As European Women Stream to ISIS, This Reformed Extremist Is Offering Them a Different Path
by Deepa BharathMar 07, 2016
- When Yasmin Mulbocus found no justice after being sexually abused, she was drawn to an Islamic extremist group she believed could protect her. Twenty years later, she’s trying to stop other women from making the same mistake.
Meet America’s New Election-Integrity Watchman
by Dave LevinthalMar 07, 2016
- From Internet voting to automatic registration, the chairman of the Election Assistance Commission discusses what it takes to ensure honest elections.
#Asians4BlackLives: How Multiracial Alliances Help End Discrimination
by Natasha VarnerMar 05, 2016
- Currents of racism between Japanese Americans and African Americans might be ebbing as groups like #Asians4BlackLives stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Are Candidates Exploiting the Families of Black Victims for Votes? Sandra Bland’s Mom Says “No”
by Tyree Boyd-PatesMar 04, 2016
- Black votes matter, but some question whether Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton’s endorsements from relatives of police brutality victims are appropriate.
This Boston Politician Gave Birth While in Office—and Paved the Way for Paid Parental Leave
by Lindsey WeedstonMar 03, 2016
- As the first Asian-American woman on the Boston City Council, and the first to give birth while serving in office, Michelle Wu brings needed diversity to the city’s government.
16 Courageous Women Standing Up to Violence
by Kristin WilliamsMar 02, 2016
- From Ukraine to Mexico, women across the world are finding creative ways to break cycles of violence in their communities.
The Untold History of Female Friendship
by Rachel Vorona CoteMar 01, 2016
- To get an honest picture of female friendship, we must look beyond the familiar whitewashed stories in Western history and literature.
24 States Put Juvenile Offenders in Solitary, But Advocates Are Trying to Change That
by Marcus Harrison GreenFeb 29, 2016
- Studies show kids held in solitary confinement experience long-lasting psychological damage. Activists hope a wave of local and national policy changes means widespread reform is on the way.
Hollywood Whitewashing: How Is This Still a Thing?
by YES! StaffFeb 26, 2016
- This hilarious (and depressing) video explains why we can’t talk about #OscarsSoWhite without talking about Hollywood whitewashing.
How to Pick a President Without Being Sexist
by Jeremy Adam SmithFeb 25, 2016
- The presidential race is basically an expensive hiring process with 319 million stakeholders. If businesses and government agencies go to such great lengths to eliminate gender bias in their hiring, shouldn’t we do the same for our elections?
Berkeley Votes to Boost Co-op Economy In the Face of Gentrification
by Araz HachadourianFeb 24, 2016
- A growing number of cities are investing in co-ops to keep money local and neighborhoods affordable.
What Legalizing Street Vending Could Do for L.A.’s Local Economy
by Daniel RossFeb 23, 2016
- Los Angeles is one of few U.S. cities where street trade isn’t widely permitted. But for immigrants and low-income people, it’s often the only way to earn a living.
The Role of an Activist Attorney in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement
by Nyasha LaingFeb 23, 2016
- For civil rights lawyers, litigating isn't enough. They need to engage with the struggle of black Americans firsthand.
Without Scalia, a New Chance for Climate Justice
by Patrick ParenteauFeb 21, 2016
- Justice Scalia was a thorn in the side of the environmental movement. Now that his seat is up for grabs, the Supreme Court could be in position to make serious gains for the climate.
Feminist Scooter Gangs Shut Down Street Harassment
by Lindsey WeedstonFeb 20, 2016
- In the worst country in the Arab world for women, people are finding creative ways to stop gender-based violence.