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.
Forget Nutraloaf—Prisoners Are Growing Their Own Food
by Marcus Harrison GreenMar 24, 2016
- From New York to California, prison gardening programs serve as cost-effective food sources and provide inmates with better nutrition.
5 Things Science Says Will Make You Happier
by Kira M. NewmanMar 23, 2016
- Happy people are healthier, make more money, and live longer. Thankfully researchers say it’s something we can cultivate with practice. Here’s how.
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.
A Year Later, 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.
Without Fossil Fuels, a New Population Puzzle
by Laurie MazurMar 22, 2016
- So how many people can the planet really support?
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.
Austin’s Unique Policy Shift to Create Jobs for Everyone, Not Just Techies
by Amy EvansMar 19, 2016
- How the city is promoting local economic growth that goes beyond deals for big companies.
More Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: This Time, They’re Coming for Your Democracy
by Sarah van GelderMar 18, 2016
- Twelve years ago, John Perkins published his book, “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.” Today, he says “things have just gotten so much worse.”
Poor Families and Blue-Collar Heroes: “The Confirmation” is Keeping Hollywood Real
by Christopher Zumski FinkeMar 18, 2016
- “Nebraska” writer Bob Nelson on his new film and how economically depressed father and son characters are pulled from his own life story.
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.