Most Recent Articles - YES!

YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

Cooking Stirs the Pot for Social Change
by Korsha Wilson
Preparing food—and letting others in our communities cook for us—is how we become good citizens who engage with the communities around us.
Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Muslim Travel Ban
by Lornet Turnbull
The decision reverses a series of lower court decisions that had struck down previous travel bans as illegal or unconstitutional.
Renters Get One Step Closer to Homeownership With This Innovative Program
by Shaima Shamdeen
A Cincinnati nonprofit works to give renters a reason to stay and invest in their homes.
Infographic: How the Oil Industry Is Pushing Plastic
by Enkhbayar Munkh-Erdene, Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz
The fracking boom is flooding the world with Ziploc bags, ketchup packets, and single-use spoons.
Why Women From Asia Are Confronting U.S. Fracking: Oil Extraction Equals Plastic Production
by Isabelle Morrison
Plastic manufacturers are not responsible for the disposal of their products, so the burden is placed on people in the Philippines.
When Girls Take the Lead on Social Justice: 5 Stories
by Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl
They started a troop focused on girls of color, exposed a human smuggling operation, and generally stepped up when adults didn’t.
15 Actions That Can Shut Down Trump’s Assault on Immigrant Families
by Arun Gupta
Whether from your phone or on the front lines of the border crisis, here are things you can do to help.
Demystifying Female Anatomy with Street Art
by Isabelle Morrison
The chalk drawings aim to educate and surprise.
How to Call Your Representative to Protest Jailing Immigrant Families
by YES! Staff
Step-by-step advice, whether your member of Congress is a Democrat or a Republican.
“You Taught Me How to Shout Out Loud”: A Love Letter to My Fellow Activists
by Amelie Zurn
Together we saved lives and sparked changes in the healthcare and social support systems that were crumbling around us.
Where Birth Control Is Scarce, Young Women Create Sex Education Outside the Classroom
by Ivy Brashear
A Kentucky program trains women to advocate for their reproductive health.
When Climate Change Was a Nonpartisan Issue
by Robert Brulle
In 1988, global warming became front-page news—and 30 years later the U.S. has yet to take meaningful action.
Why Juneteenth Should Be a National Holiday
by Tasha Williams
The 152-year-old tradition launched by formerly enslaved people has emerged as a celebration of freedom.
Indian Country Remembers the Trauma of Children Taken from Their Parents
by Mark Trahant
As Congress prepares to debate separating families at the border, a look back at the U.S.’s past with the cruel practice.
The Hope of a “Blue Wave” Is Dangerous to Democracy
by Chris Winters
The best way to discourage voting—and thwart democracy—is to predict a big win for any party. Here’s what the primaries are indicating about the political landscape ahead of the midterms.