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UN Report: Puerto Rico Debt-Fighting Measures Must Not Impact Human Rights

“The population in Puerto Rico cannot be held hostage to past irresponsible borrowing and lending.”

Colorlines screenshot of SDG U.S. Dashboard, taken from the report on July 25, 2016.

The U.S. is Lagging on U.N. Goals for 'Sustainable Development'

The United States ranks No. 25 out of 149 countries evaluated in a new report. 

Janet Mock and Alicia Garza Talk Race, Gender at United Nations

The activists and others presented at the United Nations as part of the Recognition, Justice and Development: Women of African descent event.

This Reddit #AskMeAnything Aims to Tackle Racial Discrimination

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Starting at 4 p.m. EST, the United Nation’s Gay McDougall will offer up real talk about the fight against racism both here and abroad.

Queen Latifah, Freida Pinto Join New Production Company to Empower Women

The women joined forces for the launch of We Do It Together. 

U.N. Working Group Says U.S. Should Pay Black Americans Reparations

“Past injustices and crimes against African Americans need to be addressed with reparatory justice.”

Why Flint's Toxic Water Forced the Mayor to Declare a State of Emergency

The number of young children with elevated lead levels has doubled since the Michigan city began getting its water from the local river.

U.N. Official Recommends U.S. Return Mt. Rushmore to Sioux

A United Nations human rights official has recommended the U.S. turn over control of lands considered to be sacred to Native Americans, including the site of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

As U.N. Debates Palestinian Statehood, Palestinian People Still Ignored

The Palestinian Authority has set in motion a diplomatic frenzy over its citizens’ right to self-determination. But something obvious remains lost in the maneuvering between the White House, Abbas and Israel: The Palestinian people.