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Her Ancestor Was a Slave to Cherokee Indians. Now She’s Applying to Be a Citizen of the Tribe
by Jenni Monet
A landmark decision offers opportunity for healing between descendants of slaveholders and slaves.
Trump Kills DACA, Obama Hits Back, and DREAMers Try to Hold on to the Lives They’ve Built
by Lornet Turnbull
Trump’s repeal of DACA has DREAMers and their advocates vowing to fight back and scrambling to find Plan B.
It’s Not Just Nostalgia: “Real Things” and Why They Matter
by Cecile Andrews
In his new book, David Sax explains how giving into the lure of things like vinyl records and paperback books might actually make you happier.
6 Simple Ways to Preserve Foods From Your Garden
by Eva Perroni
Here’s how you can enjoy summer foods all year long.
Now You Can Instantly Help Those Most Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
by Masai Andrews
The #SupportBlackWomenHOU campaign uses popular money transfer apps to give resources quickly to those in need so they don’t have to wait for donations from large charities to trickle down.
Hurricane Rescuers and Survivors Use Social Media to Call for Help
by Bailey Williams
When 911 services were overwhelmed, stranded Houston residents used their Facebook and Instagram accounts to connect with community rescuers.
How Alaska Tribes Solved Their Dental Health Crisis
by Mark Trahant
Dental health therapy takes half the time it takes to train a dentist. And it does what good medicine should: improve public health.
Ignore the Lame Excuses: What 300,000 Escaped Salmon Prove About Factory Fish Farming
by Nancy Matsumoto
Sustainable-food advocates want to love aquaculture—yet it comes with so many risks.
No Elitist Farmers Market Here—Free Healthy Food and Profits for Farmers
by Emma Eisenberg
How one Appalachian county is creating a healthy food system that supports not only nutrition, but also community life.
Tribes Were the First Climate Refugees—and the First to Build Resilience Plans
by Terri Hansen
The Swinomish of Washington produced a climate adaptation plan two years before the state. Now it’s a template for all of Indian Country.
It’s Not Just the South: Here’s How Everyone Can Resist White Supremacy
by Sarah van Gelder
Every region of our country has its history of racial exclusion and white supremacy. Here are 13 ways to right those wrongs.
How to Protest Neo-Nazis Without Adding to the Violence
by Laurie Marhoefer
Ways to fight white supremacists without helping their cause.
Hurricane Harvey Isn’t a “Natural” Disaster. Politics Created the Chaos
by Ilan Kelman
Don’t blame climate change for Houston’s vulnerability. A hurricane need not become a disaster.
What the Garden-Hacking Grandmas and Grandpas of South Korea Know
by Patrick M. Lydon
Gardening here is not a hobby. It comes from the realization within people that there is inherent value in tending a garden and taking time to be a part of nature.
What Happens When the Internet Tries to Silence White Supremacy
by Kevan A. Feshami
Two huge white nationalist sites were recently kicked off the web. But prohibiting hate groups could fuel paranoia—and more violence.