Health

Latinx woman receives an injection

Increased HPV Vaccine Age Limit Could Save Black, Latinx Lives

A disproportionate number of people of color develop HPV-related cancers.

A demonstrator holds up a red, black and white poster that reads "Nope."

Senate Votes to Place Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court

Activists disrupted the proceedings as Vice President Mike Pence called for the vote.

The 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah protects one of most significant cultural landscapes in the United States, with thousands of archaeological sites and important areas of spiritual significance.

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.

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How You Can Support Black Women During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than any other women in the United States.

A plume of exhaust extends from a coal-fired power plant built in New Eagle, Pennsylvania.

Black and Latinx Families Live, Go to School and Grocery Shop Near Chemical Facilities

New research shows that the health risks—including cancer—multiply for people living at or near the poverty level.

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Trump Administration Plans to Restrict Green Cards For Immigrants Enrolled in Safety Net Programs

Per a new 447-page proposal, the federal government seeks to deny green cards to immigrants who have received benefits including Medicaid, housing vouchers and supplemental food assistance.

Flood Damage After Hurricane Florence

5 Ways To Donate Money, Time and Other Aid to Communities Hit By Florence

These organizations are working to keep people in the Carolinas safe in the aftermath of the storm.

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Ruin—and Resilience—in Post-Maria Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria began devastating Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. A look at the pain—and the survival—of the island’s rural areas. 

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Sexual Health Experts on Why 'Insecure' Needs to Practice Safer Sex

With STI rates dangerously high for Black people, do TV shows have a responsibility to wrap it up?

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Planned Parenthood's New President Has a Long History of Saving Black Mothers and Babies

Dr. Leana Wen is also experienced in standing up against the Trump administrations attacks on reproductive rights.

Protesters hold signs. Two blue and white signs say, "Keep abortion legal." One black and white sign says, "Abortion kills a person."

SURVEY: Black Women Overwhelmingly Support Roe v. Wade

They also lead the way in opposing the nomination of anti-abortion Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Hurricane Florence Likely To Strike East Coast With Damaging Effect

How Climate Change Could Make Hurricane Florence More Dangerous For Communities of Color

Global warming not only impacts the strength of the storm, but it can also impact the mental health of those affected by it. 

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High Lead Levels Force Detroit to Shut Off Water Fountains At All Public Schools

The underfunded district faces millions in plumbing bills to reverse the problem. 

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STUDY: Increasing Number of Black Doctors Could Save Black Men's Lives

Black men have the lowest life expectancy in the United States. A new study examines why a doctors race can make all the difference.

It's Time for Atlanta to Stop Colluding With ICE [OP-ED]

A new report from Project South and Georgia Detention Watch details the “inhumane” conditions inside the Atlanta City Detention Center where Immigration and Customs Enforcement detains immigrants.

Pipelines in Williston, North Dakota, on June 15, 2011.

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.

Work Begins In Flint To Replace Lead Water Pipes

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.

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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.

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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.