Archives for the ‘Culture & Activism’ Category

James Blake Stands Against Excessive Police Force

Sep 19th, 2017 • Category: Culture & Activism

By Elijah Moore, age 11

In 2015, James Blake, a former professional tennis player, was standing outside of a New York City hotel when he was tackled by a police officer without provocation.
The officer who tackled Blake was a white man named James Frascatore. He mistook Blake, a black man, for a suspect in a credit [...]



Keeping Native Languages Alive

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Culture & Activism

Native communities are fighting to keep their languages alive. Linguists predict more than half of the world’s indigenous languages will disappear in the next 100 years. Hawaii’s native language almost did.



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?