READ: How Doctors Can Better Serve Black Patients
A Black physician on why her colleagues’ refusal to learn the history of American medical racism harms their patients.
Support Growing for Restrictive Abortion Bill in Texas
The “fetal heartbeat” bill would prohibit the procedure for people who are more than six weeks pregnant.
Planned Parenthood to Lose Millions in Funding Under New Federal 'Gag Rule'
The Trump administration will now withhold family planning funding if a clinic provides abortion referrals to patients.
Scientists Hope Hurricane Maria Can Reveal How The Earth Recovers From Increasingly Intense Storms
Caribbean ecosystems devastated by climate-related extreme weather have global implications.
Illinois to Pass Laws to Give Women Better Access to Abortions
Due to restrictive laws in neighboring states, women nearby could also have the procedure there.
New York City Says Businesses Can't Discriminate Based on Hair
Not only can the city force companies to rehire employers who were let go due to this racial discrimination, but it can also levy penalties up to $250,000.
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 earth’s climate.
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.
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.
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 Rican Activists Fear Residents Will See Little of $20 Billion Recovery Grant
Human rights attorney Ariadna Godreau-Aubert: “What we’ve seen so far is that this is a plan for developers, and not for the people.”
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.”
Flint Launches Program to Help Kids Who Need Special Education Services Because of Water Crisis
Experts say it’s a step in the right direction, but not enough.
How Do You Feel About Kamala Harris Running For President?
Reactions online range from enthusiastic to cautiously optimistic to displeased.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Second Black Man Found Dead in Major Democratic Contributor's Home
Ed Buck is not currently under investigation for either death.