Maroons and the Dismal Swamp

By William H. Funk, from Humanities

One road out of slavery took you straight into the boggiest place you’ve ever been.

How to Turn Neighborhoods Into Hubs of Resilience

By Taj James and Rosa González, from Yes! Magazine

Three places showing how to make the transition from domination and resource extraction to regeneration and interdependence.

The Talk: Surviving Police Encounters While Black

By Arienne Thompson Plourde and Amelia Thompson, from Notre Dame Magazine

The Talk is a rite of passage for many African-American children: parental warnings on how to handle racial discrimination from police.

Everyday Heroism After a Car Accident

By Jason Arias, from Oregon Humanities

The collective strength of strangers after a horrifying car accident is a moving example of everyday heroism.


Motivating Addicts — and Their Doctors

By Jessica Cohen

How doctors can be retrained to use empathy in addiction treatment programs for better success with patients and with themselves.

Prescription Painkiller Abuse in Small-Town Colorado

By Paige Blankenbuehler, from High Country News

When a private pain clinic, High Country Medical, opened in downtown Craig, Colorado, it sparked an opioid addiction crisis that has yet to end.

Remembering Brenda Ueland's Words

By Eric Utne

Memorializing Brenda Ueland through community-building.

Conversation Requires Listening

By Eric Utne

A real conversation expands you, deepens you, makes you feel more alive, more fully human.

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