The rise of ISIS, the “war on terror,” the attack on Paris—these are symptoms of a civilization in its twilight. But the displays of global solidarity show that the seeds of a new paradigm are being planted.
Just a year and a half after the St. Louis area became internationally known for racism, the city is considering building a billion-dollar stadium. If justice was our priority, says organizer Julia Ho, those tax dollars would be spent very differently.
Man-made space trash is headed for Earth; there is science to back up why we love horror movies; and campfire stories are reimagined for the tech era.
Opening borders can have unexpected benefits; studies show alarming links between air pollution and dementia; and Native Americans talk about illegal immigration.
The point isn’t that we necessarily have to abandon phrases like “hip hip hooray” and “no can do.” But understanding their racist origins helps us move beyond them.
YES! has put together a tribute page to honor Grace Lee Boggs and the lives she touched while she was with us. Share your own thoughts with #RememberingGrace.
The resolution, which passed unanimously, endorses the goal of having no kids in detention in Seattle. It’s a move that chips away at the school-to-prison pipeline.
One in every three African American men will be sent to prison in their lifetime. In this video, Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses how so many black Americans get trapped behind bars.
The White House released a new tool to help calculate the cost of college, “Black Twitter” revolutionizes the meaning of intellectual, and an anti-rape curriculum in Kenya shows promising results.
From the Current Issue
As long as there has been lending, there have been times when the people’s debt becomes a crisis. Here’s a look at the policy solutions governments have been using, starting in ancient Sumer.