Everyone thought this Jewish man crazy for moving to Birmingham

Danny Cohn
Danny Cohn

Today’s guest columnist is Danny Cohn.

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Just about everyone told us we were crazy to move to Birmingham.

Then right when I moved, family yet to come, the world was hit with the Coronavirus.

So I’m new to Birmingham—starting a new job and a new life—all alone. Continue reading Everyone thought this Jewish man crazy for moving to Birmingham

Coronavirus: Turning point for Birmingham

Maury Shevin
Maury Shevin

Today’s guest columnist is Maury Shevin.

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Never has the expression “we’re all in this together” rung with more truth than during this COVID-19 pandemic.

News about the pandemic—its societal, political and economic consequences—pervades our every waking moment.  And, regrettably, it too often interferes with our sleep—and our dreams. Continue reading Coronavirus: Turning point for Birmingham

JeffCo city councilors do the unexpected

Jennifer Andress
Jennifer Andress

Today’s guest columnist is Jennifer Andress.

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I’m writing on behalf of a group of elected officials from disparate Jefferson County cities that are doing what many people might have thought impossible. Continue reading JeffCo city councilors do the unexpected

Downtown was bustling–then COVID-19

Today’s guest columnist is Sue Johnson.

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Ten years ago this September my husband, Jimmy, and I moved downtown to live and to start a new venture.

We bought an historic old building that we completely restored to hold our loft and our small business, Dog Days of Birmingham. Continue reading Downtown was bustling–then COVID-19

COVID-19–In perspective

Bruce Irwin, MD

Today’s guest columnist is Dr. Bruce Irwin.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic has created a great sense of fear in our country.

We fear the unknown: what we do not know or understand.

One of the main causes of fear is the lack of accurate and complete information. Continue reading COVID-19–In perspective

An epiphany about Birmingham’s economic future

Lightning
An epiphany about Birmingham’s economic future

A savvy business friend made an observation about Birmingham’s economic future that really got my attention.

But before I disclose what he said, please review a list of Birmingham’s largest companies to determine what you think they all have in common. Continue reading An epiphany about Birmingham’s economic future

How Birmingham can avoid a brawl

Jefferson County Justice is Blind Mural
Justice is Blind Mural at Jefferson County Courthouse

Our Alabama legislature screams bloody murder when the federal government passes legislation that overrides Alabama’s wishes.

Our legislators proclaim liberty and states’ rights—yet they rule our cities with an iron hand that deny them the ability to govern.

Gov. Kay Ivey just signed a bill requiring cities to get legislative approval for new occupational taxes, blocking a 1% tax passed by the Montgomery City Council last month. Continue reading How Birmingham can avoid a brawl

To begin a conversation about a better Birmingham