People Power

The “Redneck Revolt” Is Showing Up at Gun Shows and KKK Rallies to End White Supremacy
by Zenobia Jeffries
This rural White organization put out a call for working-class Whites to “reject the idea of whiteness.”
Would You Put a Tiny House for a Homeless Person in Your Backyard?
by Valerie Schloredt
Because two Seattle homeowners were willing to make space, a 75-year-old man who’s been homeless for years now has a house and a community.
For Black Women Across the U.S., a 30-Minute Walk Builds Better Health—and Sisterhood
by A. Rochaun Meadows
“I can lace up my sneakers, walk out my front door, and change my entire body.”
Capitalism Is Not the Only Choice
by Penn Loh
We have opportunities every day to build economies that lift each other up and spread joy.
Reproductive Freedom Depends on Where You Live. How Does Your City Rank?
by Lornet Turnbull
Cities are playing a crucial role in protecting reproductive rights as federal and state governments grow more restrictive.
Why Science Says You Should Be Reading Small Independent Media
by Jo Ellen Green Kaiser
While trust in corporate news has gone down over the past few years, trust in independent news is strong.
The Real Difference Between Men Who Rape and Those Who Don’t
by Robert Jensen
If we can’t talk about patriarchy, then let’s admit we’re giving up on the goal of a world without rape and harassment.
Why We Keep Talking About Racism
by Zenobia Jeffries
Sometimes difficult discussion about race and oppression is a solution in itself.
5 Ways White Parents Can Empower Their Adopted Child of Color to Fight Racism
by Psychology@pepperdine
How to embrace the opportunities and challenges associated with raising a child of another race.
The Trump Effect, One Year Later: Thousands of Women Running for Office
by Christa Hillstrom
After Trump’s victory over Clinton, women realized how much the country needs them in politics.
Trans Youth Use Theater to Raise Awareness and Change Policy
by Sammi-Jo Lee
In this small town, the stage has become a venue to educate political leaders on transgender issues.
In the Water-Scarce Southwest, an Ancient Irrigation System Disrupts Big Agriculture
by Shoshi Parks
In New Mexico and Colorado, the “acequia” is more than just democratic water distribution—it is at the center of Southwest culture.
What Happens When Men Say #MeToo, Too?
by Colin Beavan
As a self-identified feminist man who has survived abuse, I wonder how and if I should participate in the conversation.
Opioid Addicts Get Compassion. Crack Addicts Get Mass Incarceration
by Lornet Turnbull
Communities are scrambling to save lives and get people into rehabilitation, but it wasn’t always that way.
How I Confronted My Own Privilege as a Person of Color
by Prashant Nema
The ongoing discourse over racial injustice in my adopted country has had me thinking of my own upbringing in India.