Decades of exposure to cancer-causing chemicals are sickening Black residents at alarming rates. But courts and the company responsible for the contamination say the burden of proof is on the community.
More than 40 years after the Texas Southern University professor researched the first environmental justice case, communities of color still face an uphill battle claiming their right to clean air and a healthy neighborhood. Federal environmental justice legislation could change that.
This photo essay celebrates Houston’s Black farmers who are busy tilling the soil and feeding the people.
For years, community groups have been organizing to stop a massive highway expansion. In March, the federal government paused the project, citing serious civil rights concerns.
Houstonian J. Elle’s young adult novel lets Black girls soar through worlds both fantastical and familiar.
Two native Texans teamed up to produce a just-released podcast that tells the story of an innovative group of Houston homicide detectives.
The Third Ward has a long history of displacement. Community members want a seat at the table.
Musician Toshi Reagon created an image on display in Houston calling for civic engagement through art.
Eliminating the thousands of injuries and deaths that happen on Houston’s streets will require a reckoning that the car-heavy city does not appear ready to make.
An excerpt from David Biespiel’s memoir A Place of Exodus.