The Latinx Future Will Not Look Like the Latinx Past
Co-published with The Nation. My generation is more outspoken—about inequality, assimilation, racism, and more—than those that came before.
First-Time Voters Want to Have a Say in Our Country’s Future
Co-published with The Nation. Not old enough to vote in 2016, these young voters of color are ready to fight for the world they want to …
The Water Boy’s Hustle
Co-published with Canopy Atlanta and Atlanta Magazine. Officials deemed water sales along highway exits a threat. But for one West End teenager, …
The Right to Listen
Co-published with The New Yorker. As citizens of a democracy, we need to hear one another. Why can’t we?
For Those In Foster Care, ‘The Time Of The Readiness’ Is Charged
Co-published with The Establishment. After being heavily governed your whole life—told when to eat, when to sleep, when to come home—you’re suddenly set free to make your …
At Larkin Street
Co-published with California Sunday. Forty-eight percent of San Francisco’s homeless youth are LGBTQ. Many find their way to the city’s largest youth homeless shelter.
Soccer on the Street
Co-published with ESPN. The story of a transgender woman and her soccer team, composed of other homeless people. The team helps its members fight isolation and bring …
Identity Thieves Target Foster Youth
Co-published with NBC News. Child advocates say that foster youth are particularly vulnerable to identity theft because they bounce from one home to another, giving an expanding …
An Easier Path to College Credit
Co-published with The Atlantic. Leila Yusuf is an immigrant who fled to the United States 19 years ago, during the civil war in Somalia. She’s 37 years …
The GOP’s Drug-Testing Dragnet
Co-published with The Nation. Republicans and industry profiteers are targeting high school students, welfare applicants and the unemployed.
The Truancy Trap
Co-published with The Atlantic. Courts are hitting students with harsh penalties and collecting millions of dollars in fines. But are they addressing the real problems?