Civil Rights Advocates to DeVos: Make It Clear Educators Can’t Report Students to ICE

By Phillip on Friday, June, 1st, 2018 in Newsroom.

Dozens of civil rights organizations are asking U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to clarify her recent contention that schools can decide whether or not to report undocumented students to immigration authorities. Those comments came during a wide-ranging House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing last week. Rep. Adriano D. Espaillat Cabral, D-N.Y., asked if teachers Read more…

Black Teens Have Been Fighting for Gun Reform for Years

By Phillip on Sunday, May, 20th, 2018 in Newsroom.

Charlene Carruthers, the national director at Black Youth Project 100, an activist organization focused on “creating justice and freedom for all Black people,” tweeted, “Gosh. This is amazing. And I’m not being sarcastic. I have to be honest and say that I’m a bit taken aback (and a bit hurt) that those of us who Read more…

Swept up in the Sweep: The Impact of Gang Allegations on Immigrant New Yorkers

By Phillip on Wednesday, May, 16th, 2018 in Newsroom.

The New York Immigration Coalition filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York to compel ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to disclose information regarding Operation Matador. ICE denied a previous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. CLICK HERE FOR THE REPORT AND THE COMPLAINT

The 1966 Northern Walkout is an Inspiration to Detroit’s Young Activists

By Phillip on Sunday, May, 13th, 2018 in Newsroom.

Youth organizing is more than kids meeting a few times and talking about things they don’t like. It’s calculated and structured. It’s planning and planning until you think you have everything down to a T, just to realize that there’s more to do. It’s collaborating with people all across your city, and keeping the connection Read more…