More than one million African-Americans are exposed to serious health threats, including risk of cancer, because of toxic air pollution sweeping through Black communities across the nation. According to a landmark study released Tuesday by The NAACP, The Clean Air Task Force and The National Medical Association, more than one million African-Americans live in areas […]
Jeff and Rhonda Grayer's W.T. Stevens Construction will help bring back clean water to Flint residents.
More than 8,000 Flint, Michigan, residents have received notices from the city saying that if they did not want a lien placed on their homes, they would have to pony up money owed for their water bills. This would be totally logical if the water was actually drinkable (without the use of a filter.) Flint […]
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan, where a man-made water crisis is roiling one of its biggest cities, will consider requiring all infants and toddlers to be tested for lead poisoning as part of an initiative to eradicate children’s exposure to the neurotoxin statewide. The recommendation is among many unveiled Thursday by a state board that […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency had sufficient authority and information to issue an emergency order to protect residents of Flint, Michigan, from lead-contaminated water as early as June 2015 — seven months before it declared an emergency, the EPA’s inspector general said Thursday. The Flint crisis should have generated “a greater sense of […]
Mark Mitchell M.D., MPH, FACPM is the principal of Mitchell Environmental Health Associates, a consulting firm on environmental health and environmental justice issues. He chairs the National Medical Association’s Council on Medical Legislation and co-chairs the NMA’s Commission on Environmental Health, which trains and coordinates advocacy on behalf of African-American physicians and their patients. Dr. […]
Black children have the highest rate of asthma in America, but there is a very specific and indisputable reason for that. Click on the audio player to hear the important and shocking details in this edition of The Jazzy Report‘s news on The D.L. Hughley Show. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Listen to the “The D.L. Hughley […]