Schools, Not Prisons

By DESTINY JACKSON and PAULA MCINTOSH Too many African Americans, including young people, are going to prison. In the United States, black people are only 12 percent of the population, but make up 44 percent of the federal prison population. In every single state,...

The Olympics Go to China

By AMANDA VENDER The Olympics are coming to China this summer — but not without controversy over Tibet, a province of China where the Tibetan ethnic group lives. As the Olympic torch made its way from Greece in April, it was met with protests along the way, including...

International Workers Day

May 1, or “May Day,” is International Workers Day. It commemorates the struggles and achievements of working people everywhere. The day is recognized in most countries of the world but not in the United States. May Day started in 1886 when workers in Chicago were...

Toxic Baby Bottles

By INDYKIDS STAFF A chemical called bisphenol A, or BPA, that is used in baby bottles and hard plastic containers could be dangerous to fetuses and babies, according to the National Toxicology Program. In research on rats, BPA produced breast and prostate cancer,...