African-American Community

“Hurricanes Show Us Why Our Children Need a Strong and Independent EPA,” says the Father of Environmental Justice

BY ON September 18, 2017
This is a Moms Clean Air Force exclusive interview with Dr. Robert D. Bullard. Dr. Bullard is known as the “father of  environmental justice.” He has been a leading campaigner against environmental racism: We have spoken previously about frontline and “fence-line” communities surrounded by a variety...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Asthma, Children's Health, Heat and Extreme Weather, Social Justice, Texas

Peggy Shepard of “WE ACT” on Air Pollution, Asthma and Environmental Justice

BY ON May 10, 2017
The history of WE ACT for Justice goes back to 1988. Peggy Shepard was one of three neighborhood activists who recognized that West Harlem in New York City, was bearing the brunt of toxic pollution. The Environmental Justice movement was getting off the ground. Awareness was building...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Air Pollution, Asthma, Children's Health, Indoor Air Pollution, New York, Politics, Social Justice

This Indiana City is Poisoning Families and Needs EPA Help

BY ON May 1, 2017
This was written by Kelly Nichols, Moms Clean Air Force Midwest Field Organizer:  When you think of lead poisoning, what comes to mind? It’s probably Flint, Michigan. After Flint, many communities started testing for lead contamination. Often, where there’s a large amount of contamination, lower-income families are the...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Indiana, Politics, Social Justice

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