Years Later, Black Farmers Find Justice

By CHIRAG BHATT “When you can’t get your money on time to operate, two or three weeks in the farming industry—that’s like if you need water to drink and you can’t get it till three days later,” said one farmer who was denied a loan for his farm. PHOTO:...

Bud, Not Buddy: A Young Boy's Search for Family

By EVELYN CANAL Image: Yearling Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis, is a story about a boy named Bud, who lived with his mother in Flint, Michigan, until she died when he was six. He did not know who his father was, so he had to go to an orphanage. Four years...

Fifth Graders Break the Ice

Flickr/INL When NASA scientists in Antarctica needed help testing their new IceBreaker drill, they turned to fifth-grade students in Pleasanton, California, to do the job. Using a computer with remote drilling software, the students hammered through the icy Antarctic...

TV Commercials Too Loud

Have you been blasted away by loud TV commercials? Too many people have, so Congress decided to ban them. In December, it passed the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (the CALM Act). The new law limits the volume on TV commercials so that they’re not...

Martin Luther King, Jr. on War

PHOTO: Flickr.com/BlatantNews.com Often overlooked is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s opposition to the U.S. war in Vietnam. Here are some of his powerful remarks delivered on April 4, 1967. “I speak as one who loves America, to the leaders of our own nation: The...