People Power

The Volunteers Protecting Kentucky’s Last Abortion Clinic
by Melissa Hellmann
The walk from the parking lot, past protesters, to the embattled clinic’s front doors can be a difficult journey. Meet the escorts making sure women don’t have to face it alone.
Banishing DREAMers: The Meanness Isn’t Just Trump
by Mike Males
Tens of millions of Americans—many aging and white—are willing to sabotage young people rather than to accept racial diversity.
Her Ancestor Was a Slave to Cherokee Indians. Now She’s Applying to Be a Citizen of the Tribe
by Jenni Monet
A landmark decision offers opportunity for healing between descendants of slaveholders and slaves.
Now You Can Instantly Help Those Most Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
by Masai Andrews
The #SupportBlackWomenHOU campaign uses popular money transfer apps to give resources quickly to those in need so they don’t have to wait for donations from large charities to trickle down.
No Elitist Farmers Market Here—Free Healthy Food and Profits for Farmers
by Emma Eisenberg
How one Appalachian county is creating a healthy food system that supports not only nutrition, but also community life.
Tribes Were the First Climate Refugees—and the First to Build Resilience Plans
by Terri Hansen
The Swinomish of Washington produced a climate adaptation plan two years before the state. Now it’s a template for all of Indian Country.
How to Protest Neo-Nazis Without Adding to the Violence
by Laurie Marhoefer
Ways to fight white supremacists without helping their cause.
5 Ways You Can Help Black Moms Take Back Breastfeeding
by Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
Insufficient support and stigma make Black women the least likely to breastfeed of any group.
“This Is Our Land”: Indigenous Rights Activists Respond to White Supremacist Rhetoric
by Jenni Monet
At the Trump rally Tuesday, indigenous and Latino rights advocates stood together to protest racial inequality in Arizona’s justice system. For these groups, facing militarized police is nothing new.
Inside the ACLU: Defending White Supremacists as a Black Attorney
by Abre’ Conner
As a constitutional lawyer, I fully support the First Amendment. But as a black person, I’m conflicted when it comes to defending hate.
There’s a Myth That White People Are Safer Among Other Whites
by Mike Males
New data on violent deaths show that all people are safest living in places with high diversity—but especially White people.
I Need to Start With the Racist Attitudes in Me
by Colin Beavan
Some of my anger at the recent actions of white supremacists comes from acknowledging my own capacity for ugliness.
Climate Justice Is Racial Justice Is Gender Justice
by Bill McKibben
What is a “just transition,” anyway? Bill McKibben asks Jacqueline Patterson, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.
Stop Using Mental Illness to Explain White Supremacy
by Christopher Petrella, Justin Gomer
White supremacy is not an unfortunate stain on an otherwise clean democracy. It’s terribly, terrifyingly normal.
In Truth and Reconciliation, First Things First—The Truth 
by David Ragland, Cori Bush, Melinda Salazar
Truth-telling needs to come first before we can begin to heal the racial divide and redress past harms.