Tag Archives: Nashville

Birmingham’s real image

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Jake McKenzie.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. A little over a decade ago, the head of Nissan North … Continue reading

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Is Steven Hoyt evil?

When you read some of the remarks by (I assume) white commenters on al.com, you almost have to come to the conclusion that Steven Hoyt is the devil—some kind of black racist.  Councilor Hoyt is the City Council representative from … Continue reading

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The one big thing Birmingham could learn from Nashville

How’s it possible for similar Southern cities three hours apart to have totally different outcomes? Amazingly the fortunes for both Birmingham and Nashville changed drastically in one pivotal year. The year was 1963—exactly 50 years ago. 1963 was the year … Continue reading

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Uprising of young professionals propel Birmingham

ComebackTown published by David Sher & Phyllis Neill to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Andrew Patterson. (We love when young professionals are guest bloggers) I am a big Birmingham fan and have lived here for … Continue reading

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Why do we allow CAVE men to push us around?

CAVE stands for Citizens Against Virtually Everything. Look at this 1963 picture of a Nashville policeman. He was one of the CAVE men who were against Nashville having a unified metro-government.

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Nashville spits on Birmingham

  Up until a few years ago, our Chamber of Commerce (currently BBA), organized a trip of community leaders and politicians to visit other cities.  They were called the “BIG Trips,” and the purpose was to learn what works in … Continue reading

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