People Power

GRLZ Take Over The Airwaves
by Melissa Hellmann
A Boston radio station trains teens, helps them find their voice, and gives them a chance to be heard.
Van Jones’ “Messy Truth”: We’re All a Little Right, and We’re All a Little Wrong
by Zenobia Jeffries
Liberals and conservatives have too much in common—and too much at stake—to keep hiding behind differences.
Why I’ve Started to Fear My Fellow Social Justice Activists
by Frances Lee
We are alienating each other with unrestrained callouts and unchecked self-righteousness. Here’s how that can stop.
Call for Submissions: Decolonize This
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by October 30.
Meet the Playwrights Bringing Social Justice to the Stage
by J. Gabriel Ware
These women are helping audiences empathize with issues in a way that a book or an article can’t.
After Las Vegas, These Are the Questions That Can Bring Us Peace
by Colin Beavan
If we can stop clinging to stories that obscure the truth of what happened, then what follows easily is, How can I help?
Las Vegas Massacre Dispels the Myth of Who’s Most Violent in This Country
by Mike Males
While young and non-White people are perceived as more dangerous, middle-aged White people have the highest rates of gun ownership and gun deaths.
10 Examples That Prove Straight Privilege Influences Everything
by Erin Tatum
We still live in a society that affords heterosexual individuals more rights, power, and freedom.
A Surprisingly Simple Solution to a Transportation Mess in India
by Anuradha Sengupta
Electric rickshaws have become an economic and environmental lifeline for both drivers and passengers.
What’s Stopping Media From Calling Las Vegas Killer a “Terrorist”? His Whiteness
by Zenobia Jeffries
Like other mass shooters before him, Stephen Paddock has the benefit of White privilege even in the most vicious of circumstances.
6 Myths You Probably Believe About Success
by Kira M. Newman
No, nice guys don’t always finish last.
In Photos: Water Protectors Return to Standing Rock—This Time for Healing
by Josué Rivas
The camps are gone now, but the awakening to protect the water, land, and tribal sovereignty continues.
Who Owns the Future of California’s Energy? Its Residents
by Peter Kalmus
Despite all the money in politics, the future of cleaner energy is in the hands of local communities.
It’s OK to Laugh About Gentrification (While Watching an Episode of The North Pole)
by Liz Pleasant
New series shows “the reality of the problem but also the joy, humor, and humanity that we’re trying to fight for in the first place.”
Author Jim Wallis on Faith’s Leading Role in Dismantling White Supremacy
by Kevon Paynter
“The original sin is the doctrine, ideology, myth, lie, and social construct of racial difference and superiority.”