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EPA Chief Asks African-Americans To Become 'Climate Justice Advocates' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA -– Environmental Protection Agency leaders have something to tell African-American communities about the agency's work on climate change: We...

Our Shared Stake in Clean Air, Livable Climate

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

President Obama's plan to take action on climate change is a critical step in protecting communities and our health. It is also a moral obligation we have to our children and future generations.

America's Environmental Future Starts Now

Philip Radford | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

If you're coming to D.C. this weekend, you won't see your parents' environmental movement here on the Mall. The climate crisis has forged a new, diverse coalition of Americans who have seen the effects of our fossil fuel dependency and want no future with it.

WATCH: 2 Chainz Teaches Ex-Felons How To Get Their Voting Rights Back

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 10.24.2012 | Black Voices

Some 5.85 million Americans will likely be barred from voting on Nov. 6, not because of voter ID restrictions but because of the myriad laws that dise...

Hip Hop: Time to Occupy It

Jerry Ashton | Posted 03.24.2012 | Black Voices
Jerry Ashton

In Ernie Paniccioli's mind, what originated as a "voice for the voiceless" has become just one more way for Wall Street to extract money from people's pockets. Essentially, he feels the black community is being subjected to the tyrannical equivalent of the musical 1 percent.

Conservatives, Hip-Hop and 2012

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Bakari Kitwana

Is there a place in mainstream American political life for young blacks, whose political views don't always fall within traditional mainstream conservative/liberal lines?

An End to an All Too Common Controversy

Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

Attempting to keep Common out of the White House was not about trying to censor lyrics that seemed offensive. It was about trying to silence a voice who rhymes about real issues and speaks for the oppressed.

Voter Education Equals Improving Our Educational System

Jalen Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jalen Rose

The voting gap among young people who vote and those who do not is not a function of apathy. It is a function of lack of sufficient civic education in our schools, in our media, and in our society.

Peace, Prosperity, and Purification: Ignored at our Peril

Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

The following is a speech I delivered at the Environmental Grantmakers Association Fall Retreat in Pacific Grove, CA, on October 6, 2010. The theme o...

Restore Honor to America: August 29, 2010

Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

On August 29th, we will mobilize for the five year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Let Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and Fox News have Washington, DC on August 28th this year. We will not respond to hate with more hate.

Hip Hop Artist Drake Going Green

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins


A Bus Ride for Clean Energy

Gloria Reuben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gloria Reuben

Clean energy is about reducing pollution that makes people sick, putting Americans back to work and building communities.

Women Around the World Want a Clean Energy Future

Gloria Reuben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gloria Reuben

Climate change has the greatest impact on challenges like malaria, poverty, gender inequality and HIV. It's the overlying issue that must be tackled first if we're to handle everything else.

Earth Day on Every Block

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Co-authored with Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Jr, Hip Hop Caucus On April 22, 1970, the world recognized the first Earth Day. That same year, Hip Hop w...

Black Voters Want Green Candidates

Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

African Americans in a four-state poll believe that everyone, including the government and individuals, can do something to reduce climate change. And they want Congress to enact climate change legislation.

Tears from Heaven: Dr. King Would Want Climate Justice

Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

It is mostly poor people of color who are feeling the impact from climate change, through increases in heat-related illnesses and deaths, rising energy costs, and natural disasters.