peace has called Birmingham home.

He got married here. Raised a family here. And started his business, Hayah Beauty, here.

So, when the Third Avenue North building he had leased for so many years for his natural hair care salon faced a possible change, he was forced to look for a new venue.

But he was determined to stay in downtown Birmingham.

“Going to the suburbs was not an option,’’ said Peace, who lives in Norwood. “We love Birmingham. Being in Birmingham was the only option for us.’’

He started his search in 2018. After a few stops and starts, he found his solid answer this year when he bought a two-story structure at 2025 First Ave. North, which used to be an architecture firm. In July 2021, he opened with much fanfare and a ribbon cutting ceremony, which included a visit from Mayor Randall L. Woodfin. He credits Birmingham Realtor Abra Barnes for helping him.

“The building was perfect because it needed very little work and only needed cosmetic changes,’’ Peace said. “This building is everything for me. I am so filled with gratitude because my wife and I are owners of a commercial space.’’

The salon, which has 12 staff members and operation days of Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays, features glistening chandeliers, wide windows, plants and a cool vibe that provide a true spa feel for customers. Each hair dryer is adorned with affirmations to remind patrons of their beauty and excellence.

His new location remains the buzz of Birmingham.

“We defy that stereotype that black people are non-progressive. We also defy all those negative stigmas connected to Birmingham,’’ Peace said. “We are proud to let the world know we are Birmingham.’’

**If you have a nomination for someone who is making change in the Magic City for a future "This is Birmingham'' feature, send the nomination to [email protected]. Please include what they are doing and their contact info. Thanks.

We are back with another “This is Birmingham” profile as part of the city's 150th anniversary. Today’s feature is on Darrius Peace of Hayah Beauty.

By Chanda Temple

For years, Darrius Peace has called Birmingham home.

He got married here. Raised a family here. And started his business, Hayah Beauty, here.

So, when the Third Avenue North building he had leased for so many years for his natural hair care salon faced a possible change, he was forced to look for a new venue.

But he was determined to stay in downtown Birmingham.

“Going to the suburbs was not an option,’’ said Peace, who lives in Norwood. “We love Birmingham. Being in Birmingham was the only option for us.’’

He started his search in 2018. After a few stops and starts, he found his solid answer this year when he bought a two-story structure at 2025 First Ave. North, which used to be an architecture firm. In July 2021, he opened with much fanfare and a ribbon cutting ceremony, which included a visit from Mayor Randall L. Woodfin. He credits Birmingham Realtor Abra Barnes for helping him.

“The building was perfect because it needed very little work and only needed cosmetic changes,’’ Peace said. “This building is everything for me. I am so filled with gratitude because my wife and I are owners of a commercial space.’’

The salon, which has 12 staff members and operation days of Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays, features glistening chandeliers, wide windows, plants and a cool vibe that provide a true spa feel for customers. Each hair dryer is adorned with affirmations to remind patrons of their beauty and excellence.

His new location remains the buzz of Birmingham.

“We defy that stereotype that black people are non-progressive. We also defy all those negative stigmas connected to Birmingham,’’ Peace said. “We are proud to let the world know we are Birmingham.’’

**If you have a nomination for someone who is making change in the Magic City for a future "This is Birmingham'' feature, send the nomination to [email protected]. Please include what they are doing and their contact info. Thanks.

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Wednesday 8am - 5pm
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