Birmingham blind golfer shot three holes in one

Charley Boswell
Charley Boswell (Photo courtesy Alabama Sports Hall of Fame)

By David Sher.

This column is about one of the most amazing Birmingham men I ever met.

I’ve written columns in the past about crazy times at the old YMCA and about incredible Birmingham people like Fred Sington, Jr.

When I think about Charley Boswell, I get a smile in my heart and a tear in my eye. Continue reading Birmingham blind golfer shot three holes in one

Time to rid ourselves of outdated one-way streets downtown

David Fleming,, President &CEO of REV Birmingham
David Fleming,, President & CEO of REV Birmingham

Today’s guest columnist is David Fleming.

Birmingham was founded in 1871 – well before the invention of cars and certainly before they were common.

However, the city’s core was built to support many different modes of transportation, including streetcars, horse and buggies, and trains. Continue reading Time to rid ourselves of outdated one-way streets downtown

A Birmingham gray history story–whites and blacks supporting one another

Liz Huntley & Kathryn McDonald
Liz Huntley & Kathryn McDonald

Today’s guest columnists are Liz Huntley and Kathryn McDonald.

The weather is warming up, and – admit it – you’re itching for a new dress, or tie, or pair of shoes.

You’ll probably head to the Summit.  Or maybe the Galleria. Continue reading A Birmingham gray history story–whites and blacks supporting one another

Birmingham needs a Saban-like War Room

Tom Cosby
Tom Cosby

Today’s guest columnist is Tom Cosby.

They say that Coach Saban has a “War Room” next to his office in Tuscaloosa.

Much like the White House Situation Room that tracks worldwide threats to our nation, in this room Saban reportedly tracks all the top high school athletes nationwide; some even internationally. Continue reading Birmingham needs a Saban-like War Room

A homicide prevention strategy that will work

Danny Carr, District Attorney
Danny Carr, District Attorney
Prim F. Escalona, U.S. Attorney
Prim F. Escalona, U.S. Attorney

Today’s guest columnists are Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr and U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona.

Jefferson County has a murder problem.

Our murder problem is so prolifically deadly, that it even eclipses the annual homicide rate for the entire continent of Australia, a nation of more than 25 million people. Continue reading A homicide prevention strategy that will work

Local entrepreneur sells company for $1.2 billion—big win for Birmingham

Shegun Otulana

By David Sher

When you read this column, you may think it’s about a successful entrepreneur selling his business and making a lot of money.

He did make a lot of money, but the real story is that this man plans to build multiple businesses that will create many much needed high paying jobs. Continue reading Local entrepreneur sells company for $1.2 billion—big win for Birmingham

What if Birmingham had a goose that laid golden eggs?

Golden egg. drawing by Adam Stermer
Golden egg. drawing by Adam Stermer

By David Sher

Ever wonder what it would be like to have a goose that laid golden eggs?

You would feed that magic bird to get more and more golden eggs.

Currently, our Birmingham region is struggling to set a direction for our economic future. Continue reading What if Birmingham had a goose that laid golden eggs?

To begin a conversation about a better Birmingham