According to Melinda Chateauvert, author of 'Sex Workers Unite,' the shocking law in Hawaii that had allowed police officers to engage in sexual acts with prostitutes as part of their entrapment strategy is just part of a larger system of unfair targeting and abuse against sex workers.
14 posts from March 2014
A young Mexican immigrant discovers a new and profound sense of self, identity, and understanding in James Baldwin's classic text 'Notes of a Native Son.'
An orca researcher remembers the early days of the Exxon Valdez spill, and the devastating toll it took on the whales of Prince William Sound.
In this excerpt from 'All Souls: A Family Story from Southie,' anti-violence advocate Michael Patrick MacDonald shows the significant impact that a gun buyback program he helped organize had for the neighbors, family, and other citizens affected by gun violence in Boston.
After vandals destroyed abortion provider Susan Cahill's clinic, author and advocate Carole Joffe remember's Cahill's incredible contributions to abortion care in the US.
A publicity assistant at Beacon Press rediscovers the gift of James Baldwin's words and poetry.
Are new education standards killing the will to learn? Writer and educator David Chura describes the intense pressure faced by students to meet ever more demanding standards set by the Common Core and Race to the Top.
Kim E. Nielsen, author of 'A Disability History of the United States,' shares a personal revelation that led to a deeper understanding of her own ableism and class bias.
The oft-maligned Millennial generation fights back, online and in David D. Burnstein's book 'Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World,' now available in paperback from Beacon Press.
Dr. Chris Emdin, the innovative educator behind Reality Pedagogy and Science Genius—which combines science education with hip-hop—will deliver the 2014 Race, Education, and Democracy lectures.
Retirement expert James W. Russell finds much to critique in Senator Tom Harkin's USA Retirement Accounts plan.
Historian Erika Janik, author of 'Marketplace of the Marvelous,' profiles several women who were pioneers in the field of medicine.
Deborah Jiang Stein's memoir 'Prison Baby' follows the story of a young girl who discovers she was born in prison to a heroin-addicted mother. Though Stein eventually recovers from her own spiral into depression, addiction, and crime, many incarcerated women and their children are not so lucky.
Beacon Press unveils a new logo to commemorate 160 years of publishing groundbreaking, thought-provoking books, and guide readers to the issues, ideas, and values that will ignite their hearts and minds.