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Organizer Soffiyah Elijah leads the March for Justice through the streets of downtown Poughkeepsie, New York.

New York’s March for Justice

They were white and black, young and old, gay, trans and straight, putting themselves on the line for what the organizer called the civil rights movement for the 21st century. Soffiyah Elijah came up with the 180-mile walk from Harlem to Albany, New York, an attempt to draw attention to the abuses in state prisons […]

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Kids Compete, Learn in Juvenile Justice Jeopardy Game

Spending a Saturday morning in a classroom is not something most kids want to do. So why did 110 kids between 9 and 17 years old in Lawrenceville, Georgia, do that in mid-May? They received basketball instruction from retired NBA stars and learned how to deal with police, tense situations and about Georgia law via […]

Two protesters gave the power sign as they held up their placard at the rally.

Rally Held to Support Jessica Colotl’s Immigration Fight to Keep Dreamer Status

ATLANTA — Advocacy groups and protesters rallied this weekend downtown in support of Jessica Colotl, whose Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status was recently revoked. Her story made headlines in 2010 when she faced deportation as a 21-year-old undocumented student after being arrested for driving without a license. Since then Colotl received DACA status, graduated […]

On a cold and drizzly morning, children who attend elementary school Public School 104 in Far Rockaway, Queens wait for the #NoExcusesBus to take them to school on Dec. 12, 2016.

Community-based Organization Battles Chronic Absenteeism in Queens

“Good morning, Love Bugs, it’s a beautiful day!” Meaghan Holley sang through the door of an apartment. “Psych. It’s actually really gross out. But we still have to get up and go to school!” Holley, a 30-year-old community worker who runs Rockaway Rising, which works with youth and families in Far Rockaway, Queens, personally escorts to school kids who would otherwise […]