Month: May 2019

Under Attack: The Press in the Era of Trump

By Finn Tenzin Hamre-Myers, Age, 14 Attacks on the media have become commonplace under the leadership of President Donald Trump and have become a signature part of his administration. Insults such as “fake news,” “enemy of the people” and “failing” are used to describe the media, particularly when they are critical of him. But delegitimizing …

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How the Equality Act Will Ban Discrimination Against LGBTQIA+ People in the U.S.

How the Equality Act Will Ban Discrimination Against LGBTQIA+ People in the U.S. By Lukas Azcurrain age, 12 The Equality Act is a new bill proposed by Congressmembers David Cicilline (D-RI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) on March 13, 2019. If …

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Students Strike 4 Climate: Young People Leading the Way for Action on Climate Change

By Lila Katch, age 14 “You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes.” – Greta Thunberg On March 15, 2019, about 1.4 million students across the world skipped their classes to protest the growing danger of climate change, signaling a new …

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Mozambique’s Devastating Cyclones Reveal the Inequalities of Climate Change

By Eleanor Hedges Duroy, age 15 On March 14, 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai hit southeast Africa, making landfall in Mozambique and causing floods and heavy rain in neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi. According to the United Nations,  it was one of the worst-ever weather-related disasters to hit the Southern Hemisphere. Cyclone Idai killed over 1,000 people, …

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Un Libro a la Vez: How This Revolutionary Librarian and Puppeteer Brought Spanish Books to the Public Library

By AISHA TABALA, age 10 It’s not a secret that Nueva York, New York, is one of the most diverse cities in the world, and Latinos make up a major part of its rich culture. Thanks to the fearless Latina, Pura Belpré, the 25% of the population that speaks Spanish in the city have access to …

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Navajo Activists Take the Lead to Address the Water Crisis in Their Communities

By JUAN CORTES Age 10 The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American reservation in the United States, sprawled across Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Behind this vast and scenic land, surrounded with beautiful reddish-orange rocks and mountains, and a community with an ancient culture going back thousands of years, an unjust water crisis looms. …

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Sudan’s Pro-Democracy Revolution Faces Its Next Challenge

By Indykids Staff After about four months of continued protests, the Sudanese people managed to oust President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, whose brutal 30-year rule was marred by corruption, war and famine in the East African nation. This is the longest-running protest Sudan has seen in recent history. Throughout the challenging months, protesters have remained committed …

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