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Urban Noise Pollution in Poor and Minority Neighborhoods and Segregated Cities

Neighborhoods with higher poverty rates and proportions of black, Hispanic and Asian residents have higher noise levels. More racially segregated cities are worse.

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Community Groups File Lawsuit to Ensure Court Oversight of Reform for the Chicago Police Department

“We have a moral imperative to ensure that law enforcement officers are accountable and responsible to the communities they serve.” City’s failure to train and monitor officers.

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NAACP Wins Crucial Step in Protecting Texas Voters

The NAACP Texas State Conference, League of Women Voters of Texas, and Ruthann Greer were granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the state of Texas from providing documentation to President Trump’s Commission.

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Reducing Pollution: Missouri NAACP to Release Report on Energy Policy Reform

The harmful impact of fossil fuel-based energy production on communities of color and low income communities is more important now than ever before. Our communities must take a stand to move our country to an energy efficient future.

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Munroe Bergdorf, Jemele Hill, And The Censorship Of Black Women

Black women often end up at the receiving end of censure and backlash when they speak up about vital issues.  When will brands stand behind the Black women they employ, especially when their backing is crucial to the advocacy of minorities?

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Notice of Intent to Sue: Clean Water Act Violations at Duke Energy’s Belews Creek Coal Ash Site

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights concluded that “the minimum standard for all coal ash storage is in lined, watertight landfills away from drinking water sources.”

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New Project Explores Links Between Race, Religion and Health

African Americans report higher levels of religiosity than any other ethnic group in the United States, making religion and spirituality a strong avenue for prevention and intervention efforts.

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The Real Reason Some People Become Addicted to Drugs

The recent opioid epidemic has produced what we might call “involuntary” addicts. Opioids are very effective at managing otherwise intractable pain. Yet they also produce surges in dopamine release.

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Should We Worry That Half of Americans Trust Their Gut to Tell Them What’s True?

Many qualities seem like they should promote accuracy, but don’t. Valuing evidence, however, appears to be an exception. The bigger the role evidence plays in shaping a person’s beliefs, the more accurate that person tends to be.

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Six Things to Know About Mass Shootings in America

Debunking some of the common misconceptions creeping into discussions that spring up whenever a mass shooting occurs. Here’s some recent scholarship about mass shootings that should help identify misinformation.

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Civil Rights Progress At Stake In New Supreme Court Term Opening Next Week

Several cases pose major implications for racial minorities on issues like prohibitions on class action lawsuits, voting, and equal access under public accommodations laws.

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The Little Rock Nine – 60 Years Later, See Activists Today Taking Steps

The surviving members of the Little Rock Nine addressed the high school’s current students. By Sept. 25, 1957, they had withstood the mobs, a hostile governor and the Arkansas National Guard in one of the most iconic moments of the civil rights movement.

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