Amid police crackdowns on mutual aid efforts around housing, many activists are finding support in each other.
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
The federal program that allows undocumented migrants to remain if they grew up in the U.S. falls short in many ways. Several organizations are stepping in to fill those gaps.
Solidarity can go a long way in connecting communities working through similar challenges.
In addition to casting critical votes, Natives are winning local, state, and national offices.
The 1992 L.A. rebellion was a wake-up call for a deeply segregated city. Where authorities have failed over 30 years to rebuild what was lost, multi-racial organizing has succeeded in leading progressive change.
Unarmed Ukrainians changing road signs, blocking tanks, and confronting the Russian military are showing their bravery and strategic brilliance.
A romanticized belief in violence renders people irrational to the point of hurting ourselves, over and over again.
If you are wondering whether a political movement is effective, follow the music.
In North Carolina, progressive activists reach out to rural voters as an overlooked segment of the electorate.
Despite roadblocks, the “Squad” has pushed progressive legislation, scrutinized the powerful, and changed the conversation around who gets to hold political power.
Arizona activists fighting voter suppression at home join a freedom ride reminiscent of the civil rights era.
When a winter storm knocked out water service to tens of thousands of Mississippi residents, it was Black families that were hit hardest—and who organized their own relief efforts.
In an effort to counteract displacement in racially diverse neighborhoods, Seattle’s Equitable Development Initiative invests in community-led projects that aim to keep longtime residents in their neighborhoods.
Conversations across the lines of race, class, politics, and religion can have a transformative impact on a community.
Activists prepared for months, expecting Trump to steal the election. They were right, and he failed.
It wasn’t just new voters that made this election the biggest ever: Youth turned out in droves to work on campaigns behind the scenes, too.
Georgia’s political shift could be an early sign of the whole country's shift toward equality and justice.
Organizing around the Census and the election amplified the voice and visibility of Asian Americans in Texas. And visibility is the key to creating belonging in a robust democracy.
Activists in the Peach State showed us how local organizing can yield results. Can the rest of the nation follow their example?
Earning the vote of Black American voters requires acknowledgment of our issues and proposed solutions in front of every audience—not just those flooded with Black faces. Without it, Trump can win.
Along with community care, accountability, and the disruption of oppressive systems.
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When the Trump Administration fails the test of guiding the nation during a crisis, local officials have picked up the reins of power—for better or for worse.
Volunteer crisis responses are crucial in an emergency. But can they make lasting change?
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