Fueled by family experiences with incarceration, Black Girls Rising seeks to close youth prisons in Louisiana
After seeing firsthand how the juvenile justice system affected their relatives, advocates are pushing for alternatives to youth incarceration and working to raise awareness.
Why the Equal Rights Amendment is still a work in progress, 100 years later
Analysis | It’s part of the American struggle over who is able to fully participate in our democracy and society and how.
The Chicks were silenced over politics. 20 years later, those lessons shaped country music’s new generation.
Margo Price, Lindsay Ell and Harper Grae spoke to The 19th about the ramifications of being ‘too popular, too opinionated, too loud.’
Almost half of Republican women don’t trust national elections, new poll says
Women surveyed also expressed worry over extremism and said women leaders are more trustworthy on policy priorities.
Cancer can go undetected in dense breasts. A new FDA rule requires providers to inform patients of their risk.
The new rule for mammogram providers will allow patients to make better-informed decisions about further testing — helping with earlier breast cancer detection, diagnosis and life-saving treatment.
Los Angeles schools allow students to carry Narcan after series of teen opioid overdoses
Experts say that the nation’s second-largest school system could influence districts across the country to adopt similar interventions, putting public schools on the frontlines of the fight against drug misuse.
Has the Biden administration made gender-affirming surgery accessible for federal prisons? Officials won't say.
Donna Langan has become the first transgender person to undergo gender-affirming surgery in a federal prison, but the White House won’t comment on its policies.
NPR's Michel Martin heads to ‘Morning Edition’ with a focus on ‘the stories that we don’t want to talk about’
As the veteran journalist prepares to host the flagship morning show, she reflects on how journalism has evolved on everything from how it covers racism to how it treats mothers.
Language for treating childhood obesity carries its own health risks to kids, experts say
Some experts fear that reinforcing a social framework that stresses that a child’s body size is something to be “fixed” could cause serious lifelong problems for children of all body sizes.
Oklahoma legislature censures nonbinary lawmaker as proposed gender-affirming care bans move forward
State Rep. Mauree Turner says the penalty is the latest example of being ostracized amid ongoing targeting of transgender rights in the Oklahoma state legislature.