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NC - Wrightsville Beach history: When Shell Island was a Black beach resort

In June, the Holiday Inn Sunspree resort at Wrightsville Beach unveiled a revamped look and a lengthy new name: Lumina on Wrightsville Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort. Lumina, of course, is an homage to the fabled Wrightsville Beach pavilion of old, which was demolished in 1973.

Southeast
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GA - Inside One Georgia Island's Fight Over Basic Public Services

Reginald Hall rises early. Then he pulls on his running shoes, mounts his bike, and starts out from the house where he grew up.

Northeast
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MA - Wampanoag and non-Native Aquinnah land owners battle for access

MARTHA'S VINEYARD —Surrounded by scrubby beach grass, and steep, earthy, sand dunes Moshup Trail winds visitors and Martha's Vineyard islanders through the town of Aquinnah and down to Gay Head Beach.

West Coast
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CA - LA County Officially Returns Bruce’s Beach To Heirs 98 Years Later

‘If the County really was being fair, they’d deed it to them no lease attached’

Coastwide
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USA - How FEMA Can Prioritize Equity in Disaster Recovery Assistance

Current disaster recovery efforts in the United States exacerbate racial disparities, as people of color experience greater harms from natural disasters, receive less support, lose wealth, and take longer to recover.

Northeast
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CT - Connecticut forms new advisory council on environmental justice

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has appointed 18 members to the state’s new environmental justice council.

West Coast
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CO - Colorado launches environmental justice tool developed by three CSU organizations

This week marks the launch of Colorado EnviroScreen, the interactive online environmental justice tool to help disproportionately impacted communities and designed by three Colorado State University entities for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

West Coast
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CA - Officials release plan to return Bruce's Beach property

In a plan made public for the first time, Los Angeles County officials have detailed how they would complete the unprecedented transfer of Bruce’s Beach to the descendants of a Black couple who were run out of Manhattan Beach almost a century ago.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - The new Juneteenth federal holiday traces its roots to Galveston, Texas

GALVESTON, Texas — As a blazing sun rises over Galveston Island on the Texas coast, Sam Collins stands on the spot where history happened 157 years ago.