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Courtney Martin

Courtney E. Martin is a Prospect senior correspondent. She is the author of Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists (Beacon Press). You can read more about her work at www.courtneyemartin.com.

The one-to-one charity model attacks poverty in the wrong way. Read more

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Why gender parity is still so elusive in the art world Read more

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The federal government is pumping unprecedented resources into organizations that help the homeless in innovative ways. Read more

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Recognizing our relative privileges is a good impulse, but it's time to turn that knowledge into action. Read more

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Patriotism isn't about stars and stripes. It's about ensuring all Americans have economic stability. Read more

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Declining marriage rates among millennials just mean they take it more seriously. Read more

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Professionals in all fields can learn a lot by reaching out to those in other disciplines. Read more

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The case on sexual assaults in the military highlights how most assaults happen in the real world. Read more

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While all eyes turn to Egypt, women lead quiet revolutions around the world. Read more

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We are hungry to be a part of a community where the dire challenges we face and the resilience of the American union are both acknowledged. Read more

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What becomes of the democratic commons when citizens don't feel safe? Read more

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Now that we've established that promoting the advancement of women is good policy, we have to stay vigilant as ideas turn into actions. Read more

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When students from privileged backgrounds look abroad -- rather than in their own dormitories -- to be inspired to action, they perpetuate inequality. Read more

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Instead of drawing inspiration from political candidates, young people must be motivated by the promise of a country that reflects our deeply held values. Read more

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In both our media and our politics, style over substance has become the status quo. Read more

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In the wake of the recession, Americans are consuming less and communing more. Read more

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An increasing number of urban dwellers are retreating to the country -- and taking the city with them. Read more

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It's easy to point fingers and call out conservative racism, but the progressive community has a long way to go, too. Read more

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Feminists have a fraught relationship with Michelle Obama's political agenda. Read more

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Do we still need to carve out separate spaces for girls and women in order to ensure that their ideas are heard? Read more

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