REPORT: Companies Target Black and Latinx Youth With Junk Food Ads
The candy, soda and fast food industries disproportionately push their products on kids of color.
Court Thwarts White House Effort to Keep Women From Free Contraception in 13 States
But a new federal rule could stand in the way for millions of other women.
City of Flint to Stand Trial For Supplying Toxic Water
An appeals court ruled that the city has no immunity in the case.
Colorlines Favorites of 2018: 'Steven Universe,' Future Vision and the Value of Freedom Dreaming
The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite shows, books, hashtags, movies and more of 2018. Here, deputy editor Kenrya Rankin reflects on the power of “Steven Universe.”
Trump Administration Ignores How Laws Are Made to Deny People Food Stamps
The USDA proposed rule changes could affect more than half a million people.
Ohio Passes Nation's Strictest Anti-Choice Bill
Opponents argue it essentially bans the procedure—and is a direct threat to Roe v. Wade.
READ: Is This Energy Company Buying Off a Black Town To Build a Pipeline?
Energy Dominion has offered Union Hill, Virginia, millions of dollars to buy support for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
ICYMI: Study Says Climate Change Is Serious Threat To Americans' Health
Researchers predict that an estimated 3,000 people will die from high temperatures by 2050, and people of color are more vulnerable than their White counterparts.
Mj Rodriguez Uplifts Trans POC Health on 'Kikis With Louie' Premiere
The “Pose” star is the first guest on the new series, which features frank conversations about issues facing LGBTQ youth.
Trump Administration Downplays Damning Climate Change Report
Produced by 300 scientists, it shows that global warming—which disproportionately impacts people of color—will wreak havoc on the United States’ economy, public health, coastlines and infrastructure.
Federal Judge Overturns Mississippi Law That Banned Abortion After 15 Weeks
In his decision, Judge Reeves said state lawmakers’ claims to be interested in women’s health was “pure gaslighting.”
Reproductive Rights Did Not Win the Midterm Elections
From state constitution changes to the revocation of an Obama-era birth control rule, things are changing.
READ: Black Scholars and Healers Use Psychedelics to Treat Race-Based Trauma
A look at the history of hallucinogenic substances in Black communities, and the current efforts to employ them for healing.
Detroit City Official Wants To Force Relocation By Shutting Off People's Water
The head of the Water and Sewage department has a bold solution to the city’s population problems.
Nearly Half the Texas Providers Offering Free Reproductive Health Care Have Zero Patients
The state has not found an effective alternative to Planned Parenthood, which it defunded in 2011.
State and Federal Government Still Resisting Efforts to Save Flint
Government employees allege that higher ups do not want to prevent another water crisis.
Trump Administration to Suspend Dozens Of Environmental and Health Laws to Build Border Wall
Activists says residents and wildlife along the wall’s proposed route are in danger.
Increased HPV Vaccine Age Limit Could Save Black, Latinx Lives
A disproportionate number of people of color develop HPV-related cancers.
Senate Votes to Place Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court
Activists disrupted the proceedings as Vice President Mike Pence called for the vote.
Indigenous Activists Win Two Legal Battles To Protect Their Land
Federal courts halted moves by the Trump administration that would have contaminated water sources and destroyed Native cultural artifacts.