Peace and Justice

3 Reasons the Standing Rock Sioux Can Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Mark Trahant
For starters, this protest is about a competing idea for the future of the planet—and waves of people will show up to make that point.
A Documentary on Hope, Love, and Beauty in Ferguson
by Jaime Alfaro
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 Hellmann
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 Gelder
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 Furay
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 Bayless
Meet the athletes representing more than their countries’ flags at this year’s Olympic Games.
In Photos: Tribes Are Reviving an Indian River Nearly Destroyed by Coal Mining
by Rucha Chitnis
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 Alfaro
“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 Blue
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 Anderson
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 Bayless
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 Furay
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 Cupchoy
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 Hellmann
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 Jeffries
The latest response to discrimination and police brutality is renewed calls to #BankBlack and bring economic empowerment to struggling communities.