Missing Fathers Take Big Toll

Far too many of Alabama’s children are in trouble. They live in poverty; they lack access to health care; and they are caught up in the State’s overcrowded juvenile justice system. Much of this juvenile social pathology stems from homes with vanished fathers.

According to Professor Donald Bogie at Auburn University in Montgomery’s Center . . . → Read More: Missing Fathers Take Big Toll

Social Costs of the Vanishing-Father

Far too many of Alabama’s children are in trouble. They live in poverty; they lack access to health care; and they are caught up in the State’s overcrowded juvenile justice system. Much of this juvenile social pathology stems from homes with vanished fathers.

According to Professor Donald Bogie at Auburn University in Montgomery’s Center . . . → Read More: Social Costs of the Vanishing-Father

Extortion Is Criminal, But So Is This Kind Of Child Abuse

The recent extortion trial and subsequent conviction of 22 year old Autumn Jackson by a New York Federal District Court, unfolded as a classic tragedy. A jury convicted Ms. Jackson of attempting to extort $40,000,000 from Bill Cosby, the famous television comic/actor/pitch-man. During the trial, Ms. Jackson claimed that she was “negotiating” with the man she believed to be her father. Jackson and co-defendants, Jose Medina, 51, a former tennis instructor, and Boris Sabas, 42, a small business owner, are scheduled for sentencing by Judge Barbara Jones in October. When they are sentenced, Jackson could receive up to 12 years in prison and $750,000 in fines. Under federal sentencing guidelines, Judge Jones can impose a lesser sentence if she determines that there are mitigating or unusual circumstances in the case. There are many. . . . → Read More: Extortion Is Criminal, But So Is This Kind Of Child Abuse

Citizens Must Demand Responsibility

A paradoxical relationship exists between American cultural life and our economic well being. On one hand, anecdotal evidence abounds testifying to America’s cultural decline at the end of the millennium. On the other hand, the Dow Jones average, one of many economic indicators, is at historically high levels. Since 1960, our gross domestic product . . . → Read More: Citizens Must Demand Responsibility

Remember Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a day society sets aside to celebrate the concept of Fatherhood. On Father’s Day, we recognize those men who chose to be fathers. Yes, Fatherhood is a deliberate choice made by a man, who may or may not be a biological parent. Each of us has a male biological contribution to . . . → Read More: Remember Father’s Day

Protect, Support Fatherhood

Father’s Day is a day society sets aside to celebrate the concept of Fatherhood. On Father’s Day, we recognize those men who chose to be fathers. Yes, Fatherhood is a deliberate choice made by a man, who may or may not be a biological parent. Each of us has a male biological . . . → Read More: Protect, Support Fatherhood