Health Equity & Social Justice
“We are more than just an obituary. We have lives, too. We come from families. We have friends who care about us, but those stories are never told,” said transgender advocate Elle Halo.
The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act empowers the FDA to recall harmful cosmetics. Advocates want to know why manufacturers still don’t have to prove their products are safe before selling.
The FDA has finally proposed a ban on formaldehyde in hair straighteners, and new regulations on the cosmetics industry take effect next month. But one activist called them “a floor, not a ceiling.
Certified doula Rosetta Washington shares a powerful story of advocating for a young Black mother in distress, illuminating the critical need for doulas.
What happens when refugees resettle to a small, rural town to work at a chicken processing plant? A new reporting project will taken a deeper look.
FDA advisors support groundbreaking sickle cell therapy, while infant mortality rate increase in Native families, and remain high in Black communities.
The media will never build trust in the Black community if we fail to address their concerns in coverage and representation, says columnist James Causey.
This week: Supreme Court decision impacts domestic violence, FDA bans harmful chemicals for Black women, 'excited delirium' under scrutiny, and the effects of inequities on health.
Two Houston Landing reporters announce a new data-driven project on charging and incarcerating 17-year-olds as adults in Texas.