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.
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.
Increased HPV Vaccine Age Limit Could Save Black, Latinx Lives
A disproportionate number of people of color develop HPV-related cancers.
Indigenous Activists Win Two Legal Battles To Protect Their Land
Federal courts halted moves by the Trump administration that would have contaminated water sources and destroyed Native cultural artifacts.
Black and Latinx Families Live, Go to School and Grocery Shop Near Chemical Facilities
New research shows that the health risks—including cancer—multiply for people living at or near the poverty level.
Migrant Farmers Could Be Hardest Hit By Hurricane Florence
This group of workers—many of whom are of undocumented status—have to choose between asking for help from FEMA and being deported by ICE.
5 Ways To Donate Money, Time and Other Aid to Communities Hit By Florence
These organizations are working to keep people in the Carolinas safe in the aftermath of the storm.
As Puerto Ricans Move to the Mainland, Rich White Americans Set Up Lives on the Island
Although post-Maria life has not returned to normal, PR is still attractive as a tax haven.
READ: Black Homeowners in the Gullah-Geechee Islands Could Lose Land After Florence
A new Mother Jones article details how property laws could complicate post-storm recovery.
Sexual Health Experts on Why 'Insecure' Needs to Practice Safer Sex
With STI rates dangerously high for Black people, do TV shows have a responsibility to wrap it up?
Planned Parenthood's New President Has a Long History of Saving Black Mothers and Babies
Dr. Leana Wen is also experienced in standing up against the Trump administration’s attacks on reproductive rights.
SURVEY: Black Women Overwhelmingly Support Roe v. Wade
They also lead the way in opposing the nomination of anti-abortion Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
How Climate Change Could Make Hurricane Florence More Dangerous For Communities of Color
Global warming not only impacts the strength of the storm, but it can also impact the mental health of those affected by it.
READ: Bills Seek to Save the Lives Of Native Women
Savanna’s Act, the End Trafficking of Native Americans Act and the #NotInvisible campaign hope to strengthen the federal response for Indigenous women who are kidnapped and murdered.
High Lead Levels Force Detroit to Shut Off Water Fountains At All Public Schools
The underfunded district faces millions in plumbing bills to reverse the problem.
Race, Class Impact Houston Resisdents' Recovery From Hurricane Harvey
A year after the storm, many Black and Latinx Houstonians are still unable to safely live in their homes.
STUDY: After Natural Disasters, Whites Accumulate Wealth While People of Color Lose It
There are marked racial differences in the cost of disasters.
STUDY: Increasing Number of Black Doctors Could Save Black Men's Lives
Black men have the lowest life expectancy in the United States. A new study examines why a doctor’s race can make all the difference.
All of Puerto Rico's Residents Have Electricity Again, But Grid Is Still Fragile
Nearly one year after a full blackout, the electrical utility’s executive director acknowledges the situation remains “a mess.”
Racial Justice Groups Enjoy Tenuous Victory in Halting Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction
The completed pipeline would expose Black communities along its path to dangerous levels of pollution, says the NAACP.