Seattle Wins $15 Minimum Wage—Will Your Town Be Next?
by YES! EditorsJun 03, 2014
- Activists built support for the ordinance by demonstrating that it would reduce poverty in the city.
The Boomers "Failed" Us: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher on Anger, Love, and Sacrifice
by Sarah van GelderMay 30, 2014
- First the anger, then the love—overcoming generational anger to find the courage required for the difficult work ahead.
Tennessee Tied Teachers' Jobs to Standardized Test Scores. Here's How They Pushed Back—And Won.
by Molly RuskMay 30, 2014
- The teachers found their careers at risk when an erratic statistical tool became a key measure of their success.
Everyone Still Loves "Reading Rainbow" (And This New Kickstarter Proves It)
by Christopher Zumski FinkeMay 28, 2014
- The PBS classic, which taught a love of books to generations of kids, will be coming back in an online version.
Fear of a Brown Planet: Watch This Stand-Up Comedian Explain 'Reverse Racism'
by Kali SwensonMay 27, 2014
- Bullying, police brutality, and everyday insensitivities are regularly lampooned with Australians Aamer Rahman and Nazeem Hussain's weapon of choice: comedy.
From Stand-up to Twitter, A New Generation’s Fresh Take on Storytelling
by Sarah van GelderMay 23, 2014
- Today's storytellers show that each of us can be part of something more powerful, diverse, and creative than we might have imagined.
How Stories Shape Our World
by Sarah van GelderMay 23, 2014
- This issue of YES! looks at the ways new voices are being heard, and at how their stories are transforming our culture.
Meet 6 Nutrition Blogger Moms Who Crashed the McDonald's Shareholder Meeting
by YES! EditorsMay 22, 2014
- Current trends suggest one in three kids will develop Type 2 diabetes as adults. These moms told McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson what they think about the fast food industry targeting their kids.
That Book About Inequality That's Sold Out of Bookstores? Here's What It Means for 2016
by John FefferMay 22, 2014
- The popularity of a new book by French economist Thomas Piketty should be a wake-up call for politicians. If inequality sells in the stores, it will sell at the polls as well.
Our Economy Wants You to Be In Debt—5 Things You Can Do to Take Charge
by Liz PleasantMay 21, 2014
- We pored through a debt-resistance manual created by former Occupiers to bring you these practical tips.
Katie Couric Investigates America's Corporate Sugar Pushers in "Fed Up"
by Erin SagenMay 21, 2014
- Food can no longer be dismissed as niche news. It’s universal, vital, and urgent—and this film drives that point home.
Portland Is First U.S. City to Divest Funds from Walmart
by Laura Garcia, Molly RuskMay 16, 2014
- The initiative also prohibits the city from purchasing Walmart bonds in the future.
4 Signs Net Neutrality Isn't Dead (Despite an FCC Proposal You're Not Going to Like)
by James TrimarcoMay 16, 2014
- They didn't get the proposal they wanted from the FCC. But proponents of a fair and open Internet made important strikes, and the debate is just getting started.
The War on Drugs Destroys Lives—Here Are 6 Things You Can Do About It
by Wendy CallMay 16, 2014
- The movement to end the violence through the decriminalization of drugs has never had so much momentum. And it's never been easier to get involved.
Meet the Girl Who Sparked Brown v. The Board of Education With a High School Walkout
by Nadine BlochMay 16, 2014
- The stories of people behind the landmark decision—like that of 16-year-old Barbara Rose Johns—are even more compelling and inspiring than the sea-changing ruling itself.