environmental justice

Strange Fruit
1:59 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Strange Fruit: The Story of African Americans in Appalachia; Black History Month Begins

The seldom-told story of African Americans in Appalachia has been on our minds since a few weeks ago when we spoke to Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker, who coined the term 'Affrilachian.' 

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3:55 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Report Quantifies Uneven Effects of Coal Plants on Minority, Low-Income Communities

The Rockport Generating Station in Rockport, Indiana.
Erica Peterson WFPL

The NAACP and several other groups released a report yesterday that chronicles the undue burden low-income and minority communities bear from coal-fired power plants.

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