Everyone who wants to resist Trump should read this new manual.
Jan19

Everyone who wants to resist Trump should read this new manual.

Like many young activists of her generation, Johnetta Elzie got her first taste of resistance online — speaking out against the 2011 execution of Troy Davis to her then-small Twitter following. “I was just determined to be a part of the change. I was determined to at least be able to say, ‘I tried,'” Elzie says. Demonstrators protest the execution of Troy Davis at the White House in 2011. Photo by Paul J....

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‘We the People’ updates Shepard Fairey’s 2008 ‘Hope’ poster for the Trump years.
Jan19

‘We the People’ updates Shepard Fairey’s 2008 ‘Hope’ poster for the Trump years.

No matter who is in office, hope and change will always be possible. Artist Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” poster is, perhaps, one of the defining images from the 2008 campaign to elect President Barack Obama. The image, as ubiquitous in 2008 as Donald Trump’s red “Make America Great Again” caps were in 2016, inspired optimism for a world no longer defined by political party. Red and blue, the poster...

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My single mom didn’t teach me these 5 life lessons. It made me stronger.
May05

My single mom didn’t teach me these 5 life lessons. It made me stronger.

A Mother’s Day celebration of brave, badass single moms everywhere. When I was a child, I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with my mother. Sometimes, the sound of her keys unlocking the door late at night was all I heard from her. When my parents’ marriage ended, my mother worked day and night to support us. I remember her handwriting — from all the little notes she left us about dinner and chores — better than I...

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A homeless man was tried for stealing $4.50 worth of food. Here’s what the judges said.
May05

A homeless man was tried for stealing $4.50 worth of food. Here’s what the judges said.

In 2015, Roman Ostriakov was sentenced to six months in an Italian jail for attempting to steal $4.50 worth of cheese and sausage. Ostriakov was convicted for stealing cheese and sausage. Photo via torange.biz. His sentence was finally overturned this week by a panel of judges for the sort of reason that restores your faith in humanity just a little bit. Italy’s Supreme Court in Rome. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/Getty Images....

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Genevieve’s dad told her to take risks. When he got sick, she took her biggest one yet.
Apr28

Genevieve’s dad told her to take risks. When he got sick, she took her biggest one yet.

When life hands you challenges, make granola. When Genevieve Lee’s father had a heart attack, it made her question everything — even the food they ate together. All images by SheMeansBusiness/Facebook, used with permission. Before his heart attack and triple bypass surgery, Genevieve’s family never thought too much about what they ate. While her mother is a good cook, their meals were supplemented with highly processed...

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This preschool inside a retirement home makes perfect sense for both kids and seniors.
Aug27

This preschool inside a retirement home makes perfect sense for both kids and seniors.

Welcome to the Intergenerational Learning Center, a preschool and nursing home rolled into one. An older resident helps a little boy button his jacket. All images via “Present Perfect.” What if you could take all the best things about kids — like their honesty, energy, or optimism — and all the best things about seniors — their stories, patience, and worldly wisdom — and put all that magic in the same room? That’s...

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