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on Sep 28, 2014 - 12:15 PM ET
Columbia rally.

This article originally appeared at Youngist.org and is reposted here with permission.

Yesterday, in its first public rally, Columbia’s anti-rape group, No Red Tape, called on students to come out and voice their experiences of sexual violence directly in front of Low Library, the seat of Columbia’s administration.

Last year, No Red Tape made national headlines for attempting to hand out...

on Sep 26, 2014 - 16:43 PM ET
A fleet of school buses

Watching young Newarkers march through the streets demanding educational justice animated every revolutionary fiber of my being. “This is what democracy looks like,” students proclaimed as they took to the streets. I was proud, to say the least. Here was a group of young people, Newark students, articulating visions of justice and engineering pathways to freedom—all while suffering under the yoke of an oppressive (mis)leadership, all while living in a...

on Sep 18, 2014 - 14:03 PM ET
Yale University.

This article originally appeared at the Yale Daily News and is reposted here with permission.

During a recent discussion among campus leaders, we were asked to describe the way outsiders might view the quintessential Yalie. It wasn’t hard to come up with an illustration: an attractive white male from an East Coast prep school with a killer smile and flowing locks of dirty blonde hair. As a tall...

on Sep 17, 2014 - 11:15 AM ET
Faron Manuel and James Pate.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Poverty is everywhere, but so are examples of real people making meaningful change. This resilience is a crucial ingredient to the success of every social movement and is at the heart of what inspires the Center for Community Change’s mission. This year, the CCC hosted a new youth contest, in which The Nation was delighted to partner. The CCC and The Nation jointly asked young people to submit a photo illustrating courage...

on Sep 15, 2014 - 17:57 PM ET

Last spring, The Nation launched its biweekly student movement dispatch. As part of the StudentNation blog, each dispatch hosts first-person updates on youth organizing. For recent dispatches, check out August 12 and August 29. For an...

Education, Activism, Politics
on Sep 11, 2014 - 13:19 PM ET
Wrongful conviction overturned.

This article originally appeared in The Daily Tar Heel and is reposted here with permission.

The release of a death row inmate wrongly imprisoned for thirty years has shed new light on the conflicted state of the death penalty in North Carolina.

On September 2, a Robeson County judge vacated the convictions of Henry McCollum and...