Schools & Youth

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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.

The Kids Who Rocked the Racial Justice Movement in 2016

From demanding clean water to protesting police violence, these children prove that you’re never too young to stand up for your people.

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Kanye West Does Not Speak for People of Color [Opinion]

The superstar who once blurted out that President George W. Bush didn't care about Black people met with President-Elect Donald Trump to discuss "multicultural issues" today. Herewith, a PSA.

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After OSU Attack, Muslims, Somalis Fear Retribution

"When I first heard that he was Somali, I mean my stomach did fall," said an OSU senior. "Not just because of what happened today, but because of what will happen tomorrow."

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3 Questions With Ma Dukes Yancey-Smith, the Torchbearer of J. Dilla's Legend

Yancey-Smith's children's book about her late son, "The Life Story of James Dewitt Yancey," is out now. We asked the woman behind the production hero's namesake foundation about the new book and her son's place in Black history.

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For Latinx People, a Post-Election 'Time of Reckoning'

Latinx digital media pioneer Julio Ricardo Varela reflects on the 2016 election and where Latinx people go from here.

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ICYMI: 2017's Lone Latinx Rhodes Scholar Criticizes Competition

Oscar De Los Santos: "I'm disappointed that powerful institutions continue to underestimate and marginalize the talents of people of color."

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#SanctuaryCampus Protests Demand Safe Havens for Undocumented Students Across Country

The protests emerged in response to Donald Trump's committment to cutting federal funding to sanctuary cities and deporting millions of undocumented immigrants.

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Diana Ross, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Among 21 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

Several changemakers of color past and present will receive the nation's highest civilian honor during a ceremony on November 22.

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Trump Reminds Us the Racial Justice Movement Is Growing

Backlash only exists when we are making progress, so let’s keep going.

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Undocumented Students, Allies Hold Nationwide #SanctuaryCampus Protests

In the shadow of Donald Trump's pledge to deport millions of undocumented immigrants and crack down on sanctuary cities, students at schools across the country are planning walk-outs and other actions to demand their campuses remain safe for undocumented people.

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ICYMI: Before Allegedly Killing 2 Iowa Police Officers, Suspect Waved Confederate Flag Near Black People at HS Football Game

A video attributed to Scott Michael Greene showed him holding Confederate and American flags in front of Black game attendees. Another video he took depicts his interactions with school officials after being ejected.  

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6 Arrested During Protest of David Duke's HBCU Appearance

Duke—a former Ku Klux Klan leader, current Senate candidate and Donald Trump supporter—railed against the Black Lives Matter movement and Jews during a controversial debate appearance at Dillard University, an historically Black institution.

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ICYMI: Hillary Clinton Pledges $25 Billion Investment in HBCUs

In a new op-ed for The Root, the Democratic presidential nominee outlined policies she says will help Black students across the country.

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Watch John Oliver Break Down How School Resegregation Hurts Students

“You don’t have to be intentionally racist to do things that have racist effects.”

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Trump Outlines 'New Deal for Black America'

Trump: “It is my highest and greatest hope that the Republican Party can be the home of the African-American vote once again.”

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STUDY: Race Impacts Student Referrals for Gifted, Special Education

Study author Rachel Fish: “This subjectivity has implications for inequalities in education by race and ethnicity.”

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Seattle Teachers Say #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool

Nearly 2,000 teachers wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts and held rallies addressing systemic education issues at schools across the city.