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Pruitt Shoots Down Pesticide Ban in First Major Move as EPA Head

31 March, 2017 - 14:30

There could be serious health consequences for farmworkers, children and surrounding communities in danger of drinking water sources polluted with chlorpyrifos.

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Energy Department Allegedly Bans Use of 'Climate Change' In Its Written Communication

31 March, 2017 - 14:30

Staff can also not text, type or jot down "Paris Agreement," according to sources who spoke with POLITICO.

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REPORT: Climate Change Impacts Mental Health, With People Of Color Hit the Hardest

31 March, 2017 - 14:30

"A persistent reality in American culture is the existence of environmental injustice."

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[VIDEO] Meet Reyna Montoya, an Arizona Organizer and Dancer Who Fights the Power to Protect Immigrant Families and Their Kids

31 March, 2017 - 11:28

In the first of a five-part video series featuring immigration activists in Maricopa County, Arizona, Reyna Montoya talks about how even the risk of family separation terrifies children, how she uses art for healing—and that one time she stopped a bus full of undocumented folks from being deported. 

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Activists, Advocates Plan 'A Day Without Immigrants' Strike for May 1

31 March, 2017 - 11:28

“May 1 is the first step in a series of strikes and boycotts that will change the conversation on immigration in the United States.”

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New Audio Documentary Series Explores Link Between War on Drugs, Police Violence

31 March, 2017 - 11:28

Audible’s “100:1 The Crack Legacy” delves into the politics and polices that disproportionately impact Black people in America.

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Tribal and Environmental Groups Sue Administration for Lifting Coal Leasing Ban

31 March, 2017 - 11:28

Jenny Harbine, lead attorney on case: “No one voted to pollute our public lands, air or drinking water in the last election.”

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Trump's Border Wall Funding Will Likely Not Make It Into This Year's Budget

31 March, 2017 - 11:28

Republican leaders worry that including the proposed $1.5 billion for the project will lead to a partial government shutdown.

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Queen Latifah, Wendell Pierce Team Up For Master P Biopic

31 March, 2017 - 11:28

“King of the South” will film in New Orleans this summer.

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Uber's Diversity Report: Employees Are Predominantly White and Male

31 March, 2017 - 08:22

Black and Latinx people make up only 14.4 percent of the company.

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W. Kamau Bell Talks Surprising Success of 'Politically Re-Active' Podcast, Season 2 Return

30 March, 2017 - 14:37

Bell and Hari Kondabolu just brought their politics-and-humor podcast back for a second season. We caught up with Bell to discuss what to expect this time around.

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LA Moves Toward Divesting from Wells Fargo in DAPL Protest

30 March, 2017 - 11:37

Resistance against DAPL continues, even as oil flows through the pipeline.  

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Despite Its Reputation for Elitism, Artists of Color Say the National Endowment for the Arts is Worth Saving

30 March, 2017 - 11:37

If passed, Trump's "America First" budget will eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. How will this affect already-marginalized artists of color?

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HBCUs Prepare for Day of Action on Capitol Hill

30 March, 2017 - 11:37

“We’re here to make sure our elected officials see and feel the importance of HBCUs—and we’re here to hold them accountable for their support.”

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REPORT: Missouri Tops List for Highest Black Homicide Rate in U.S.

30 March, 2017 - 11:37

Violence Policy Center: “This report reveals the devastating and disproportionate impact homicide, almost always involving a gun, has on Black men, boys, women and girls in America.”

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Repeal Clean Power Plan

30 March, 2017 - 11:37

This is an early step in what will likely be an uphill battle between the administration and environmental groups. 

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Ai Weiwei Will Build Fences Around New York City to Protest Xenophobia

30 March, 2017 - 08:19

"We are witnessing a rise in nationalism, an increase in the closure of borders, and an exclusionary attitude towards migrants and refugees, the victims of war and the casualties of globalization."

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UPDATE: Judge Approves Plan for Pipe Replacement in Flint, Dismisses Lawsuit

29 March, 2017 - 14:28

Michigan has agreed to put $97 million aside for approximately 18,000 water service lines.

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Barry Jenkins to Adapt Colson Whitehead's 'The Underground Railroad' for Amazon

29 March, 2017 - 14:28

Whitehead's 2016 novel envisions the Underground Railroad as an actual subterranean rail network.

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Racist Who Killed Timothy Caughman Charged With Terrorism, Hate Crimes

29 March, 2017 - 14:28

“James Jackson prowled the streets of New York for three days in search of a Black person to assassinate in order to launch a campaign of terrorism against our Manhattan community and the values we celebrate.”

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