People Power

Millennials Aren’t the First Generation to Be Blamed for Everything
by Eric Weiskott
In medieval England, young people stirred similar anxieties.
The Defiant, Refugee-Loving History of New Mexico
by Michael Dax
How the state’s unique and open relationship with Mexico is overshadowing Trump’s immigration policies.
Why Coastal Tribes Are Growing Clam Gardens That Look Like Asian Rice Fields
by Barbara Clabots
All along the Pacific Northwest, tribes have been forced to close productive shellfish farming areas due to pollution. But they’ve got a plan.
Reality Check: More Police Officers Don’t Equal Safer Neighborhoods
by Zenobia Jeffries
Earlier this year, activists launched a campaign called Freedom Cities to protect and uplift all people of color. (And, no, it doesn't include more police.)
He Bought a $500 House in Detroit. But It Was Never About the House
by Colin Beavan
A young white man discovered what transcends race and class divides among neighbors.
Ready to Start Living? First, Consider Your Death
by Roman Krznaric
The reality of dying is our single greatest motivator. Here’s how to use it to live your life to the fullest.
Call for Submissions: How Can Our Economy Spark Joy?
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by July 21.
Why Philly’s New Pride Flag Has Black and Brown Stripes
by Kevon Paynter
Mixed reactions reveal the change is not fully embraced by everyone. But LGBTQ groups are working to make the city more inclusive to people of color.
For Women Like Charleena Lyles, Trauma Has Trickled Down for Generations
by Angela Fichter
How symptoms of mental illness manifest in Black women, and the steps you can take toward healing.
You Don’t Need a Sanctuary City to Help Your Immigrant Neighbors
by Yessenia Funes
In Greensboro, North Carolina, sanctuary policies are banned. But that hasn’t stopped residents and local police from supporting immigrants in their community.
Why the Democrats Should Be Celebrating Their 4 Defeats
by Fran Korten
In Georgia, Jon Ossoff narrowly lost to Republican Karen Handel. That’s a big win: A Republican narrowly won in a strongly Republican district.
4 Myths About Slavery We Should Stop Believing Now
by Daina Ramey Berry
To understand the origins of wealth inequality and discrimination, we must look at the history of slavery.
Youth Sentenced to Life in Prison Get a Second Chance
by Zenobia Jeffries
A nationwide movement is seeking to end the practice of trying teenage criminals as adults and, instead, granting them a new start.
Naomi Klein Pushes Us to Dream Big to Get Beyond Trump’s Shock Politics
by Robert Jensen
The activist’s new book challenges the pessimism that sets in when we think radical change is politically impossible. But it misses something big.
When Hospitality Was the Norm and Multiculturalism Was a Good Thing
by Ariel Sophia Bardi
Despite border walls and travel bans, the Middle East is still a region where the weary traveler is welcomed and embraced.