Asthma Rates Rise in Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria
Doctors and public health officials say they have “never seen anything like this.”
Lawsuit Challenges Texas Abortion Laws That Target Women of Color
As state lawmakers continue to pass restrictive measures, a coalition of reproductive rights advocates are working on what they call a “big fix” to Texas’ restrictive abortion laws.
New Reports Confirm How Ill-Prepared Puerto Rico is For Hurricane Season
With ongoing problems with both its electrical and water infrastructure, the island is in a weakened state.
Activists, Attorneys Say Government Ignored Data on Negative Impact of Pipeline on Natives, Blacks
The number of Indigenous people who could be negatively impacted is larger than those living near the Dakota Access pipeline.
SCOTUS Dismisses Lower Court Decision That Allowed Immigrant Teen to Obtain Abortion
A broader challenge to the administration’s health care policy for detained, pregnant teens of undocumented status is still winding its way through the courts.
WATCH: Kofi Siriboe Doc On Black Millennials' Mental Health
“Making ‘WTF Is Mental Health?’ has been a part of a healing process for me, one I’m still exploring.”
Trump's Appointee to Run Family Planning Program is Staunchly Anti-Choice
As deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Diane Foley will oversee the Title X program, which funds reproductive care for lower-incoming earning people.
Michigan Seeks to Enact Nation's Strictest Rules on Water Lead Levels
The changes are a response to the ongoing Flint water crisis.
Trump Administration Cuts Funds to Orgs That Provide Abortions
The new policy targets Planned Parenthood and other organizations that serve lower-income earning women.
EPA, White House Blocked Release of Study on Widespread Water Contamination
Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act show the decision was driven by politics, not health.
ICYMI: Nestlé to Donate Water to Flint
Nestlé reportedly pays just $200 per year to access underground aquifers in the Michigan town of Evart, just two hours from Flint.
WATCH: Patrisse Cullors On How Midwifery Can Save Black Women's Lives
A new video and campaign address racial disparities in maternal death rates.
Judge's Order Derails Plans to Complete Bayou Bridge Pipeline
The pipeline is slated to run through St. James Parish, an area with a high number of oil refineries—and residents afflicted with cancer.
Trump Administration Using New Tactics to Block Pregnant Teen Immigrants From Abortion Access
“The government certainly has been relentless in their attempts to find ways to force their anti-abortion beliefs on this population, and I feel like this is just another iteration of what they’ve done in the past.”
New Legislation Aims to Prevent the Next Flint Water Crisis
Representatives Keith Ellison and Ro Khanna introduced The WATER Act on the fourth anniversary of the day Flint’s water woes began.
READ: Why Naming 'Race' As The Factor Behind Black Women's High Rates of Maternal Mortality Is Counterproductive
Ob-Gyn Dr. Joia Crear-Perry stresses that calling out racism is the only way to solve this health crisis.
Maternal Mortality Rate in Texas Lower Than Believed, But Black Women's Numbers Remain Alarmingly High
A correction in data collection still confirms that Black pregnant Texans face disproportionate health dangers.
Junot Díaz Opens Up About Sexual Abuse, Healing in New Essay
“More than being Dominican, more than being an immigrant, more, even, than being of African descent, my rape defined me.”
Michigan to Stop Distributing Free Bottled Water in Flint
Many of the city’s residents do not trust—or use—what comes out of their tap.
Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration, Allows Undocumented Teens Access to Abortions
The temporary injunction also prevents the government from barring access to medical appointments.