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.”
Digital Museums Document Houston Following Hurricane Harvey
The open-access archives also explore how racism made the storm harder for Black and Latinx Houstonians.
Court Temporarily Blocks Missouri's Eight-Week Abortion Ban
But new restrictions—including for cases of fetal Down Syndrome—were allowed to go into effect.
New Plan Seeks to Replace Newark's Lead Pipes In Less Than 3 Years
With the national spotlight on the city’s lead water crisis, officials have shaved seven years off the initial timeline to replace pipes.
The Decisions and Inaction Behind Newark's Lead Water Crisis
An investigation by The New York Times reveals years of mismanagement.
How City Planners Are Battling Rising Temps Across Nation
Global warming is causing major climate shifts. Now, cities are making major changes to protect their most vulnerable residents.
ICYMI: Standing Rock Sioux Back In Court to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline
As the pipeline prepares to double its daily output, the tribe demands a new environmental assessment of the project.
Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Title X Program
“We believe that the Trump administration is doing this as an attack on reproductive health care and to keep providers like Planned Parenthood from serving our patients.”
ICYMI: Puerto Rico's New Governor Suspends Contract to Repair Power Grid
“I hope this isn’t a smoke screen and that there’s a real audit. That’s what all these people who have lost trust in the government expect.”
Pediatricians Highlight Impact of Racism On Children's Health
A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics urges doctors and policymakers to address bias and discrimination in health care.
Lead Concerns Push Newark to Distribute Bottled Water to Residents
The EPA says residents should not drink tap water, even if it’s been filtered. The city says more tests are needed.
Planned Parenthood's New Leader On Racial Equity and Reproductive Health Freedom
Alexis McGill Johnson talks to Colorlines about bringing her life’s work as a racial justice organizer to the reproductive health care organization.
Puerto Rico's New Governor Challenged as 'Unconstitutional'
The Puerto Rican Senate filed a lawsuit questioning the validity of the swearing in of the territory’s new governor, Pedro Pierluisi.
New Study Pinpoints the Most Urgent Needs of TGNC People Living With HIV
The Transgender Law Center documented the top legal and health care barriers for HIV-positive trans and gender nonconforming people. The goal is “data-driven advocacy led by the community for the community.”