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July 22, 2014

Houston to Host Three Major Environmental Justice Events in August

Houston will be hosting three important environmental justice events during the first week of August. All of the meetings will address the disproportionate location of industrial polluting facilities and toxic dumping on low-income and people of color communities and the potential health effects. The Houston “petropolis” (with its no-zoning policy) provides a perfect case study for examining how environmental decision making over the years—with the absence of an equity and justice lens—placed low-wealth and people of color neighborhoods on the frontline of environmental assault and thus exposed them to elevated health risks. The Environmental Justice Movement has set a course to reverse and correct these past mistakes and prevent them from happening in the future.

June 25, 2013

HBCU Climate Education Partnership Launched at TSU

HOUSTON, TX — The Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU), the nation’s third largest public HBCU, was recently awarded a $150,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support the planning of a Climate Education Community University Partnership (CECUP), a consortium of public and private Historically Black Colleges and

February 08, 2012

Black History Month: Eight Decades of Wrong Complexion for Protection

There’s an old saying that “all communities are not created equal.” This was true more some 236 years ago when our nation was founded and it is true today as we celebrate Black History Month.Much has been written about the glaring racial inequality in employment, education, income and wealth, housing and health care.However, far less