How an 1870 Suffragist’s Diary Helped a Modern Mormon Feminist Find Her Voice
by Alexa MillsMar 30, 2016
- Inspired by a 100-year-old diary, this founder of the Mormon feminist movement encourages everyone to keep journals and record their own history.
How Montanans Stopped the Largest New Coal Mine in North America
by Nick EngelfriedMar 28, 2016
- The defeat of what seemed unstoppable—Arch Coal’s Otter Creek mine—marks an encouraging shift in the fight against Big Coal.
5 Japanese-American Women Activists Left Out of U.S. History Books
by Nina WallaceMar 27, 2016
- A herstory lesson about five women whose World War II internment inspired them to action.
New Jersey Divests from Payday Lending
by Shawn AikenMar 26, 2016
- Payday loans are illegal in New Jersey. So when a payday lender showed up in its portfolio of investments, state leaders took action.
69 Hired, Thousands to Go: Under Pressure, Berkeley Takes First Steps to End UC Labor Abuses
by Mario VasquezMar 25, 2016
- Boycotts and sit-ins force UC Berkeley to hire outsourced custodians and parking lot attendants, giving them higher wages and better benefits.
New Film About Sex Trafficking Celebrates the Resilience of Children
by Jasleena GrewalMar 24, 2016
- Filmmakers hope “Sold,” based on the bestselling young adult novel, will inspire empathy and action among young viewers.
The Thing Sanders, Trump, and Clinton Agree On. It’s That Bad
by David KortenMar 23, 2016
- The Trans-Pacific Partnership is slated for an up-or-down vote in Congress. Proponents say it’s about free trade. But it looks more like corporate colonization.
Kids Turn Baltimore’s Uprising Into Art
by Christine StoddardMar 22, 2016
- After Freddie Gray’s death, Baltimore photographer Devin Allen’s photo landed on the cover of Time Magazine. Today he’s teaching local youth how to use cameras to tell their own stories.
10 Black Women Innovators and the Awesome Things They Brought Us
by Lindsey WeedstonMar 21, 2016
- From a better hairbrush to modern 3D technology, ten things that might never have existed without the invention or innovation of black women.
How Can Public Schools Stop Amplifying Inequality?
by Bill BigelowMar 21, 2016
- Low-income communities continue to look for the best ways to improve their schools as the income gap grows across America.
Massachusetts Clinic Treats Refugees With Mindfulness and Medicine From Home
by Heidi ShinMar 20, 2016
- After doctors realized their exam room reminded traumatized patients of torture chambers, they invited Buddhist monks and Cambodian healers to bring age-old therapies to the clinic.
Frances Moore Lappé: Why I’m Facing Arrest to Get Money Out of Politics
by James TrimarcoMar 17, 2016
- On April 11, thousands of marchers with Democracy Spring will arrive in the nation’s capital. It’s expected to be the largest civil disobedience action in decades.
Unsung Black Heroines Launched a Modern Domestic Workers Movement—Powered By Their Own Stories
by Premilla NadasenMar 17, 2016
- The struggle for labor rights started decades ago among private household workers, mostly African-American women, whose stories inspired a powerful nationwide movement for dignity.
You Don’t Need a Science Degree to End World Hunger
by Raj PatelMar 16, 2016
- Scientists aren’t the only ones who can solve problems like malnutrition—in fact, people who face hunger might be better at solving it.
20 Years in the Making, Great Bear Agreement Protects World’s Largest Temperate Rainforest
by Valerie SchloredtMar 16, 2016
- The landmark deal between 27 First Nations, environmentalists, forest industry, and government preserves 85 percent of old-growth in one of the world’s great forests.