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Study Says Air Pollution Can Lead to Alzheimer's Disease

New research may explain why Black and Latinx people—who disproportionately breathe in toxic air—have a higher risk of getting the disease in America.

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Report Finds Toxic Sites Plus Climate Change Could Soon Equal Disaster

And the Trump administration is reportedly not moving to protect the people of color who live near hundreds of Superfund sites.

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11,000+ Scientists Warn That The World Is in a 'Climate Emergency'

A new report stresses the need for a major shift in environmental policies.

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Study Says When Women of Color Enter Prosecutor Races, They Win

A new study from the Reflective Democracy Campaign showed that while White men still dominate as elected prosecutors, women of all races and men of color are winning at higher rates when they compete for the same seats.

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STUDY: Black Scientists Less Likely to Win Federal Funding For Research

Grant applications that include the words “socioeconomic,” “disparity” and “reproductive” are the least likely to win funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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LGBTQ+ People of Color More Likely to Live In Poverty Than Whites

A study from the Williams Institute study also shows that LGBTQ+ people who suffer from economic insecurity are more likely to be young people of color who identify as bisexual or transgender and are experiencing a disability.

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STUDY: Most Parents Don't Talk to Their Kids About Race

A new survey from Sesame Workshop says that parents of color are much more likely to talk to their kids about identity than their White counterparts.

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Study Finds Race is Primary Factor in Enforcement of Safe Drinking Water Act

Flint and Newark are just two of the many cities where the race of residents is tied to poor regulation of water safety.

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REPORT: Coastal Communities Face Catastrophic Future Due to Climate Change

“The oceans are sending us so many warning signals that we need to get emissions under control.”

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How Can Rethinking Policing Reverse the Mass Incarceration Epidemic?

A new report from the Vera Institute of Justice breaks down how a single negative interaction with a police officer can alter a life forever—and how a shift in how the nation approaches justice can prevent the criminalization of people of color.

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AI Used to Curb Hate on Twitter Actually Punishes Black People

“These systems are being developed to identify language that’s used to target marginalized populations online. It’s extremely concerning if the same systems are themselves discriminating against the population they’re designed to protect.”

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New Study Pinpoints the Most Urgent Needs of TGNC People Living With HIV

The Transgender Law Center documented the top legal and health care barriers for HIV-positive trans and gender nonconforming people. The goal is “data-driven advocacy led by the community for the community.”

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Study Finds Increase in Latinx Preterm Births After Trump Election

Researchers emphasized a connection between psychosocial stress and an increase in babies born early after 45 won the White House.

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STUDY: Student Loan Debt Keeps Black and Latinx Aspiring Teachers Out of Classrooms

Meanwhile, research shows that Black students thrive in tangible ways when they have at least one teacher who looks like them.

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STUDY: Being Denied an Abortion is Detrimental to Long-Term Health

In the first study of its kind, researchers looked at illness in people denied abortions compared to those who were able to obtain the medical procedure.

a young Black girl with ponytails, blue overalls and a black biker jacket, walks with an older man wearing a blue baseball cap and a black and blue tracksuit. The man holds a sign that reads, "stop killing me"

Where Does Your State Rank When It Comes to Black Homicide?

A new study ranks states according to the number of Black teens and adults killed.

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ICYMI: Report Finds Nearly Half of Transgender Southerners Experience Violence

The numbers were higher for transgender people of color.

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Does Your City Employ Environmental Justice Best Practices?

A new study examines how cities from San Francisco to Baltimore are making the environment safer for residents of color.

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Americans Favor Racial Diversity, Think It's a Challenge for Policymakers

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that views on the positive effects of racial and ethnic diversity on U.S. culture shift when adults are asked about people of color exceeding White people as the majority of the population.