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.

Waiting Tables or Harvesting Food, Why Fair Labor Is Still About Civil Rights
by Saru Jayaraman, Devan Shea
For too many women, deciding whether to stand up to harassment at work is a choice between earning enough tips to put food on their tables or not.
5 Places to View Pre-Colonial America
by Chelsey Luger
The ancient history of this country is often overlooked. Here are landmarks significant to Indigenous people that were renamed by white settlers.
Don’t Just Resist. Return to Who You Are
by Taiaiake Alfred
Let’s re-experience our homelands the way our ancestors did and regenerate that culture.
“Decolonization Starts Inside of You”
by Bailey Williams
This radio story was produced by KBCS in partnership with YES! Magazine.
Call for Submissions: The Mental Health Issue
by YES! Editors
Send us your leads and pitches by May 1.
Taking MLK’s Message Global
by David Korten
The civil rights icon saw economic issues to be intertwined with racial justice. Today’s globalized economy makes justice that much harder to achieve.
How Tucson Preserves Its Native Food Heritage
by Cat Modlin-Jackson
The prevalence of food-related disease among indigenous people, like members of the Tohono O’odham Nation, is glaring—and drives many of the city’s food justice efforts.
Today’s Young Adults Want to Redesign Capitalism. But Into What?
by Joseph Blasi, Douglas L. Kruse
The data suggest that today’s young people are losing faith in capitalism—and ready to embrace something much more fair.
Honoring the Radical Evolution of Martin Luther King Jr.
by Paul Harvey
How the civil rights icon changed from a hopeful reformer to a radical critic.
Mothers Dying After Childbirth Is a Medical Issue—But Cultural, Too
by Erin Sagen
Even as the U.S. rate of infant mortality has decreased, the rate of maternal mortality has increased. Here’s what male-dominated medicine has to do with it.
Let's Talk About Decolonization
Uneasy about discussing colonialism—and its related issues like Standing Rock and Indigenous-led resistance—with your students? Here are some resources to get you started.
White Allies, Let’s Be Honest About Decolonization
by Kyle Powys Whyte
I want to experience the solidarity of allied actions that refuse fantastical narratives of commonality and hope.
The Revolution Is Being Podcasted
by Sammi-Jo Lee
These popular audio shows use compassion, practical tools, and a little millennial humor to encourage listeners to engage.
How This Tribe Got Their Coastal California Lands Returned
by Debra Utacia Krol
The Kashia’s success might be the first time that a tribe in the U.S. has held a private deed—as well as management rights—to their ancestral lands.
I Told My Sons the Truth About Gun Violence
by Katie Quirk
Guns are to little boys what sex is to teens. If I wasn’t teaching my children about it, you could bet some other kid on the school bus was.