A major topic discussed during the Take Back the American Dream conference here last week was immigrant rights and fighting for the DREAM Act.
Among bills signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown recently were a measure to let undocumented college students apply for publicly funded scholarships and another to strengthen labor protections for farm workers.
High school students, leaders of student organizations, local politicians, community organizations and labor organizers put their heads together to launch a campaign for good youth jobs in New Haven.
On Oct 1 people in Los Angeles came together from all walks of life to join in solidarity with the Occupy Movement on Wall Street, calling on the banks to pay their fair share.
"I figured if I'm going to be homeless, I might as well be homeless for a good reason," said one of the hundreds of restless youth Occupying Wall Street, determined that their voices be heard.
Hundreds of marchers surged through this city's financial district Sept. 29, demanding that the nation's banking giants stop home foreclosures and other practices that gouge ordinary people.
When the first economic meltdown hit in 2008, speculation and sub-prime loan debt were to blame. Now, with $900 billion in student loans, Americans are beginning to ask the question, is the student debt crisis next?
Anti-LGBT bullying in this nation is unfortunately at epidemic levels among teens. On Monday 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer took his own life after being incessantly bullied by classmates.
Poorer people and students scored a voting rights victory in New Hampshire as a veto by Democratic Gov. John Lynch of a controversial voter ID law was upheld.
High school students are protesting Sears's purchase of clothing from a factory where a supervisor is an unpunished serial rapist of young females.