Health

Black doctor and patient during an exam

READ: How Doctors Can Better Serve Black Patients

A Black physician on why her colleagues refusal to learn the history of American medical racism harms their patients.

Planned Parenthood Rallies For Pro-Choice Supreme Court Nominee

Support Growing for Restrictive Abortion Bill in Texas

The fetal heartbeat bill would prohibit the procedure for people who are more than six weeks pregnant.

Planned Parenthood to Lose Millions in Funding Under New Federal 'Gag Rule'

The Trump administration will now withhold family planning funding if a clinic provides abortion referrals to patients.

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

Illinois to Pass Laws to Give Women Better Access to Abortions

Due to restrictive laws in neighboring states, women nearby could also have the procedure there.

 Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

READ: Flint Whistle Blower Says Government Is Still Failing Residents

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha believes the state legislature is taking actions that could cause another water crisis. 

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SCOTUS To Make Landmark Decision on Abortion This Week

The conservative majority Court could effectively overturn Roe v. Wade as it rules on a Louisiana law. 

Brown belly of pregnant person being examined by doctor in blue with stethescope

READ: How Texas Contributed to Rise in Pregnant Girls in Foster Care System

One teen mother: “All my friends that I was in placements with—every single one—either has a kid or is pregnant right now.”

The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on Jan. 23, 2016, in Flint, Michigan. The state approved new funds for the city yesterday.

Flint Launches Program to Help Kids Who Need Special Education Services Because of Water Crisis

Experts say its a step in the right direction, but not enough.

Black pesron holds blue and white sign the reads, "Keep abortion legal."

How the Promise of Roe v. Wade Left Women of Color Behind [OP-ED]

Roe has never been full of promise for women of color, immigrant women and women with low incomes. But if the Trump administration gets its way, we have the most to lose.

U.S. Supreme Court and protest sign supporting abortion

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.

Garnet. Ruby-hued alien reclines in a beach chair, legs crossed.

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.”

Wide angle shot of colorful produce stocked in a grocery store.

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 and protest sign supporting abortion

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.