Posts by davidsher:
Today’s guest columnist is J. Mason Davis.
I graduated from Talladega College, a small liberal arts college located in Talladega, Alabama, in June 1956.
Talladega College had been founded in 1867 as one of the first, if not the first, school for educating the former enslaved black man, though not limited to his or her race. Read the rest of this entry “
Today’s guest columnist is Jennifer L. Greer
Last year, when I got the news that my great nephew had been born in Birmingham, AL, at the height of the pandemic, that he was healthy, and that his mom was healthy, I cried. And not just happy tears.
I cried tears of relief. Read the rest of this entry “
Today’s guest columnist is Hunter Strickler.
It’s tough being a parent.
On nearly every topic related to kids (including the one in this column), I find myself with many more questions than answers.
Though my experience with youth sports is limited to Hoover and baseball, parents in other OTM communities like Homewood and Vestavia Hills have told me they are wrestling with similar trends across youth sports.
Today’s guest columnist is Ruben Morris.
Birmingham is sorely lacking when it comes to aviation and aerospace industry recruitment.
Alabama has a rich history with the aviation and aerospace industries. Read the rest of this entry “
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. Read the rest of this entry “
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.
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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. Read the rest of this entry “
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. Read the rest of this entry “
Today’s guest columnist is Charles Morgan III.
The day after the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, on September 15th, 1963 – my father, Charles Morgan Jr., gave a speech to the Young Men’s Business Club in Birmingham, Ala. Read the rest of this entry “
Today’s guest columnists are Michael Wilson & Charity Jackson.
Charter school application denied.
Appeal to the state commission denied.
A new application, this time written directly to the state commission, denied again.
Appeal the denial, finally victorious. Read the rest of this entry “