A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency finds that people of color are much more likely to live near polluters and breathe polluted air—even as the agency seeks to roll back regulations on pollution.
A bipartisan compromise that just passed the state Senate would require minority-party support for political maps, and would limit the number of communities that could be splintered.
Over a month after Hurricane Maria, citizens are still facing limited access to medical help and the increasing threat of illness.
Hurricane Maria has exposed and intensified the island’s ecological crisis and its human consequences.
As unprecedented hurricanes assault coastal U.S. communities, residents and experts fear the storms could unleash contamination the EPA has tried to keep at bay.
Memorials to the Lost Cause have always meant something sinister for the descendants of enslaved people.
The return of violent white-supremacist rallies to the city is a special threat to its African American community, but not a new one.
The story of a decades-long lead-poisoning lawsuit in New Orleans illustrates how the toxin destroys black families and communities alike.
New data shows just how arbitrary premium increases might be for Americans if the GOP plan becomes law.
Home-care workers are increasingly vital to the future of our healthcare system, but they face obstacles rooted in racism and sexism.
The Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture is at once triumphant and crushing.
Courts are recognizing that the intent of many new voter laws is not to improve democracy, but to discriminate.
City leaders across the U.S. see the Republican nominee’s rhetoric as a threat to their diversity and inclusivity.
By re-enfranchising people with felony convictions, the state confronts its Jim Crow legacy.