New Report Details How Poorly The EPA Handled Flint Water Crisis
The EPA’s inspector general says the agency’s passivity worsened a “catastrophic situation.”
New Podcast Explores Prodigy's Career, Health Journey
“The Realness” follows the Mobb Deep MC’s career and struggles with sickle cell anemia, which disproportionately impacts African Americans.
READ: Why Abortion Rights For Black Women Are a Blow to White Supremacy
Reproductive rights activist Yamani Hernandez: “Black liberation is not measured in numbers of Black births; it is measured by thriving, autonomous Black lives.”
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.
Racism Linked to High Maternal and Infant Mortality for Native Women
“We stopped keeping statistics on the number of Native moms and babies that are lost in our region; it was just too upsetting.”
READ: Why Overturning Roe v. Wade Is An Assault On More Than Abortion Rights
Though women of color stand to be hardest hit, reproductive rights activist Nancy Northrup argues that overturning the law would negatively impact everyone living in America.
Anti-Choice Group Using SCOTUS Decision to Dismantle Abortion Laws
The Alliance Defending Freedom is targeting laws that govern the responsibilities of “fake women’s health centers” in Hawaii and Illinois as unconstitutional.
Watch Jenifer Lewis' Viral Video About Flint
“Flint ain’t fixed!”
Puerto Rico's Water System Is Almost Fully Operational
Finally, some good news about post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico.
Senate Debates Bill That Could Save The Lives of Black Mamas
Watch as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing on the Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2017.
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of 'Fake Women's Health Centers'
The Supreme Court just issued a blow to women’s right to obtain abortions.
Planned Parenthood Sues Trump Administration to Protect Teen Pregnancy Prevention Progam
The administration’s change in the Obama-era initiative requires grant recipients to promote an abstinence-only approach that research has found to be ineffective.
STUDY: Police Killings of Unarmed Black People Traumatize Black Communities
Co-author Atheendar S. Venkataramani: “It’s really about all the kinds of insidious ways that structural racism can make people sick.”
LISTEN: 'Aftereffect' Recounts How Institutions Fail People With Disabilities
A new podcast explores the story of Arnaldo Rios Soto, an autistic man whose life turned upside down after a police officer shot his unarmed behavioral aide.
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.
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.