Land Trusts Offer Houses That People With Lower Incomes Can Afford—And a Stepping Stone to Lasting Wealth
by Penn LohSep 17, 2015
- More than 200 land trusts around the country help struggling families buy their first homes, often in gentrifying neighborhoods.
The Feds Raided This Gay Sex Website—And Pushed Sex Worker Rights Into the Mainstream
by Joe ScottSep 16, 2015
- After the seizure of Rentboy.com, many in the sex worker and LGBTQ movements are finding common ground where they were once divided.
In London, Diversity and a Great School System Go Hand in Hand (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffSep 16, 2015
- The White House released a new tool to help calculate the cost of college, “Black Twitter” revolutionizes the meaning of intellectual, and an anti-rape curriculum in Kenya shows promising results.
Surgeon General’s Prescription for Health: Walk More
by Jay WalljasperSep 15, 2015
- New landmark report announces national campaign to encourage Americans to walk more, by making communities safer and more accessible.
How Obama’s New EPA Regs Can Bring More Local Control Over Energy—Even in Red States
by Gar AlperovitzSep 15, 2015
- The Clean Power Plan is counting on states to cut carbon emissions. Will they be the new frontiers for change?
Hero or Coward: Could Skipping My Student Loan Payments Start a Revolution?
by Yessenia FunesSep 14, 2015
- A college professor is calling for a massive student-debt strike next year with only one necessity: that as many debtors as possible refuse to pay.
Newark's New Disciplinary Board Could Flex Rare Muscle Over Police
by Daniel RossSep 11, 2015
- More than 200 cities have civilian boards that recommend consequences for police who break the rules. Most boards lack enforcement power, but Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is trying to change that.
When Gamers and Activists Collide, It's Not About Winning—It’s About Social Change
by Tony MannoSep 10, 2015
- From computer screens to street play, these three game developers are redefining the medium by revealing a powerful new social potential in games.
10,000 Icelanders Invite Syrian Refugees Into Their Homes (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffSep 09, 2015
- Scotland takes a new approach to sex work legislation, the VW bus is coming back greener than ever, and Iceland's citizens urge their government to do more for refugees.
5 Steps to Turn Your Business Into a Worker-owned Co-op
by Cat JohnsonSep 09, 2015
- Learn how to turn any business into a worker-owned cooperative with this checklist.
Video: People of All Ages Tell Their Slightly Younger Selves How to Age Gracefully
by Liz PleasantSep 09, 2015
- “Nobody knows what the hell they’re doing,” and other tips from people older than you.
Do Interest-Free Loans Make Sense? No, But They Do Make a Difference
by Marcus Harrison GreenSep 08, 2015
- Neighbors are helping crowdfund the dreams of local entrepreneurs, giving community businesses the chance to expand with interest-free loans.
We Have a Massive Student Loan Forgiveness Program—Why Is It So Complex?
by Ava KofmanSep 07, 2015
Dispatches From the Edge of Change: Why Montana’s Fossil-Fuel Resistance Gives Me Hope
by Sarah van GelderSep 04, 2015
- Meet the ranchers, grandmothers, professors, and tribes who are bringing back grizzlies, blocking oil equipment deliveries, getting arrested—and having a great time doing it.
6 Ways You Just Got More Power Over Your Credit Score
by James TrimarcoSep 04, 2015
- A complex, for-profit system is behind these three-digit scores that affect your ability to borrow, rent, and work. Here's how regulators are putting credit score companies on notice.