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One More Benefit of Nature: It Makes You Like Your Body Better
by Tom Jacobs
Researchers say the outdoors can help mute internal criticism.
Why White Men May Be the Biggest Winners When a City Snags Amazon’s HQ2
by Amy Bhatt, Dillon Mahmoudi
A close look at how a new headquarters would affect local quality of life and who would fill the jobs.
Why Black Panther’s Wakanda Is the Black Utopia We’ve Been Waiting For
by Ingrid LaFleur
Before the film was released, the nation of Wakanda was taking shape in our minds.
His Traveling Museum Is Bringing Black History to a Town Near You
by Zenobia Jeffries
After nearly 30 years of collecting rare artifacts, this Detroit teacher launched a mobile museum that travels the country educating people on African American history all year round.
First U.S. City to Ban Fossil Fuel Expansion Offers Roadmap for Others
by Kevon Paynter
Portland, Ore., climate activists celebrate a win against Big Oil as city- and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.
Yes, Lots of People Go to Jail Because They Can’t Pay a Fine
by Sarah van Gelder
One of the most chilling reasons for being sent back to prison is failure to pay a fine or court or supervision fees.
Why I Teach a Course Called “White Racism”
by Ted Thornhill
When it comes to professors who deal with racial stratification, we should not be whitewashing reality.
Spring 2018 National Student Writing Competition: Letters of Hope
For the 2018 spring writing competition, students will write a letter to someone they look up to, describing a future they imagine and hope for our country.
How the Wonder of Nature Can Inspire Social Justice Activism
by Adrienne Maree Brown
The complex systems of the natural world can open our eyes to a new way of being.
These 5 Charts Show Why Mass Incarceration Harms Everyone’s Health
by Emily Nagisa Keehn, J. Wesley Boyd
It’s not just the prisoner who suffers.
One College’s Shift to Training Social Justice Activists
by Lornet Turnbull
At a time when many young Americans are seeking avenues for change in their communities, more schools are offering degrees in social justice.
11 Disturbing Words From Trump’s State of the Union
by Mark Trahant
The danger to our democracy is not the electoral college. Not gerrymandering. It’s a power imbalance that is old and structural.
When It Comes to Your Health, Your Local Economy Matters
by Jessica Young
Research shows community traits such as quality of housing and employment can influence wellness.
Inside the Move to End Gerrymandering
by Fran Korten
As partisan redistricting increasingly biases election results, people are mobilizing through the courts and the ballot box to make elections fairer.
Why Rural America Isn’t a Lost Cause for Progressive Ideas
by Ivy Brashear
Too often, liberal candidates write off red states. But their policies could find a willing audience there.