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...

Cop Watch: Youth and Communities Speak Out

Introduction by INDYKIDS STAFF Ferguson, MO, residents expressing their frustration and anger over the August 9, 2014, shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. PHOTO: Jamelle Bouie/Flickr In black and Latino communities throughout the United States, many young...

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...

George Zimmerman Acquitted for Trayvon Martin Killing

Written by YUUKI REAL, age 13, and edited by THEO FRYE-YANOS, age 10 Protests broke out across the country in response to the verdict in the trial over the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. PHOTO: Unknown On July 13, 2013, George Zimmerman was...

"Now That's All Gone…": The Trayvon Martin Case

This boy demands justice for Trayvon Martin at a rally on March 21 in New York City. PHOTO: Flickr/Sunset Parkerpix By SEFTON WRIGHT, age 13, CHRISTINA LOUSELL, age 18, NANCY RYERSON and AMANDA VENDER Trayvon Martin was a normal 17-year-old boy in Sanford, Florida...