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Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity

In this photo taken on Monday, April 21, 2014, Foster Noone, 17, of Pelham, Ala., looks at a personal photo in a new exhibit featuring images of young people with varied sexual identities and preferences during the installation of the work in Birmingham, Ala. Self-identified as gender fluid, Noone is among a dozen young people who posed for photos in the exhibit, which opens Wednesday, April 23, at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. AP

For many, it’s difficult to understand Foster Noone’s sexual identity. The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lionel Richie: From funky to preppy to street smart

RAISED in Tuskegee, Alabama, Lionel Richie is now 64 but looks youthful.

In the late 1960s, Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. was majoring in economics on a tennis scholarship in Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, his hometown, when he joined a band called The Mystics, later renamed The Commodores.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Author Harper Lee, hometown museum at odds


“To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee is at odds with a museum in her hometown in Alabama.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

US woman sleeps through tornado ripping off roof


An Alabama woman said Friday she fell asleep on the couch and didn’t realize a tornado had ripped off part of her roof and damaged most of the home until firefighters and neighbors came to check on her.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »