Posted inCulture, History

‘Don’t Forget About Us’: Generations of Neglect Preceded Attack on Black Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — One of this city’s main thoroughfares is crossed by a prominent, white archway marked with large black letters: “African American Heritage Corridor.” Michigan Avenue is home to historic buildings and stained-glass chapels, but the most important one sits beside the arch: a 177-year-old, red-brick church, memorialized as the last stop of the […]

Posted inAir Pollution, Environmental Justice

How Low-Emission Vehicles are Perpetuating ‘Systemic Environmental Racism’ in Detroit

When automaker Stellantis announced plans for a $1.6 billion auto production site in Detroit — the city’s first new vehicle assembly plant in three decades — local leaders welcomed the investment with open arms. The project was framed as a boon for the city’s struggling economy, bringing thousands of jobs and promising to revitalize the […]