Teen Siblings Create App for Social Justice

By AUDREN HEDGES DUROY, age 9 Invented by three teenagers from Georgia, the “Five-O” app provides a space for citizens to rate and track their interactions with police officers. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons Police use of excessive and often fatal force has frequently been...

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...

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...

Black Lives Matter

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 13 Protesters in Madison, WI, in March 2015. Since initial demonstrations in August 2014, at least 837 Black Lives Matter protests have taken place around the country. PHOTO: Light Brigading/Flickr On November 22, 2014, 12-year-old Tamir Rice...