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Cyntoia Brown

How to Support Cyntoia Brown

Sentenced to life in prison at 16 for killing her would-be rapist, Brown is not eligible for parole until she is 67.

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.

Migrant Caravan Crosses Into Mexico

Many In Migrant Caravan May Be Climate Refugees

This vulnerable demographic are not recognized or protected by any international law.

Washington, D.C. aerial view

Washington D.C. On Course To Pass Historic Climate Bill

As the federal government doubles down on denying climate change, the nations capital is moving toward using 100 percent renewable energy.  

Puerto Rico Marks Holiday Season Amidst Slow Hurricane Recovery

Puerto Rican Homeowners Suffer As FEMA Pays Exorbitant Prices for Home Repairs

An investigation from The New York Times reveals extreme markups and disappointed residents.

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.

Anti-Abortion Activists March In Washington

Federal Judge Overturns Mississippi Law That Banned Abortion After 15 Weeks

In his decision, Judge Reeves said state lawmakers claims to be interested in womens health was pure gaslighting.

Immigrants and their supporters rally in New York City during a protest against recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on February 16, 2017.

It Is Now Easier To Deport Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Trafficking

Jason Boyd of the American Immigration Lawyers Association: “In effect, USCIS could throw survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking into deportation proceedings for the very act of seeking protection from their abusers and captors.”

Brown woman holds pregnant belly, rest of frame is black

Trump Administration's Contraception Proposal Hijacks Program for Women in Poverty

The government wants women whose employers object to paying for contraception on religious grounds to rely on a program aimed at keeping lower-incoming earning women healthy.

Crude oil pipeline construction in Jefferson County, Texas, in August 2008.

Judge Halts Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

The project is opposed by Indigenous groups who say it ignores treaties and could damage their lands.

A Black protestor holds a sign that says 'keep abortion legal' in front of the supreme court

Reproductive Rights Did Not Win the Midterm Elections

From state constitution changes to the revocation of an Obama-era birth control rule, things are changing.

Ayanna Pressley. Black woman in green dress stands behind wooden podium with sign that says, "Ayanna Pressley Democrat for Congress."

The Women of Color Who Made History on Election Night

So many progressive women taking office!

 The city of Detroit skyline. This city is home to the nation's largest trash incinerator.

Detroit City Official Wants To Force Relocation By Shutting Off People's Water

The head of the Water and Sewage department has a bold solution to the citys population problems.

Eighteen of the 21 youth plaintiffs and two of their siblings showcase their solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. They recently won with a court judge moving their case forward.

SCOTUS Pauses Climate Kids Lawsuit

After the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to intervene, Chief Justice Roberts handed the White House a temporary victory.

Women hold pink signs with white lettering. They read, "Stand with women," and "Protect women's health."

Nearly Half the Texas Providers Offering Free Reproductive Health Care Have Zero Patients

The state has not found an effective alternative to Planned Parenthood, which it defunded in 2011.

Jesse Jackson Leads National March In Flint To End Water Crisis

State and Federal Government Still Resisting Efforts to Save Flint

Government employees allege that higher ups do not want to prevent another water crisis.

A U.S. border wall tops a levee near Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border on March 15, 2017, near La Grulla, Texas.

Trump Administration to Suspend Dozens Of Environmental and Health Laws to Build Border Wall

Activists says residents and wildlife along the walls proposed route are in danger.

A man waves down to rescue crew as he tries to leave the area after he was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Flooded Coastal Communities No Safer After Being Rebuilt With FEMA Dollars

A failure to consider climate change guarantees that towns and residents stay vulnerable in post-hurricane recovery efforts.

White marble building with columns and statue of someone holding an unfurled scroll, bright blue sky in the background

Judge Rules Indian Child Welfare Act Unconstitutional

When the law was passed in 1978, about a third of Native children were being forced into foster care and adoption.