The Liberator’s mission is to help preserve humanity by creating and supporting excellent spaces of dialogue that provide fresh and forceful analysis and critique of art, culture, education, and politics.The VISION:
The Liberator is a journal that has emerged from the urban enclaves of America. It is not just a magazine; it is a state of mind. One that is conscious of its own potential to contribute to and help maintain life itself.It will provide an inlet to underexposed culture – exposing artists around the world – while providing creative and functional analysis of mainstream culture in order to help build and maintain strong, culturally rich communities.It will lend a voice to the voiceless, providing social and political analysis rooted in those same urban enclaves from which it has come. It will release content that helps free minds from negativity, stress, and uncertainty.It will assist those engaged in artistic, cultural, educational, and political struggles for humanity.The Liberator is a collective, one of conscious human beings — street observers, historians, journalists, poets, scientists, comedians, writers, philosophers, soapboxers, artists and griots — who are dedicated to ensuring that everyone’s story, be it artistic, cultural or political, is told, heard, digested, analyzed and, most importantly, respected.The JOURNEY (thus far):
The Liberator has featured interviews with artists such as Chuck Dee, Saul Williams and Talib Kweli and has featured articles on issues ranging from immigration to homelessness. More than that, however, the Liberator has definitely become a global publication, making its presence known worldwide: from Minneapolis, Washington D.C., New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and Philly, to London, Nairobi and Dakar.
We see a growing number of people tied together not by age, career, background, or circumstance, but by a shared interest. This revolves around a passion for potential mixed with fierce pragmatism and creative engagement. We sum all this up as the sensibility of giving a damn. But to shorten it, let’s call it GOOD. We’re here to push this movement and cover its realization. While so much of today’s media is taking up our space, dumbing us down, and impeding our productivity, GOOD exists to add value. Through a print magazine, feature and documentary films, original multimedia content and local events, GOOD is providing a platform for the ideas, people, and businesses that are driving change in the world.
What is YES! magazine all about?
We focus on a different topic each quarter, each one on opportunities for social change toward a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world. Recent issues have focused on redefining the “good life,” great urban places, preserving and reclaiming water resources, rethinking elderhood, finding alternatives to oil dependence.