Peace and Justice
Watch: A Year After Freddie Gray, Baltimore Is Still Rising
by Melissa HellmannAug 18, 2016
- 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 AlfaroJul 22, 2016
- 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 JeffriesJul 11, 2016
- 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 StringerJul 08, 2016
- 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 BogarJul 04, 2016
- 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 KhanJun 24, 2016
- 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 GrewalJun 23, 2016
- 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 GrewalMay 27, 2016
- 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 MurabitMay 05, 2016
- “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 GrewalApr 14, 2016
- 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 FunesApr 13, 2016
- 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 GreenMar 24, 2016
- 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 GreenMar 14, 2016
- From canine cellmates to computer training, prisons across the country are finding small ways to make life behind bars better for inmates.
Are Candidates Exploiting the Families of Black Victims for Votes? Sandra Bland’s Mom Says “No”
by Tyree Boyd-PatesMar 04, 2016
- Black votes matter, but some question whether Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton’s endorsements from relatives of police brutality victims are appropriate.
Women Are Better At Expressing Emotions, Right? Why It's Not That Simple
by Mark GreeneJan 27, 2016
- Men and women both suffer from a culture that discourages us from expressing complex emotions. The answer is deeper listening, and it's the key to healthier, more engaged lives.