People Power

First He Came Out as Undocumented. Then As Gay. Here's What It Means For Immigration Debate.
by Kristin Moe
Felipe Matos told his story in three words: "I am undocumented." It was an act of desperation—but it gave him a sense of agency and power.
Return of Hometown News: Old-School Reporters and Citizen Journalists Unite to Bring it Back
by Dan Kennedy
Filling a void left by big city newspapers, online projects combine community news, journalism, and conversations with our neighbors.
Zydeco and Justice: Louisiana's Hyperlocal KOCZ Builds Community and Self-Reliance
by Christine St. Pierre
Low-power FM radio stations bring a much-needed focus on local issues and culture.
Watch the Beautiful One-Minute Ad Asking the Washington Football Team to Change Its Name
by Liz Pleasant
With the owner of the team vowing "NEVER" to change its name, Native American tribes around the country launch a national campaign to do just that.
Meet the Solutionaries: Kids Skip Scary Climate Coverage to Focus on Local Changemakers
by Molly Rusk
These high school students created a series of podcasts to tell the stories of inspiring people in their community.
Meet the Tenacious Gardeners Putting Down Roots in “America’s Most Desperate Town”
by Kristin Moe
They're not always optimistic about the future of Camden, N.J. But they're committed to it anyway, and they've created one of the nation's fastest growing networks of urban farms.
Talking Cows Take on Factory Farms—Matrix Style
by Jonah Sachs
The viral success of "The Meatrix" shows how a good story trumps a mountain of facts.
Everyone Still Loves "Reading Rainbow" (And This New Kickstarter Proves It)
by Christopher Zumski Finke
The PBS classic, which taught a love of books to generations of kids, will be coming back in an online version.
Fear of a Brown Planet: Watch This Stand-Up Comedian Explain 'Reverse Racism'
by Kali Swenson
Bullying, police brutality, and everyday insensitivities are regularly lampooned with Australians Aamer Rahman and Nazeem Hussain's weapon of choice: comedy.
From Stand-up to Twitter, A New Generation’s Fresh Take on Storytelling
by Sarah van Gelder
Today's storytellers show that each of us can be part of something more powerful, diverse, and creative than we might have imagined.
How Stories Shape Our World
by Sarah van Gelder
This issue of YES! looks at the ways new voices are being heard, and at how their stories are transforming our culture.
4 Signs Net Neutrality Isn't Dead (Despite an FCC Proposal You're Not Going to Like)
by James Trimarco
They didn't get the proposal they wanted from the FCC. But proponents of a fair and open Internet made important strikes, and the debate is just getting started.
Can We Keep the Internet Free?
by Candace Clement
The struggle to save the world's greatest communication network.
Fans Move to Buy LA Clippers After Owner Is Banned From NBA
by Christopher Zumski Finke
The fans hope to buy the team and make it into a nonprofit organization like the Green Bay Packers.
When Big Money Controls Big Media, There’s a Big Decline in Democracy
by David Kortava
“Dollarocracy” examines innovations in other democratic nations to solve our money-in-politics crisis.