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It was time to pray

Larry Langford with sackcloth

Mojo Denbow/PhotoMojo.info

This is one of the images taken by Mojo Denbow earlier this evening at the “It’s Time to Pray” summit at Boutwell Auditorium in downtown Birmingham, AL. Click on the image to view a small slideshow, with links to the photos in his Flickr stream.

Excavation begins at Railroad Reservation Park

Bob Farley/f8Photo

Workers remove old cobblestones along Powell Avenue in preparations for the construction of the Railroad Reservation Park. The park is scheduled to take about a year to complete. The stones will be stored and used in the park. The park is one of three that will be focused on during Thursday afternoon’s annual meeting of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham being held at B&A Warehouse (directly across the street from the bulldozer activity downtown). There will also be an announcement about the foundation’s latest initiative.

Air Jordan honors Mike’s Barons era

Air Jordan 1 Opening Day Pack

There’s been a lot of talk this year about the return of the Air Jordan 1. There are several models being released this year, including the recently released Opening Day Pack. The pairs honor Michael Jordan‘s time in MLB’s Chicago White Sox system (including his Airness’ time as a Birmingham Baron).

The  “home” pair (above) features a white upper  compared to the “away” pair that features a black upper. They are already available online for purchase on eBay (go figure), though you may want to keep your eyes out for those available for their suggested retail price of $100.

Full moon rising

Full Moon

Bob Farley/f8Photo

The full moon arrived in Birmingham on Friday night but it was still full, big and beautiful on Saturday as well.

The next full moon is Sunday, April 20th.

Random Shots: A reminder of what’s to come

One of two banners hanging on a downtown Birmingham, AL skyscraper that formerly served as headquarters for Regions Bank. It is slated to be transformed into the second Marriott Renaissance Hotel in the metropolitan area.

André Natta/bhamterminal.com.

This is one of two banners that are hanging on the corner of the former Regions Bank headquarters in downtown Birmingham that were installed earlier this week. The signs announce the pending arrival of a Renaissance Hotel in the city center and mention the partners and participants in the project. Doesn’t hurt that it references the city’s new logo either.

UPDATE: Parliament House Hotel imploded this morning


Bob Farley/f8photo

At about 7:15 a.m. this morning, the Parliament House Hotel was imploded on Birmingham’s Southside.

We’ll have images up from the event as soon as they become available.

Click on the image above to view our photo gallery from the event. Feel free to share links to other images or coverage as well. Click on the jump to view additional mainstream media and reader coverage.

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Follow-up: BCRI formally receives National Medal in Washington, DC

BCRI receives IMLS award

Left to right: Mrs. Laura Bush, community member Shirina Davenport, President and CEO Lawrence Pijeaux, Jr., and IMLS Director Anne Radice. Photo credit: Bob Burgess/IMLS

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute formally received its 2007 National Medal for Museum and Library Service that was first announced in mid-November. On hand to receive the award in Washington, DC from First Lady Laura Bush and IMLS director Anne Radice were BCRI CEO Lawrence Pijeaux, Jr. and Birmingham City Schools family involvement coordinator Shirina Davenport (to Pijeaux’s left as you are looking at the image). Head on over to IMLS’ site to view the official general release and the one recognizing the Institute’s achievement.