People Power

15 Actions That Can Shut Down Trump’s Assault on Immigrant Families
by Arun Gupta
Whether from your phone or on the front lines of the border crisis, here are things you can do to help.
Why Juneteenth Should Be a National Holiday
by Tasha Williams
The 152-year-old tradition launched by formerly enslaved people has emerged as a celebration of freedom.
Creating Affordable Homes for Multigenerational Living
by Kevon Paynter
Houses for large moderate-income families are scarce. A few innovative developers are looking to change that.
Montana Center Destroys Unwanted Guns—Trying to Make a Dent in 300 Million
by Gabriel Furshong
Most of the center’s clients have been middle-aged people who inherit guns and don’t want them ending up in the wrong hands.
A New Generation Lives a Different American Dream—And They’re Happy
by A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
Millennials, sometimes referred to as “generation rent,” are having to get creative and find alternative housing options.
Posting Your Hike on Instagram? Now You Can Tag Your Location’s Indigenous Name
by Isabelle Morrison
This Native climber created indigenous geotags for more than 40 mountains.
This Artist Finds Swastikas and Transforms Them Into Cartoons
by Isabelle Morrison
The #PaintBack Project combats the spread of racism and bigotry with art.
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.