People misuse morality to demonize one another’s choices and actions, letting policymakers and corporations off the hook.
A historic drop in the child poverty rate over the past 25 years showed us exactly what to do when the pandemic hit.
Lies, conspiracy theories, and quack cures about COVID-19 are all over the internet—and immigrants are particularly vulnerable. But concerted community efforts can combat it.
The pandemic has changed what we mean by “restaurant” to include market hybrids, more takeout, less brick-and-mortar—and more restaurants that want to upend the hierarchy that defines dining out.
The American Rescue Plan provided an opportunity for smaller communities to democratize their budgeting.
The climate crisis and the pandemic are spurring local governments to take action—and finally begin to address chronic homelessness.
Public health and communications experts from Michigan, Indiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina discuss efforts to encourage people in their states and local communities to get vaccinated.
Getting communities of color vaccinated is a matter of racial justice—and that means confronting the history of medical racism in the U.S. and massive online misinformation.
Efforts to decolonize forest protection have been stalling for years. COVID-19 might give the movement the urgency it needs.
Activist groups are pressuring wealthy countries and the World Trade Organization to let poorer countries manufacture their own vaccines. They just won a big victory.
As government-run health care buckles under India’s second COVID wave, residents are turning to social media to try to locate life-saving care.
A new generation of medical professionals is tasked with undoing decades of hospitals’ easy reliance on single-use plastic.
Already facing health and education gaps, refugees in San Diego banded together during the pandemic to define their own challenges and create their own solutions.
One thing we’ve learned celebrating during the pandemic is how to go back to the essence of Ramadan.
Seattle’s square-mile neighborhood of South Park has turned its early pandemic community supports into a sustainable system tackling food insecurity.
Across the country, volunteers are using their digital savvy to help at-risk people access the COVID vaccine.
Research suggests the economic impact of COVID-19 could be more than two times larger for Black- and Hispanic-owned businesses than for White-owned enterprises.
The coronavirus spread fast in homeless shelters, which prompted creative solutions to safe housing.
The Seattle-based Community Loaves project enlists home bakers to help those facing food insecurity during the pandemic.