Tag Archives: Birmingham

The worst thing to happen to America and Birmingham

I attended Gary Palmer’s victory celebration at the Birmingham Marriott and I was blinded by the “white.”  There may have been an African-American there, but I didn’t see one.  This should not be a surprise since Alabama’s 6th Congressional District … Continue reading

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Birmingham: much richer than you think

Have you ever heard someone say, “Birmingham’s limited because we don’t have the wealth of other cities?” That’s just not true. Many of us think of Birmingham as this impoverished town with low wages and a poor standard of living.  But the … Continue reading

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Is David Sher a nincompoop?

I don’t know if I was prepared for what was in store for me when I began publishing ComebackTown 2 1/2 years ago.  I had a simple goal to provide a forum to begin a conversation about a better Birmingham. Who … Continue reading

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Young professional: How to make it in Birmingham

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Taylor Peake Wyatt .  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. When I recently read the guest blog on ComebackTown, A … Continue reading

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Gary Palmer has a novel idea

I was talking with a good friend before the 6th Congressional Runoff Debate at Regions Field between Paul DeMarco and Gary Palmer. I told him Cliff Sims, the publisher of Yellowhammer and one of the panelists, had solicited questions for the … Continue reading

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A 4 letter word: Why young professionals leave Birmingham

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Dave Pelliccio.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. I would like to begin with the use of a four … Continue reading

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Mike Slive: Why the SEC and I call Birmingham our home

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. When I became commissioner of the Southeastern Conference in … Continue reading

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This number will scare the bejeebies out of you

Do you have bejeebies? If you do, your bejeebies will be obliterated when you see the one  depressing statistic that best describes the economic health of metropolitan Birmingham. Please note we’re not talking about just the City of Birmingham or Jefferson County.  We’re talking … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s real image

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Jake McKenzie.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. A little over a decade ago, the head of Nissan North … Continue reading

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Strong as Steel–a great new song for Birmingham

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger/singer is Chris Wood.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. Editor’s note: Never expected to hear a song about Birmingham’s civil rights … Continue reading

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