U.S. Military Kills bin Laden; War Goes On

By AMANDA VENDER PHOTO: U.S. Army On May 1, President Obama announced that U.S. military forces killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. The U.S. government accuses bin Laden of being the main person behind the September 11, 2001 attacks. In response to these attacks, the...

A Story of Migration: Bilingual Essay

By KARYLL AINA BAOANAN Karyll, age 8, is from the Philippines. She now lives in Queens, New York. Karyll wrote this essay in Tagalog, her first language. She also speaks English. If you speak another language, practice it and don’t forget it. You’ll be glad you did! I...

Pride in Who We Are

PHOTO: Flickr.com/ehoyer By AMANDA VENDER June is known as Pride Month for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) people. President Clinton first declared June to be Gay and Lesbian Pride Month in 2000. One of the key civil rights issues of...

Who Am I?

1. During the 1900’s-1920’s, I worked as a labor organizer in Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Florida and New York City. I organized farmworkers and cigar workers to stand up for their rights and fight for minimum wage laws in the Caribbean and...