Demanding Better Wages, Smaller Class Sizes and More, Chicago Teachers Go on Strike
The Chicago Teachers Union’s decision will keep more than 300,000 students out of classrooms.
SCOTUS Considers Constitutionality of Law That Pulls Rico Out of Debt
PROMESA was created to provide Puerto Rico with relief from its then-$72 billion in debt. Now a group of hedge funds wants it to fail.
ICYMI: Cherokee Nation Appoints First Delegate to U.S. House of Representatives
If recognized by the federal government, Kimberly Teehee would be able to introduce bills on behalf of the more than 300,000 people in the Cherokee Nation.
ICYMI: FDA Approves HIV Prevention Drug That Isn't Safety Tested for All
The Food and Drug Administration says that safety trials for Descovy primarily tested White cisgender men.
Supreme Court To Decide If Employers Can Discriminate Against LGBTQ+ Community
SCOTUS to consider three cases that cite the protections afforded by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
SCOTUS To Hear Case That Could Dismantle Roe v. Wade
“Access to abortion is hanging by a thread in this country, and this case is what could snap that thread.”
Planned Parenthood Covertly Opens Clinic to Provide Care for Missourians
The 18,000-square foot facility is located in Illinois—just 13 miles from Missouri’s lone abortion clinic, which is currently under fire.
New Poll Shows Most Americans Back Federal Funding of Abortion
Support is highest among women of color and people who live in abortion battleground states.
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.
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.”
Newark Sees Preliminary Decrease in Water Lead Levels
The latest results show that water filters are finally working in most of the tested homes.
Rising Insulin Prices Put Diabetics In Danger
African-American, Latinx and Asian-American diabetics are hardest hit by the skyrocketing costs.
Kids Around The World Go On A #ClimateStrike
Students march to demand action to save the earth—and to protect those most vulnerable to climate change.
This Tiny Pill Could Lower Mortality Rates for Black Babies
It could prevent a life-threatening condition called preeclampsia—but many patients don’t know it can help.
California Poised to Be First State to Provide Free Medication Abortions to College Students
The law will benefit the students at public universities in the state, who are predominantly people of color and may face geographic and economic hurdles to obtaining the medical procedure.
Ex-FEMA Officials Arrested For Taking Bribes to Award Contract to Repair Puerto Rico's Power Grid
A federal corruption investigation uncovered the bribes that led to Cobra Acquisitions receiving $1.8 billion in contracts.
Bahamians Denied Entry to U.S. During Post-Hurricane Dorian Evacuation
There is confusion and finger-pointing about why more than 100 people were not allowed to travel to Florida. Meanwhile, Trump doubles down on rhetoric to keep out “very bad” people.
Cancer Alley Residents Stop New Chemical Plant From Opening
A lawsuit and protests pushed a Chinese petrochemical firm to withdraw its approved application to build in Louisiana.
Trump Administration Takes $400 Million From Puerto Rico Recovery to Fund Border Wall
It’s part of a $3.6 billion package pulled out of the Department of Defense’s budget to pay for 175 miles of barrier.
8 Ways To Help The Bahamas Recover From Hurricane Dorian
“We are in the midst of one of the greatest national crises in our country’s history.”