Peace and Justice

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.
What If Mental Health First Aid Were as Widespread as CPR? New York City’s Planning to Do It
by Jasleena Grewal
One in every four Americans experiences mental illness, and lack of police understanding can lead to tragedy. Here’s what could happen if we were all trained to deal with depression and anxiety.
The Next Libyan Revolution Will Be Led by Women Wielding Words—Not Guns
by Alaa Murabit
“Soft power” gives communities words and tools to fight against violence, fear, and corruption and offers youth weapons of peace against an enemy that wants to drag them into war.
Video: This New York Farm Wants to Fix the “Food Apartheid”
by Jasleena Grewal
Soul Fire Farm provides farm education to Black and Latino youth in an effort to end a history of racism and injustice in America's food system.
Finally, the U.S. Steps Closer to Racial Healing With a National Truth and Reconciliation Commission
by Yessenia Funes
South Africa used truth and reconciliation to address its racist history. Now these organizers think it's time for the United States to do the same.
Forget Nutraloaf—Prisoners Are Growing Their Own Food
by Marcus Harrison Green
From New York to California, prison gardening programs serve as cost-effective food sources and provide inmates with better nutrition.
5 Prisons Improving Life on the Inside
by Marcus Harrison Green
From canine cellmates to computer training, prisons across the country are finding small ways to make life behind bars better for inmates.