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MLK 50: Our First Family March in Memphis with NAACP

It is hard to describe what I felt in Memphis, TN on April 4th, 2018. This date marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To start,…

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Can we talk? Here’s the conversation African Americans need to have about climate change

This guest post, by Danielle Hilton and Seandra Pope, was originally published on Grist on July 8. You can see the original post here. Last year, the African-American author and commentator Charles…

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Personal Reflection: Selma Anniversary a Call to Link Climate Justice and Civil Rights

As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the events in Selma, AL leading up to Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, I've been thinking more than usual about the connection…

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Clean, Distributed Energy Can Benefit Low-Income Families

This post, authored by Jorge Madrid and Marilynn Marsh-Robinson, originally appeared on Energy Exchange, a blog by Environmental Defense Fund, on November 17, 2014. You can view the original post here. We’ve spent…

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Inaugural Symposium: Social Justice, Environmental Justice and the Impact on Minority Health

February, Black History Month, is known for the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. As such, it is the perfect month to convene health care professionals and…

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Citizens take charge of their health, test for toxic mercury

This blog was written by Eriqah Foreman Williams with input from Amelia Shenstone. On Saturday October 15, free burgers, beautiful weather, and a high school marching band drew Covington, GA residents to…

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With Clean Air and Justice for All

This Thursday, May 26th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing in Atlanta, Georgia to solicit comments on the proposed and long-awaited rule to set national standards for mercury…