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.
The Hoover Police Department says it will not release any information regarding the shooting death of Emantic Bradford Jr. This is a departure from last week's statement in which officials said they could release details if the state's top law enforcement agency failed to do so by a Monday deadline.
The police shooting of 21-year-old Emantic Bradford Jr. has sparked frequent protests in Hoover. And while demonstrations played a key role in the struggle for civil rights decades ago, many African Americans today are divided as to whether these marches calling for justice in the wake of Bradford’s killing help or hurt the cause.
After The Thousand Oaks’ Shooting, A Community-Wide Effort To Memorialize And Heal
PG&E Falsified Gas Pipeline Safety Records, Regulators Say
Federal Judge Strikes Down Affordable Care Act As Unconstitutional
U.S. Gets A Big Win In Its Long Fight With Mexico Over ‘Dolphin Safe’ Labels
CBS Paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million After Alleged Sexual Harassment, Termination
After Decades, ‘Rolling Thunder’ To Make Its Last Big Ride Through Washington, D.C.
Nancy Wilson, Legendary Vocalist And NPR ‘Jazz Profiles’ Host, Dies At 81
ACA Sign-Ups Have Lagged For 2019. But What Does That Mean?
‘The Dark Side Of The Railroad': A Locomotive Engineer’s Fraught Legacy With The Rails
Puerto Ricans Angry Over Impending Ban On Cockfighting
First Latina Elected To Congress Retires With A Warning To Republicans
Yum and Yuck: The Psychology Of What We Eat…And What We Spit Out
Maria Butina Pleads Guilty In Foreign Agent Case, Admits Clandestine Influence Scheme