Tag Archives: Birmingham

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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Charles Barkley & Bo Jackson make empty promises

This is Birmingham’s time. We are on a roll. Our momentum is accelerating and it’s time for our hometown heroes to put their money with their mouth is. Bo Jackson was quoted recently by the BBJ in an article titled, Would … 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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Time to write a new story for Birmingham

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Duanna Pang-Dokland.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. Have you seen the billboard or heard the saying, “Will the … Continue reading

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Is Birmingham destined to become a suburb of Atlanta?

Folks in Birmingham squabble a lot, but there’s one thing we agree on —none of us want Birmingham to become another Atlanta. Because the growth of metropolitan Birmingham has been so slow, I haven’t spent much time worrying about Birmingham … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Birmingham may be the Garden of Eden

My daughter, Melanie, and I finished lunch at Niki’s West and drove onto I-65 from Finley Avenue towards downtown. Suddenly the car ahead started swerving side to side.  Then it veered to the left, hit the concrete barricade, and reversed … 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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Did I make a mistake by moving back to Birmingham?

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Javacia Harris Bowser.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. “I dwell in Possibility.” – Emily Dickinson What made you … Continue reading

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