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Atlanta more screwed up than Birmingham

I have mixed emotions about Atlanta. There’s no doubt I feel a certain amount of envy —probably because I grew up in the ‘50’s when Birmingham and Atlanta were about the same size. I have fond memories of my dad … Continue reading

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Zombies spotted in Birmingham

I’m currently binge-watching The Walking Dead.”—the TV series about a small band of survivors struggling to live day to day in an apocalyptic world overrun by flesh-eating zombies. The survivors are strong-willed, tenacious—and optimistic.  The zombies are vicious, unrelenting and … Continue reading

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Alabama: A great State unless you are black, gay, or Hispanic

I recently wrote a piece, “Birmingham punished for being in Alabama,” where I pointed out that job growth in Birmingham and around the state has been relatively flat while other cities in the South are flourishing. Our Birmingham-Hoover seven county … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck: Birmingham will restart America

On the evening of June 17, 2015, a mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston.  Nine people were shot and killed. You can’t help but wonder, ‘What if nine people had been executed in … Continue reading

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UAB deserves better from Birmingham

When our Chamber of Commerce (BBA) visited Charlotte in 2004, we were greeted by the President of the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Charlotte’s a city on fire, but the first words out the President’s mouth were, “We don’t have … Continue reading

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New energetic Birmingham: Not just for young folks

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Janice James Eubank.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. We recently had family visiting in town. Although they are … Continue reading

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Mt. Brook mini-crime spree

I’ve lived most of my life in the over the mountain communities of Mt. Brook and Vestavia Hills. I’ve worked most of my life in the City of Birmingham—primarily downtown. I’ve never felt unsafe in the suburbs or in Birmingham. … Continue reading

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Nashville whipping Birmingham’s butt

I’m jealous. I recently read a piece in the Nashville Business Journal that made me ill. The nausea was amplified by the memories of a humiliating Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce (BBA) trip I took with about one hundred corporate, community, and … Continue reading

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Is Birmingham becoming too cocky?

The CEO of one of our area’s largest companies approached me at a business reception recently and said he was concerned about Birmingham. I’ve had lots of people tell me they were worried about Birmingham, but never like this.

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Publix wacky for building a store downtown?

Has Publix gone mad? The executives at Publix must be on drugs—bought at its own pharmacy. Why would any sane company build a grocery store in downtown Birmingham?—not just a kids sized model—but a full size grocery store—pharmacy and all. Publix must … Continue reading

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