Imagine Peace: Activists Call for an End to Gun Violence

By LILY KUZMINSKI, age 11 Youth participants in NYAGV Education Fund’s Youth Education Program advocate for peace in 2013. PHOTO: States United to Prevent Gun Violence In March 2015, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) participated in a creative approach to...

New Database Highlights Police Killings in the US

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 12 Data from “The Counted” shows that twice as many unarmed African Americans have been killed by police than unarmed whites or Hispanics. PHOTO: Debra Sweet/Flickr This year, nearly 1,000 people have been killed by police...

A Call for Stronger Gun Control

By SABAT ALI, age 9 PHOTO: The All-Nite Images The Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church massacre in South Carolina, the WBDJ journalists shooting in Virginia and the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon that ended with 10 dead are just a few...

Your Turn: Kids Tell Obama What They Think About Guns

These statements and images come from videos made by the White House, in which children read from letters that they had written to President Barack Obama. Hinna, age 8: “Can we stop using guns? I think if there are not guns on the street, no one can get hurt....