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Celebrating Black History Month

YES! Celebrates Black History Month. Stories from the YES! archive lift up heroes of the past and those still making history.

Adrienne Maree Brown

Breaking the Race Barrier

From YES! Magazine's Spring 2010 issue, America: The Remix






 

MLK’s “Racism and the World House”: More Relevant than Ever MLK’s “Racism and the World House”: More Relevant than Ever
by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s thinking on racism pertained to all of world society, not just the United States. In this writing, he makes the case that racism is a “corrosive evil” that must be conquered before we can achieve peace.
Danny Glover: The Black Power Mixtape Danny Glover: The Black Power Mixtape
Amy Goodman sits down with Danny Glover at the Sundance Film Festival to talk about his new documentary, The Black Power Mixtape.
One of Many Detroits One of Many Detroits
by Anonymous
Photo essay: "The people of this city are not abstractions." An anonymous Detroit photographer shares a view of the city that the mainstream media doesn't cover.
How Shall We Celebrate Martin Luther King's Birthday? How Shall We Celebrate Martin Luther King's Birthday?
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Lee Boggs discussed the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King with Vincent Harding, a close associate of King's. Originally posted in January 2010, we're bringing it back as we celebrate MLK's birthday 2011.
We're Still Writing “For Colored Girls” We're Still Writing “For Colored Girls”
by Jamilah King
Why Tyler Perry's adaptation of the classic play matters.
Envisioning MLK’s Dream in Today's World Envisioning MLK’s Dream in Today's World
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Boggs: We must begin the radical revolution of values that King called for, against the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism.
The Real Story of Racism at the USDA The Real Story of Racism at the USDA
by Chris Kromm
Years of discrimination from the USDA forced black farmers off their land.
By Any Means Necessary By Any Means Necessary
by Adrienne Maree Brown
Reflecting on Malcolm X's birthday: What if what's necessary is awe-inspiring, unconditional, militant love?
A New Generation Builds Beyond Racism A New Generation Builds Beyond Racism
by Rob "Biko" Baker
Youth take the promise of Obama and put it into practice.
Loving Day Celebrates Love that Knows No Racial Bounds Loving Day Celebrates Love that Knows No Racial Bounds
by Berit Anderson
Loving Day celebrates the ruling in Loving v. Virginia that made it illegal for a state to enforce laws banning interracial marriage.
Generation Mixed: Breaking the Race Barrier Generation Mixed: Breaking the Race Barrier
by Adrienne Maree Brown
How the under-35 set is breaking the race barrier.
Faith Adiele: My Life in Black and White Faith Adiele: My Life in Black and White
Why memoir is the ultimate multicultural act.
United by Hard Times: Workers Organize Across Race Lines United by Hard Times: Workers Organize Across Race Lines
by Carlos Jimenez
A tough economy makes cross-race organizing more important than ever.
Our Future as a Multiracial Society Our Future as a Multiracial Society
by Sarah van Gelder
Barack Obama’s election didn’t launch a post-racial era. But a racially just, inclusive, and even loving society is still possible, says a YES! Magazine panel of visionaries.
Hope's Poet: Interview with Dennis Brutus Hope's Poet: Interview with Dennis Brutus
by Shirin Shirin
The late Dennis Brutus, an elder in South Africa's long struggle against apartheid, shares his story, his poetry, and why he's optimistic about the global justice movement.
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