It's Time for a Narrative Shift in Post-Disaster Journalism [OP-ED]
Examining news coverage following Hurricane Florence illustrates how post-disaster narratives can compound and perpetuate deep histories of racial and economic oppression.
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.
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.
Reflections From the Historic Protecting Mother Earth Conference [PHOTO ESSAY]
Hundreds of Native climate justice activists came to Washington State’s Frank’s Landing to share lessons, celebrate victories and build unity.
STUDY: Pennsylvania's Communities of Color In More Danger From Health Consequences of Fracking
Researchers found a disproportionate number of people of color living near power plants.
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.
EPA Rules That Landfill in Majority Black Alabama Town is Not a Health Hazard
The agency said there was “insufficient evidence” to pursue the civil rights case.
EPA Report Proves That Black Communities More Likely to Breathe Toxic Air
People of color have a 35 percent higher chance of living near emission polluting facilities than their White counterparts—and the number is higher for Black residents.
Energy Democracy: People Power for a Cleaner Planet [OPINION]
By putting power—literally—in the hands of the people, “energy democracy” could have potentially game-changing benefits for low-income people and communities of color.
Flint Finally Has A New Permanent Water Source
The predominantly Black residents of the Michigan city have been without safe water for 1,316 days.
REPORT: Oil Refineries Increase Health Risks for Millions of African Americans
A new report examines the dangers of gas and oil pollution in Black communities.
Oil Refinery Leak Threatens Health of a Latinx Neighborhood in Houston
Manchester residents are breathing air with high concentrations of a chemical that causes cancer.
ICYMI: This Podcast Breaks Down a Deeper Issue Hidden in the Paris Agreement Withdrawal
And that’s environmental racism.
WATCH: Is Environmental Racism the New Jim Crow?
This writer argues yes.
ICYMI: Extreme Weather Is Forcing the First Town Chartered by Enslaved People to Consider Selling Land
Residents rebuilt after Hurricane Floyd in 1999, but Hurricane Matthew has left them unsure if they can do it again.
You Need to Watch Vic Mensa Perform '16 Shots' at #JUSTICEFORFLINT
Mensa premiered the song—named for the number of times Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald—at Blackout for Human Rights’ #JUSTICEFORFLINT event.
Hillary Clinton Proposes Plan to Dismantle Systemic Racism
“These inequalities are wrong, but they’re also immoral. And it’ll be the mission of my presidency to bring them to an end.”
Michigan Governor Says Race Not a Factor in Flint Water Crisis, EPA Official Resigns
Federal government pledges $80 million to overhaul state’s water infrastructure.
Why Flint's Toxic Water Forced the Mayor to Declare a State of Emergency
The number of young children with elevated lead levels has doubled since the Michigan city began getting its water from the local river.