Dr. James Marion Sims, the man known as the father of modern gynecology, spent years performing surgery on women who experienced complications tied to difficult childbirth. This was in the 19th century at his makeshift hospital in Mt. Meigs, just outside of Montgomery. Sims, who is white, performed this experimental surgery on black enslaved women – without anesthesia. Birmingham author Kwoya Fagin Maples recently published a collection of poems meant to give voice to these forgotten women.
The recent shooting at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover has renewed attention on the issue of gun violence. Dr. Jeff Kerby, head of trauma services at UAB, says to curb gun-related deaths and injuries, health officials must have a seat at the table.
Why did the chicken cross the road? What about the armadillo? One Alabama writer says we have the answers. We just have to take a deeper look -- at roadkill. The author of a new children's book, Something Rotten, A Fresh Look at Roadkill, takes an up-close look at dead animals on the road. There's apparently a lot to learn from these flattened critters on the pavement.
Utility Filings Show Coal Ash Ponds Are Too Close to Groundwater Reservoirs. Environment Groups Again Call for Moving Toxic Material
All of Alabama Power Company’s open coal ash ponds sit within five feet of an aquifer, or groundwater reservoir, in violation of federal standards, recent company filings confirm.
Meet Mark Milley, Trump’s Pick For Joint Chiefs Chairman
Chief Of Staff John Kelly To Leave White House At The End Of The Year
Will Ethiopia’s Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?
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What The Ebbs And Flows Of The KKK Can Tell Us About White Supremacy Today
A Gentle, Agonized Response To Trump’s Rage About Journalists
Feds Detail What They Call Lies Told By Paul Manafort Since His Guilty Plea
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Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Should Get ‘Substantial Prison Term,’ Feds Say
Friendly Fire Killed Sheriff’s Sergeant At Thousand Oaks, Calif., Shooting Scene
After Devastating Fire, Ventura Residents Push To Get Back Home For The Holidays
Foreign Wives And Children Of ISIS Are Held In Syria With Uncertain Future
Trump Picks William Barr, Attorney General Under H.W. Bush, To Return To DOJ Helm