Yance Ford has just made history. He has become the first transgender director to be nominated for an Academy Award for his documentary "Strong Island".
A coalition has formed to organize poor people in the United States into what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called "a new and unsettling force" to fight poverty.
Erica Garner has died at the age of 27. The loss of this remarkable young African-American woman is incalculable. She was a tireless activist and a mother of two.
The case of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, who fled Mexico at the risk of assassination, highlights the dangers that journalists still face in speaking out and exposing corruption.
Donald Trump describes his new tax bill as "an incredible Christmas gift for hardworking Americans," but in reality it's the largest wealth transfer from the bottom to the top in American history.
Social movements build power and make change. The Democrats would be wise to heed the lessons of Alabama, from resistance to slavery, to the civil-rights era, to the unexpected victory of Doug Jones.
Trump, who seems to relish saber rattling and antagonizing opponents like the supreme leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, Kim Jong Un, may be pushing us to the brink of nuclear war.
Let's remember her name, not because it is invoked by a powerful man who preys on the vulnerable, but to inspire action, advancing Indigenous rights and women's rights.
Just one year ago the Indigenous-led resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline on Standing Rock Sioux tribal territory in North Dakota was being subjected to increasingly intense state violence.
But when it comes to setting policy on climate change, as with healthcare, taxes, and, hopefully, even war, Trump doesn't hold the same dictatorial powers as authoritarian world leaders he admires.