Meet the Magic City Acceptance Academy, a school designed to be safe for every 6-12 grade student—coming soon

Mike Wilson of Magic City Acceptance Academy
Founding Principal Dr. Mike Wilson of the Magic City Acceptance Academy. Photo via Mike Wilson

After three rejections from the Alabama Public Charter School Commission, the Magic City Acceptance Center got a 7-2 yes vote, granting them the approval they’d been seeking on November 4, 2020. This new school for students in grades 6-12 opens in Fall 2021 in Homewood, and begins accepting applications in February 2021. Keep reading to learn more about the school with acceptance as  its middle name.

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7 organizations supporting Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community & how to help

Birmingham, Central AL Pride, parade, Pridefest
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Pride Month looks a little different in Birmingham this year. Most of the usual colorful events, celebrations and activities have been postponed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still participate. Here are 7 organizations supporting Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community, plus how to help.

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2 organizations in Birmingham offer help to individuals and families with HIV/AIDS, including AIDS Alabama

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Elise Hayes at Birmingham AIDS Outreach testing clinic. Photo via Birmingham AIDS Outreach

Did you know Birmingham has many great organizations that are working to help people and their families with HIV/AIDS and to prevent the spread of HIV? AIDS Alabama and Birmingham AIDS Outreach are two of them. Here’s a look at their services and how they help the community of Birmingham. 

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As World AIDS Day approaches, Birmingham prepares to remember and continues to support

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AIDS is no longer the death sentence it once was.  In fact, with careful management, people living with AIDS can live almost entirely normal lives.  With World AIDS Day (which promotes awareness, not AIDS) approaching, what are Birminghamians doing? Continue reading “As World AIDS Day approaches, Birmingham prepares to remember and continues to support”