Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Why do we allow terrorists to define Birmingham?

I can’t help myself. When I see pictures of victims, particularly children, who were killed or maimed in the Boston Marathon bombing or the Newtown massacre, my eyes well up and I grieve.  I know I’m not alone, but knowing … Continue reading

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Birmingham haters—eat your hearts out

Are you sitting down? Birmingham’s being flooded with positive recognition. Amazingly, most of these headline are within the past 30 days. It’s enough to make the Birmingham haters scream for mercy. Click on the headlines to see the story:

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Should we celebrate Birmingham’s 50th civil rights anniversary?

  Comebacktown published by David Sher & Phyllis Neill to begin a discussion on creating a better government for our region. Today’s guest blogger is Willie Chriesman. The city of Birmingham has come up with a name for its observations of … Continue reading

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