The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, where the black airport President and CEO Al Denson gets paid $398,549 a year – which dwarfs the salary of the general manager at Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta, though the latter has 30 times the passengers a month as Birmingham…
Spend $300,000 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 1963 and Civil Rights?
Spend $300,000 (of a four year, $1.2 million agreement) to help fund the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama event at Barber Motorsports Park – an event that has already created an $80 million economic on [sic] the area – and generate positive news for the city?
The event wasn’t black enough [Birmingham council puts the brakes on funding for Indy car race, Fox 6 Birmingham, 3-26-13]:
“What are other cities contributing to this? Birmingham contributes the support for everything,” Valorie Abbott, Birmingham City Councilor, said. Councilman Steven Hoyt questioned why a majority black city should continue to give money to the event run at the Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. “I’ve seen nobody, nobody who looks like me make any decisions with Barber sports. None. Zero,” Hoyt said.