African-American Community

Moms and Children Went to the Hill … and Then They Danced

BY ON October 5, 2017
Moms Clean Air Force joined forces with the environmental justice group, Green for All and Climate Parents on Capitol Hill last week to fight proposed EPA budget cuts, and to urge action on climate change. Women lawmakers echoed our message at a press conference. They...

TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Air Pollution, Children's Health, Climate Change, EPA, Florida, Latino Community, Massachusetts, MCAF News, Tennessee, Washington DC

“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