People Power

Black Lives Matter “Anthem” Writer Talks Music, TPP, and Being a Mom to a Black Son
by Steve Furay
Singer-songwriter Taina Asili’s latest video, “And We Walk,” makes the connection between racial justice and climate justice.
From Fencing in a Hijab to Swimming for Refugees, These 5 Olympians Inspire Us
by Liza Bayless
Meet the athletes representing more than their countries’ flags at this year’s Olympic Games.
The U.S. Just Surpassed the Number of Breweries We Had in 1873
by Liza Bayless, Kate Stringer
And 26 other facts you should probably know.
In Photos: Tribes Are Reviving an Indian River Nearly Destroyed by Coal Mining
by Rucha Chitnis
Decades of coal mining in the Jaintia Hills have trashed the once thriving Myntdu River. Now, indigenous communities are uniting to take a stand.
Voting Rights Victories Piling Up
by Jaime Alfaro
“The Federal District and Appeals Courts are willing to do what the Supreme Court wouldn’t do, which is acknowledge the reality that racial discrimination in voting persists today.”
How to Break the Power of Money
by David Korten
We can refuse to accept the pervasive, but false, claims that money is wealth and a growing GDP improves the lives of all.
Why Bicycle Justice Isn’t a White Guy in Spandex
by Elly Blue
Well, it doesn’t have to be. People of color make up the fastest-growing demographic among cyclists, and everyone benefits.
If It Hadn’t Been for Those Meddling Climate Kids ...
by Stephen Miller
We can thank our children—and their lawsuits—for insisting that public trust and hard science be part of climate decision-making.
Sick of “White Nonsense”? This Social Media Posse Will Come to the Rescue
by Olivia Anderson
A new social media crew is calling out fellow White people who use their accounts to post racist comments, as well as those who simply need a quick privilege check.
“Equal Play, Equal Pay”: Female Athletes Play for Respect in Rio
by Liza Bayless
The U.S. national women’s soccer team has won far more championships than the U.S. men’s team. So why are they paid less?
The Surprise Weapon in Detroit’s Battle Against Gentrification
by Steve Furay
The Illuminate Literacy project encourages neighborhood youth to hold onto their identities and histories by expressing themselves in words.
The Fifth-Graders Who Put Mexican Repatriation Back Into History Books
by Lani Cupchoy
When a California history class noticed the U.S. 1930s Mexican Repatriation had been left out of the curriculum, they decided to take it up with the state Legislature.
Meet the Ex-Inmate Whose Successful Prison Rehab Program Goes Beyond Drug Treatment

by Melissa Hellmann
As California reduces its prison population by tens of thousands, the TimeList Group’s unique approach to rehab keeps parolees from going back.
Why Say No to the TPP? Corporations Already Have Too Much Power
by Sarah van Gelder
Our hope lies in shifting power to communities and regions that prioritize safety, clean air, children’s health, and locally rooted livelihoods.
Tired of Waiting for Corporate High-Speed Internet, Minnesota Farm Towns Build Their Own
by Ben DeJarnette
A unique community-owned broadband cooperative will free dozens of tiny towns and farms from reliance on slower corporate providers.