(LAPLACE, La.) -- After the devastating Hurricane Ida tore across the state last weekend, communities in Louisiana and beyond are rallying to support their friends and neighbors. In LaPlace, Louisiana, local volunteers Desiree Nye and Hunter Louque helped Darrin Heisser and his dog, Sonny, evacuate from... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The $1.1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by Congress last week will fund roads, bridges, rails and other components of the country's infrastructure. The legislation is also addressing racial inequity. President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan aims to "reconnect neighborhoods cut off by historic investments"... Read More.
(LAS VEGAS) -- As many Americans hesitate to get vaccinated against COVID-19, NBA legend Spencer Haywood is teaming up with a medical school in Las Vegas to tackle the mistrust of the health care system prevalent in some communities of color. The Basketball Hall of... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Despite COVID-19 shutdowns temporarily clearing the air in many major cities, damaging air pollution was persistently higher in more minority and lower-income neighborhoods, compared to whiter, higher-income neighborhoods, according to a new study led by researchers at George Washington University. "This... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden plans to announce on Wednesday a range of actions targeting rising gun violence, according to the White House, as homicide rates jump heading into the summer months -- and Republicans blame him for it. The president will lay out a... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As Republicans lead efforts to restrict voting rights across the country, in what they describe as efforts to keep elections secure, Democrats have been trying to figure out how to effectively galvanize minority voting blocs ahead of the 2022 midterms, key bases... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Lawmakers and scientists must come together to make sure policies aimed at mitigating climate change do not increase global policy, according to a new study. While the impacts of climate change are widely considered to disproportionately affect people living below the poverty... Read More.
Former President Barack Obama is urging his fellow Americans to "Roll Up Your Sleeves" and get the COVID-19 vaccine. Teaming with basketball legends Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal for NBC's hour-long Roll Up Your Sleeves special, the former president hoped to persuade more Americans of color to get vaccinated... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Shaina Oliver's asthma flares up on cold days. Her kids can't play outside, often due to the heavy air pollution surrounding their community. "It becomes a burden because you have to buy more air filters for each room," she said. "And it's... Read More.
By ASHLEY LOUSZKO, ALLIE YANG, LAURA COBURN, JINSOL JUNG, and NEIL GIARDINO, ABC News(PITTSBURGH, Penn.) -- Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rev. Paul Abernathy has been helping his Pennsylvania community navigate the virus’ devastating impact.Now, as... Read More.
By IVAN PEREIRA and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A report released Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided additional details into how the earliest months of the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately affected minorities.The study found... Read More.
By DR. JAY BHATT and DR. LISA FITZPATRICK, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The recent Johnson & Johnson vaccine emergency use authorization has continued to propel the debate about vaccine hesitancy, access, education and what it will take to vaccinate more than 70%... Read More.