Peace and Justice

Indigenous Culture Reasserts Women’s Power Through Dance
by Mary Annette Pember
Native women revitalize ceremony to resist the legacy of patriarchy that supports a long-entrenched history of abuse.
Where Children Discover the Healing Power of Animals
by Isabelle Morrison
In this sanctuary, at-risk kids begin to understand the parallels between their lives and the lives of injured wild animals.
7 Strategies to Turn Trauma Into Strength
by Michaela Haas
Survivors discover surprising benefits in the process of healing from a traumatic event.
Harry Belafonte and ‘The Long Road to Freedom’
by Sarah van Gelder
On the anniversary of the March on Washington, we revisit an interview with the musician and civil rights activist about his anthology of Black music.
I Inherited My Grandfather’s Trauma—and His Healing Culture
by Elizabeth Hawksworth
Returning to culture is a duty my grandfather believed Native elders had to their communities. He passed this on to me, along with his trauma.
I Stopped Playing the “Strong Black Woman”
by Shawn Ricks
We are paying for this myth we’ve bought into with our lives.
What Everyone Gets Wrong About Lonely People
by Amelia S. Worsley
Those trying to cure a loneliness epidemic by bringing people physically closer to their neighbors are oversimplifying its modern meaning.
Pocahontas Is Not a Name That Should Offend You
by Jacqueline Keeler
She is a reminder of the indigenous women who are missing and murdered every year.
Decolonize Your Diet
by Teresa O'Connor
Love your Mexican food? Traditional indigenous food from Mexico is misunderstood in the U.S.—and is actually among the world’s healthiest.
Blackfeet Researcher Leads Her Tribe Back to Traditional Foods
by J. Gabriel Ware
Forced assimilation destroyed most nations’ diets, but now Native youth are learning to integrate local foods back into their daily lives.
Undocumented and Transgender
by Norman Allen
A creative support system—including housing, legal aid, and training for detention centers—emerges to address the unique challenges of LGBTQ immigrants.
Black Teen Suicide Rate Has Doubled. Here Are 5 Ways to Help
by Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
“It’s so important for people of color to educate themselves on the prevalence of mental illness. We are not exempt. We are human.”
Race, Love, and the Struggle We Must Win
by Amanda Abrams
This 86-year-old civil rights leader believes reconciliation is the only way forward.
Photo Essay: These Sculptures Tell the Story of the First Japanese Americans Sent to Camps
by Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn
The memorial wall is 276 feet long—one foot for every Japanese person who lived on Bainbridge Island in 1942.
Trying to Be a Proud Latina When People Prefer Whiteness—Even in My Mother’s Homeland
by Stephanie Jimenez
For people of color to be seen as fully American, we are often forced to denounce parts of our identities.