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...

Ahmed Mohamed’s Homemade Clock

By SABAT ALI, age 9, and IndyKids Staff PHOTO: Scott Sherrill-Mix Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old Muslim Texas teenager with a talent and a passion for engineering, made a homemade digital clock in only 20 minutes and brought it to school the next day. After a teacher...

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...

Interview with Millions March NYC Organizer, Synead Nichols

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 13 Synead Nichols, one of the main organizers of the Millions March NYC. PHOTO: Synead Nichols Alejandra Paulino: Who started the Black Lives Matter movement? Synead Nichols: The Black Lives Matter movement was started by Alicia Garza,...

Protesters Demand Justice for Eric Garner and Michael Brown

By EVANGELINE COMEAU-KIRSCHNER, age 9 PHOTO: Kathryn Schlechter Massive protests erupted in New York City and nationwide after a grand jury’s decision not to indict (formally accuse) police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man in...