Peace and Justice
Video: A Brief History of the Mass Incarceration of Black Americans
by Liz PleasantSep 18, 2015
- One in every three African American men will be sent to prison in their lifetime. In this video, Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses how so many black Americans get trapped behind bars.
In London, Diversity and a Great School System Go Hand in Hand (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffSep 16, 2015
- The White House released a new tool to help calculate the cost of college, “Black Twitter” revolutionizes the meaning of intellectual, and an anti-rape curriculum in Kenya shows promising results.
Video: How People With Disabilities Helped Shape New Orleans’ Disaster Policy
by Liz PleasantAug 28, 2015
- Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans disability activists talk about the city’s lack of accessible disaster plans and what they’ve done to change it.
Dear Donald Trump: Pissed Off Latinos Are Powerful Latinos
by Yessenia FunesAug 28, 2015
- History has shown that when Latinos feel threatened, they fight back—with their voices and voting power.
After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now
by Sarah van GelderAug 13, 2015
- YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.
The Weekly Crunch: Zero-Waste Grocery Stores, Black Women's Business Boom, Robocops for Cyber-Bullies
by YES! StaffAug 05, 2015
- Like reading the news while chomping on granola. Here’s what we've been chewing on lately.
In a Place Where Teaching Girls Can Get You Poisoned, This Afghan Woman Got Men on Her Side
by Kristin MoeJul 20, 2015
- How do you spark a movement in a conservative community? A Q&A with Razia Jan, founder of the Zabuli Education Center.
A Rabbi's Plea: We Need Slavery Reparations In Order to Move Forward
by Shmuly YanklowitzJun 29, 2015
- It’s clear that the trauma of slavery continues to impact the contemporary American psyche.
The US Has Spent $14B on Community Policing—What Have We Learned So Far?
by Christopher MoraffJun 22, 2015
- Gauging whether a community policing program has been successful ultimately depends on how you define success.
Ireland Votes to Legalize Gay Marriage
by Liz PleasantMay 26, 2015
- Ireland makes history by legalizing gay marriage—reminding people that change is possible.
Audio: Desmond Tutu and His Daughter Mpho On How the U.S. Can Heal From Racial Wounds
by Sarah van Gelder, Fania Davis, Miles SchneidermanMay 22, 2015
- The father and daughter recently published The Book of Forgiving, a guide to help perpetrators and victims embrace their mutual humanity.
Chicago Just Became the First U.S. City to Pay Reparations to Victims of Police Torture
by Araz HachadourianMay 15, 2015
- For nearly 20 years, officers of the Chicago Police Department tortured more than 100 people. How survivors and their lawyers won a decades-long fight.
How Lynching Shaped American History—From the Old South to Modern Prisons
by Liz PleasantMay 13, 2015
- For Bryan Stevensen, the largest evil surrounding African-American history isn’t slavery, but the pervasiveness of white supremacy and the difficulty we have discussing it openly.
State of Emergency—Meet the Everyday People Demanding Justice on Baltimore Streets
by Liz PleasantApr 28, 2015
- Video: City council members, religious leaders, and community activists continue to ask Baltimore police be held accountable for Freddie Gray's death.
"Freddie Gray Used to Buy Me Ice Cream"—Voices From the Streets of Baltimore
by Liz PleasantApr 28, 2015
- After 25-year-old Freddie Gray died from injuries sustained in a Baltimore police van, city residents are rallying to demand accountability.