Tuscaloosa, Alabama






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A Taste of Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT TUSCALOOSA?

  1. Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in the west central part of the U.S. state of Alabama. According to the U.S. Census Bureau the population is 93,215.

  2. In addition to the city of Tuscaloosa being named one of the "50 Best Places to Launch a Small Business" by Fortune Small Business, it was also named one of the nationís "100 Best Communities for Young People" by Americaís Promise Alliance.

  3. Tuscaloosa is home to the University Of Alabama. As the home of the one of the top public universities in the US, Tuscaloosa attracts people from around the world. The University of Alabama brings many jobs and cultural attractions to the area. The college team, the Crimson Tide, provides the state of Alabama a premier Division I sports team. The Alabama football team is one of the most celebrated teams in college sports.

  4. Shelton State has two campuses: Martin Campus off Alabama Highway 69 south of Tuscaloosa in the unincorporated suburb of Taylorville, and C.A. Fredd campus on Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard in west Tuscaloosa. Shelton is considered a historically black college by virtue of its being the consolidated daughter institution of the former C.A. Fredd State Technical College.

  5. Tuscaloosa is also home to Stillman College, a historically black liberal arts college. Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, ALStillman College is a private, historically black liberal arts college founded in 1876 and located in the West Tuscaloosa area of Tuscaloosa, AL. The 105-acre college campus offers programs of study leading to the bachelor's degree. The Division of Arts and Sciences includes: Art, Biology, Business with concentrations in Accounting, Marketing, and Management; English, History, Mathematics, Music, and Nursing. The Division of Education includes: Psychology, Elementary Education and Health & Physical Education. It currently enrolls approximately 1,000 students.

  6. Nightlife in Tuscaloosa is centered around the famous Houndstooth Sports Bar which sits in the center of the Strip, while other smaller bars surround such as Egans, Jupiter Bar and Grill, and The Red Shed. During the school year, and especially football season, the Strip, an area of a few blocks on either side of University Boulevard (toward downtown from campus) pulsates with students, alumni, locals and visitors. Also, a popular area is Temerson Square, off University (4th Street and 23rd Avenue) in downtown Tuscaloosa.

  7. The City of Tuscaloosa holds parades annually for holidays such as New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, St. Patrick's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, and Christmas Day.

Radio Stations:
WALN 89.3 FM Carrollton, AL Christian Contemporary
WTUG 92.9 FM Northport, AL Urban Contemporary
WDJC 93.7 FM Birmingham, AL Christian Contemporary
WZBQ 94.1 FM Carrollton, AL Top-40
WJOX 94.5 FM Birmingham, AL Sports
WBHJ 95.7 FM Midfield, AL Hip Hop
WBHK 98.7 FM Warrior, AL Urban Contemporary
WDGM 99.1 FM Greensboro, AL Sports
WQEN 103.7 FM Trussville, AL Top-40
WWPG 104.3 FM Eutaw, AL Urban Contemporary
WUHT 107.7 FM Birmingham, AL Urban Contemporary
WJOX 690 AM Birmingham, AL Sports
WTSK 790 AM Tuscaloosa, AL Gospel Music

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Demographics of Tuscaloosa, Alabama

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

54.09%

42.73%

0.16%

1.49%

1.40%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Businesses in Tuscaloosa, Alabama


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. African Hair Braids -   2501 Veterans Memorial Pkwy - Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 (205) 553-0095

  2. African Hair Braiding by Sankay -   1425 8th St - Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (205) 343-0494 - (visit website)

  3. Annointing Hands -   922 13th St E - Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 (205) 758-2746

  4. Beauty Mark -   1621 Skyland Boulevard East - Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 - (visit website)

  5. Divas Styling Salon -   510 27th Ave - Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (205) 758-5817

  6. Ebony & Ivory Styling Salon -   2252 17th St - Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (205) 752-6892

  7. Haja Hair Braiding -   1800 Greensboro Ave - Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (205) 722-2938

  8. Master Cuts -   1700 McFarland Boulevard East, # 275 - Tuscaloosa, AL - (visit website)

  9. Mo Hair -   3113 Stillman Blvd - Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (205) 759-9777

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. JaniTechs Computer Repair -  Category: Computer -  2 Elmira Drive Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 (877) 832-4009

  2. Social Diary Daily Magazine -  Category: Services -  Social Diary Daily magazine makes international coverage. Although it is based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the magazine reaches a worldwide range of humans that deal with various social issues and in turn makes an effort to promote motivated action!    12358 Flint Drive, Tuscaloosa Alabama (205) 523-3499

  3. Shelton State Community College -  Category: Historically Black College -  9500 Old Greensboro Rd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-8522 (205) 391-2347  - (visit website)

  4. Stillman College -  Category: Historically Black College -  3601 Stillman Boulevard Tuscaloosa, AL 35403 (205) 349-4240  - (visit website)

  5. 100 Black Men of West Alabama, Inc. -  Category: Community Services -   PO Box 2435 Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Angeline's Restaurant -   6000 Old Greensboro Rd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 (205) 722-0800

  2. Church's Chicken -   2501 University Blvd E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 (205) 553-4660 - (visit website)

  3. Dreamland BBQ -  Category: Bar-B-Que, Southern Cooking -  5535 15th Avenue, East (205) 758-8135

  4. J & R Soul Cafe -   2032 4th Street East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404-2928 (205) 556-2522

  5. KSV -   2215 6th Street , Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (205) 750-85552

  6. Maggies Diner -   1307 Ty Rogers Jr Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

  7. Nick's in the Sticks -   4018 Culver Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (205) 758-9316

  8. Soul Delicious -   2503 Ml King Junior Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (205) 759-1400

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Game Day on The Strip with Magic Man - Tuscaloosa, AL. From Game Day Goodies on The Strip in front of Egan's, we bring you Magic Man, performing some of his best tricks.

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CHURCHES



  1. Beautiful Zion AME Zion Church -   7428 Sanders Ferry Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (205) 759-2404

  2. Greater Beard's Chapel -   204 Kicker Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 (205)553-2047 - (visit website)

  3. St John's Ame Church -   2400 39th Avenue Northeast, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404-1223 (205) 556-1241

  4. St Paul Ame Church -   7901 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-8723 (205) 345-0422

  5. Tabernacle AME Zion Church -   522 13th Street East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-3213 (205) 752-0207

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Blues 24 7 -   6935 Sanders Ferry Rd - Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (205) 247-9997

  2. Murphy African-American Museum -   Tuscaloosa Museum -- 2601 Bryant Drive & Lurleen Wallace Boulevard - Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (205) 758-2861

  3. Rhythm & Brews -   2308 4th St - Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (205) 750-2992

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Alabama Blues Project Open House Blues Extravaganza   - (visit website)

    The Alabama Blues Project will have an end-of-semester Open House Blues Extravaganza at the Bama Theatre in Tuscaloosa. Held in May.


  2. Evening of Art & Blues

    The evening will feature music on two stages with an all-star lineup of Alabama musicians.


  3. Freedom Bus Tour of Alabama's Civil Rights Trail (205) 348-1566  - (visit website)

    Montgomery Freedom Bus Tour of Alabama's Civil Rights Trail (205) 348-1566. www.uapress.ua.edu Free, Join the Freedom Bus tour in celebration of the publication of Alabama's Civil Rights Trail.


  4. July Jubilee - Phone (205) 562-3220  - - (visit website))

    West Alabama's largest Independence Day celebration. Presented by Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority the family friendly event features children's activities, live music and a huge fireworks finale.


  5. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Concert (205) 348-7111  - (visit website)

    Tuscaloosa Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Concert (205) 348-7111. Admission charged. Univ. of Alabama Moody Music Bldg. Concert honoring the legacy of civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Artist TBA.


  6. Soweto Street Beat (205) 758-5195  - (visit website)

    A extravaganza of dance, rhythm and song.


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