People Power

Black Entrepreneurs Lead the Charge in Baltimore’s Economic Renewal
by Kevon Paynter
Rehabilitating derelict properties into sites for workforce training, manufacturing, and sustainable employment aligns with the priorities of the city.
An Unusual Way to Rescue a City From Blight—Bees
by J. Gabriel Ware
As the city removes thousands of blighted properties, this couple saw an opportunity to support a cooperative economy.
Kids Say #MeToo After Each Performance of This Play
by Meera Vijayann
As sex education steadily loses federal funding, this program teaches kids about personal body safety—and that abuse is never their fault.
Beyond Fasting: What We Can All Learn From Ramadan
by Shaima Shamdeen
It’s a holiday intended for introspection and community, something Muslims and non-Muslims alike can benefit from.
What Really Helps the Unemployed Find Full-Time Jobs
by Amanda Abrams
Social safety net programs need more money, not less, for a work requirement program to succeed.
Tiny Houses Alone Can’t Solve the Housing Crisis. But Here’s What Can
by Chris Winters
People are looking beyond traditional boundaries to find housing that works for them.
4 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Activism
by Alaina Leary
Here’s how to use different platforms to spread awareness and get other people excited about your cause.
13 Climate Justice Leaders Imagined as Comic Superheroes
by YES! Editors
“Rogue Scientists” was an inspired choice.
Native Language Schools Are Taking Back Education
by Abaki Beck
More than a century ago, the last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away. Now this school is working to revive the language.
Why Are We So Sleep Deprived, And Why Does It Matter?
by Michael S. Jaffee
Not many things matter more to our health than a good night’s sleep, but fewer and fewer of Americans are getting one.
How Indigenous Knowledge Is Transforming the March for Science
by Terri Hansen
“Indigenous peoples were always scientists. Their lives depended on it."
A Year Later, Fewer Deportations in Cities That Adopted “Welcoming” Policies
by Michael J. Dax
Where local governments collaborate with ICE, deportations have increased more than 75 percent. New Mexico shows a different way.
Call for Submissions: The Mental Health Issue
by YES! Editors
Send us your leads and pitches by May 1.
Honoring the Radical Evolution of Martin Luther King Jr.
by Paul Harvey
How the civil rights icon changed from a hopeful reformer to a radical critic.
The Revolution Is Being Podcasted
by Sammi-Jo Lee
These popular audio shows use compassion, practical tools, and a little millennial humor to encourage listeners to engage.