Tag Archives: Birmingham

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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Birmingham – my hometown, my land of possibility

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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Can Birmingham survive without Uber?

I’ve never seen anything like this Uber thing. People regularly challenge me to write about specific topics relating to Birmingham, but the interest in Uber is beyond insane. I’ve been bombarded by e-mails from folks supporting Uber and describing Birmingham City Councilor Kim Rafferty … Continue reading

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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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