Mayor William Bell, Congresswoman Terri Sewell and several council members this evening made their best pitch among a full house at Iron City before a Democratic committee sent to evaluate Birmingham's qualifications for being the host to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell will return to Washington for a third term, handily defeating a challenge from Tamara Harris Johnson to represent Alabama's 7th Congressional District.
July 21, 2014
When we talk about the gender pay gap, most of us are already familiar with the fact that women make just 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. While this remains true, not all women are even that fortunate. For African-American women the wage gap is even larger. African-American women make just 64 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts.
July 19, 2014
Two Birmingham civic leaders are headed to Washington D.C. today to participate in a nine-day "boot camp." Yawntreshia Coleman, president of the Birmingham Young Democrats, and Arron Jackson, president of the Mason City Neighborhood, were selected to attend the Congressional Black Caucus Political Leadership Boot Camp.
June 26, 2014
Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, is ready to roll out the red carpet. Sewell said yesterday she was excited to learn Birmingham has "advanced to the next step" in the process to be considered as a host city for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The DNC's technical advisory group will be visiting Birmingham in the coming weeks.
June 01, 2014
In the Democratic race for the 7th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, incumbent Terri Sewell is clearly the better choice. She is a smart, insightful representative who is both well attuned to the needs of her district and sensible in her approach to broader national and international issues.
Rep. Terri Sewell's legislative portfolio has undergone dramatic changes during her last two years in Congress.