Tag Archives: Birmingham

2,675 pieces of graffiti splattered all over downtown

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Teresa Thorne.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. 2,675 pieces of graffiti were splattered all over downtown Birmingham last … Continue reading

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It must SUCK to be a Birmingham hater

It must be depressing to be a Birmingham hater. You guys can’t seem to get a break. You can bitch and moan about Birmingham all you want, but the tide has turned against you. It looks like “doodoo Birmingham,” one … Continue reading

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Birmingham: Why do we continue to embarrass ourselves?

Some folks want me to take sides in the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) squabble, but that’s not my role.  My role as publisher of ComebackTown is to place a spotlight on why we continue to put ourselves in such … Continue reading

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Why do we apologize for Birmingham?

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is David Dionne.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. I moved to Birmingham in 2008, coming from a great job … Continue reading

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What would Birmingham look like without UAB–Anniston?

To compare Birmingham with no UAB to Anniston is an unfair exaggeration and I apologize to the good citizens of Anniston.  I could have selected any mid-sized city, but I Googled “cities in Alabama” and Anniston came to the top … Continue reading

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Single father sees Birmingham through rose colored glasses

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Sharrif Simmons.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. I’m not originally from Birmingham. I was born on Long … Continue reading

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Atlanta embarrassed–Birmingham soars

“There was no coordination around school closings, because there are more than two-dozen city and county school systems in “__________.” There was little coordination between highway clearance and service to city streets because “_________” is comprised of dozens of municipalities … Continue reading

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An idea that would transform Birmingham

How about an idea most people think would transform Birmingham–but they will not consider because they think it would be impossible to implement? You may say we don’t need to do anything different because we’re making progress.  We are making … Continue reading

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Birmingham represents family, love, strength, diversity

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Avani Patel .  We love to hear from young professionals.   If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. Who am I? People ask … Continue reading

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3 Things Charles Barkley said about Birmingham

Charles Barkley spoke to the Rotary Club of Birmingham in August. So why did I wait so long to write about his talk? I invited him to be a guest blogger on ComebackTown, but have had no luck so far.   … Continue reading

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