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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.

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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.

Baby in stroller waits as midterm election voters cast their ballots at Atlanta, Georgia's Grady High School polling station on November 6, 2018.

New Report Shows Historic Turnout Despite Voter Suppression in 2018 Midterms

More than 122 million people cast a ballot, according to findings from Pew Research Center.

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STUDY: How Hurricane Maria Affected Mental Health of Children in Puerto Rico

A new study from the  Puerto Rico Department of Education and Medical University of South Carolina found that nearly one-third of the children surveyed reported strong predictors of PTSD following the storm.

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New Study Finds Global Wealth Inequality Is Tied to Climate Change

Wealthy nations are getting richer as countries inhabited by people of color get hotter and more economically disadvantaged, say researchers.

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Election 2020: Ignore Women of Color at Your Own Peril [OP-ED]

The women behind Intersections of Our Lives say that if there’s one thing that can be learned from the last election, it’s that the votes of women of color should not be taken for granted.

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New Report Analyzes Racial Bias in Police Traffic Stops

The Stanford Policing Project determined Black and Latinx drivers are pulled over more frequently than White drivers, even with less evidence of wrongdoing.

China's Coal Dependence A Challenge For Climate

STUDY: White Americans' Consumer Habits Pollute the Air That Black and Latinx People Breathe

Researchers say there is a stark racial difference in who suffers from toxic air and who causes it.

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REPORT: In Wisconsin, Black and Native People Hardest Hit by Probation, Parole

A new report from Columbia University Justice Lab reveals that Black and Native folks in the state are subject to “structural disadvantages that make adhering to the requirements of community corrections more difficult for people of color.”

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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.

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New Study Confirms That Black Women Are Most Abused Group on Twitter

Amnesty International hopes Twitter will use the findings to make women safer online.

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Nearly Half of All U.S. Adults Have a Family Member Who Has Been Incarcerated

A new study finds that mass incarceration has ruinous consequences for the 113 million people in the United States whose family members have spent time in prisons or jails, and people of color are disproportionately impacted.