94-year-old Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker of Birmingham got married in 1952 when her late husband said he would take her to the movies, and instead they ended up eloping. Moon Tucker never had a traditional wedding — but she at least got to try on dresses over the weekend surrounded by her family.

Ex-Mississippi State Bulldog wide receiver De’Runnya Wilson was killed in an apparent homicide on Tuesday (January 21) in Birmingham according to police. In a video released by the Birmingham Police Department on Twitter, Sgt. Johnny Williams said investigators arrived at a home in the 2100 block of Northland Avenue Tuesday to investigate “a person that was down.” “They received information […]


The mayor of Alabama’s largest city is endorsing Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination just weeks after the vice president met with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in key early primary states. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on Sunday, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said […]


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — One minute, police said, 3-year-old Kamille McKinney was playing outside at a birthday party on a cool fall night. The next moment she was gone, abducted by someone in a dark SUV. Investigators say they’ve since located the vehicle and arrested two people on unrelated charges to the kidnapping of the […]

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Let’s face it, what’s best about reunions is the reunion – not planning it!  Here in Birmingham, we get that. So, we make it easy for you and your group – family, school, military, or just friends – to get here, get settled, and get to reliving and making new memories.  You see, Birmingham knows […]

An Alabama woman who was shot in the stomach, resulting in the death of her unborn child, was indicted on a manslaughter charge by a grand jury. According to reports, she was incited because she started the dispute that led to her getting shot. Initially, police charged 23-year-old Ebony Jemison for shooting 27-year-old Marshae Jones […]

Little Known Black History Facts

Freedom Rider George Raymond The goals of the courageous “Freedom Riders,” a collective of Black and white civil rights activists who rode buses into the deep South to protest segregation on bus lines, faced major odds in the early ’60’s. On this day in 1961, 27 riders were arrested amid a warning from then Attorney […]

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Rev. Michael R. Jordan, pastor of New Era Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, is defending his decision to put up a church sign that says “Black Folks Need to Stay Out of White Churches.” Mayor Randall Woodfin condemned the sign, calling it “a spirit of racism and division” that he says still remains in the […]


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl was killed in a shooting at dismissal time Wednesday at an Alabama high school and a 17-year-old male student was injured, authorities said, adding they were investigating it as accidental. Birmingham Interim Police Chief Orlando Wilson said investigators are still seeking to determine the specific circumstances of the […]

2/23/18- It’s Friday which means Tom and Sybil look back at 25 amazing years of the Tom Joyner Morning Show. This time their throwing it back to the 2003 Birmingham Sky Show with Ruben Studdard, George Clinton, and the P-Funk All-Stars! READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: GET THE HOTTEST STORIES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX: 

Little Known Black History Facts

Randall Woodfin, a city attorney and member of the Birmingham Board of Education in Alabama, can now add the title of Mayor-Elect to his name. Woodfin won the seat in a runoff election against incumbent Mayor William Bell, bolstered by running on a largely progressive platform. Woodfin, 36, and a graduate of Morehouse College, was […]

An Alabama woman is lucky to be alive – thanks to a Facebook video. A week ago, nursing student Brittany Diggs was forced into the trunk of her own car by a man demanding money. Diggs was terrified, until she remembered watching a Facebook video that explained how to get out of a car trunk […]