Double Win for the Fight for $15

By HOPE MENACHERY, age 10 PHOTO: The All-Night Images/Flickr In April, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and California Governor Jerry Brown both signed bills to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in New York state and California. California will also give workers...

Stronger Storms in a Warming World

By HARLEM RENAISSANCE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Hurricane Sandy caused power outages across New York City in October 2012. PHOTO: Augie Ray/Flickr Hurricane Sandy was a massive super storm that unleashed high winds and large-scale flooding in New York and New Jersey in...

Fracking Banned in New York

By SPIKE TSONG, age 10 Before the New York fracking ban, many groups, including New Yorkers Against Fracking and Don’t Frack New York, organized protests to try to put a legal ban on fracking. PHOTO: CREDO.fracking/Flickr On December 17, 2014, New York Governor Andrew...

Campaign Aims to Build Rural Economy on Dairy, Not Prisons

By SARAH MARTINEZ, age 11 Milk Not Jails aims to hire formerly incarcerated people to drive the dairy products to be sold at stores in New York City. PHOTO: Milk Not Jails In 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shut down four state prisons and cut $8 million from the...