Adopting a child in Alabama

Adopting a child in Alabama

In Alabama, there are several adoption agencies that have hundreds of kids in need of a home. Adoption is always an option for all individuals, but it is most common in older couples and couples struggling with infertility. Kids that are adopted typically live happy, well-adjusted lives. However, children over the age of nine have a significantly lower chance of being adopted. According to the North American Council on Adoptable Children, 398 kids aged out of the system without a legal family in 2012. This means almost 400 kids were sent out into the world on their own without anyone to help them; without anyone to guide them through life’s challenges...

Opioid deaths in Alabama on the rise

Opioid deaths in Alabama on the rise

As of 2016, there has been more than 200 heroin or fentanyl related deaths in Jefferson County alone, and the amount of people that have died from fentanyl has more than doubled in the last two years. The “Gray Death” has plagued states such as Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio, killing hundreds of people a week. Gray Death is a mix of heroin, fentanyl, elephant tranquilizer, and a synthetic opioid that can kill a person with a single dose.

Mental Healthcare in Alabama

Mental Healthcare in Alabama

With healthcare being debated in Washington, it’s important to remember those that truly rely on others’ support. There are currently zero public mental health facilities in Alabama yet the state legislature was willing to borrow $845 million dollars for four substandard prisons. According to mentalhealthamerica.net, Alabama ranks 46th out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia meaning they have a higher prevalence of mental illness and lower access to proper and affordable care.

You’re Invited! To the Party of Democratic Oppression

 You’re Invited! To the Party of Democratic Oppression

The Democratic Party was formed from the anti-federalists, who opposed the ratification of the 1787 constitution. Founded by Andrew Jackson, (who supported slavery and would play a large role in the Indian removal), the party advocated westward expansion, Manifest Destiny, and greater equality among white men. When the Civil War began in 1860, it was a war between the mostly Republican north and the mostly democratic, slaveholding south. However, if one was to look at the history of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) by going to their website, DNC.org, under the “Our History” tab they would read: “For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights, health care, Social Security, worker’s rights, and women’s rights.”