Health

U.S. Supreme Court Expected To Issue Major Rulings

Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Renews Its Fight For Women's Reproductive Health

Representatives Barbara Lee and Judy Chu introduced legislation that aims to protect the right to choose.

San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Proposes Putting Soda Tax On Nov. Ballot

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.

A Black woman wearing a white shirt rests her hand on her pregnant belly.

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.

Detroit Prepares To Host GOP Presidential Debate

City of Flint to Stand Trial For Supplying Toxic Water

An appeals court ruled that the city has no immunity in the case.

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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.”

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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.

U.S. Supreme Court Expected To Issue Major Rulings

Ohio Passes Nation's Strictest Anti-Choice Bill

Opponents argue it essentially bans the procedure—and is a direct threat to Roe v. Wade.

Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline To Run From Canada To Gulf Of Mexico

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.

A street floods as a powerful storm moves across Southern California on February 17, 2017, in Sun Valley, California. After years of severe drought, heavy winter rains came to the state.

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. Black Latinx transgender woman with black hair and red lipstick in beige clothing in front of blue wall with white text

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.

A man carries personal items through a flooded street caused by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016, in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. The severity of the storm was felt throughout the state with flooding just as bad in Princeville, N.C.

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.

Anti-Abortion Activists March In Washington

Federal Judge Overturns Mississippi Law That Banned Abortion After 15 Weeks

In his decision, Judge Reeves said state lawmakers claims to be interested in womens health was pure gaslighting.

A Black protestor holds a sign that says 'keep abortion legal' in front of the supreme court

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.

Blue and pink pills in plastic bags

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.

 The city of Detroit skyline. This city is home to the nation's largest trash incinerator.

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 citys population problems.

Women hold pink signs with white lettering. They read, "Stand with women," and "Protect women's health."

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.

Jesse Jackson Leads National March In Flint To End Water Crisis

State and Federal Government Still Resisting Efforts to Save Flint

Government employees allege that higher ups do not want to prevent another water crisis.

A U.S. border wall tops a levee near Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border on March 15, 2017, near La Grulla, Texas.

Trump Administration to Suspend Dozens Of Environmental and Health Laws to Build Border Wall

Activists says residents and wildlife along the walls proposed route are in danger.

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.