Bar association group links environmental racism to higher pandemic rates, lead poisoning, and lasting tolls for tribal nations and communities of color

By Leonna McAfee Medill Reports The civil rights arm of the American Bar Association is calling for legal reforms to prevent pollution threats and other environmental injustices linking tribal communities and communities of color to everything from higher COVID-19 contagion to increased lead poisoning.  The ABA’s Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice held a […]

Legacy of King and Black history highlighted in virtual event

By Rodricka Taylor Medill Reports Lively original works by the Rebirth Poetry Ensemble and the performance duo In the Spirit highlighted the continuing celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at an Art Institute of Chicago event. The Art Institute has celebrated King Day and Black History Month for years. Due to the pandemic, the […]