Peace and Justice

20 Ways to Take a Bigger, Louder Stand in the Post-Election World
by Nina M. Flores
Many of us are rekindling our activist spirit knowing that the next four years will require everyone to act.
How to Attempt Racial Healing—Even During a Trump Presidency
by Zenobia Jeffries
America’s past truth and reconciliation processes show us what works.
How Cities Can Protect People Threatened By Trumpism
by Arun Gupta
Cities can offer shelter and protection to their vulnerable citizens and become a place progressives can exert real power.
The Myth of Bipartisanship—It’s Time to Get Tough With the Right
by Sean McElwee
Politics is not a parlor game where good manners always win out. It involves questions of power and privilege, which cannot be solved merely with bipartisan brunches.
The Call to “End the War on Black Lives” Starts With Accountability
by Zenobia Jeffries
Next year, the DOJ will collect nationwide data on police shootings and other violent encounters with the public. Is that enough progress?
Millions of Women Know Sexual Trauma—Thanks to Trump, They’re a Voting Bloc
by A.C. Shilton
The 76 million women who have been oppressed by rape culture and sexual trauma may turn out with surprising force on November 8.
My Brush With Terrorism Helped Me Find My Courage
by Simon Okelo
Sometimes it seems that the world is responding to violence only with violence, but there are other possibilities.
Why the Founder of Standing Rock Sioux Camp Can’t Forget the Whitestone Massacre
by LaDonna Brave Bull Allard
We must remember we are part of a larger story. We are still here. We are still fighting for our lives on our own land.
Watch: A Year After Freddie Gray, Baltimore Is Still Rising
by Melissa Hellmann
Tired of waiting for outside help, grassroots organizations are generating resources from within the African American community.
After the Violence and Videos, Therapists Learn to Treat Racial Trauma
by Jaime Alfaro
From specialized clinics for African Americans to social media events that take the shame out of sharing, there's a movement to heal the psychological scars of racism.
Fear: What Police Reform Doesn’t Address
by Zenobia Jeffries
The most effective reforms are the ones that build community trust between citizens and the police that serve them.
We Already Know How to Reduce Police Racism and Violence
by Kate Stringer
Recent research has shown cities what works. For starters, hire more female police officers.
When Soldiers Come Home, Who Tends to Their Moral Injuries?
by Micael Bogar
Listening can help ease the transition home for veterans and ultimately heal us as a nation.
Stop Asking Me to Denounce Islam to Prove I Care About LGBT Rights
by Aaminah Khan
Surely, I am not less queer just because I am Muslim.
How I Got Strong and Sexy, Despite Medical Drama and a Hidden Disease
by Jasleena Grewal
For years, I suffered alone with Crohn’s disease. But a one-night stand and Bag Lady Mama’s body-positive Facebook page changed that.