Peace and Justice

Black Teen Suicide Rate Has Doubled. Here Are 5 Ways to Help
by Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez
“It’s so important for people of color to educate themselves on the prevalence of mental illness. We are not exempt. We are human.”
In Photos: A Mother Adjusts to Parenting After Prison
by Christa Hillstrom
A unique initiative in Oregon helps incarcerated mothers stay connected with their children through special visitations and virtual parent-teacher conferences.
How Low-Income Mothers Are Breaking Into the Tech Industry
by Sheila Bapat
Two-thirds of low-wage workers are women, often mothers. These programs are giving them better access to high-wage careers.
How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding All Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion (Including Keystone XL)
by James Trimarco
We hunted down the names of CEOs and their contact information for you. Here’s what to say.
6 Places Resisting Fear With Compassionate Defiance
by Lornet Turnbull
Sanctuary city policies can only go so far. The real job of creating welcome and safety falls to ordinary people.
To Regain People’s Trust, the Democratic Party Must Support Single-Payer
by Sarah van Gelder
Nearly 60 percent of Americans want Medicare for All. Democrats must support it, too.
Ditch the “Animal Farm” Mentality in Resisting Trump Policies
by Colin Beavan
Try less fighting and speaking and doing to get “our” way—and a lot more sitting and listening and questioning and being still.
You Liked That Heineken Ad? Well, It Was Worse Than the Pepsi One
by Didi Delgado
It tricks you into thinking social problems can be resolved if only people tolerate oppression just a little while longer.
Trumpcare Passed the House: Here’s How We Can Still Stop It
by Indivisible
The ACA remains the law of the land. There are many more steps left in the legislative process before this bill ever reaches Trump’s desk.
Just So We’re Clear: Black Mothers Aren’t to Blame for High Infant Mortality
by Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez
When famous midwife Ina May Gaskin suggested that Black mothers should make better lifestyle choices to have healthier babies, the Black birth world decided they’d had enough.
6 Ways to Put Public Interest Ahead of Big Pharma Profits
by Clo Copass
Increase access to generics, end “evergreening” drug patents, and other ways to put people before profits.
Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win
by Amanda Abrams
This 86-year-old civil rights leader believes reconciliation is the only way forward.
Tiny Town in the Heartland Creates Homegrown Sanctuary
by Bian Elkhatib
Residents of Iowa’s first Hispanic-majority town don’t need sanctuary city policies to support their immigrant neighbors.
New Plans Give Immigrants Access to Legal Representation
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Clo Copass
Undocumented immigrants in detention are four times more likely to win a custody hearing if they have a lawyer.
Chimps Could Soon Win Legal Personhood
by James Trimarco
Rights for many intelligent animals could hinge on a one-word edit in a law dictionary.