From Fencing in a Hijab to Swimming for Refugees, These 5 Olympians Inspire Us
by Liza BaylessAug 16, 2016
- Meet the athletes representing more than their countries’ flags at this year’s Olympic Games.
The U.S. Just Surpassed the Number of Breweries We Had in 1873
by Liza Bayless, Kate StringerAug 16, 2016
- And 26 other facts you should probably know.
In Photos: Tribes Are Reviving an Indian River Nearly Destroyed by Coal Mining
by Rucha ChitnisAug 12, 2016
- Decades of coal mining in the Jaintia Hills have trashed the once thriving Myntdu River. Now, indigenous communities are uniting to take a stand.
Voting Rights Victories Piling Up
by Jaime AlfaroAug 11, 2016
- “The Federal District and Appeals Courts are willing to do what the Supreme Court wouldn’t do, which is acknowledge the reality that racial discrimination in voting persists today.”
How to Break the Power of Money
by David KortenAug 10, 2016
- We can refuse to accept the pervasive, but false, claims that money is wealth and a growing GDP improves the lives of all.
Why Bicycle Justice Isn’t a White Guy in Spandex
by Elly BlueAug 10, 2016
- Well, it doesn’t have to be. People of color make up the fastest-growing demographic among cyclists, and everyone benefits.
If It Hadn’t Been for Those Meddling Climate Kids ...
by Stephen MillerAug 09, 2016
- We can thank our children—and their lawsuits—for insisting that public trust and hard science be part of climate decision-making.
Thinking of Moving? Why Staying Put Could Make You Happier
by Kira M. NewmanAug 08, 2016
- A new book explores what it means to settle down and love where you live.
Sick of “White Nonsense”? This Social Media Posse Will Come to the Rescue
by Olivia AndersonAug 08, 2016
- A new social media crew is calling out fellow White people who use their accounts to post racist comments, as well as those who simply need a quick privilege check.
“Equal Play, Equal Pay”: Female Athletes Play for Respect in Rio
by Liza BaylessAug 08, 2016
- The U.S. national women’s soccer team has won far more championships than the U.S. men’s team. So why are they paid less?
The Surprise Weapon in Detroit’s Battle Against Gentrification
by Steve FurayAug 05, 2016
- The Illuminate Literacy project encourages neighborhood youth to hold onto their identities and histories by expressing themselves in words.
The Fifth-Graders Who Put Mexican Repatriation Back Into History Books
by Lani CupchoyAug 04, 2016
- When a California history class noticed the U.S. 1930s Mexican Repatriation had been left out of the curriculum, they decided to take it up with the state Legislature.
Meet the Ex-Inmate Whose Successful Prison Rehab Program Goes Beyond Drug Treatment
by Melissa HellmannAug 04, 2016
- As California reduces its prison population by tens of thousands, the TimeList Group’s unique approach to rehab keeps parolees from going back.
Fall 2016 National Student Writing Competition: Why Bother to Vote?
Aug 03, 2016
- Want a motivator to take your students' writing to a higher level? Here's an opportunity to write for a real audience, and the chance to get published by an award-winning magazine.
Why Say No to the TPP? Corporations Already Have Too Much Power
by Sarah van GelderAug 03, 2016
- Our hope lies in shifting power to communities and regions that prioritize safety, clean air, children’s health, and locally rooted livelihoods.
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