Peace and Justice
In Baltimore, I Found a City Taking Progress Into Its Own Hands
by Melissa HellmannAug 24, 2016
- “Conversations have changed. The structure of power has not. And that’s where we are today."
A Documentary on Hope, Love, and Beauty in Ferguson
by Jaime AlfaroAug 19, 2016
- Mobolaji Olambiwonnu hopes his new film on the killing of Michael Brown will bring healing, dignity, and investment to Black communities affected by police violence.
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.
To Thrive, We Must Be In Touch With Each Other
by Sarah van GelderAug 17, 2016
- When we live connected to a community, we are more likely to become champions for one another, not just for ourselves.
Black Lives Matter “Anthem” Writer Talks Music, TPP, and Being a Mom to a Black Son
by Steve FurayAug 16, 2016
- Singer-songwriter Taina Asili’s latest video, “And We Walk,” makes the connection between racial justice and climate justice.
From Fencing in a Hijab to Swimming for Refugees, These 5 Olympians Inspire Us
by Liza BaylessAug 16, 2016
- Meet the athletes representing more than their countries’ flags at this year’s Olympic Games.
In Photos: Tribes Revive an Indian River Nearly Destroyed by Coal Mining
by Rucha ChitnisAug 12, 2016
- Decades of coal mining in the Jaintia Hills have trashed the once thriving Myntdu River. Now, indigenous communities are uniting to take a stand.
Voting Rights Victories Piling Up
by Jaime AlfaroAug 11, 2016
- “The Federal District and Appeals Courts are willing to do what the Supreme Court wouldn’t do, which is acknowledge the reality that racial discrimination in voting persists today.”
Why Bicycle Justice Isn’t a White Guy in Spandex
by Elly BlueAug 10, 2016
- Well, it doesn’t have to be. People of color make up the fastest-growing demographic among cyclists, and everyone benefits.
Sick of “White Nonsense”? This Social Media Posse Will Come to the Rescue
by Olivia AndersonAug 08, 2016
- A new social media crew is calling out fellow White people who use their accounts to post racist comments, as well as those who simply need a quick privilege check.
“Equal Play, Equal Pay”: Female Athletes Play for Respect in Rio
by Liza BaylessAug 08, 2016
- The U.S. national women’s soccer team has won far more championships than the U.S. men’s team. So why are they paid less?
The Surprise Weapon in Detroit’s Battle Against Gentrification
by Steve FurayAug 05, 2016
- The Illuminate Literacy project encourages neighborhood youth to hold onto their identities and histories by expressing themselves in words.
The Fifth-Graders Who Put Mexican Repatriation Back Into History Books
by Lani CupchoyAug 04, 2016
- When a California history class noticed the U.S. 1930s Mexican Repatriation had been left out of the curriculum, they decided to take it up with the state Legislature.
Meet the Ex-Inmate Whose Successful Prison Rehab Program Goes Beyond Drug Treatment
by Melissa HellmannAug 04, 2016
- As California reduces its prison population by tens of thousands, the TimeList Group’s unique approach to rehab keeps parolees from going back.
Thousands Moving Money to Black-Owned Banks
by Zenobia JeffriesAug 03, 2016
- The latest response to discrimination and police brutality is renewed calls to #BankBlack and bring economic empowerment to struggling communities.