Today’s guest columnist is Jennifer L. Greer.
“Dynamite Hill,” I told my husband when he asked me where I was going on a recent Saturday morning as I readied for a walking tour in Birmingham, AL.
He raised an eyebrow. “Near Legion Field” he asked. I nodded. Continue reading Invisible line down Birmingham street was potentially deadly
Today’s guest columnist is Frank McPhillips.
When a deadly pandemic collides with exponential growth, the result is frightening. We have reached that point in Alabama, and we must speed up the distribution of vaccines.
During October, roughly 30,000 Alabamians contracted COVID-19. By November, the number rose to 42,500 in one month. In December, the number of cases more than doubled to 111,000. And, January’s cases are rising even faster than December’s. Continue reading Alabama vaccine distribution worst in the nation
Today’s guest columnist is Sanjay Singh.
Dora and I moved to Birmingham in 1993. I was a newly minted Ph.D. from University of Georgia, where I met Dr. Khris McAllister, former Chair of the Management Department of Collat School of Business. He invited me for an interview in the fall of 1992. Continue reading Beacon of hope shines brighter than ever on Birmingham
The What’s happening in Mountain Brook Facebook page is a powerhouse.
More than 23,000 members—when there are only about 20,000 men, women, and children who live in all of Mountain Brook. Continue reading Banned from Mountain Brook Facebook group
Today’s guest columnist is Terry Barr.
Last week my wife and I ordered some Thai food from one of our neighborhood go-to cafes. We aren’t eating in restaurants until we all get a better handle and some perspective on this pandemic. Continue reading South Carolinian aches for trip back to Birmingham
Today’s guest columnist is Kevin Cornes.
MB Listens is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization founded by Mountain Brook residents.
We love our community and recognize we are privileged to live here.
We also understand that no place and nobody is perfect.
Mountain Brook has always faced challenges with its reputation regarding diversity, inclusion, and equality. Continue reading Is Mountain Brook ready to listen?
Today’s guest columnist is Eli Cohen.
The holidays during Covid-19 are going to be different. Holiday shopping will be as well. The company with the most to gain is Amazon.
But here in Birmingham, they have a new and highly unexpected obstacle—a union election.
Continue reading The eyes of the world are on Birmingham
The pandemic hit and unexpectedly a few of my friends’ children moved back home to Birmingham—some temporarily and some permanently.
Cities like New York were in lockdown leaving many unfortunate souls imprisoned in their apartments or condominiums. Continue reading Did it take a pandemic to ignite Birmingham’s economy?
I entered high school in January of 1948, at A.H. Parker High School. I would have entered in September 1948, but the Principal, Bertrand H. Hudson, felt that I had accomplished all I would during the first semester of the Eighth Grade. Hence, a social promotion, then known as “skipping”. Continue reading 85 year old attorney muses about his youth, slavery, white flight, and Alabama constitution
Today’s guest columnist is Roger Newman.
Few justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have ever become household names.
To most people they are a gray, anonymous lot, toiling in obscurity despite their obvious importance.
Only one justice has come from Alabama, Hugo Black. He was more than a great judge and public servant, he was one of the relatively few people whose ideas have truly shaped our country and are still with us. Continue reading Alabama’s Klansman Supreme Court Justice