Peace and Justice
How We Report on Structural Racism Can Hurt Us—or Heal Us
by Zenobia JeffriesJul 27, 2016
- Too many headlines and stories right now are contributing to a polarized society, but media could instead play an important role in revealing our shared humanity.
A Political Turning Point for Native Americans
by Mark TrahantJul 26, 2016
- Who will be Indian Country’s Obama? Look to the states. Her name will be Paulette, Peggy, or Denise.
Native Candidates Make a Historic Push for Congress
by Michael J. DaxJul 26, 2016
- As the presidential race has demonstrated, 2016 is the year for outsiders, and no group can be considered further from the establishment than Native Americans.
Why Hope Has Power in This Gut-Wrenching Election Year
by Frances Moore Lappé, Adam EichenJul 25, 2016
- Cynicism and despair are among democracy’s worst enemies.
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.
#WallOffTrump: How Humor Defied Racism at the RNC
by Alexa MillsJul 21, 2016
- Laughter makes us feel safer, stronger, and more together. In Cleveland, activists used it to flip Trump's own ridiculous words upside down.
After Weeks of Tragedy, Possibilities Will Emerge
by Sarah van GelderJul 20, 2016
- The one thing we can count on is change. But what will make that change inclusive and sustainable instead of violent and fascistic?
Tell Us About the Revolution Where You Live
by YES! StaffJul 15, 2016
- The 20th anniversary issue of YES! will show you, state by state, how change happens when communities work together. Tell us what’s happening where you live today.
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.
Why Being a “Good Guy” Is Not Enough
by Joe SamalinJul 11, 2016
- Either you’re actively working against sexual violence or you’re enabling it.
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.
For Decades, the USDA Was Black Farmers’ Worst Enemy. Here’s How It Became an Ally
by Sylvia A. HarveyJul 08, 2016
- Through partnering with local farmers, the USDA has begun to tackle its racist past.
Think Gender Issues Can’t Be Funny? Think Again
by Alexa StrabukJul 07, 2016
- Three comedians using stand-up to breakdown gender stereotypes.
5 Ways the News Media Can Get Real
by Sarah van GelderJul 06, 2016
- When Donald Trump gets more air time than Bernie Sanders, the media misses the mark on grassroots change.
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.