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.
Police Shooting Data Reveal New Tactics and Training Will Only Go So Far
by Nirej SekhonFeb 19, 2016
- To create meaningful change, we must look beyond high-profile cases and ask why certain police-civilian encounters occur at all.
The Radical Work of Healing: Fania and Angela Davis on a New Kind of Civil Rights Activism
by Sarah van GelderFeb 18, 2016
- "Self-care and healing and attention to the body and the spiritual dimension—all of this is now a part of radical social justice struggles."
One Southern Leader Bridges Civil Rights’ Past and Black Lives Matter’s Future
by Marcus Harrison GreenFeb 17, 2016
- Irving Allen on creating an inclusive movement. “You’re not organizing unless you’re training up the next generation.”
Ten Counterproductive Behaviors of Well-Intentioned People
by Cody CharlesFeb 17, 2016
- Common mistakes made in social justice conversations and how to correct them.
The Program Helping Youth Unify the Most Segregated City in America
by Marcus Harrison GreenFeb 16, 2016
- In Chicago, low-income kids don’t usually have the opportunity to travel outside their own neighborhoods. My Block, My Hood, My City is changing that.
In Defense of Netflix and Chill: 130 Hours a Year Not Watching Ads
by Keith Barbalato, Joe ScottFeb 16, 2016
- And 21 other facts you should know.
The Feminist Rappers Who Are Updating Sweden’s Old-Fashioned Definition of Rape
by Lindsey WeedstonFeb 12, 2016
- In Sweden, Femtastic gives survivors of sexual violence a voice in a male-dominated music industry.