Peace and Justice
#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.
The Lakota Martial Arts Teacher Helping Native Women Recover Their Strength
by Christa HillstromJun 28, 2016
- A self-defense model focused on rediscovering strength rather than putting up your guard helps Native American women heal from sexual assault.
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.
Stop Asking Me to Denounce Islam to Prove I Care About LGBT Rights
by Aaminah KhanJun 24, 2016
- Surely, I am not less queer just because I am Muslim.
Mr. Trump Visited My Neighborhood. But He Didn’t See It
by Gwen Frisbie-FultonJun 23, 2016
- A letter to the presidential candidate after his campaign stopped in Greensboro, North Carolina.
How I Got Strong and Sexy, Despite Medical Drama and a Hidden Disease
by Jasleena GrewalJun 23, 2016
- For years, I suffered alone with Crohn’s disease. But a one-night stand and Bag Lady Mama’s body-positive Facebook page changed that.