Peace and Justice
The Call to “End the War on Black Lives” Starts With Accountability
by Zenobia JeffriesNov 03, 2016
- Next year, the DOJ will collect nationwide data on police shootings and other violent encounters with the public. Is that enough progress?
Who Deserves a Liberal Arts Degree? For Inmates, It’s a Way Out
by Liza BaylessOct 27, 2016
- Obama's controversial pilot program will make higher education dollars available to inmates this year. Proponents hope it will build on the success private liberal arts programs are achieving in prisons across the country.
How to Make City Budgets Racially Just? Let Citizens Do the Numbers
by Paulina PhelpsOct 25, 2016
- The Movement for Black Lives is calling on cities to launch participatory budgeting processes to make public spending fairer.
Half of All Indigenous Languages Are Disappearing. Inside the Rush to Save Them
by Tristan AhtoneOct 21, 2016
- Of 194 languages remaining in North America, nearly 63 percent are spoken only by adults or elders. That’s why children's television programming is key.
Another Victory for Workers in Seattle—This Time It’s Their Schedules
by Melissa HellmannOct 14, 2016
- Thanks to an ordinance passed last month, service and retail workers will finally get reasonable shift schedules, along with their $15-an-hour minimum wage.
Trump’s Fake Critique of Trade Deals Leaves Out Workers
by Jonathan RosenblumOct 13, 2016
- We must build a movement for trade justice that rejects both Trump’s opportunism and the long-standing neoliberalism of the major political parties.
Why I Dropped Everything to Head to Standing Rock
by Paula SchmidtOct 06, 2016
- After industry and greed destroyed my life in northern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale fracking country, I knew I needed to stand with the water protectors.
The Other Housing Crisis: Finding a Home in Rural America
by Melissa HellmannSep 22, 2016
- Thirty percent of rural Americans have substandard housing—and it’s expensive. But these communities are finding ways to give low-income residents homes of their own.
Sorry, Trump: So Many Reasons to Welcome Immigrants
by Manuel Pastor, Magaly N. LopezSep 15, 2016
- Why cities across the country are rejecting xenophobia: They know the economic and social value of newcomers.
Beyond Hamilton: How Diversity Could Save the Future of Theater
by Celanie PolanickSep 15, 2016
- Many worry audiences are aging out, but the reason isn’t that people of color can’t afford tickets—it’s that they feel excluded.
How We Became an Economy Full of Side Jobs
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnSep 13, 2016
- The job growth that led us out of the recession has been in nontraditional jobs, and that's working well for women.
Why the Founder of Standing Rock Sioux Camp Can’t Forget the Whitestone Massacre
by LaDonna Brave Bull AllardSep 03, 2016
- 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.
A Tough Choice for Feminist Black Lives Matter Activists
by Marcus Harrison GreenJun 27, 2016
- Protesting a police killing and marching in support of a man convicted of rape can pose a real dilemma when one in five women nationwide has suffered a sexual assault.
Still #FeeltheBern? You’re Not Alone
by Rosemary LaneJun 22, 2016
- Meet six people from the recent People’s Summit in Chicago coming to terms with supporting the senator’s ideas, rather than his campaign for president.
Female Migrant Farmworkers Push Back Against Machismo and Abuse in California’s Wine Country
by Trina Moyles, KJ DakinJun 21, 2016
- In Sonoma County, women are coming together to support one another and advocate for the safety of undocumented fieldworkers who often work in isolation.