Justice Department Defends the Poor

By Evangeline Comeau-Kirschner, age 10 State and local courts in the United States have increasingly put poor people in jail for not being able to pay off legal fees. PHOTO: Edward Corpuz On March 14, Vanita Gupta and Lisa Foster, members of the U.S. Department of...

Homeless Children Get a Share of the Fun

By SABAT ALI, age 9 Party-goers express their excitement for their friend’s birthday. PHOTO: David Goehring Some nonprofits are helping homeless kids in a new way, looking beyond their basic needs for food and shelter to throw them birthday parties and provide other...

What Does It Take to Serve Up Food Justice?

By URBAN LEADERS ACADEMY GIRLS FOR GENDER EQUITY Food justice is at work as this farmers’ market brings fresh fruits and vegetables to New York City. PHOTO: blese/Flickr Food security means that a family can find and afford nutritious food in their neighborhood....

Civil Rights THEN and NOW

By ELIYA AHMAD, age 12, and DAPHNE KNOUSE FRENZER, age 12 Introduction by KATIE SCHLECHTER, IndyKids Staff Civil rights movement leaders Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, Dr. Martin Luther King and their families lead the famous march from Selma to Montgomery, AL in 1965....