Most Recent Articles - YES!

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Why Wikipedia Keeps Overlooking Women
by Tamar Carroll, Lara Nicosia
Entries on women make up less than 30 percent of the website’s biographical coverage. Here’s what people are doing to fix it.
Tariffs Aren’t a Terrible Idea—If They’re About Well-Being of People Not Corporations
by David Korten
Tariffs on imports could be part of reorienting the global economy. Now is a good time to talk about it.
How to Say Goodbye When Someone You Love Is Dying
by Bailey Williams
Say what you feel. Connect with other loved ones. Accept the past. Most important, move forward.
What Standing Rock Gave the World
by Jenni Monet
Americans saw the Indigenous struggle—the violence, stolen resources, colluding corporations and governments—that goes hand in hand with protecting the Earth.
What Happens When White Parents Adopt Black Children and Move to Black Neighborhoods
by Bailey Williams
This radio story was produced by KBCS in partnership with YES! Magazine.
These Photos Will Change the Way You Think About Race in Coal Country
by John Edwin Mason
The myth that Appalachia is uniformly White lingers, but communities of “Affrilachians” were documented in the 1930s.
This St. Patrick’s Day, Have a Pint—But Celebrate Irish Resistance, Too
by Shannon O’Sullivan
In telling the story of Irish America, we must grapple with the history of British colonial rule, racial identity, and capitalism.
Photo Essay: 8 Reasons Students Walked Out Over Gun Laws
by Lori Panico
“All of these students will be voting in the next four years. We will be in the driver’s seat.”
The Importance of Movies Like “Black Panther” and “A Wrinkle in Time”
by Jennifer Burton, Julie Dobrow, Calvin Gidney
Researchers say that negative media portrayals of racial groups harm the self-esteem of children of color.
Tribes Build a Traditional Watch House to Stop Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion
by Janice Cantieri
And since the fall, Tiny House Warriors have been putting homes in the path of the pipeline.
The Racist Origin of the Second Amendment and the Rise of Black Gun Ownership
by Zenobia Jeffries
Many people of color are faced with uneasy support for a civil right that began as a way to oppress them.
Why Reading Sherman Alexie Was Never Enough
by Jacqueline Keeler
As the #MeToo spotlight moves to Indian Country, epidemic violence against Native women meets tokenism in publishing.
99 Problems and SATs Ain’t One: How Hip-Hop Literacy Programs Improve Student Reading Skills
by Kevon Paynter
Teachers hope programs like this will create “a paradigm shift to how hip-hop is viewed culturally and its place in education.”
The Global Economy Needs Fixing, but Tariffs and a Trade War Won’t Do That
by Chris Winters
If there’s any silver lining, it’s that out of this chaos may come an opportunity to rebuild globalized systems that are fair.
Imagine a Board Game Where You Still Like Your Friends at the End
by Stephanie Van Hook
Forget Monopoly. There are new games that challenge us to turn our competitive drive toward solving social problems.