Archives for the ‘Culture & Activism’ Category

A Dream No Longer Deferred: Saving Langston Hughes’s Home

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Culture & Activism

In July 2016, writer Renée Watson decided to try and save Langston Hughes’s home to preserve his legacy and what he stood for.



Meet IndyKids Kid Reporter, Marisa Hirschfield

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Culture & Activism

Learn more about IndyKids kid reporter Marisa Hirschfield.



Someday, You Could Be a Writer and Educator, like Reneé Watson

Dec 1st, 2016 • Category: Culture & Activism

Renée Watson is a writer and educator based in Harlem, NY.



Making Waves in Queens

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Culture & Activism

This fall, a group of transgender Latina women will open a worker-owned beauty salon in Queens.



Someday, you could be a Cartoonist, like Nicole Georges

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Culture & Activism

Nicole Georges is a cartoonist and memoirist based in Portland, OR, whose book, Calling Dr. Laura, was nominated for an award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.



Kid Reporter Marianne Nacanaynay Interviews Jeana Lindo on Elegant Black Ladies, Photography and Racism

Mar 25th, 2016 • Category: Culture & Activism

Jeana Lindo, photography student at Parsons School of Design, ​released a book called Elegant Black Ladies that artfully challenges stereotypes of black women in photography.



The Comic Book Competition

Mar 25th, 2016 • Category: Culture & Activism

Only one woman has ever won the Lifetime Achievement Grand Prix award at the second largest comic book festival in France.



The Fate of Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park

Mar 25th, 2016 • Category: Culture & Activism

Will Central Park’s famous horse-drawn carriages soon be banned?



Racism in Photography

Mar 12th, 2016 • Category: Culture & Activism

What does a history of racism in photography mean for the medium today?



Let Them Stay

Mar 12th, 2016 • Category: Culture & Activism

On a sunny day, two brave protesters suspended beneath a bridge to unfurl a large banner that read, #LetThemStay.