Most Recent from YES! Magazine
Why MLK's Dream Took on Poverty and War Along with Racism
by Drew Dellinger, Walter Dellingerposted Aug 28, 2013
- As some beat the drums for war with Syria on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it's important to remember the full scope of King's dream.
Want to Change the World (and Not Get Burnt Out)? Start with Your Neighborhood
by Jay Walljasperposted Aug 27, 2013
- Starting the process of change in a place you know well makes it more doable and fun.
A Safe Place for Bees: Will US Follow Europe in Banning Hive-Killing Pesticides?
by Katrina Rabelerposted Aug 27, 2013
- While banning the use of bee-killing pesticides is crucial, planting your yard with flowers instead of grass helps, too.
When You've Built a Life of Joys, the Biggest Challenge Is Choosing
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 26, 2013
- I've built a life filled with work I love. But the challenge of choosing among competing joys is very real.
Annie Leonard: How to Be More than a Mindful Consumer
by Annie Leonardposted Aug 22, 2013
- The way we make and use stuff is harming the world—and ourselves. To create a system that works, we can't just use our purchasing power. We must turn it into citizen power.
The Harmonies in This John Denver Cover Will Make You Stop Whatever You're Doing and Just Listen
by YES! online staffposted Aug 22, 2013
- Singer-songwriters Brett Dennen and Milow make a strong case for the lasting beauty of "Annie's Song" by John Denver.
6.5 Percent of All Humans Ever Born Are Still Alive Today
by Katrina Rabeler, Chris Francisposted Aug 21, 2013
- (And 22 other facts you should probably know.)
YES! Music Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Summer
posted Aug 21, 2013
- Jake Bugg, a Tribute to John Denver, and Beethoven for Everyone.
"Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" Is as Beautiful Visually as It Is Spiritually
by Heidi Hutnerposted Aug 21, 2013
- Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar's presentation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's life will inspire you.
Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy
by Erin L. McCoyposted Aug 21, 2013
- Hungry for okra, collards, and trout? In Appalachia, you can now get all your soul food cravings from local farmers.
Adam Hochschild: We Can End Slavery—Again
by Christa Hillstromposted Aug 21, 2013
- It took just 20 years to end the British slave trade. What history teaches us about ending exploitation today.
"It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off
by Erin Sagenposted Aug 21, 2013
- If Initiative 522 succeeds, it could push manufacturers nationwide to begin labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms.
Will Trains Bring 48M Tons of Coal a Year Through Seattle? Not If the Locals Can Stop It
by Floyd McKayposted Aug 20, 2013
- A plan to bring coal from Wyoming to the Pacific Northwest coast and ship it to Asia will test the mettle of the region's environmentalists.
YES! National Student Writing Competition
posted Aug 20, 2013
- Want a motivator to take your students’ writing to a higher level? Here’s an opportunity for them to write for a real audience, and the chance to get published by an award-winning magazine.
The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
by Lisa Gale Garriguesposted Aug 20, 2013
- Why an African American marketing consultant and a white writer took a journey to explore the effects of slavery, racism, and privilege.