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
Without the need for dedicated land or water, honeybees offer a more stable climate future.
A public bank would allow the state of New York to keep its money closer to home, and put it to good work.
Frugality isn’t just a virtue practiced by bygone generations. It can also be a break with an all-consuming capitalist system.
Climate action, racial justice, and economic reform ultimately all have the same end goal. Our movements should unite behind it.
Solving the Mountain State’s endemic issues means a return to old-fashioned virtues of neighborliness and diligence.
The seaside town of Maricá, Brazil, was struggling, but it had oil revenue. So the local government started a basic income program based on a local alternative currency.
A North Nashville market that showcases Black-owned small businesses helps invigorate their community.
These native breweries are taking back the social and economic power of storytelling.
Building an ecological civilization is the only way forward to saving both the planet and humanity. And time is running out.
Jason Tartt saw opportunity in the terraced hillsides of his native West Virginia, both for restoring the land and for other Black farmers.
A group of activists in the German capital are pushing an ambitious plan to eliminate private vehicles in the city center, an area twice as big as Manhattan.
The public banking movement is creating an opening wedge for the transfer of our financial system from private to public control.
The Mountain State is mostly White, but one Black journalist looks to create the first publication for her community since 2006.
The destruction of burial mounds in Detroit paralleled the displacement and genocide of Indigenous peoples throughout the United States.
The American Rescue Plan provided an opportunity for smaller communities to democratize their budgeting.
Renewable energy isn’t just a green business venture; it’s a way to support tribal self-determination and economic development.
“If it’s extractive in nature, you are absolutely unwelcome.”
“It’s like a radical new economy, except of course it’s an old economy that has been around forever.”
The people of Williamson, West Virginia, are rethinking how health care is provided in the community, starting with re-opening their closed hospital.
The Grubhub model is here to stay. But community-based delivery services could be lifelines for small restaurants battling huge commission fees.
Alternative currencies can be a vehicle for local power and justice.
A Vermont nonprofit is connecting independent farms with buyers and distributors, reducing food surplus and working to eliminate food insecurity.
Akron, Ohio's “shop local“ app has created half a million dollars of economic activity since it launched last summer. Now, Boston wants to capture some of that magic.
A mob tried to destroy a prosperous Black community, but Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood would not be kept down.
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