Henrietta Lacks Receives Posthumous Award

Henrietta Lacks Receives Posthumous Award

By Sloan Becker, age 10 Statue of Henrietta Lacks at Royal Fort House, Bristol. Photo by WikiMedia Commons Henrietta Lacks received a posthumous award from the World Health Organization (WHO) in October 2021 finally acknowledging her legacy and large contribution to...
Men Wrongly Accused of Malcolm X’s Murder Exonerated

Men Wrongly Accused of Malcolm X’s Murder Exonerated

By Jessie Mitnick, age 13 Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam spent 20 years in prison for the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X. Aziz was released from prison in 1985 and Islam in 1987. The case was recently revisited, and the two were subsequently exonerated of the...
Proposed Abolition Amendment to Address Modern-Day Slavery

Proposed Abolition Amendment to Address Modern-Day Slavery

Photo by Eyasu Etsub on Unsplash By Jessie Mitnick, age 13 Recently, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Georgia Representative Nikema Williams reintroduced the Abolition Amendment. The Abolition Amendment aims to revise the 13th Constitutional Amendment, which abolished...