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Covering environmental and health inequality @veritenewsnola. @ap, @ozm, @ucbsoj, @sfgate, @fcnp, @udc_edu, @howardu alum. They/them/theirs. DMs open.
Jul 12, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
One of my mother's favorite hobbies is gardening. She excels at it, indoor and outdoor. She remediates family members' plants, gives out clippings, offers advice to people just starting out in gardening or starting out with a new species. #BlackBotanistsWeek She used to joke that she loves her plants more than her kids, because they don't talk back to her. Touché.

She was probably the first person to show me how to appreciate and take care of the land through gardening. #BlackBotanistsWeek
Jun 3, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
Police all over the United States are shooting tear gas, a chemical weapon, into crowds of protesters...during a deadly pandemic...in cities that have the worst air pollution in the country.

I talk about all that in my latest Color of Climate for @ozm.

onezero.medium.com/the-hidden-cos… Many of the cities w/ ongoing protests have large populations of Black & Latinx people AND poor air quality.

A 2019 study found that Black and Latinx people deal w/ the brunt of air pollution even though white people are mainly to blame for creating it.