Seeking Justice for Renisha McBride

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 12 In the days that followed the shooting of Renisha McBride, people in Detroit took to the streets in protest. PHOTO: All Voices On November 2, 2013, Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old African American woman, was killed by 54-year-old homeowner...

Your Turn: Why are schools still segregated?

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional. Today, U.S. schools are more segregated than they were four decades ago.  Around 40 percent of Black and Latino students in the United States are in schools that are over...

The Millionaire's Senate

By LISA GOODMAN Midterm elections, which are held around the halfway point of a president’s four-year term in office, were held this year on November 2, 2010. In addition to voting for state governors and members of the House of Representatives, people vote for...

Life Spans in U.S. Still Shorter

On December 16, U.S. health officials reported that the average life span in the United States had reached a record high of almost 78 years. The United States still ranks behind other wealthy nations, such as Canada and Japan. Within the United States, race, class,...