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.

Sick of “White Nonsense”? This Social Media Posse Will Come to the Rescue
by Olivia Anderson
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 Bayless
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 Furay
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 Cupchoy
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 Hellmann
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?
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 Gelder
Our hope lies in shifting power to communities and regions that prioritize safety, clean air, children’s health, and locally rooted livelihoods.
Tired of Waiting for Corporate High-Speed Internet, Minnesota Farm Towns Build Their Own
by Ben DeJarnette
A unique community-owned broadband cooperative will free dozens of tiny towns and farms from reliance on slower corporate providers.
Thousands Moving Money to Black-Owned Banks
by Zenobia Jeffries
The latest response to discrimination and police brutality is renewed calls to #BankBlack and bring economic empowerment to struggling communities.
My Walking Pilgrimage
by John Francis
How the simple act of walking can open us up to confront and heal our toughest problems.
New Voting App Aims to Improve Turnout of Young Latinos
by Liza Bayless
With 4 million more Latinos eligible to vote in 2016, Unidos brings news and information to a group that could play a major role in the 2016 elections.
Why We Need to See Those Videos of Police Brutality
by Bill Buzenberg
Outrage over videos of violent injustice will help spark deep social change.
Two Towns Battle Colorado for Freedom to Ban Fracking
by Kate Stringer
In a growing number of states, communities are demanding more self-governance over everything from environmental sustainability to gun control.
This Presidential Race Is a Clear Choice: Fight, Flight, or Fellowship
by David Korten
Will we respond to Trump’s appeal to the reptilian brain or choose Clinton’s call to our higher nature?
How We Report on Structural Racism Can Hurt Us—or Heal Us
by Zenobia Jeffries
Too many headlines and stories right now are contributing to a polarized society, but media could instead play an important role in revealing our shared humanity.