Styles P and Jadakiss Launch Series of Natural Juice Shops In Low-Income Neighborhoods

by Sameer Rao on Sep 4, 2015 4:13PM

The rappers are using their clout to bring healthy dietary options to impoverished neighborhoods. 

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VIDEO: Check Out The New Trailer For Will Smith's 'Concussion'

by Sameer Rao on Sep 1, 2015 1:06PM

The movie, starring Will Smith as trailblazing doctor Bennet Omalu, puts the NFL’s problems with severe brain trauma on center stage. 

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10 NOLA Groups Truly Doing the Work When the Cameras Aren't On

by Words by Rosana Cruz. Graphics by Aura Bogado on Aug 28, 2015 1:17PM

For many of us living in the Gulf Coast, the pomp and circumstance around Katrina at 10 has been difficult to stomach. Here are 10 local groups that define what it truly is to fight for the city.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, Labor, Immigration, History, Politics, Native Affairs, Health, Environment, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

INFOGRAPHIC: Race and Recovery 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

by Infographic by Miriam Zoila Pérez. Introduction by Akiba Solomon. on Aug 27, 2015 2:34PM

A stark, by-the-numbers look at race and recovery in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, History, Media, Politics, Health, Environment, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

WATCH: A Katrina Survival Story Told Over 10 Years

by Tara Conley on Aug 25, 2015 9:44AM

Mediamaker Tara Conley has been interviewing Kellen Smith,  a 33-year-old New Orleanian displaced by Hurricane Katrina, since she met him in Houston in September 2006. The resulting short film, "Kellen and Katrina," takes you through Smith's decade-long journey full of anger, anxiety, rebuilding—and healing. 

Topics: Labor, History, Health, Environment, Economic Justice

Report: Latino and Black Kids Targeted With Junk Food Ads, Linked to Obesity

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 12, 2015 12:29PM

Study says that junk- and fast-food companies are targeting black and brown kids, and it's contributing to higher obesity rates.

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Navajo Nation Council Member: EPA's River Contamination 'An Attack of Who We Are'

by Sameer Rao on Aug 12, 2015 11:47AM

Council Delegate Amber Crotty criticized the Environmental Protection Agency's toxic accident during a chamber session Monday afternoon. 

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5 Reasons Why the Latest Attacks on Planned Parenthood Matter to People of Color

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Aug 5, 2015 5:20PM

You're probably feeling serious deja vu from the latest spate of videos that anti-abortion activists and lawmakers are using to impact Planned Parenthood's federal funding. Here are five reasons why this familiar tactic and the political machinations it's fueling matter to communities of color.

Topics: Health, Gender & Sexuality

#TBT: Spike Lee's 'She Hate Me' Came Out Today in 2004

by Sameer Rao on Jul 30, 2015 12:45PM

The unconventional comedy-drama may be one of Spike Lee's least-heralded films, but it's an important entry in the prolific filmmaker's canon. 

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EACH Woman Act Aims to End Hyde Amendment Bans on Abortion Funding

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 8, 2015 4:52PM

The proposed Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act would lift restrictions that make it nearly impossible for some women to make their own reproductive choices.

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