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.

Bike-Share Companies Are Transforming U.S. Cities—And They’re Just Getting Started
by Douglas Johnson
Rental systems launched in Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and dozens of other cities.
The New Lynching Memorial Will Tell the Stories of Women Victims, Too
by Evelyn M. Simien
The historical narrative of lynching has often left out women and children, but the reality was much more complex.
The Rachel Dolezal Netflix Movie: Which Side of the Divide Are You On?
by Bailey Williams
This radio story was produced by YES! Media.
The Surprising Tourist Destinations Reviving Coal Country
by Nico Gendron
From punk rock to theater to ultramarathons, Kentucky towns are diversifying their economies—and uplifting local voices.
Tourists, Beware: Trump Administration Wants Your Social Media Handles Before You Travel
by Tahmina Watson
Such scrutiny will affect people coming to the U.S. for work, for business, for tourism, or simply to visit family.
Why Misunderstanding Identity Politics Undermines Intersectionality—and Goals of a Just Society
by Yoav Litvin
A white patriarchal system should not define who ideal citizens are.
Native and European—How Do I Honor All Parts of Myself?
by Kayla DeVault
Learning about my roots has helped me understand intergenerational trauma and cultural resilience related to my genetics.
Yes, Social Media Can Be Used For Positive Change
by Alaina Leary
Hashtag movements like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter have lasting impacts. Here’s how.
Why Food Waste Is Not a Solution to Hunger
by Andy Fisher
If the food industry is addicted to overproduction, then the food bank system is its enabler.
How to Eat as if the Planet Mattered
by Michael Peñuelas
Consuming less, wasting less, and varying your food choices can all benefit the planet—and you.
13 Climate Justice Leaders Imagined as Comic Superheroes
by YES! Editors
“Rogue Scientists” was an inspired choice.
When Robots Take Our Jobs, Platform Cooperatives Are a Solution
by Gideon Rosenblatt
This thriving new sector is a critical step toward a fair and vibrant economic future.
“I Am Hawaiian First”
by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Aloha allows us to always have a commonality, regardless of our politics or gender expression.
Native Language Schools Are Taking Back Education
by Abaki Beck
More than a century ago, the last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away. Now this school is working to revive the language.
This Newspaper is Helping Inmates Prepare for Reintegration
by Shaima Shamdeen
A former inmate’s resource guide is now helping others released from jail find their way back into society.