Category Archives: Guest blogger

Other cities have horrible flags – what about Birmingham?

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Matthew Hamilton.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. The American flag has been a symbol of our nation’s identity, … Continue reading

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Don Logan: Folks called us nuts!

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Don Logan.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. Folks said we were nuts when we moved the Barons downtown. … Continue reading

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A silver lining: a good thing emerges from the UAB football controversy

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Tom Cosby.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. The late, great Fred Sington (himself a University of Alabama football … Continue reading

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There’s no stopping Birmingham

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Maury Shevin.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. I recently attended a meeting of real estate professionals from the … Continue reading

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Birmingham of my youth–from a black perspective

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is RavenBarnes. As far as I know, I don’t know Mr./Ms. Barnes since his/her comments below were published in his/her user name on al.com. This is … Continue reading

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Our region’s future and the conversations we do not have

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Charles Ball.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. Recent news that Mercedes may be moving its U.S. headquarters to … Continue reading

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Birmingham: The city of my youth makes a comeback

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Jerry Carter.  It appears it’s not just young folks thrilled with Birmingham’s comeback.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. I … Continue reading

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5 reasons David Sher Is Wrong About UAB Football

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Michael Bullington.  In this piece, Michael is responding to 5 reasons UAB will pull the plug on UAB football.  If you’d like to … Continue reading

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9 year old Birmingham girl likely to be first woman President

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is 9 year old Annikah Mishra. She wrote this letter to President Obama at the beginning of the school year.  She’s been patiently waiting … Continue reading

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Our Birmingham spy in New York

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Deborah Layman.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. I was an urban kid – born and raised in New … Continue reading

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