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The main story here is how antiquated media rules are gatekeeping outlets of Color from having access to report in Congress. Photo: Reporters, sitting socially distant, ask Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) questions during a weekly press conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo: Kent Nishimura/ Los Angeles Times via Getty Images. 

While established institutions are easily credentialed to report on the Capitol, newer, BIPOC-led publications face hurdles based on antiquated rules.

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Digital erasure: Native creators cope with Instagram deleting posts on National Day of Awareness for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

 05/10/2021 - 17:30
Photo: Kara Roselle

The “glitch” explained by Facebook leaders doesn’t add up for many Native American creators that make a living on the platforms.

Abandoned oil and gas wells pose some of the biggest U.S. environmental hazards: Here are the Latinos pushing for cleanup

 05/10/2021 - 16:30
There are over 1,100 producing oil wells in the McKittrick oil field, just north of the town of McKittrick on Cal. State Route 33. Photo: Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.  

“We have an opportunity to deliver environmental justice for communities of color and reorient federal policy to ensure that polluters pay the clean-up costs,” Leger Fernandez said.