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Teaching the Holocaust Will Change After All Survivors Are Dead
by Alan Marcus
More states are requiring Holocaust and genocide education as a way of dealing with the increase in hate crimes.
“A Break from Racism”: Eighth-Grader Discusses Her Winning Essay
by Bailey Williams
This audio story was produced by YES! Media.
Stacey Abrams Wants You to Upend the Status Quo, Too
by Linda Kramer Jenning
The first Black woman candidate for governor of Georgia overcame obstacles at every turn, and laid out the road map for others to follow.
Posting Your Hike on Instagram? Now You Can Tag Your Location’s Indigenous Name
by Isabelle Morrison
This Native climber created indigenous geotags for more than 40 mountains.
When 16-Year-Olds Vote, We All Benefit
by Bill Bystricky
A lower voting age rejuvenates democracy across generations.
For Asian Immigrants, Cooperatives Came From the Home Country
by Yvonne Yen Liu
For these communities, solidarity economics have been practiced out of necessity. But there are lessons we could all learn.
Homes and Gardens: The Best Thing to Ever Happen to a Prison Site
by Lewis Wallace
New plans for the former correctional center include a permaculture farm, a recording studio, and housing for homeless veterans.
How to Protect a Renter Nation
by Deonna Anderson
Laws that help renters are based on the belief that housing is a right for all, not just for those who own homes.
This Artist Finds Swastikas and Transforms Them Into Cartoons
by Isabelle Morrison
The #PaintBack Project combats the spread of racism and bigotry with art.
Black Entrepreneurs Lead the Charge in Baltimore’s Economic Renewal
by Kevon Paynter
Rehabilitating derelict properties into sites for workforce training, manufacturing, and sustainable employment aligns with the priorities of the city.
Bicycling on Haunted Streets
by Do Jun Lee
“I’ve also come to believe that our streets are haunted by ghosts as well through a sort of past and present collective trauma that remains unresolved.”
The Shooting Statistics Are Clear: It’s Not Schools That Are Dangerous
by Mike Males
Schools are the sites of fewer than 3 percent of students’ gun homicides; the other 97 percent occur somewhere other than school.
Spring 2018: "Letters of Hope" Middle School Winner Lucy Shuler-Morgan
Read Lucy's letter to Emma González, activist and survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, about how González inspires countless kids like her who sometimes feel they are too young to make a difference in the world.
Spring 2018: "Letters of Hope" High School Winner Charlotte Wagner
Read Charlotte's letter to Mary Magdalene about how she's working to make sure the stories and struggles of women like her will be truthfully told and recognized.
Spring 2018: "Letters of Hope" University Winner Carly Nelson
Read Carly's letter to her friend Peach about the paradox of support systems and finding hope from those who share struggles of being disabled and fighting bureaucracy.