Health

For Flint residents, money won’t buy forgiveness

September 15, 2020

A proposed $600 million settlement cannot compensate for Flint’s trauma, one activist says.

Underpaid and at risk, graduate workers protest college reopening plans

September 14, 2020

Graduate assistants at colleges and universities around the country have long fought for higher salaries and benefits on par with that of non-student faculty members, however, amidst COVID-19, the battle for improved working conditions has an increased sense of urgency.

COVID-19 could be a death sentence for elderly prisoners

September 8, 2020

Members of the group Releasing Aging People in Prison talk about officials’ refusal to release aging prisoners with violent offenses, although studies show the chances of someone reoffending as they age are minimal.

The pandemic is reshaping our sex lives. Is cybersex our future?

September 3, 2020

As school sex education programs have been cut back and replaced with an abstinence-only standard under the Trump-Pence administration, the LGBTQI community has picked up the slack developing curricula and resources to guide young adults into sex-positive and safe sex life choices.

Terror in trailer jail: every single prisoner infected with COVID-19

September 1, 2020

Eddie Conway talks with reporter Katie Kull in Missouri about poor conditions and the no-mask mandate that led to over 100 prisoners contracting Covid-19.

A new rapid spit test for COVID-19 could be the game changer we need

August 20, 2020

Are known cases just the tip of the iceberg? A new test holds promise – and peril – for how we fight back against the disease.

Climate, crude, and COVID devastate Ecuador’s Amazon

Climate, crude, and COVID devastate Ecuador’s Amazon

August 11, 2020

Caught between the pandemic, historic flooding, and governmental negligence, Ecuador’s Indigenous people have launched an international appeal to crowdsource rebuilding efforts.

COVID-19 surges in Florida after data whistleblower fired

COVID-19 surges in Florida after data whistleblower fired

August 11, 2020

“Somebody needs to put a muzzle on [Trump] before he gets another 100,000 people killed. The United States does not have this under control.”

Black Americans, Black Brazilians Suffer More From COVID-19. Structural Racism Is To Blame.

Black Americans, Black Brazilians Suffer More From COVID-19. Structural Racism Is To Blame.

July 30, 2020

“Genocides don’t always have to be intentional. It’s about impact. Whether or not they have been planning to kill people, we know people are dying and Black people are dying disproportionately.”

400,000 Marylanders Could Face Eviction as COVID-19 Spikes

400,000 Marylanders Could Face Eviction As COVID-19 Spikes

July 24, 2020

Activists demand Mayor Jack Young and Gov. Larry Hogan take action to avert mass evictions amidst a massive spike in COVID-19 cases in Maryland.