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Where are the black and brown Mark Zuckerbergs? That was essentially the question — the challenge — that the musician Prince asked Van Jones, civil rights activist, founder of Green for All, and co-host of CNN’s Crossfire. The result is an ambitious initiative called Yes We Code, to prepare 100,000 low-opportunity...


When CNN’s Van Jones took the stage last month at San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church a few weeks ago at the behest of Ben and Felicia Horowitz, he didn’t mince words. “How many of you guys have a smartphone? How many of you have downloaded an app? How many of you have uploaded one?” he...


Van JonesFounder, Rebuild the Dream What He's Done Even before the explosion of the Occupy movement, Jones created a new grassroots organization designed to channel the anger and the energy of progressives who organized under the Obama banner in 2008. There's "no superhero, no single leader, no messiah," says Jones, a...


Van Jones, one of the most effective organizers and strategists on the left, is out with a new book. Rebuild the Dream, which debuted last week on the New York Times bestseller list, takes its name from the organization Jones helped  found a year ago to stir up a grass-roots insurgency against the plutocrats we now call...


Leaders of the "Green The Church" movement launched a new effort this week to help 1,000 African-American congregations take action on climate change. Green The Church, its organizers said, "aims to bring the benefits of sustainability directly to black communities." It includes a partnership between Green For All, the California-based...


By Charles Bethea Photograph by Cheriss May / NurPhoto via Getty    On Monday night, a day before travelling to Las Vegas to cover the final Presidential prizefight, the left-leaning CNN political commentator Van Jones took the stage at Southeast Missouri State University, in Cape Girardeau, to debate his right-leaning CNN counterpart...


The Sierra Club has had its share of environmental successes over the years. It prevented the damming of the Grand Canyon in the 1960s. It ran successful efforts to expand Sequoia National Park in 1926 and create the Redwoods National Park in 1968. And it has helped persuade multiple college campuses to divest from...


#YesWeCode looks to close the coding inequality gap Shortly after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February 2012, liberal activist Van Jones was talking with his friend Prince—yes, that Prince—about the circumstances of the shooting. “I think he made the observation,” Jones told TIME, “that when African-American young people...


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