READ: Why Naming 'Race' As The Factor Behind Black Women's High Rates of Maternal Mortality Is Counterproductive
Ob-Gyn Dr. Joia Crear-Perry stresses that calling out racism is the only way to solve this health crisis.
Maternal Mortality Rate in Texas Lower Than Believed, But Black Women's Numbers Remain Alarmingly High
A correction in data collection still confirms that Black pregnant Texans face disproportionate health dangers.
Michigan to Stop Distributing Free Bottled Water in Flint
Many of the city’s residents do not trust—or use—what comes out of their tap.
New Houston Rule Could Save Homes From Flooding, Drive Up Prices
The City Council passed a regulation that may help and hurt the city’s most vulnerable residents.
Testing Shows That Flint's Kids Still Attend Schools With Elevated Lead Water Levels
Free bottled water for students is only guaranteed through the end of this school year.
Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration, Allows Undocumented Teens Access to Abortions
The temporary injunction also prevents the government from barring access to medical appointments.
#BootPruitt Campaign Aims to Oust EPA Administrator
The Hip Hop Caucus and Green Latinos are two of the organizations working to pressure the administration to fire Scott Pruitt.
Q&A: Producers of 'Roxanne Roxanne' on the Battle That is Making Black Films in Hollywood
More impressive than Mimi Valdés and Nina Yang Bongiovi’s (very impressive) film credits is their commitment to storytellers of color.
Federal Spending Bill Allocates $30 Million to Relocate Alaskan Coastal Villages
The Alaskan village of Newtok will receive the majority of the money to move its residents further inland.
FEMA Ignored Puerto Rico Supermarkets' Requests for Generator Fuel After Hurricane Maria
The result was the loss of tens of thousands of dollars of food, while people stood in lines outside, hungry.
UPDATE: Austin Bombing Suspect Kills Himself in Explosion
Law enforcement was approaching Mark Anthony Conditt’s vehicle as he detonated the device.
What The Latest Reproductive Rights Case Before the Supreme Court Means For Women
NIFLA v. Becarra has the potential to radically alter what anti-abortion medical centers can tell women.
Activists, Politicians Call on Trump Administration to Fire Office of Refugee Resettlement Director
Representative Jerry Nadler on Scott Lloyd: “It sounds like a scene from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ but for these young women in Scott Lloyd’s custody, it’s far from fiction.”
Hip Hop Caucus Launches New Environmental Justice Podcast
Co-host Mustafa Santiago Ali: “‘Think 100%’ comes at a crucial time for our communities now and for future generations.”
Court Refuses to Dismiss Climate Kids' Lawsuit Against Federal Government
The case puts the Trump administration on trial for its actions regarding the environment.
EPA Rules That Landfill in Majority Black Alabama Town is Not a Health Hazard
The agency said there was “insufficient evidence” to pursue the civil rights case.
Judge Clears Legal Roadblock for Administration to Build Border Wall
Center for Biological Diversity: “We intend to appeal this disappointing ruling, which would allow Trump to shrug off crucial environmental laws that protect people and wildlife.”
Federal Government Cuts Number of Contractors Restoring Power in Puerto Rico
Hundreds of thousands of residents are still without electricity.
EPA Report Proves That Black Communities More Likely to Breathe Toxic Air
People of color have a 35 percent higher chance of living near emission polluting facilities than their White counterparts—and the number is higher for Black residents.
STUDY: As Bottled Water Sales Rise in Communities of Color, So Do Environmental Dangers
A new study examines the role of big business in promoting to people of color—and pressuring politicians not to improve water infrastructure.