By Gibran Williams, age 11 and IndyKids staff
In August, more than 60 foreign workers employed for the World Cup preparations were arrested, and many deported, for protesting unfair working conditions and unpaid wages.
By Sami El-Hajjar, age 12
Benton Harbor, Mich., is struggling with contamination of their water caused by lead pipes, and residents are blaming the state of Michigan for ignoring the issue for so long. Since 2018, Benton Harbor’s water failed six consecutive sampling tests, and some critics argue that the lead levels exceed those found in Flint, Mich., in 2014, according to PBS.
By Lucia Mejia Cardenas, age 13 Amy Goodman is an award-winning journalist, investigative reporter, human rights activist and host of Democracy Now! for the last 25 years. IndyKid reporter Lucia met with Amy to discuss her career and legacy as a social justice journalist. LUCIA: You started as a reporter for Pacifica’s NYC community radio …
Bronx-based hip-hop group Rebel Diaz is using its musical influence to bring the local community together and create powerful, positive change.