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.
MLK’s “Racism and the World House”: More Relevant than Ever
by Martin Luther King, Jr.posted Feb 22, 2013
- 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
posted Jan 28, 2011
- 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
by Anonymousposted Jan 21, 2011
- 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?
by Grace Lee Boggsposted Jan 17, 2011
- 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”
by Jamilah Kingposted Dec 01, 2010
- Why Tyler Perry's adaptation of the classic play matters.
Envisioning MLK’s Dream in Today's World
by Grace Lee Boggsposted Sep 13, 2010
- 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
by Chris Krommposted Jul 26, 2010
- Years of discrimination from the USDA forced black farmers off their land.
By Any Means Necessary
by Adrienne Maree Brownposted May 20, 2010
- Reflecting on Malcolm X's birthday: What if what's necessary is awe-inspiring, unconditional, militant love?
A New Generation Builds Beyond Racism
by Rob "Biko" Bakerposted Mar 04, 2010
- Youth take the promise of Obama and put it into practice.
Loving Day Celebrates Love that Knows No Racial Bounds
by Berit Andersonposted Mar 04, 2010
- 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
by Adrienne Maree Brownposted Mar 04, 2010
- How the under-35 set is breaking the race barrier.
Faith Adiele: My Life in Black and White
posted Mar 04, 2010
- Why memoir is the ultimate multicultural act.
United by Hard Times: Workers Organize Across Race Lines
by Carlos Jimenezposted Mar 04, 2010
- A tough economy makes cross-race organizing more important than ever.
Our Future as a Multiracial Society
by Sarah van Gelderposted Mar 04, 2010
- 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
by Shirin Shirinposted Feb 25, 2010
- 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.