Nonviolent Security And Cop-Free Schools Are Not A Utopian Dream

By Rivera Sun, Waging Nonviolence. -

At a school in North Minneapolis, the school day starts with a team of four peacekeepers escorting teachers and staff into the building. Then the team watches out for the students as they get off [...]

Oregon Bill Bans Police From Lying To Youth During Interrogations

By Innocence Project. -

Portland, OR –  On Wednesday, Governor Kate Brown signed legislation into law prohibiting law enforcement officers from using deception while interrogating people under the age of 18. The law [...]

Creating A Safe Haven for Black Trans Youth In Baltimore

By Lawrence Burney, Okay Player. -

In late May, a crowd descended on Central Baltimore’s 6,000 square foot Ynot Lot for a day of free food and entertainment. Local artists like the contagiously candid Lor Choc, the sharp-rapping [...]

Illinois Set To Become First State To Bar Police From Lying To Minors

By Zack Linly, The Root. -

The state of Illinois is on its way to becoming the first in the nation to bar police officers from lying to minors during interrogations. In an effort to prohibit the manipulative tactics cops [...]

Documentary Sheds Light On The Role Of Race In Sex Trafficking

By Ally Markovich, The Oaklandside. -

On a clear night in February 2016, a group gathered in downtown Oakland for a candlelight vigil. The attendants were dressed in black; one wore a t-shirt that read “The Black Woman is God.” At [...]

The Major Struggle For The Rights Of Transgender People Is In The States

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

While the Equality Act that passed recently in the House is getting attention, the critical struggle for the rights of transgender people is taking place in state legislatures. This year, 26 [...]

Report: Young People In The United States Are Overrun With Student Debt

By The Jain Family Institute. -

Young Americans are overrun with student debt. This crisis is the culmination of waning government funding for higher education, wage stagnation, wealth inequality, and a misleading emphasis on [...]

Grace Is Out Of Jail And Back In School

By Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica. -

Oakland County, MI - Ten minutes before her debut and three months after she became known as the Michigan girl sent to juvenile detention for failing to do her online schoolwork, Grace* hurried [...]

Young Workers Hit Hard By The COVID-19 Economy

By Elise Gould and Melat Kassa, Economic Policy Institute. -

Across the United States, millions of workers of all ages suffered job losses in the coronavirus-driven recession, but the economic impact on young workers has been even more intense. Not only [...]

Scheer Intelligence: For Many Young People, Socialism Is As American As Apple Pie

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

In the devastating aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, many young Americans who felt betrayed by capitalism were introduced to socialism by Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaigns. Meagan Day, [...]

Extinction Rebellion Urges Government To Remember Children During COVID-19 Recovery

By Extinction Rebellion UK. -

In the early hours of this morning, Extinction Rebellion has covered London’s Trafalgar Square with nearly 2000 pairs of children’s shoes, with people holding a banner that reads ‘Covid today > [...]

Young Climate Activists Vow To #FightEveryCrisis In Global Online Strike

By Megan Rowling, NewsTrust.org. -

Barcelona - Instead of taking to the world's streets to demand climate action on Friday as planned before the coronavirus pandemic, young activists from about 20 countries took to Youtube in a [...]

Teens Convince Their Minnesota Town To Go Solar

By Staff, Yaleclimateconnections.org -

In 2018, the city of Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, made the commitment to become carbon neutral. The decision was the result of pressure from local high school students. “They felt passionate, [...]

Indigenous Youth Arrested At BC Legislature In Support Of Unist’ot’en

By Staff, Unistoten.camp -

Powerful actions have continued through the week demanding that RCMP and CGL stand down. Last night five Indigenous youth leaders we're arrested inside the BC Legislature for occupying Scott [...]

I’m A Youth Organizer. Stop Getting In My Way

By Maggie Di Sanza, Edweek.org -

I have been a youth activist and organizer for most of my high school career, planning rallies and marches, conducting educational outreach, and lobbying against archaic legislation. Here's a [...]