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.
Dangerously High Lead Levels Found In Suburban Chicago Homes
Researchers who helped in Flint, Michigan, are now intervening in Illinois.
Puerto Rico Officials Finally Admit Hurricane Maria Killed More Than 64 People
In a report to Congress, they placed the number at approximately 1,427 people. Meanwhile, a May study said the death toll was at least 4,645.
Baltimore Set To Ban Privatization of Water System
The law will make the city the first in the United States to protect its residents from the high costs that come with a privately-owned water utility.
READ: How Congress Can Help Pregnant Migrant Women in Detention
A reproductive rights advocate writes about legal solutions to a growing crisis.
New Report Details How Poorly The EPA Handled Flint Water Crisis
The EPA’s inspector general says the agency’s passivity worsened a “catastrophic situation.”
READ: Why Abortion Rights For Black Women Are a Blow to White Supremacy
Reproductive rights activist Yamani Hernandez: “Black liberation is not measured in numbers of Black births; it is measured by thriving, autonomous Black lives.”
Real Estate Agents Encourage People of Color To Live In Polluted Neighborhoods
A new study finds an insidious reason behind the racial imbalance of residents in toxic communities.
FEMA Admits It Bungled Response in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
The agency released a report that supports the criticisms leveled against it.
Racism Linked to High Maternal and Infant Mortality for Native Women
“We stopped keeping statistics on the number of Native moms and babies that are lost in our region; it was just too upsetting.”
READ: Why Overturning Roe v. Wade Is An Assault On More Than Abortion Rights
Though women of color stand to be hardest hit, reproductive rights activist Nancy Northrup argues that overturning the law would negatively impact everyone living in America.
Anti-Choice Group Using SCOTUS Decision to Dismantle Abortion Laws
The Alliance Defending Freedom is targeting laws that govern the responsibilities of “fake women’s health centers” in Hawaii and Illinois as unconstitutional.
Nearly 2,000 Puerto Rican Hurricane Survivors Face Eviction
A federal judge will decide if Puerto Ricans forced to evacuate their homes following Hurricane Maria will be evicted from their hotels and motels, as FEMA seeks to end the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program.
Puerto Rico's Water System Is Almost Fully Operational
Finally, some good news about post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico.
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of 'Fake Women's Health Centers'
The Supreme Court just issued a blow to women’s right to obtain abortions.
Planned Parenthood Sues Trump Administration to Protect Teen Pregnancy Prevention Progam
The administration’s change in the Obama-era initiative requires grant recipients to promote an abstinence-only approach that research has found to be ineffective.
STUDY: Pennsylvania's Communities of Color In More Danger From Health Consequences of Fracking
Researchers found a disproportionate number of people of color living near power plants.
Asthma Rates Rise in Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria
Doctors and public health officials say they have “never seen anything like this.”
Lawsuit Challenges Texas Abortion Laws That Target Women of Color
As state lawmakers continue to pass restrictive measures, a coalition of reproductive rights advocates are working on what they call a “big fix” to Texas’ restrictive abortion laws.