• EPA using Civil Rights Act of 1964 to help Black areas doused in pollution

    RESERVE, La. (AP) — Sprawling industrial complexes line the drive east along the Mississippi River to the majority-Black town of […] The post EPA using Civil Rights Act of 1964 to help Black areas doused in pollution appeared first on TheGrio.

  • Target Deal Days are coming soon! Here’s when and how you can shop the big sale

    Target Deal Days are the retailer's official kickoff to the holiday shopping season — the prices rival its Black Friday deals.

  • Elijah McClain Would Be Alive If It Wasn't For Ketamine Injection Complications, Report Claims

    There are some troubling developments regarding amended autopsy details about 23-year-old Elijah McClain, a Black man who died in police custody in Denver in 2019. According to CNN, the autopsy results reported by coroner Stephen Cina were updated to “complications of ketamine administration following forcible restraint.”

  • Suspected "neo-Nazi" gunman kills at least 13 in Russian school

    Russian officials say the shooter was a former student who rampaged with converted pistols, wearing "a black top with Nazi symbols and a balaclava."

  • Civil rights law targets 'cancer alley' discrimination

    Sprawling industrial complexes line the drive east along the Mississippi River to the majority-Black town of Reserve, Louisiana. In the last seven miles the road passes a massive, rust-colored aluminum-oxide refinery, then the Evonik chemical plant, then rows of white tanks at the Marathon oil refinery. Less than a half mile from an elementary school in Reserve, it makes synthetic rubber, emitting chloroprene, listed as a carcinogen in California, and a likely one by the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Alabama activists press voting rights in U.S. Supreme Court showdown

    When Evan Milligan, a voting rights activist and organizer, scans his hometown of Montgomery, the capital of the state of Alabama, he sees a tale of two cities. On one side of Montgomery, Black voters like him have been placed in the only one of Alabama's seven U.S. House of Representatives districts where they represent the majority. On the other side, the city's remaining Black voters reside in a different House district where they are vastly outnumbered by white voters.

  • Work-from-home wave may leave out most Black workers

    The work-from-home craze that was sparked by the coronavirus pandemic threatens to create another segregated societal system that could put […] The post Work-from-home wave may leave out most Black workers appeared first on TheGrio.

  • What Serena Williams’ Retirement Taught Me

    I grew up being empowered by her game on the tennis court. But reflecting on her retirement has reminded me of the limitlessness of Black women.

  • Teaching Black children to swim heals generational trauma and saves lives, experts say

    Experts told USA TODAY the racist history of recreational swimming leaves Black people less likely to learn to swim.

  • False claims, threats fuel poll worker sign-ups for midterms

    Outraged by false allegations of fraud against a Georgia elections employee in 2020, Amanda Rouser made a vow as she listened to the woman testify before Congress in June about the racist threats and harassment she faced. “I said that day to myself, ‘I’m going to go work in the polls, and I’m going to see what they’re going to do to me,’" Rouser, who like the targeted employee is Black, recalled after stopping by a recruiting station for poll workers at Atlanta City Hall on a recent afternoon. About 40 miles north a day later, claims of fraud also brought Carolyn Barnes to a recruiting event for prospective poll workers, but with a different motivation.

  • BYU, Wyoming football teams honor Black athletes barred from protesting racial inequity in 1969

    Before kickoff in Saturday evening’s football matchup between Brigham Young University (BYU) and Wyoming University, commemorations were held honoring a […] The post BYU, Wyoming football teams honor Black athletes barred from protesting racial inequity in 1969 appeared first on TheGrio.

  • Jewish pilgrims gather in Ukraine despite the perils of war

    Thousands of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims flocked to central Ukraine to mark the Jewish new year Sunday, ignoring international travel warnings as Russia struck more targets from the air and mobilized its citizens to stem losses in the war that has entered its eighth month. The pilgrims, many traveling from Israel and further afield, converged on the small city of Uman, the burial site of Nachman of Breslov, a respected Hasidic rabbi who died in 1810. The streets of one of Uman's central neighborhoods were packed with men of all ages wearing traditional black coats and long side curls.

  • Black Mom and Daughter Duo Write a Children’s Book Focusing on the Beauty of Growing Food

    Discover the intimate relationship between generations of family, Black history, and their garden.

  • California reparations task force starts to dig in on specifics

    Task force begins tackling question of how to structure California's reparations program for Black residents whose families suffered from slavery.

  • Amended Autopsy Report Shows Paramedics Administered Deadly Dose Of Ketamine That Killed Elijah McClain

    Elijah McClain was a 23-year-old Black man who died seven days after his encounter with Colorado police.

  • Palace reveals ledger stone at queen's final resting place

    Buckingham Palace released a photo Saturday giving the first public glimpse of the new ledger stone installed at the final resting place of Queen Elizabeth II. The image shows the hand-carved Belgian black marble slab with brass letter inlays set into the floor of King George VI Memorial Chapel, St. George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. Surrounded by floral wreaths and bouquets, it is inscribed with her name and the years of her birth and death, alongside those of her father, George VI; her mother, Elizabeth; and her husband, Philip, who died last year.

  • Biden administration launches environmental justice office

    President Joe Biden’s top environment official visited what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement Saturday to unveil a national office that will distribute $3 billion in block grants to underserved communities burdened by pollution. Forty years after a predominantly Black community in Warren County, North Carolina, rallied against hosting a hazardous waste landfill, Michael Regan, the first Black man to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced he is dedicating a new senior level of leadership to the environmental justice movement they ignited. The Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights — comprised of more than 200 current staff members in 10 U.S. regions — will merge three existing EPA programs to oversee a portion of Democrats’ $60 billion investment in environmental justice initiatives created by the Inflation Reduction Act.

  • Buckingham Palace issues photo of Queen Elizabeth's final resting place

    Buckingham Palace published a photograph on Saturday from Queen Elizabeth's final resting place at the royal chapel in Windsor, featuring a ledger stone bearing her name and those of her parents, and husband Prince Philip. The stone, made of black Belgian marble, sits in the King George VI Memorial Chapel which Queen Elizabeth commissioned in 1962 as a burial place for George VI, her father.

  • New Charter School for Black Students Gets Approved in Denver After Initial Rejection

    A new charter school in Denver centering Black students and culture finally got the greenlight after initially being rejected. This past Thursday, the school board approved plans for the 5280 Freedom School to open it’s doors to students next fall.