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STUDY: Children of Color More Likely to Die From Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Than Whites

Newborn Native and Black children die at more than double the rate of their White counterparts.

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READ: Black University Faculty's Stirring Open Letter to Bethune-Cookman's Graduating Class

Black faculty at schools across the country came together to celebrate the students who would not be quiet in the face of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ participation in their graduation ceremony.

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Black Twitter Hearts Bethune-Cookman Grads for Protesting Betsy DeVos

Freshly minted graduates of the Florida HBCU responded to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' commencement speech with boos and turned backs, and the Internet loved it.

HBCU to Confer Posthumous Aviation Degree on Trayvon Martin

Were he not killed by a vigilante, the aspiring pilot would likely be graduating from college this spring.

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Meet Z Yang, American Girl's New Korean-American Doll

Z is one of several dolls of color the doll manufacturer introduced this year. 

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Teen Says Sybrina Fulton Praised Her Prom Dress Featuring a Tribute to Trayvon Martin

Milan Bolden-Morris' dress included the likeness of Fulton's son, Trayvon Martin, alongside those of other Black people killed by police and White vigilantes.

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Memphis High School's Graduating Class Earns $80 Million in Scholarships

Whitehaven High School's class of 2017 is 99 percent Black.

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New Study Exposes Barriers That Block Girls of Color From Opportunity

The National Women’s Law Center’s latest report explores how trauma impacts the trajectories of Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx and Native American girls.

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Georgetown University Apologizes For Legacy of Enslavement, Renames Buildings

“We pray with you today because we have greatly sinned and because we are profoundly sorry.”

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How It Feels to Be a Black Woman Teaching Boys of Color Behind Bars

In her new book, "All Day," poet and playwright Liza Jessie Peterson chronicles her year of teaching mostly Black and Latino boys inside New York City's vicious Rikers Island jail. Herewith, a Q&A.

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This Trio of Studies Sadly Illustrates the Impact of Racism on Black People

From education to income to insurance, White supremacy strikes again and again.

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Moment of Joy: Ifeoma White-Thorpe is an Educated Boss

The Denville, New Jersey, teen was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.

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HBCUs Prepare for Day of Action on Capitol Hill

“We’re here to make sure our elected officials see and feel the importance of HBCUs—and we’re here to hold them accountable for their support.”

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Trump Budget Shows How Much Black People Have to Lose [OPINION]

From affordable housing to college loans, Trump's proposed budget could mean serious reductions in services and programs vital to many Black lives. 

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These Researchers Are Studying How Videos of Police Violence Impact Black Millennials

South by Southwest dispatch: Wake Forest University researchers presented their in-progress research about how 18-to-24-year-old African Americans handle the emotional toll of seeing police violence online.

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How Trump's Proposed Budget Will Impact People of Color

We went through the budget line by line, so you don’t have to.

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READ: What White Parents Can Learn From Parents of Color About Racism

Jennifer Harvey in The New York Times: “When we don’t talk honestly with White children about racism, they become more likely to disbelieve or discount their peers when they report experiencing racism.”

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ICYMI: SportsCenter Remade the Intro to 'A Different World' and It Is Glorious

Can you spot the cameos from the original actors?

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Boy Sues LAPD Officer Who Allegedly Assaulted Him

The incident was caught on tape.

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Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools

The Chicago native's plan to fight the district's funding deficit includes a donation match program via his nonprofit.