Tag Archives: Birmingham

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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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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Call BAMA ‘UAT’—Join the witness protection program

I wrote a piece doubting the longevity of UAB Football, a young Auburn student wrote a rebuttal, and all hell broke loose on the Internet. I expected some push back—but it didn’t come from where I expected. Sher hates UAB … 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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Birmingham: The greatest college football city in America

Hold onto your seat. I’m about to give you some numbers that will confound and amuse you. On October 1st, Justin Connolly, Senior VP of ESPN Programming over College Networks, spoke to the Rotary Club of Birmingham about the new SEC … Continue reading

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Our next Superintendent’s not going to save Birmingham Schools

Every editorial I read about hiring a new superintendent for Birmingham City Schools says it’s critical we recruit the right candidate.  The future of Birmingham Schools and possibly the City of Birmingham may be at stake. Unfortunately, our next superintendent has … Continue reading

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Should our self-worth hinge on Alabama football?

I love Alabama football. I attended the University in the early ‘60’s when Bear Bryant was winning football games just as Nick Saban is today.  By the way–even the Bear lost a game or two every once in a while. My claim … 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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