Umme Hoque

    Umme is Filter‘s editorial fellow. She is a journalist and editor who has written about human rights, politics, education and climate, with an interest in the impact of social and public policies on disenfranchised communities. She also works as an organizer and advocate, working to build a future with education, housing and health care for all. Umme lives in New Mexico.

    Will Missouri’s Opioid Settlement Payout Mean Much for Harm Reduction?

    At least 1,921 Missourians died of opioid-involved overdose in 2020, an increase of almost ...

    Texas State-Run HIV Meds Program Survives Funding Crisis, But Uncertainty Remains

    After months of keeping participants in the dark, a Texas state-run program that covers the ...

    Melbourne Advocates Fight Backlash to New Safe Consumption Site Plan

    Controversy is escalating in Melbourne, Australia, over the location of what would be the ...

    Massachusetts Cannabis Workers Unionize, Part of a National Movement

    Cannabis cultivation workers at Cresco Labs in Massachusetts have successfully negotiated their first union ...

    “I Want to Feel Joyful”: Aimée-Josiane Twagirumukiza on Pride, Juneteenth and LGBTQ Labor

    Aimée-Josiane Twagirumukiza is many things: Black, Rwandan, queer, an immigrant. They are an advocate, ...

    Alzheimer’s Drug Approval “Damages FDA Credibility,” Advocates Say

    When the Food and Drug Administration approved a controversial new Alzheimer’s treatment on June ...

    Unprecedented Overdose Deaths Among First Nations People in BC

    At least 254 First Nations people fatally overdosed in British Columbia in 2020, according ...

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