Posted inClimate Change, Environmental Justice

A Flash Flood Submerged Parts of Atlanta. Here’s Why Black Neighborhoods Were the Hardest Hit.

Hunter Hills residents are all too familiar with floodwater creeping into their homes. But even longtime resident Michele McCord was taken aback when a severe thunderstorm brought a torrential downpour on Sept. 14, turning streets into streams that quickly flooded her basement.  McCord was sitting at home that afternoon when water began rushing in. Within […]

Posted inEducation, Higher Education

For Black College Students, AUC Was Their Safe Space. Now That’s Threatened, Too.

When Mikayla Sharrieff got her acceptance letter from Spelman College two years ago, she was extremely emotional. “I just remember feeling so proud to call myself a Spelmanite,” she said. “I even cried because I felt like all of my hard work paid off.” The junior engineering major chose Spelman because she wanted to experience […]