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'He was my hero': Son killed in 2009 protecting his mom, but no arrest ever made

November 29, 2017 by

AL.comThat made him a special character." One of his nephews, Keyshawn Tucker, now a junior at Parker High, is still visibly upset about the slaying of his uncle. "He was like our brother,'' he said. "I always wanted to be like my uncle." Tucker graduated ...

AT&T unveils 2018 Alabama African-American calendar

November 10, 2017 by WVTM13

WVTM13AT&T unveiled the 2018 Alabama African American History Calendar at A.H. Parker High School in Birmingham Thursday. The 12 honorees featured on the 2018 calendar are Kenyen Brown, Nell Carter, Vernon Z. Crawford, Erskine Hawkins, Helen Shores Lee, A.H ...

AT&T set to unveil 2018 Alabama African American History calendar

November 8, 2017 by WVTM13

The event will be held at A.H. Parker High School on Reverend Abraham L. Woods Jr. Boulevard. Advertisement. The calendar provides educators and others with a tool for teaching about the contributions made by African Americans through history. The goal ...

NBA returning to Birmingham for a 2018 preseason game

August 19, 2017 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesHouston Rockets star James Harden along with teammate Nenê and team officials were in Birmingham on Thursday to help make the surprise announcement at Parker High School in front of excited students. In partnership with BBVA Compass, the Rockets will ...

Houston Rockets, BBVA Compass team up for preseason game in Alabama

August 18, 2017 by Houston Business Journal

Houston Business Journal... game in the bank's hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, in 2018. The Rockets will play a yet-to-be-named opponent in October 2018 in one of Birmingham's arenas. "This is a tremendous opportunity through our partnership with BBVA Compass to bring the ...

Five Birmingham Schools Rank Poorly for Graduation Rates

August 18, 2017 by

Patch.comBIRMINGHAM, AL - Five high schools in the Birmingham city school system are among the lowest in graduation rates in the state, according to information fro the Alabama Department of Education. The state DOE's 2016 graduation data shows Wenonah, Jackson ...

NBA preseason game coming to Birmingham in 2018

August 17, 2017 by Birmingham Business Journal

Birmingham Business JournalA preseason National Basketball Association game will be held in Birmingham for the first time in more than a decade. BBVA Compass announced Thursday afternoon at Parker High School in Birmingham the Houston Rockets will play a yet-to-be-named team in ...

NBA returning to Birmingham for 2018 preseason contest

August 17, 2017 by Alabama NewsCenter

Alabama NewsCenterWhile officials want people to get excited about next year's game, the bearded one was the reason for the enthusiasm at Parker this afternoon. “This is my first time here in Birmingham, Alabama,” Harden told the Parker students. “The energy in this gym ...

Houston Rockets to play 2018 preseason game in Birmingham

August 17, 2017 by Alabama's News Leader

Alabama's News LeaderHouston Rockets to play 2018 preseason game in Birmingham. by ABC 33/40. Thursday, August 17th 2017. James Harden appearing at Parker High School to announce the Houston Rockets will be playing a preseason game in Birmingham in 2018. ( AA ...

BBVA Compass to bring pro basketball game to Birmingham, will present Houston Rockets preseason game in '18

August 17, 2017 by PR Newswire (press release)

The announcements come as the bank closes out its Summer of Opportunity initiative in Birmingham, which was designed to help the bank pay it forward through random acts of kindness. The initiative supports BBVA Compass' larger mission to create ...

Phoenix Suns' Eric Bledsoe holds backpack giveaway - WBRC FOX6 News

August 12, 2017 by

WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.comFormer Parker High School basketball star and Phoenix Suns' point guard Eric Bledsoe is giving back to the Birmingham community. “I grew up here, I can't say that enough. I know what it takes and I know how hard it can be. So for me, I hope to touch ...

Lee May, 'Big Bopper from Birmingham,' dead at age 74

July 30, 2017 by"The Big Bopper from Birmingham" is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. Modeling his baseball swing after his favorite player, slugger Harmon Killebrew, May hit 354 Major ...

Parker High grad, former Congressional aide, Derrick Richardson now oversees Birmingham nonprofit

July 19, 2017 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesDerrick Richardson, of Birmingham, is excited to be named inaugural executive director of The Alabama Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs. “It's a homecoming both professionally and personally in terms of giving back the same way I was given in my life ...

Luther Strange stands tall in US Senate race, shadowed by Bentley appointment

June 9, 2017 by

AL.comHe was a star basketball player from Homewood who played in the 1971 Class 4A state championship game for Shades Valley High School against Parker High School at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa. Parker hit a shot at the buzzer in overtime to beat ...

Parker High School alum takes dance skills from Birmingham to Shanghai

May 31, 2017 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesWhenever he's home, professional dancer and A.H. Parker High School alum Gareith Swanigan makes sure he shares his skills with as many as possible in the Birmingham metro area. “I want to provide industry knowledge for other up-and-coming dancers in ...

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