Ayana Byrd

Warren Washington

Pioneering Black Climate Scientist Honored With Top Prize in the Field

Warren Washington was one of the first physicists to create models for understanding the earths climate. 

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People of Color Benefit From New Public Lands Protection Bill

With bipartisan support, the Senate passed a measure that includes provisions aimed at Indigenous and African Americans. 

 Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

READ: Flint Whistle Blower Says Government Is Still Failing Residents

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha believes the state legislature is taking actions that could cause another water crisis. 

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SCOTUS To Make Landmark Decision on Abortion This Week

The conservative majority Court could effectively overturn Roe v. Wade as it rules on a Louisiana law. 

Puerto Rico Faces Extensive Damage After Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rican Activists Fear Residents Will See Little of $20 Billion Recovery Grant

Human rights attorney Ariadna Godreau-Aubert: “What weve seen so far is that this is a plan for developers, and not for the people.

Rashida Tlaib speaks at Creating Change Conference

WATCH: Rashida Tlaib on Why All Legislation Must Protect LGBTQ Rights

The new member of Congress spoke at the National LGBT Task Force’s Creating Change Conference.

READ: How Texas Contributed to Rise in Pregnant Girls in Foster Care System

One teen mother: “All my friends that I was in placements with—every single one—either has a kid or is pregnant right now.”

The City of Flint Water Plant is illuminated by moonlight on Jan. 23, 2016, in Flint, Michigan. The state approved new funds for the city yesterday.

Flint Launches Program to Help Kids Who Need Special Education Services Because of Water Crisis

Experts say its a step in the right direction, but not enough.

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How Do You Feel About Kamala Harris Running For President?

Reactions online range from enthusiastic to cautiously optimistic to displeased.

U.S. Supreme Court Expected To Issue Major Rulings

Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Renews Its Fight For Women's Reproductive Health

Representatives Barbara Lee and Judy Chu introduced legislation that aims to protect the right to choose.

San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Proposes Putting Soda Tax On Nov. Ballot

REPORT: Companies Target Black and Latinx Youth With Junk Food Ads

The candy, soda and fast food industries disproportionately push their products on kids of color.

A Black woman wearing a white shirt rests her hand on her pregnant belly.

Court Thwarts White House Effort to Keep Women From Free Contraception in 13 States

But a new federal rule could stand in the way for millions of other women.

Lucy McBath in Congress

Representative Lucy McBath Co-Sponsors Legislation to Curb Gun Violence

McBath, the mother of slain teen Jordan Davis: For my son, my family and the countless others impacted by gun violence—we will fix this broken system.

NJ Gov Christie Campaigns For CA Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Whitman

Second Black Man Found Dead in Major Democratic Contributor's Home

Ed Buck is not currently under investigation for either death.

Detroit Prepares To Host GOP Presidential Debate

City of Flint to Stand Trial For Supplying Toxic Water

An appeals court ruled that the city has no immunity in the case.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Latinx woman in white suit jacket with right hand over her heart, surrounded by other people and brown leather seating

A Shimmer of Political Hope From Today's Newly Sworn-In Congress

The 116th Congress includes many historic firsts and progressive women.

The moon sets over sandstone formations near Round Rock December 5, 2002, on the Navajo Indian Reservation, Arizona. A third of the nation lacks access to running water.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Native Americans

As federal money owed to Indian Country under treaties goes unpaid, esesential services are being shut down.

Cardi B at 2018 American Music Awards

Colorlines Favorites of 2018: Cardi B's 'Invasion of Privacy' and the Value of Authenticity

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite 2018 videos, books, hashtags, movies and more. Here, contributing editor Ayana Byrd on why Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy” was the year’s best album.

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Trump Administration Ignores How Laws Are Made to Deny People Food Stamps

The USDA proposed rule changes could affect more than half a million people.

Social Media Site Twitter Debuts On The New York Stock Exchange

New Study Confirms That Black Women Are Most Abused Group on Twitter

Amnesty International hopes Twitter will use the findings to make women safer online.