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GASPING FOR AIR:
Climate Change and the Black Community

by Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.

The struggle of people of color for equality in the 20th century has become a struggle for existence in the 21st century. We’ve gone... Read More

Polluters Play Fake ‘Race Card’ Against Obama’s Climate Plan

Polluters Play Fake ‘Race Card’ Against Obama’s Climate Plan

by Van Jones

After years of foot-dragging by his predecessors and Congress, President Obama is taking on the biggest culprit behind global warming: pollution from outdated power... Read More

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Blacks Don’t Care About Climate Change
Fact or Fiction?

by Dr. Marshall Shepherd and Kellen Marshall

“Barack Obama might be the only Black person on the planet who cares about climate change”  Days after the Obama Administration announced landmark initiatives... Read More

Climate Change: It’s Time to Pay Attention

Climate Change: It’s Time to Pay Attention

by Gelasia Croom

Last year was the hottest year on record in the United States. Approximately one-third of the U.S. population experienced 100-degree temperatures for 10 or more... Read More

Are African-Americans More Vulnerable to Climate Change?

Are African-Americans More Vulnerable to Climate Change?

by Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd

This weekend, major urban areas of the northeast United States experienced an epic blizzard. This follows months of challenging weather, which often left devastation in... Read More

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Lisa Jackson, First-Ever Black EPA Head, to Step Down

by The Grio

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, the first-ever African-American to hold that post, announced Thursday she is leaving after a four-year tenure marked by... Read More