Posted inCriminal Justice, Incarceration, Partner Content, Politics & Policy

Parole and Probation Rules Limit Travel. That Can Be Complicated for People Seeking Abortions.

Originally published by The 19th In the two years since Roe v. Wade was overturned in June 2022, the number of patients forced to seek out-of-state abortion services has doubled. Fourteen states have total abortion bans, three more restrict abortions after six weeks — before most people know they are pregnant — and two others […]

Posted inPolitics & Policy

Everything’s Political, Including the Name of a School

Welcome back to Everything’s Political, Worldacad’s weekly news, culture, and politics newsletter! In this edition, learn about two Virginia schools renamed after Confederate generals, a Texas county’s fight for a fair voting map, the killing of a Black airman in Florida, a Black mayor’s fight to govern his Alabama town, and the Trump campaign’s […]

Posted inHealth, Reproductive Health

What Florida’s 6-Week Abortion Ban Signals to the Rest of Us

Abortion attacks aren’t slowing down as Florida’s six-week ban goes into effect and Arizona’s Supreme Court recently paved the way to reinforce a Civil War-era law that criminalizes nearly all abortions. The consequences could be catastrophic for Black reproductive health, exacerbating existing disparities in access to care and alarming rates of maternal mortality, advocates and […]

Posted inAir Pollution, Environmental Justice, Partner Content

23 States Ask EPA to Halt Civil Rights Rules Regulating Pollution

Echoing arguments similar to those used by the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court striking down affirmative action, Republican attorneys general from 23 states petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week to stop taking race into account when regulating pollution. The petition, authored by the office of Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, was filed […]

Posted inHistory, Politics & Policy

Black Residents Battle Against Tennessee GOP’s Effort to Ban Reparations

The Rev. Earle J. Fisher, an activist and longtime resident of Memphis, Tennessee, is battling against yet another assault on Black economic and political progress by state Republicans. Since the murder of George Floyd in 2020, these efforts have ramped up, particularly in majority-Black Shelby County, the largest county in the state. Just last month, […]

Posted inPolitics & Policy

Everything’s Political, Including a Promise

Welcome back to Everything’s Political, Worldacad’s news, culture, and politics newsletter! Every Thursday, I’ll take a look at recent stories that seem particularly noteworthy. Here’s what I’ve got for you this week. Biden’s Promise to Black America Janet Jackson put it best in 1986: What have you done for me lately? Today, Black voters […]

Posted inCulture, History, Rural Issues

The Fight to Protect One of America's Last Historic Black Communities

ROYAL, Florida — The calmness of the wind reverberated across the burial ground as Beverly Steele motioned to her mother’s grave in Oak Hill Cemetery. Three months ago, they buried her here, just 12 days shy of her 102nd birthday. It’s not uncommon for residents in the majority-Black, unincorporated community of Royal, Florida, to live […]

Posted inClimate Change, Environmental Justice

Moving South, Black Americans Are Weathering Climate Change

This is the fifth installment of a yearlong Worldacad series on the country’s current Black migration, the most significant movement of Black people in the U.S. in 50 years. It was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Environmental and Epistemic Justice Initiative at Wake Forest University. Stephanie Roberson wasn't expecting this phone call from […]