Stories of individuals and groups affecting positive change in our communities

THIS IS | Rodney Lucas

Rodney Lucas is a storyteller from the South Side of Chicago. Through music, art, and film, Lucas aims to change the narrative of the South Side.

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Want More Action, Less Conversation

VICE spoke with Trayvon Martin’s parents about Trump and their docuseries ‘Rest in Power.’

This Is | Guy Okazaki

For more than 50 years, Guy Okazaki has been a staple in the surfing community in Venice Beach, CA. His surf shop has allowed Okazaki to be a matchmaker of sorts for riders looking for their perfect surfboard.

What does OFFF really mean?

Taking place 24 - 26 May, the ever-popular design festival promises to delight with a range of innovative and international speakers, plus workshops, activities and performances.

How is health care in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria? No one knows.

In Puerto Rico, locals say the best way to know whether someone died because of Hurricane Maria is to turn up at a morgue or funeral parlor rather than consult official sources.

Carmelo Anthony Donates $50,000 to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Carmelo Anthony has opened a hurricane relief fundraiser for Puerto Rico, he announced Friday in an essay with The Players’ Tribune. Anthony spearheaded the YouCaring campaign with a $50,000 donation of his own, and the page has since reached over $110,000 in donations. Read more here