Good News About Racial Justice

Stories of hope and progress in the fight for racial justice and equality — and action steps about how to get involved and make a difference

Amanda Gorman and a screenshot of her Instagram fundraiser

Amanda Gorman Fundraiser Soars as Her Iconic Poem Faces Ban in Florida

Amanda Gorman's fundraiser to fight book bans surpasses $50,000, showcasing overwhelming support for free speech. Learn how she is taking a stand against censorship.
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Quote Graphic: Juneteenth was never about commemorating a delayed proclamation but about celebrating a people’s enduring spirit. — Annette Gordon-Reed

47 Powerful Juneteenth Quotes To Honor the Day

As we commemorate Juneteenth, journey with us through a series of inspiring quotes that bring to life the history and significance of this day.
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Press Briefing by smiling UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte Leveraged Stardom for Social Change, His Powerful Voice Always Singing a Song for Justice

Explore the extraordinary life of Harry Belafonte, a legendary human rights activist, and entertainer who left an indelible mark on the Civil Rights Movement and American politics, while captivating audiences with his charismatic performances and powerful voice for justice.
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Abstract Line Art for AAPI Heritage Month

22 Ideas To Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month (2023)

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a celebration of the many contributions and achievements of the AAPI community. 
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The stage design at TED 2023, with the theme 'Possibilities'

10 Best Good News Stories from 2023's TED Conference

As the world’s most creative minds convened to talk about ideas that are far-out and far-reaching, TED maintains its foundation in finding the good — in making more room for possibility.
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A Black woman with braids and a purple blazer extends her arm out to a crowd as she speaks on stage.

Clean Slate Initiative Aims To Automatically Clear Records For 14 Million

Sheena Meade, the executive director of the Clean Slate Initiative, took to the TED2023 stage to outline the work her organization is doing to automatically expunge records.
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“We are on Earth to take care of life. We are on Earth to take care of each other.” — Xiye Bastida

71 Best Earth Day Quotes for Inspiration & Action (2023)

As we celebrate Earth Day this year, may we reflect on the wise words of environmentalists, climate activists, faith leaders, lovers of nature, and the youth of the world.
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A Black man in a white shirt speaks on stage in front of a large screen

Artist Creates 'Encyclopedia of Invisibility' To Tell Lost Stories

Conceptual artist Tavares Strachan is passionate about telling "lost stories." At TED2023, he shared his "Encyclopedia of Invisibility," with over 17,000 entries of people, places, and things untold.
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A white woman wearing all black stands on the TED stage in front of an attentive audience.

Civil War Expert: How To Save & Strengthen U.S. Democracy

At TED2023, Barbara F. Walter, a civil war expert, explained how to protect and strengthen democracy and prevent civil war in the U.S.
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People protesting on the street with one of them holding a sign that says "we can do better"

50 Celebrity Activists With a History of Protesting Injustice

Despite calls for actors, athletes, musicians, and other celebrities to eschew activism to focus on entertainment, there is a long-standing precedent for famous people to leverage their platforms to enact change.
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