Yance Ford Nominated for Academy Award

Yance Ford Nominated for Academy Award

By IndyKids Staff On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Yance Ford became the first trans director to be nominated for an Academy Award, also known as the Oscars. Ford’s documentary, titled “Strong Island,” is about his own family in the aftermath of his brother’s murder in...

Scales of Justice After Justice Scalia

By KARL MARTINEZ, age 10, CARA CHANG, age 12, MIA CHANG, age 12, ALICE CHEKUNOVA, age 11, and MADISON ROBERTS, age 12 The current U.S. Supreme Court justices on the steps of the Supreme Court Building. Left to right (from most liberal to least liberal): Elena Kagan,...

Following Up on Justice While Black

By JAMES GELMAN, age 13 Citizen activists gather in Ferguson, MO to protest unpunished, fatal police violence against black lives. Aug. 14, 2014. PHOTO: Jamelle Bouie/Flickr On July 10, 2015, Texas state trooper Brian Encinia pulled over Sandra Bland for failing to...

Keep Climate Promises, for Kids' Sake

By SHERIECIA GRANDISON, age 13, HAMNA JAVID, age 15, MUHAMMAD S. KHAN, age 11 and NIKKI SAINT BAUTISTA Rising sea levels due to global warming threaten 10,000 Tuvaluans who live on small coral islands in the Pacific Ocean. PHOTO: Toby Parkinson Twenty years ago, at...

Death Row Inmate’s Life Spared

By IndyKids Staff Kenneth Foster Jr. was scheduled to be executed in Texas for a crime the state of Texas admits he didn’t commit or plan. The movement to save Foster won a victory on August 30, when six hours before the scheduled execution, the governor of Texas...