Peace and Justice
The Bravest Response to Fear
by Jeremy Adam SmithJan 17, 2016
- From strangers on the street to Muslim refugees—why we should embrace the humanity of people we may fear.
The Brilliance of Using Pillowcases to #GiveRefugeesRest
by Yessenia FunesJan 15, 2016
- A human rights campaign to protest Islamophobic rhetoric sent message-scrawled pillowcases to 31 governors who expressed support for refugee bans. And more are on the way.
Project Fatherhood: Uniting the Men of LA’s Toughest Communities
by Daniel RossDec 30, 2015
- In the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Project Fatherhood helps end the cycle of absent fathers and gives men a place to discuss what it means to be dads, partners, and sons in one of the city's roughest areas.
After Trauma: A Graphic Journey Through Wild Healing
by Leela CormanDec 22, 2015
- In this collection of watercolor illustrations, a comics artist illustrates her journey through grief after the sudden death of her first child.
It Took Me Years to Believe That Black Lives Matter. Now Here’s What I Need From You
by Marcus Harrison GreenOct 16, 2015
- Internalized racism prevented me from seeing how the system works.
Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow
by Leah PennimanSep 05, 2015
- If we are to create a society that values black life, we cannot ignore the role of food and land.
6 Strategies to Make Powerful Social Change—Starting With “Stay Woke”
by Mistinguette SmithAug 25, 2015
- Bree Newsome’s removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse reminds us that real change comes from people power.
Video: 10 Years After Katrina, Has New Orleans Recovered?
by Laura FlandersAug 21, 2015
- This new documentary looks at gentrification in New Orleans and its effects on the city's low-income communities.
No Apologies: Meet the Guy Who Got Bernie Sanders' Interrupters on the Stage
by Marcus Harrison GreenAug 14, 2015
- In his first interview since last weekend's action in Seattle, activist Amir Islam talks to YES! about why every presidential candidate should be ready to talk black issues.
School Behind Bars: How College Kids and Incarcerated Youth Benefit From Learning Together
by Nur LaljiAug 12, 2015
- Graduates of an “Inside-Out” program in Oregon say that the experience transformed the way they see the prison system—and themselves.
The Indigenous Rituals That Heal Us
by Patricia St. OngeAug 03, 2015
- How the Medicine Wheel can guide us to transform communities that have suffered from racial injustice
Rev. Sekou on Today’s Civil Rights Leaders: “I Take My Orders From 23-Year-Old Queer Women”
by Sarah van GelderJul 22, 2015
- A leading activist pastor speaks about the emerging face of civil rights leadership in 21st century America.
Dangerous Isolation: Meet the Fearless Advocates Helping Rural Women Escape Abuse
by Laura Michele DienerJul 15, 2015
- “If you live miles up in the holler and your cellphone doesn’t work up there, and you don’t have a car, and you don’t read and write very well, and you’ve got three kids, how are you going to get help?”
Truth and Reconciliation at Work: How These Commissions Help Heal Wounds From Racial Injustice
by Fania DavisJul 10, 2015
- Fania Davis explains how Truth and Reconciliation Commissions can help communities heal from a history of racial violence and oppression.
Why Bree Newsome’s Action Was the “Amazing Grace” I Needed
by Tanya SteeleJun 29, 2015
- She showed us that we liberate ourselves through our actions. She reminded us, in the midst of deep sorrow, that we, who want to see a better America, must keep living, fighting, breathing, doing.