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.
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.
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.
Many In Migrant Caravan May Be Climate Refugees
This vulnerable demographic are not recognized or protected by any international law.
Washington D.C. On Course To Pass Historic Climate Bill
As the federal government doubles down on denying climate change, the nation’s capital is moving toward using 100 percent renewable energy.
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.
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.
Federal Judge Overturns Mississippi Law That Banned Abortion After 15 Weeks
In his decision, Judge Reeves said state lawmakers’ claims to be interested in women’s health was “pure gaslighting.”
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.”
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.
Judge Halts Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline
The project is opposed by Indigenous groups who say it ignores treaties and could damage their lands.
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.
The Women of Color Who Made History on Election Night
So many progressive women taking office!
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 city’s population problems.
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.
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.
State and Federal Government Still Resisting Efforts to Save Flint
Government employees allege that higher ups do not want to prevent another water crisis.
Trump Administration to Suspend Dozens Of Environmental and Health Laws to Build Border Wall
Activists says residents and wildlife along the wall’s proposed route are in danger.
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.