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.

In Photos: Real Men Do Cry
by Maud Fernhout
Emotions aren’t gender exclusive.
Northwest Tribes Band Together to Stop Oil-by-Rail
by Ralph Schwartz
Coastal tribes share tactics and resources to bring fossil fuel transport to a halt.
Fear: What Police Reform Doesn’t Address
by Zenobia Jeffries
The most effective reforms are the ones that build community trust between citizens and the police that serve them.
Why Being a “Good Guy” Is Not Enough
by Joe Samalin
Either you’re actively working against sexual violence or you’re enabling it.
We Already Know How to Reduce Police Racism and Violence
by Kate Stringer
Recent research has shown cities what works. For starters, hire more female police officers.
For Decades, the USDA Was Black Farmers’ Worst Enemy. Here’s How It Became an Ally
by Sylvia A. Harvey
Through partnering with local farmers, the USDA has begun to tackle its racist past.
This Country Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans—Right Now
by Fania Davis
America has a long history of violence against black citizens. What response can disrupt patterns set by centuries of racism?
Think Gender Issues Can’t Be Funny? Think Again
by Alexa Strabuk
Three comedians using stand-up to breakdown gender stereotypes.
5 Ways the News Media Can Get Real
by Sarah van Gelder
When Donald Trump gets more air time than Bernie Sanders, the media misses the mark on grassroots change.
This Is What Naked Power Looks Like
by Taja Lindley
Why feminist burlesque performers put their bodies and politics in full view.
The Italian Region Where Co-ops Produce a Third of Its GDP
by John Duda
Six things we can learn from Northern Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, where cooperatives drive the economy.
When Soldiers Come Home, Who Tends to Their Moral Injuries?
by Micael Bogar
Listening can help ease the transition home for veterans and ultimately heal us as a nation.
How to Win Workplace Equality? Invest in Neighborhoods Where Women Need It Most
by Angela Glover Blackwell
Women make up nearly half of the workforce, yet old-fashioned policies keep them unequal partners. To remedy this, we must first ensure basic opportunities—like making sure girls can get to school.
Don’t Be That Guy at the 4th of July Party
by Barbara Clabots
Independence Day is tough on coastal ecosystems where Americans flock to beach parties and communities are left with the mess. Here's how to do it better.
The Working-Class Wounds Hidden Behind Trump Voters’ Racism
by Arun Gupta
If we listen carefully to Trump’s supporters, we can hear their desire for progressive policies.