Haitian feminists are battling centuries of patriarchal norms in their fight for abortion rights using creative means including underground networks, political activism, and art.
Black Seminoles in the U.S. have long struggled against erasure and exclusion. Now, a recent reunion in Florida offers momentum for progress.
El Busesito (“the little bus”) is a preschool on wheels that delivers free early childhood and family engagement programs to Latino immigrant families in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley.
Drag bans like the one passed in Tennessee rely on fearmongering tropes about “protecting children” and “traditional values.”
In this obituary of the late civil rights activist and author Kevin Alexander Gray, YES! Racial Justice Editor Sonali Kolhatkar draws from years of interviews to showcase his analysis of social change.
Seattle’s South Lake Union may be home to Facebook, Google, and Amazon, but now, thanks to Native rights activists, it will once again be home to hand-carved canoes, too.
On March 2, 2023, Tennessee became the first state to enact a law restricting drag performances. This law is part of a larger push by Republican lawmakers in numerous states to restrict or
A pair of researchers on school violence share three strategies that have been proven to prevent school shootings.
Dekoloniale and other groups are confronting Germany’s colonial past and advocating for a more equitable future.
A week of action in Atlanta this March showcases widespread opposition to a planned police training center, which would be the largest in the nation. An organizer explains what’s at stake.
For artist Ajuan Mance, creating the comic book “Living While Black” was her effort to challenge and undermine the criminalization of Black people’s everyday activities.
How Los Angeles abolitionist organizers are taking on pretrial incarceration and judicial power through community resistance.
The process of undoing white supremacy in newsrooms begins with developing a culture of antiracist care.
An exhibit at the University of Houston explores how Black hair techniques can be translated into innovative building materials, designs, and methods.
We asked three Black artists to create pieces inspired by this year’s national Black History Month theme: Black Resistance.
Bay area activist and baker Jen Angel was the victim of a robbery in February. She leaves behind a legacy of media justice activism and faith in the transformative power of community.
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The Minnesota Freedom Fund offers resources to low-income people of color who are jailed—and so much more.
Tribes are using grassroots actions and intense lobbying to restore their river and their culture.
In Seattle, South Asian activists and lawmakers have spent years laying the ground work for the nation’s first caste-based discrimination ban.
“The revolution is in the classroom.”
The late poet and activist’s legacy lives on decades after her untimely death—in the purposeful lives of her former students.
Before the freeways came in, Bronzeville, on Milwaukee’s North Side, was a vibrant neighborhood known for its restaurants, bars, and jazz scene. The area had been home to successive waves
“Imagining the impossible is what people have been doing in the struggle for liberation,” says academic and activist Ruthie Wilson Gilmore in a conversation about her latest book.
Alicia Garza is searching for Black-led solutions to some of the biggest problems of our democracy—solutions that go far beyond a hashtag.
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