Health

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.

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.

Black woman with curly hair in a light blue denim shirt in front of a pink background

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.

Person holds mini flag to their chest, wearing blue and white striped shirt

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.

Black women of various shades laugh in the sunlight

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?

Leana Wen

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. 

Black Man At A Doctor's Visit

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.