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How Alabama Turned to Restrictive Deed Covenants to Ward Off Flooding Claims From Black Residents

This story was originally published by Inside Climate News. SHILOH COMMUNITY, Ala.—Their land is bound forever. The deeds of three homeowners — Pastor Timothy Williams, Aretha Wright, and Page Jones — all living in the historically Black Shiloh community of south Alabama, tell the tale.  Restrictive covenants attached to their deeds limit the ability of current and […]

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Prayers to End Sewage Crisis in Alabama’s Black Belt Go Unanswered

This story was originally published by Inside Climate News. BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— As federal officials continue their civil rights investigation of the Alabama Department of Transportation, a White House environmental adviser says more could be done for Black Alabamians. Robert Bullard, a member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, traveled to Washington on Wednesday […]