STUDY: How Hurricane Maria Affected Mental Health of Children in Puerto Rico
A new study from the Puerto Rico Department of Education and Medical University of South Carolina found that nearly one-third of the children surveyed reported strong predictors of PTSD following the storm.
Court Blocks Trump Administration's Abortion 'Gag Rule'
A federal judge called the regulation a “ham-fisted approach to public health policy’” that would harm lower-income earning women.
New Study Finds Global Wealth Inequality Is Tied to Climate Change
Wealthy nations are getting richer as countries inhabited by people of color get hotter and more economically disadvantaged, say researchers.
Flint Residents Get Greenlight to Sue EPA
Thousands have joined a lawsuit that says the federal agency was negligent in its response to the city’s water crisis.
Flint Receives $77 Million to Fund New Water Projects
Five years after the water crisis began, the city continues to recover with projects to protect residents and update infrastructure.
U.S. Healthcare System Endangers Black Pregnant People of Undocumented Status
Shut out of the Affordable Care Act, they may not be able to access or afford prenatal care.
Senate Holds Hearing on Bill to Restrict Abortion Access
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing was in support of a bill that seeks to make it illegal to have an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Taja Lindley Turns Her Artistic Eye to Black Maternal Mortality
The New York City-based artist will center the voices of Black women who are often ignored by the health system.
READ: Puerto Ricans Face Food Shortages, Crumbling Infrastructure As Relief Aid Stalls
These are the real life consequences of Capitol Hill in-fighting.
Chicago Elects First Black Lesbian Mayor—But Not All Progressives See It As a Victory
Various activists, including online movement #StopLightfoot, say Lori Lightfoot’s record is harmful to members of the Black, immigrant and LGBTQ communities.
Senate Rejects Bill That Would Send Relief Money to Puerto Rico
Democrats say the bill’s aid package is another sign of Republican disregard for the island.
Georgia Is Latest State to Ban Abortion After Six Weeks
The “heartbeat ban” is opposed by politicians, reproductive rights activists and prominent names in Hollywood and the business world.
Trump Administration Expands Reach of Abortion 'Global Gag Rule'
Foreign groups that provide or discuss abortions will lose American funding under a directive that administration officials have championed as “decent” and “right.”
FEMA Releases Bank Info, Home Addresses of 2.3 Million Disaster Survivors
The agency calls the error a “major privacy incident.”
Mississippi Passes Restrictive 'Heartbeat Ban' Abortion Law
The state already has just one clinic to perform the medical procedure.
South Dakota Criminalizes Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline
The state’s tribal communities say the governor is placing the interests of big business over their safety.
Maryland Aims to Leave Title X Program to Protect Abortion Providers and Patients
If approved, the state will refuse nearly $4 million in funding to create its own family planning program.
Studies Show the Dangers of Proposed Changes to Food Stamps
The Trump administration wants to impose stricter work requirements on recipients while cutting billions from SNAP.
The Best Medication to Prevent HIV is Hard to Find Where It's Needed Most
The dangerously scarce availability of PrEP is contributing to high HIV infection rates in Black men.
STUDY: White Americans' Consumer Habits Pollute the Air That Black and Latinx People Breathe
Researchers say there is a stark racial difference in who suffers from toxic air and who causes it.