People Power

How This Tribe Got Their Coastal California Lands Returned
by Debra Utacia Krol
The Kashia’s success might be the first time that a tribe in the U.S. has held a private deed—as well as management rights—to their ancestral lands.
5 Indigenous Women Asserting the Modern Matriarchy
by Chelsey Luger
They’re reclaiming the tradition of female leadership and turning the old, white, male-dominated perspective of history on its head.
An Illustrated Essay: Why I Love the Real Marjory Stoneman Douglas
by Sarah Lazarovic
The spirit and sass of the Parkland school’s namesake live on in the million young anti-violence activists who have risen up since the shooting.
Can Not Shaving My Legs Be a Revolutionary Act Against the Patriarchy?
by Jamie Beth Cohen
Baby steps, as frustrating as they may be, are sometimes necessary for making important gains on the path to social justice.
The World Is a Miraculous Mess, and It’s Going to Be All Right
by Zenobia Jeffries
In her latest book, author adrienne maree brown envisions a world of abundant justice, abundant attention, and abundant liberation.
Two-Thirds of Americans Live in the “Constitution-Free Zone”
by Lornet Turnbull
Recent Greyhound bus raids have revealed an obscure law that gives Border Patrol authority 100 miles inside borders, across the entire perimeter of the country.
#DeleteFacebook? Not in Indian Country
by Jenni Monet
The social network has done more for bolstering the modern Indigenous rights agenda than perhaps any other platform of our time.
What Everyone Gets Wrong About Lonely People
by Amelia S. Worsley
Those trying to cure a loneliness epidemic by bringing people physically closer to their neighbors are oversimplifying its modern meaning.
9 Ways You Can Use the Midterm Elections to Build Local Power
by Sarah van Gelder
We can build long-term power in our communities and help elect our favorite candidates if we work strategically, inclusively—and independently.
Why Wikipedia Keeps Overlooking Women
by Tamar Carroll, Lara Nicosia
Entries on women make up less than 30 percent of the website’s biographical coverage. Here’s what people are doing to fix it.
These Photos Will Change the Way You Think About Race in Coal Country
by John Edwin Mason
The myth that Appalachia is uniformly White lingers, but communities of “Affrilachians” were documented in the 1930s.
Why Irish Americans Should Embrace Their Culture of Colonial Resistance
by Shannon O’Sullivan
In telling the story of Irish America, we must grapple with the history of British colonial rule, racial identity, and capitalism.
Photo Essay: 8 Reasons Students Walked Out Over Gun Laws
by Lori Panico
“All of these students will be voting in the next four years. We will be in the driver’s seat.”
Wakanda in Schools: The Black Panther Curriculum Makes Its Debut
by Shaima Shamdeen
How a Chicago teacher inspired by Black Panther is using the movie to teach about race and colonialism in America.
The Big Reason Young People Don’t Debate Gun Control the Way Adults Do
by Mike Males
A dramatic 25-year reduction in gun violence among youth puts high schoolers in a unique position to influence debate.