Are women our best hope for fighting climate change? And what would it mean for Americans to be in the midst of a major change in consciousness about global warming—a “climate swerve”? (Grist, The New York Times)

Challenging some of the assumptions held about Africa’s “informal settlements,” (a.k.a. slums). (Mail & Guardian Africa)

Why the crisis in Ferguson, Mo. matters to Asian Americans, and what it has to do with reproductive justice. Plus: What would real economic justice look like in Ferguson? (Race Files, The Huffington Post, The Nation)

A profile of Brazil’s first indigenous woman lawyer, dedicated to fighting for indigenous land rights and against deforestation. (Thompson Reuters Foundation)

Georgia Congressman John Lewis talks about what changed, and what didn’t, because of the civil rights movement he helped lead 50 years ago. (Pro Publica)


Video: Explaining inequality and opportunity in America—through Legos. Plus: A decade of online search data paints a portrait of the different subjects that occupy the thoughts of richer America and poorer America, offering “a glimpse into the id of our national inequality.” (Brookings Institution, The New York Times)