Peace and Justice

Those Bikes All Over Your City Are a Good Thing. Here’s Why
by Douglas Johnson
Bike-sharing stations are often built in affluent and predominantly white urban neighborhoods. But going dockless is a game changer.
The Rachel Dolezal Netflix Movie: Which Side of the Divide Are You On?
by Bailey Williams
This audio story was produced by YES! Media.
The Surprising Tourist Destinations Reviving Coal Country
by Nico Gendron
From punk rock to theater to ultramarathons, Kentucky towns are diversifying their economies—and uplifting local voices.
4 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Activism
by Alaina Leary
Here’s how to use different platforms to spread awareness and get other people excited about your cause.
A Bag of Cheap Groceries Is No Substitute for Political Power
by Andy Fisher
We can’t ignore the economic system, policies, and incentives that encourage 40 percent of all food to go to waste.
“I Am Hawaiian First”
by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Aloha allows us to always have a commonality, regardless of our politics or gender expression.
30,000 Copies and Counting: This Newspaper Helps Inmates Prepare for Life on the Outside
by Shaima Shamdeen
A former inmate’s resource guide is now helping others released from jail find their way back into society.
What You Learn from a Life Surrounded By Troublemaking, Kickass Women
by Lornet Turnbull
Why Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards believes that now, more than ever, women are the most important political force in America.
8 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Has Just Given Birth
by A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez
Why you shouldn’t ask about sleep, weight loss, or breastfeeding. But especially sleep.
This App Can Tell You the Indigenous History of the Land You Live On
by Chelsey Luger
Enter your ZIP code into the Native Lands App and an interactive map will tell you the area’s original language and tribal ties.
Why Black Stories Matter: They Build Empathy and Heal Trauma
by Isabelle Morrison
In New York state, a writing and performance program helps people of color share their stories as a pathway to empathy and healing.
How Indigenous Knowledge Is Transforming the March for Science
by Terri Hansen
“Indigenous peoples were always scientists. Their lives depended on it."
How Compassion Lowers Health Risks for Pregnant Women With Trauma
by Sheri Madigan, Nicole Racine, Suzanne Tough
Mothers who experience toxic stress in childhood are more likely to have gestational diabetes and hypertension. But they can benefit from the right supports.
A Year Later, Fewer Deportations in Cities That Adopted “Welcoming” Policies
by Michael J. Dax
Where local governments collaborate with ICE, deportations have increased more than 75 percent. New Mexico shows a different way.
Waiting Tables or Harvesting Food, Why Fair Labor Is Still About Civil Rights
by Saru Jayaraman, Devan Shea
For too many women, deciding whether to stand up to harassment at work is a choice between earning enough tips to put food on their tables or not.