The shortest month of the year had a lot things packed into it here at the Ramblings. Let’s get to it…
Young leadership emerges in the Magic City
We started it off by trying to get a working list of young professional organizations up on the site and seeking additional input. You can cheat ahead and click here to see what happened as a result. Or you can try to hold out until October’s review gets posted next week.
Organizations like Rotaract held a fundraiser and Catalyst hired Cherie Fields as director, happenings geared at making people realize that the current YP generation is ready and willing to roll up their hands and do whatever needs to be done for the improvement of the city. We also spoke of the need to increase communication in the region so that it may move forward or stay in a vacuum.
Commentary a little outside the normal realm of the blog
We voiced our opinions about the rash of church fires in central Alabama that has recently reared its head again on mainstream media. We also talked about the only story that seemed to matter from the 2006 Winter Olympics, the saga between speed skaters Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick and the hype that was built around it simply because we didn’t dominate the way we wanted to.
Honors during Black History Month shines spotlight on Birmingham, Alabama
Locally, the sports world revolved around Rickwood Field and the five hours of free advertising the nation’s oldest ballpark received with a retro game that returned the Birmingham Black Barons to action, even if only for a day. The game was scheduled to coincide with Black History Month, the annual celebration of the African diaspora in our country including honoring one of its most hallowed landmarks shortly before its extensive restoration began (an image of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on the day of the event is posted here).
Like I said, a lot packed into a short amount of time.
Next, the first month on WordPress.
Enjoy the day.
The Year in Review – January