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15-Year-Old Birmingham High School Student Killed in Ensley Shooting

September 7, 2017 by

Patch.comThe victim, Terrius Hilliard, was a student at Jackson-Olin High School. At 5:14 p.m. Wednesday, Hilliard and another young man were heading for the recreation center on Ensley when an assailant opened fire at the two from a moving vehicle at the ...

Taking His Message to a New Stage: First-Time Candidate Dawson Wants to Bring a New Day to Alabama

July 31, 2017 by Over the Mountain Journal

Over the Mountain JournalA lifelong resident of Alabama, Dawson grew up on the west side of Birmingham and graduated from Ensley High School in 1985. He later earned a bachelor's degree from Samford University and, a few years after that, a master of divinity from Beeson ...

When Led Zeppelin rocked Alabama: '70s concerts revisited

May 9, 2017 by

AL.comThey drove to the Led Zeppelin concert in David Burks' gold 1966 Chevelle Super Sport muscle car. Burks, then 17, was behind the wheel and the only person in the vehicle not getting high as he and two of his Ensley High School classmates traveled to ...

Dry chemicals found in old Ensley High School - WBRC FOX6 News

April 19, 2017 by

WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.comWe received pictures from a man who takes photos of vacant buildings around the southeast. The pictures show things like aluminum sulfate and lead nitrate in an old science lab. Those who live near the school are concerned vandals could break in and ...

Dry chemicals found in Old Ensley high school building

April 19, 2017 by Alabama's News Leader

Alabama's News LeaderAbandoned chemicals have been left behind in the old Ensley High School building that was closed in 2004. A viewer who went on to the property on their own accord, took the photos. When ABC 33/40 found out we reached out to the Birmingham Board of ...

The Junction: Stories from Ensley, Alabama — Holy Family Cristo Rey High School

June 20, 2016 by WBHM (press release) (blog)

WBHM (press release) (blog)For the latest chapter of “The Junction: Stories from Ensley, Alabama,” education reporter Dan Carsen talks with the people making it happen to find out how this school works. “Holy Family is a place that will turn your life around.” That lofty claim ...

Ensley High School grad an accomplished Hollywood actor

June 16, 2016 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesEnsley High School graduate Yohance Myles is an accomplished Hollywood actor with appearances in the CW network's “Containment” and the AMC network's ” Into the Badlands.” Currently, he is working with actress Sanaa Lathan on the Fox drama mini ...

The Junction: Stories From Ensley, Alabama – An Integration Pioneer

June 13, 2016 by WBHM (press release) (blog)

WBHM (press release) (blog)The Ensley High School Grand Alumni Association recently established a new scholarship in honor of the school's first African-American graduate – Carolyn Houston Crumbley Major, who passed away in 2009. Producer Mary Quintas spoke with Carolyn's ...

The Color Project sheds vivid light on Ensley man's hopes for his neighborhood

June 8, 2016 by Alabama NewsCenter

Alabama NewsCenterThe mural at the Bethesda Life Center, 321 20th St. Ensley, is phase one of Hawkins' idea, The Color Project. Hawkins, an Ensley High School graduate, is director of the initiative that will use public art, gardens, light and sound to encourage ...

Memory of Ensley High School's first black graduate in 1965 celebrated

November 6, 2015 by

AL.comCarolyn Houston horiz.jpg In 1965, Carolyn Houston was the first black student to graduate from Ensley High School. Carolyn Houston Crumbley Major, who died of ovarian cancer at age 60 on Oct. 16, 2009, will be remembered in a community event on ...

Senior Unity Fest kicks off Birmingham spring break Friday at Boutwell Auditorium

March 20, 2013 by (blog) (blog)Like Jarmaine, Milhouse's daughter, Ensley High School majorette April Lynn Jamerson, was shot to death in a Birmingham park at the all too young age of 15. Jarmaine, also 15, was slain at Railroad Park Sunday. April was killed on skip day -- the ...

Function in the Junction jazz festival brings spotlight to Ensley

July 25, 2012 by (blog) (blog)The festival begins with a 10 a.m. parade through Ensley that will start at 14th Street and Avenue D and end at the festival site, Erskine Hawkins Park at Ensley Avenue and 19th Street. The Parker and Jackson-Olin high school bands are scheduled to march.

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