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In Louisiana, and across the U.S., we are seeing a disproportionate number of Black people die from this virus. (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Views
The Coronavirus Is Devastating Already Devastated Communities
The people and equity-centered recovery approach we are putting forward is intended to address immediate needs, but it’s also a guide for long-term change.
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Medical personnel talk at a drive-thru Coronavirus COVID-19 testing station at West Jefferson Medical Centeron March 17, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. West Jefferson Medical Center has opened a drive-thru Coronavirus test station where patients who are exhibiting signs and symptoms of the Coronavirus can be referred by a physician to be tested. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Views
7 Very Disturbing Facts About COVID-19 in Louisiana
One of the nation's hotspots is suffering severely from the outbreak.
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Decades of Heavy Air Pollution Could Make Some Areas More Likely to See High Coronavirus Death Toll: Study
"We need to focus on fighting this pandemic now. When we get to the other side, we need to have a real and honest conversation about the failure to tackle harmful air pollution."
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Unnecessary Restrictions on Abortion Pose Undue Burden to Women's Constitutionality
These regulations—as well as the extremist legislators who impose them—ignore the fact that abortion is safe, and as clinics close, more and more patients are forced to travel outside of their communities for care.
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Will the US Supreme Court Protect the Right to Protest?
An officer sued DeRay Mckesson. The lawsuit, which should have been swiftly dismissed, now threatens the First Amendment rights of millions.
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Formosa plant protesters News
Groups Challenge Louisiana Permits for Formosa Plastics' Giant Petrochemical Complex in Cancer Alley
"The fight against Formosa's polluting and unjust petrochemical complex is part of a growing national movement to address the triple threat of climate chaos, plastics pollution, and environmental racism."
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Climate Watchdog Warns US Fracking Boom Leading to 30% Rise in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2025
"This analysis shows that we're heading in the wrong direction and really need to slow emissions growth from the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries."
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Sharon Lavigne, founder and president of the faith-based community group RISE St. James News
Louisiana Officials Urged to Rescind Permission for Petrochemical Plant Over Cancer Dangers and Discovery of Burial Grounds for Enslaved People
"We continue to fight for our lives against these toxic industries, and now we are fighting for our ancestors too."
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Ramirez, who is married with three children, spent Thanksgiving in ICE custody. The following day he was deported to his native Honduras. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Views
Deporting Workers Makes America Less Safe
We need workers to speak out about potentially unsafe and unlawful conditions at work, without fear of deportation.
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A giant baby trump balloon flies over the Parliament Square during a demonstration against the visit to the UK by US President Donald Trump on July 13, 2018 in London, England. News
'Baby Trump Is Coming to Tuscaloosa!': 12-Hour GoFundMe Signals Alabama Protesters Ready for President
"All extra funds will he donated to the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery," said organizer behind the effort. "Will update once we have a location. He needs a lot a space seeing as he is a big baby."
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