People Power

3 Reasons the Standing Rock Sioux Can Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
by Mark Trahant
For starters, this protest is about a competing idea for the future of the planet—and waves of people will show up to make that point.
As #BankBlack Moves Money, Black Credit Unions Are Ready
by Zenobia Jeffries
While the number of Black-owned banks is down to only 22, there are 318 Black credit unions uniquely positioned to invest in their communities.
A Documentary on Hope, Love, and Beauty in Ferguson
by Jaime Alfaro
Mobolaji Olambiwonnu hopes his new film on the killing of Michael Brown will bring healing, dignity, and investment to Black communities affected by police violence.
When You Don’t Have a Traditional Job, This Is How You Get Creative
by Martin do Nascimento
Austin, Texas, leads the nation in people with jobs outside the 9-to-5 economy.
Watch: A Year After Freddie Gray, Baltimore Is Still Rising
by Melissa Hellmann
Tired of waiting for outside help, grassroots organizations are generating resources from within the African American community.
To Thrive, We Must Be In Touch With Each Other
by Sarah van Gelder
When we live connected to a community, we are more likely to become champions for one another, not just for ourselves.
5 Reasons to Vote Even When You Hate Everything on the Ballot
by Yessenia Funes
Voting won’t solve the nation’s problems. But it’s a start.
Black Lives Matter “Anthem” Writer Talks Music, TPP, and Being a Mom to a Black Son
by Steve Furay
Singer-songwriter Taina Asili’s latest video, “And We Walk,” makes the connection between racial justice and climate justice.
From Fencing in a Hijab to Swimming for Refugees, These 5 Olympians Inspire Us
by Liza Bayless
Meet the athletes representing more than their countries’ flags at this year’s Olympic Games.
The U.S. Just Surpassed the Number of Breweries We Had in 1873
by Liza Bayless, Kate Stringer
And 26 other facts you should probably know.
In Photos: Tribes Are Reviving an Indian River Nearly Destroyed by Coal Mining
by Rucha Chitnis
Decades of coal mining in the Jaintia Hills have trashed the once thriving Myntdu River. Now, indigenous communities are uniting to take a stand.
Voting Rights Victories Piling Up
by Jaime Alfaro
“The Federal District and Appeals Courts are willing to do what the Supreme Court wouldn’t do, which is acknowledge the reality that racial discrimination in voting persists today.”
How to Break the Power of Money
by David Korten
We can refuse to accept the pervasive, but false, claims that money is wealth and a growing GDP improves the lives of all.
Why Bicycle Justice Isn’t a White Guy in Spandex
by Elly Blue
Well, it doesn’t have to be. People of color make up the fastest-growing demographic among cyclists, and everyone benefits.
If It Hadn’t Been for Those Meddling Climate Kids ...
by Stephen Miller
We can thank our children—and their lawsuits—for insisting that public trust and hard science be part of climate decision-making.