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Young People Changing History: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in the United States

Christy Macy | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices
Christy Macy

In 1964, Mississippi was a place of terror, where local white citizens carried out brutal retaliation against blacks who believed they had the right to be first-class citizens. More than 1,000 people were arrested that summer.

The Rise and Fall of the Nation's Largest Student Movement: the Students for Democratic Society

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

Today, the student-activist organization Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is being reactivated on college campuses around the country as the New SDS. Yet, how many of its new members are aware of SDS's complex past and the role of its legendary leader, Carl Oglesby?

10 Youth Movements That Changed History

Matt Wolf | Posted 05.13.2014 | Teen
Matt Wolf

Teenagers didn't always exist. They had to be invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution, and with a chasm erupting between adults and youth, the concept of a new generation took shape.

John Locke Goss: The Third Metric and the Wisdom of the Hippies

John Locke Goss | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
John Locke Goss

Some might say we gave up and dropped out, but it was more than that. We chose, rather, to try to change the world by example rather than by protest or force, so off we went to test our theories and beliefs.

Restoring The Hope, Dignity Ignited By The Arab Spring

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

Over the last two days in Tunis I have met with leaders of the business community, government agencies, development agencies and young people, and they all believe that there is hope and the biggest challenge is to restore dignity.

Wall Street Occupennial, A Database Of Protest Art

Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.07.2011 | Arts

For the past 3 weeks Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has shaken up our nation in what one protester called a "protest movement not seen in America since the ...

Green Students Step Up To Make a Difference

Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

The leaves may be changing colors soon, but students across the country are going green. A youth-led organization is engaging high school and college ...

Pharaoh In A Cage: Five Lessons From The Mubarak Trial

Bruce Feiler | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

The sight of former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, and other members of his regime in white prison fatigues, behind bars, in a cage in Cairo is the most significant event in the Arab Spring since his ouster six months ago.

Immigration, Youth Movement Changing Face Of Colorado

AP | By HOPE YEN | Posted 07.12.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- Driven by immigrants and young people moving to the South and West and older Americans who stay put elsewhere, the age gap between regio...

Toppling Dictators with a Lethal Dose of Technology and Nonviolent Action

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Ahmed Salah, an Egyptian journalist and activist who had survived torture while incarcerated in jail for pushing against the regime, brought his mission to the United States.

Broncos Are the Latest Victims of the NFL Youth Movement

Weston Gentry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Weston Gentry

Here's the moral of the story for the Denver Broncos in light of the recent Josh McDaniels debacle. Don't hire a boy to do a man's job.

The Millennial Generation Steps Up For Health Care Reform

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heather Smith

Young Americans are the most uninsured age group in our country. They are living and breathing the health care issue, most of them hoping every day that they will not suffer an accident or illness that will put them in deep debt for years to come.

Stand in Solidarity with Child Soldiers

Pete Wentz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pete Wentz

The reality of child soldiers is an issue I could either continue to ignore because it isn't in front of me, or I could forget about myself and do something. I was losing sleep, I had to go to Africa.