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.

How Small Donors Are Giving Super PACs a Run for Their Money
by Lynsi Burton
From Washington state to South Dakota, voters are pushing for public-matching systems to replace the influence wealthy bankrollers have on government.
For 40 Percent of Us, the Future of Work Has Already Arrived
by Paul Hampton
Here’s what today’s nontraditional workers are doing to build democratic, worker-led communities within the growing gig economy.
In Baltimore, I Found a City Taking Progress Into Its Own Hands
by Melissa Hellmann
“Conversations have changed. The structure of power has not. And that’s where we are today.”
Maybe the Gig Economy Doesn’t Have to Mean Oppressed Workers
by David Korten
Has gig work helped you build community or left you isolated and vulnerable?
Can Workers Get a Fair Deal in the Gig Economy?
by Steven Hill
The whole sector won’t enjoy broader success until its companies learn how to combine flexible work with better treatment.
3 Reasons the Standing Rock Sioux Can Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Mark Trahant
For starters, this protest is about a competing idea for the future of the planet—and waves of people will show up to make that point.
Urban Foraging: Weeds You Can Eat
by Jasleena Grewal
6 edible weeds that can reduce anxiety, provide protein—or even predict the weather.
As #BankBlack Moves Money, Black Credit Unions Are Ready
by Zenobia Jeffries
While the number of Black-owned banks is down to only 22, there are 318 Black credit unions uniquely positioned to invest in their communities.
A Documentary on Hope, Love, and Beauty in Ferguson
by Jaime Alfaro
Mobolaji Olambiwonnu hopes his new film on the killing of Michael Brown will bring healing, dignity, and investment to Black communities affected by police violence.
After Catastrophic Wildfires, Forests Rebound on Their Own
by Maya Khosla
In the Sierra Nevada, high-intensity fires quickly grow into some of the rarest and most biodiverse habitats in the entire mountain range.
When You Don’t Have a Traditional Job, This Is How You Get Creative
by Martin do Nascimento
Austin, Texas, leads the nation in people with jobs outside the 9-to-5 economy.
Watch: A Year After Freddie Gray, Baltimore Is Still Rising
by Melissa Hellmann
Tired of waiting for outside help, grassroots organizations are generating resources from within the African American community.
#IamtheGigEconomy: Love Being Your Own Boss or Desperate for a Traditional Job?
by YES! Staff
Tell us about your gig life by using #IamtheGigEconomy.
To Thrive, We Must Be In Touch With Each Other
by Sarah van Gelder
When we live connected to a community, we are more likely to become champions for one another, not just for ourselves.
5 Reasons to Vote Even When You Hate Everything on the Ballot
by Yessenia Funes
Voting won’t solve the nation’s problems. But it’s a start.