Today’s guest column is Keith Cromwell.
Of course Birmingham is The Magic City, because I’ve seen dreams come true here with my own eyes.
I took the helm of
(RMT) as Executive Director in 2003 and I’ve been overwhelmed with the potential for Birmingham and its youth. Red Mountain Theatre Continue reading Look out Broadway–Birmingham is ‘comin’
Today’s guest columnist is Jake McKenzie.
What is Birmingham’s BRAND?
The fundamental nature of who we are, what we embody, and how The Magic City resonates with the world?
In short, our message to the world is what makes Birmingham unique.
Continue reading What is Birmingham’s brand?
Dr. Sam Blakemore
Today’s guest columnist is Sam Blakemore.
“Sam, I’m angry at God… that little girl is too precious for Him to do this to her.
She doesn’t deserve this; and I’m mad at God for doing this to her!”
I saw rage in her father’s eyes because Anna’s health was taking a turn for the worse.
Continue reading Poignant plea: Parents need marijuana for suffering kids
Today’s guest columnist is Carol Edge.
Everyone knows the history, knows that Birmingham was aka the most segregated city in the nation, knows that Birmingham was aka Bombingham, and if they don’t know the litany of events in 1963 — well, they ought to.
American history is yoked to civil rights history. It’s what we’re founded on, what we have grandly succeeded at and dismally failed at.
Continue reading Woman rocketed by experience growing up in Birmingham
Today’s guest columnist is Melissa Young.
Elyton —once Jefferson County’s seat and a springboard of possibility—is now just a tiny blip on Birmingham’s historic radar.
Located in the Arlington-West End neighborhood, it’s the current home of Princeton Baptist Medical Center and local landmarks like Elmwood Cemetery and Arlington Historic Home and Gardens.
Few people know, however, that in 1870, Elyton was predicted to be the site of the state’s next economic miracle. Continue reading Birmingham overcomes giant mud hole in middle of city to beat out Elyton
Today’s guest columnist is Ed Fields.
Let’s be honest — Birmingham is not the first place most people think of when envisioning a thriving entrepreneurial metropolis.
But, they should.
Continue reading Birmingham–a hotbed for business acceleration
Today’s guest columnist is Mike Royer.
I could tell you all about interviewing Jimmy Carter when he was running for President in 1976.
Or, the 20 minutes I spent interviewing President Bill Clinton right after he was first elected.
I think they’re pretty good stories and I’d be happy to tell you about the interviews sometime.
Continue reading The TV interview with a Birmingham doctor that changed my life
Today’s guest columnist is Beth Shelburne.
Birmingham has more than enough stories about injustice. I know it’s exhausting.
But I’ve got a doozy you may not know about.
Why do you need to know about this one?
Continue reading JeffCo sheriff deputy murdered: A doozy, you may not know about
Jen Dent & Walton Foster
Today’s guest columnists are Jen Dent and Walton Foster.
How do you consistently recruit the very best talent to Birmingham?
Our answer is that secret is hiding in plain sight.
Continue reading The secret to recruiting great talent to Birmingham
Today’s guest columnist is Amos Townsend.
As a Black child growing up in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1960s, the information about the times I lived in were shaped around messaging from ministers, particularly those associated with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Black radio, and feedback from family members who lived outside the South.
I never had reason to wonder what was being reported, or more importantly not reported, in the dominant media of the times such as The Birmingham News or The Birmingham Post-Herald.
Continue reading White folks, no need for shame when shielded from truth as kids