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.

“We’re Going to Keep Fighting for That Song”
by Sarah van Gelder
Royalties for “We Shall Overcome” used to go to building the power of African Americans and other marginalized people. Not anymore.
Love Little Free Libraries? These People Didn’t Stop at Books
by J. Gabriel Ware
From seed banks to free food pantries, the little library movement is taking off in neighborhoods across the country.
To Fix America’s Health Care, Focus on Food
by Dariush Mozaffarian
To cut down on disease, we should make it a top nonpartisan priority to end our nation’s nutrition crisis.
This Isn’t Just Another Urban Farm—It’s a Food Bank
by Sammi-Jo Lee
The Tucson, Arizona, food bank isn’t just giving away packaged foods. It’s growing healthy food—and teaching people how.
It’s OK to Laugh About Gentrification (While Watching an Episode of The North Pole)
by Liz Pleasant
New series shows “the reality of the problem but also the joy, humor, and humanity that we’re trying to fight for in the first place.”
Author Jim Wallis on Faith’s Leading Role in Dismantling White Supremacy
by Kevon Paynter
“The original sin is the doctrine, ideology, myth, lie, and social construct of racial difference and superiority.”
I’m an 80-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor. Antifas Aren’t Scary. Neo-Nazis Are
by Barbara Roose
More than 70 years after hiding in a Berlin cellar, I’m faced once again with neo-Nazis spewing and spreading their hate and beliefs around white supremacy.
Despite the GOP’s Attempts to Repeal Obamacare, Health Care Doesn’t Have to Pit Young Against Old
by Mike Males
One of the Affordable Care Act’s fatal flaws enables Republican sabotage. But to lay the groundwork for change, progressives will have to resist powerful senior lobbies.
Why Caribbean Hurricanes Are Worse for Women and the Poor
by Levi Gahman, Gabrielle Thongs
Across most Caribbean islands, hazard exposure is about the same, but research shows that poverty and social inequality drastically magnify the severity of disasters.
Dear White People, Stop Making Racism All About You
by Shannon Barber
Here are 10 ways to talk about white privilege on social media without annoying people of color.
4 Reasons Trump Can’t Stop the Renewables Revolution
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Chris Winters
For starters, it’s way cheaper.
How to Reverse Inequality in 4 Not-So-Easy Steps
by Chris Winters
Don’t get distracted by income, author Chuck Collins says. It’s power and hidden wealth driving inequality.
What Cuba Can Teach Us About Health Care
by Sarah van Gelder
Even Trump supporters agree we can learn something from the country’s universal, low-cost health care system. It’s that good.
For a Tribe With a Tradition of Sharing, Food Sovereignty Is Complicated Economics
by Kayla Gahagan
South Dakota’s Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal members would rather share their food than sell it. But that gets in the way of building a local cash economy.
Kaepernick Remains Unsigned, but NFL Anthem Protests and Black Solidarity Continue
by Connie Schultz
During the national anthem of their opening game, the Cleveland Browns locked arms with law enforcement and emergency workers.