Today’s guest columnist is Chervis Isom.
Everyone who resides in or near the City of Birmingham is aware of our city’s brutal history relating to race relations between Blacks and Whites and the civil rights struggle by its Black residents against the Jim Crow laws. Continue reading Historic hatred of Birmingham Catholics ends in murder
Today’s guest columnist is Terry Barr.
This may be a surprise to you young folks, but Birmingham has always had great restaurants–especially when it comes to fresh seafood and barbecue.
When I think of what I want, it’s the food back home. Continue reading My heart aches for all those Birmingham restaurants
Today’s guest columnist is Doug Martinson, II.
Tom Cosby, a long time Birmingham Chamber of Commerce champion, penned a column recently to proclaim that Huntsville is never going to be Alabama’s largest city.
Though Mr. Cosby probably had the best of intentions, he appears to be completely unaware how much Huntsville has grown and prospered. Continue reading Huntsville man stands up to Birmingham
Today’s guest columnist is Brantley Fry.
Here’s the thing…I do not have all the answers.
In fact, I am left with infinitely more questions than answers on how to resolve the current dispute in and around Mountain Brook Schools (MBS). Continue reading Mountain Brook: We can do better
Today’s guest columnist is Tom Cosby.
There is a steady drumbeat in the clickbait news of how Huntsville is poised to overtake Birmingham as the state’s largest city.
While shocking in a man-bites-dog context, it is only true in the narrowest of contexts, that of comparing populations within a single municipality’s border. Continue reading Huntsville is never going to be Alabama’s largest city
Today’s guest columnist is Bill Ivey.
For all the right reasons, University of Alabama basketball is currently a hot topic.
Coach Nate Oats has it figured out: He recruits at a high level, he understands how to create a structured atmosphere that allows for creativity, and he knows that he can win big at Alabama.
It seems that Coach Oats is building a foundation that could lead to a national championship. Continue reading The story behind the greatest Bama basketball team ever
Today’s guest columnist is Maury D. Gaston.
Having lived all over the country I moved back to Birmingham 24 years ago—first to Homewood and then Mountain Brook.
For much of that time, even though I worked within the city limits of Birmingham and paid the occupational tax, I had very little interest in Birmingham itself.
Then everything changed. Continue reading Mountain Brook man has epiphany about Birmingham
Today’s guest columnist is Trussville Mayor Buddy Choat.
On May 19, our Jefferson County Mayors Association endorsed an agreement that has the potential to fundamentally change our region forever. Continue reading Jeffco Mayors pull off minor miracle
Today’s guest columnist is Dr. Robert Glaze.
My first awareness of George Wallace was an admiring one, as he and one other member of the Alabama delegation to the 1948 Democratic convention did not walk out to become Dixiecrats. Continue reading The sad story of a lonely, miserable Alabama governor
Today’s guest columnist is Maury Shevin.
Why are we always dwelling on Birmingham’s racist history?
How are we ever going to enjoy a brighter future if we fail to focus on what Birmingham looks like now?
I think a lot about these questions. They are important. Continue reading Can Birmingham progress if we keep dredging up our troubled past?