Racial Justice Groups Enjoy Tenuous Victory in Halting Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction
The completed pipeline would expose Black communities along its path to dangerous levels of pollution, says the NAACP.
Dangerously High Lead Levels Found In Suburban Chicago Homes
Researchers who helped in Flint, Michigan, are now intervening in Illinois.
Puerto Rico Officials Finally Admit Hurricane Maria Killed More Than 64 People
In a report to Congress, they placed the number at approximately 1,427 people. Meanwhile, a May study said the death toll was at least 4,645.
WATCH: Robert Taylor Battles Chemical Plant in 'Breathing While Black'
The 77-year-old man’s majority Black hometown—Reserve, Louisiana—carries a cancer risk more than 700 times the national average.
Baltimore Set To Ban Privatization of Water System
The law will make the city the first in the United States to protect its residents from the high costs that come with a privately-owned water utility.
Trump Plan Would Bar Citizenship for Millions of Immigrants
A proposal being drafted by White House would deny citizenship to immigrants who have used public benefits, including child health care and Obamacare.
New Report Details How Poorly The EPA Handled Flint Water Crisis
The EPA’s inspector general says the agency’s passivity worsened a “catastrophic situation.”
New Podcast Explores Prodigy's Career, Health Journey
“The Realness” follows the Mobb Deep MC’s career and struggles with sickle cell anemia, which disproportionately impacts African Americans.
READ: Why Abortion Rights For Black Women Are a Blow to White Supremacy
Reproductive rights activist Yamani Hernandez: “Black liberation is not measured in numbers of Black births; it is measured by thriving, autonomous Black lives.”
Real Estate Agents Encourage People of Color To Live In Polluted Neighborhoods
A new study finds an insidious reason behind the racial imbalance of residents in toxic communities.
The Paradox of Postpartum Depression
Moms of color living on low incomes are the most likely to suffer postpartum depression and the least likely to receive proper care. Here’s how implicit bias, societal shame and (reasonable) fear conspire to perpetuate the disparity.
Racism Linked to High Maternal and Infant Mortality for Native Women
“We stopped keeping statistics on the number of Native moms and babies that are lost in our region; it was just too upsetting.”
READ: Why Overturning Roe v. Wade Is An Assault On More Than Abortion Rights
Though women of color stand to be hardest hit, reproductive rights activist Nancy Northrup argues that overturning the law would negatively impact everyone living in America.
Anti-Choice Group Using SCOTUS Decision to Dismantle Abortion Laws
The Alliance Defending Freedom is targeting laws that govern the responsibilities of “fake women’s health centers” in Hawaii and Illinois as unconstitutional.
Watch Jenifer Lewis' Viral Video About Flint
“Flint ain’t fixed!”
Puerto Rico's Water System Is Almost Fully Operational
Finally, some good news about post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico.
Senate Debates Bill That Could Save The Lives of Black Mamas
Watch as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing on the Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2017.
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of 'Fake Women's Health Centers'
The Supreme Court just issued a blow to women’s right to obtain abortions.
Planned Parenthood Sues Trump Administration to Protect Teen Pregnancy Prevention Progam
The administration’s change in the Obama-era initiative requires grant recipients to promote an abstinence-only approach that research has found to be ineffective.
STUDY: Police Killings of Unarmed Black People Traumatize Black Communities
Co-author Atheendar S. Venkataramani: “It’s really about all the kinds of insidious ways that structural racism can make people sick.”