Alabama monument I-20 rest station near Georgia. “Alabama we dare defend our rights”
It’s very difficult to publish a piece these days and not appear to be political.
And this piece is not meant to be political—but it is concerning.
It is true of both Alabama Democrats and Alabama Republicans.
Continue reading This is not acceptable Alabama
Bucky McMillan, Head Coach Samford University
Today’s guest columnist is Bucky McMillan.
My love for the game of basketball runs deep. So does my love for Birmingham.
When I first became the head basketball coach at Mountain Brook High School some people would have laughed at the thought of Mountain Brook becoming a perennial powerhouse in the state of Alabama and a nationally recognized program.
At the time, it would have sounded a bit farfetched.
Continue reading We’re going to take Samford to the NCAA Championship–and we’re going to win
Graham C. Boettcher, The R. Hugh Daniel Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art
Today’s guest columnist is Graham C. Boettcher.
The Birmingham Museum of Art is home to nearly 27,000 works of art encompassing cultures around the globe, created throughout human history.
Continue reading A pioneering painter portrays an Alabama politician
When I was Board Chair of Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce (now BBA), in 2005, we hired an economic development consultant.
He flew to town the night before our first meeting and stayed at the Tutwiler Hotel. While sitting at the bar that evening he engaged in conversation with one of our locals.
Continue reading The Birmingham story we never expected to tell
Charles Morgan III
Today’s guest columnist is Charles Morgan III.
The day after the bombing of the 16
th Street Baptist Church, on September 15 th, 1963 – my father, Charles Morgan Jr., gave a speech to the Young Men’s Business Club in Birmingham, Ala. Continue reading My family was forced to leave Birmingham
Today’s guest columnists are Michael Wilson & Charity Jackson.
Charter school application
Appeal to the state commission
A new application, this time written directly to the state commission,
Appeal the denial, finally
victorious. Continue reading It shouldn’t be this difficult to help harassed and bullied students
Sign in front of Mountain Brook City Hall
A friend from Mountain Brook recently sent me an
that turned my stomach. article about Southlake, Texas
Southlake is a city that appears to have a lot in common with Mountain Brook.
Continue reading Fingers crossed for Mountain Brook
Catherine Coleman Flowers
Today’s guest columnist is Catherine Coleman Flowers.
I was born in Birmingham and lived briefly in the city as it went through changes associated with the modern-day civil rights movement.
Eventually, my family moved to Lowndes County, which is where my father was born.
Continue reading We can do something about raw sewage and hookworm problem in Alabama
Today’s guest columnist is Eli Cohen.
When I first saw that Amazon’s biggest unionization effort to date was taking place here in Birmingham, I couldn’t believe what I was reading.
I grew up in Birmingham. Even as a child, I was politically involved, travelling to Montgomery to visit lawmakers at the capital, and later to learn the dark sides of our history at the Equal Justice Initiative.
Continue reading Stunning that Amazon’s groundbreaking union vote is in Birmingham
Today’s guest columnist is Lisa McNair.
My earliest memory is that white men who didn’t like her just because of the color of her skin, killed my sister.
My older sister, Denise McNair was the youngest of the four little girls killed by a bomb placed at 16
th Street Baptist Church on September 15, 1963. Continue reading Hopeful even though my sister was killed by white men