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.
November 05, 2014
Sewell, D-Birmingham, returns for a third term and remains the only Democrat in Alabama's congressional delegation. The distinction has made her an important link to President Barack Obama's administration.
October 30, 2014
Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell has announced that five students from Alabama’s 7th District were awarded Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships. Sewell, who serves on the foundation’s board, was able to present each student with a check to assist with their college tuition.
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.