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 Master Propagandists Linked Immigrants to the Florida School Shooting
by Jack C. Doppelt
No, Nikolas Cruz is not an immigrant. But his name has helped people like Ann Coulter stir the xenophobic melting pot.
The Day Racial Profiling Said I Was a Black Person Who Might Steal Something
by Bailey Williams
What happened to me goes much deeper than my own discomfort; profiling has been deadly for so many others.
After Thousands of Years, Western Science Is Slowly Catching Up to Indigenous Knowledge
by George Nicholas
New research about how birds use fire to get a broader food supply comes as no surprise to Indigenous people.
6 States Where Voters Could Push Democracy Forward in the Midterms
by Kevon Paynter
From raising the minimum wage to enacting police reforms, here are ballot initiatives progressives should watch in 2018.
High School Students Demanding Gun Reform Join Rich History of Teen Resistance
by Lornet Turnbull
As activists, youth have not always been visible. But past social justice movements show how effective they can be.
Let's Talk About School Shootings
Uneasy about discussing school shootings—and its related issues like gun laws, student activism, and masculinity—with your students? Here are some resources to start the conversation.
3 Ways You Can Find More Happiness at Work
by Jill Suttie
The trick to being happy with your job doesn’t necessarily lie in earning more money.
I Was Wrong About the Rural–Urban Divide
by Sarah van Gelder
Wisconsin dairy farmers reminded me not to allow Fox News and the NRA to define groups of people.
Why This Montana Farmer Grows Food Year-Round in Shipping Containers
by Isabelle Morrison
She can control the water, temperature, and light conditions remotely, with an app on her phone. Is this the future of food-growing?
A Digital Map Leads to Reparations for Black and Indigenous Farmers
by Jean Willoughby
The map’s creators envision equitable distribution of land and resources through “people-to-people” reparations.
The Restaurant Where Grandmas Cook to Share Their Cultures
by Shaima Shamdeen
A New York City restaurant does more than serve home cooking from around the world. It prepares each dish with the love that only a grandmother can provide.
Why There Is (Some) Hope for Wall Street
by David Korten
Some CEOs are getting the message that even though the economy is growing, they need to serve their communities, too.
I’m Dreaming About a Modern World That Doesn’t Erase Its Indigenous Intelligence
by Matika Wilbur
In over 80 nations, oppressive domination has been dismantled.
Climate Refugees in Florida Could Change the Politics There for Generations
by Adam Lynch
In Puerto Rico, residents could only watch as Trump rolled back environmental protections while their island boiled. But living in the U.S. mainland, they can vote.
Unstable Stock Market Is a Warning: Treat Your House Like a Home
by Chris Winters
A precarious housing market is no place for homeowners and renters who just want a safe place to live and a community to belong to.