Payday loans are illegal in New Jersey. So when a payday lender showed up in its portfolio of investments, state leaders took action.
Boycotts and sit-ins force UC Berkeley to hire outsourced custodians and parking lot attendants, giving them higher wages and better benefits.
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Employment options can be extremely limited for undocumented immigrants who can’t work legally. These single moms are relying on each other.
Filmmakers hope “Sold,” based on the bestselling young adult novel, will inspire empathy and action among young viewers.
From a better hairbrush to modern 3D technology, ten things that might never have existed without the invention or innovation of black women.
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.
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.
Scientists aren’t the only ones who can solve problems like malnutrition—in fact, people who face hunger might be better at solving it.
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.
The new Nonviolent Cities project asks us to go beyond calls to end violence and instead create a pervasive culture of nonviolence.
From canine cellmates to computer training, prisons across the country are finding small ways to make life behind bars better for inmates.
As Hollywood directors race to cash in on the growing interest in the trans community, the results aren’t always good.