With little to no protection from their employers or the state during the pandemic, a mother-daughter community health worker duo has helped launch and lead vaccination events.
In an industry benefiting white farmers, Tierra Fértil roots a growing Latino community in Henderson County, N.C.
COVID-19 outbreaks seized the farmworker community last year. The state is finally stepping up with the help of nonprofits and local health departments.
Yesenia Cuello was raised a first-generation American near the tobacco field where she toiled as a kid. Now she’s leading a fight for the protections she needed. This story is published in partnership with Enlace Latino NC. Léalo en Español en Enlace Latino NC. When Yesenia Cuello was 17, she took a photo. In it, […]
A hurricane season on top of a pandemic showed how farmworkers in North Carolina are susceptible to dangerous conditions on the job.
Each hurricane season, eastern North Carolina braces for the worst. But emergency planning, response and recovery efforts neglect a major marginalized population: rural Latinos.
As the virus spreads through meatpacking plants across the U.S., immigrant communities struggle to get answers from the company or state about cases at a Mount Olive facility.