Schools & Youth

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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.

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WATCH: This Video Breaks Down Why Incarcerating Kids Doesn't Work

Anti-prison campaign Youth First explains that, sometimes, systems need to be dismantled—not reformed.

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Trump's HBCU Executive Order Criticized for Oversight, Funding Issues

Trump signed the executive order after meetings with HBCU presidents and Republican lawmakers earlier this week.

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ICYMI: Viola Davis Named Harvard Foundation's 'Artist of the Year'

The Oscar-winning actress will receive the honor during the annual Cultural Rhythms Festival.

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60 Civil Rights Groups Push DeVos to Protect Students

“You and the president have the opportunity in this decision to demonstrate a commitment to core American values of equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and diversity.”

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Take the 2017 Colorlines Reader Survey. Then Get Free Stuff!

Please take our first reader survey in many years. There's good music in it for you.

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Chicago School System Sues State for Allegedly Underfunding Education for Students of Color

“The State of Illinois maintains two separate and demonstrably unequal systems for funding public education.”

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Yale University Renames College That Bears Name of White Supremacist

After more than a year of student protests, Calhoun College will now be called Hopper College.

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Senate Votes Yes on Betsy DeVos

The full Senate voted immediately after Democrats’ 24-hour #HoldTheFloor attempt to sink DeVos’ nomination for secretary of education.

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Leaked Executive Order Draft Could 'Legalize Discrimination'

“Policymakers across the nation are leveraging religion to push forward crude and discriminatory laws that impose extreme financial, dignitary and emotional harm on women of color and their families.”

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Your Moment of Joy: Meet the New Gerber Baby

Could Riley Shines be anymore aptly named?

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Havasupai Native Children Sue U.S. Government For Right to Quality Education

The complaint accuses the Bureau of Indian Education of denying the students an adequate and culturally competent education.

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Department of Justice, Baltimore Officials Reach Deal on Proposed Police Reforms

The city's public spending board approved the consent decree, which now requires a U.S. District Court judge's confirmation.

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Philadelphia Cop Who Punched Teen is Under Investigation

The district attorney dropped charges against 16-year-old Johnnae Pendleton for allegedly assaulting the officer.