Category Archives: Race relations

Time for our old Birmingham leadership to croak

The above title is not my quote because I would be one of the “croakers,” but it’s something I hear from the younger generation regularly.  Okay, they may not use the word, “croak,” but they say it’s time for our old … Continue reading

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Birmingham–the city too confused to hate

There’s no way my wife and I could have been prepared for our first visit to Mi Pueblo—the new 44,186-square-foot multicultural supermarket that recently opened on Green Springs Highway. The store is bright, clean, and stacked high with fresh meats … Continue reading

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What Birmingham can learn from Ferguson Missouri

In September of 2002 Dave Adkisson, the then President of our Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce (now BBA), and I got up for an early morning jog.  We were two of approximately one hundred Birmingham political and community leaders who had … Continue reading

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Is Steven Hoyt evil?

When you read some of the remarks by (I assume) white commenters on al.com, you almost have to come to the conclusion that Steven Hoyt is the devil—some kind of black racist.  Councilor Hoyt is the City Council representative from … Continue reading

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Birmingham: Why do we continue to embarrass ourselves?

Some folks want me to take sides in the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) squabble, but that’s not my role.  My role as publisher of ComebackTown is to place a spotlight on why we continue to put ourselves in such … Continue reading

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Birmingham and the Detached Millennials

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Steve Boswell.  We love to hear from young professionals.   If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. “Human progress never rolls in … Continue reading

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Birmingham: No one wants to talk about race

Recently, I authored an artcle titled, “Surely this article will get me sued.” It was about the daughter of a friend of mine who while studying abroad was asked by a fellow student why Birmingham had a separate bar association … Continue reading

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This will article will surely get me sued

Writing about something I know little about that might upset attorneys seems like a recipe for disaster. However, I think it would be fair to say only Birmingham attorneys would be able to explain the following. The daughter of a … Continue reading

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Did Mt. Brook blow up Birmingham?

(Editors note:  This article is not about Mt. Brook–it’s much broader than that.  It’s also not about the City of Birmingham–it’s about our metro. Today we examine the topic no one wants to discuss.) A young, well-respected business man approached … Continue reading

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Warning: Blacks—be careful when moving to Birmingham

Comebacktown published by David Sher & Phyllis Neill to begin a discussion on better government for our region. Today’s guest blogger is Donna Francavilla. What will it take for Birmingham to remove the tarnish of a half-century ago? Whenever images of Birmingham’s … Continue reading

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