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America’s Next Leaders: A NOLA Youth Defends ‘Everyone’s Humanity’

Each story in the “America’s Next Leaders 2016” special series features a young person who contributes to his or her community and has received a Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. Each year, Marguerite Casey Foundation, which publishes Equal Voice News, honors young people with this award.  VAYLA New Orleans, working with One Voice Louisiana, nominated Gabrielle Nguyen for the award. Here […]

Motel Where MLK Planned Civil Rights Actions Becomes Monument

Motel Where MLK Planned Civil Rights Actions Becomes Monument

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A motel room once used by Martin Luther King Jr. to plan civil rights protests is the centerpiece of a new national monument in Alabama. President Obama signed an order creating the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument in one of his final acts as the nation’s first Black president. The announcement, […]

Standing Rock Protesters Vow to Stay to Protect Water

Standing Rock Protesters Vow to Stay to Protect Water

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped for months, organizers said Saturday, despite state officials encouraging them to do so. Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader Dave Archambault and other protest organizers confidently explained that they’ll stay at […]

Protests Prompt Chicago Police Chief to Meet With Black Students

Protests Prompt Chicago Police Chief to Meet With Black Students

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s police chief agreed on Nov. 11 to hold monthly meetings with a group of Black high school students who had planned a demonstration protesting an officer’s fatal shooting of a Black man and racist text messages distributed by students at another school. Superintendent Eddie Johnson has met with the group of […]

America’s Next Leaders: Safety Is a Family Matter for Texas Woman

Each story in the “America’s Next Leaders 2016” special series features a young person who contributes to his or her community and has received a Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. Each year, Marguerite Casey Foundation, which publishes Equal Voice News, honors young people with this award.  The Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network, which works with community organizations in South Texas, […]

America’s Next Leaders: An Ariz. Youth Backs Safe Schools for All

Each story in the “America’s Next Leaders 2016” special series features a young person who contributes to his or her community and has received a Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. Each year, Marguerite Casey Foundation, which publishes Equal Voice News, honors young people with this award.  The Arizona Equal Voice Network, which includes the Arizona Community Action Association, nominated Ernesto Bracamontes, […]

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