Schools & Youth

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Harvard Library Acquires Angela Davis' Archives

The papers and artifacts that Davis sold to the Schlesinger Library include an FBI “Wanted” poster and a diary she kept while on trial. 

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REPORT: Which U.S. Cities Are Investing in the Success of Black Men and Boys?

A new analysis from the Campaign for Black Male Achievement shows that city-level support for Black males is up across the country, but some cities still have a long way to go.

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REPORT: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Challenges Congress to Tackle Inequity in America's Schools

“School finance inequity is a standard feature of American public schooling and low-income students and students of color disproportionately live its consequences.”

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Millions of Children of Color Poised to Lose Health Insurance in 2018

States are running out of money to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides health insurance for nearly nine million children in low-income households.

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How a Kneeling Protest Divided a North Carolina County

A new article looks at how a simple action—in which several Black cheerleaders at an area high school kneeled to protest racial injustice—illuminated the underlying problems in a community.

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Gwen Ifill's Alma Mater Honors Her With New Media School

Simmons College will launch the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities next fall. 

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5 Questions with Garland McLaurin About His New Docuseries on Black 'Pops'

We spoke with the Peabody Award-winning filmmaker about the web series, which explores the ups and downs faced by four very different fathers.

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White Supremacists Charged With Attempted Homicide for Shooting at Richard Spencer Protesters

Gainesville, Florida police say the three men first harrassed people at the University of Florida speech before firing a shot at them. 

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Mississippi School Drops Jefferson Davis Moniker to Honor Barack Obama

Starting in 2018, the students will attend Barack Obama International Baccalaureate Elementary School.

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Florida Declares State of Emergency Ahead of White Nationalist Event

National Policy Institute leader Richard Spencer is scheduled to give a speech at the University of Florida.

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Study Shows Black Students, Kids With Disabilities in Missouri Punished More Than Peers

“We must take actions at every level to end Missouri’s school-to-prison pipeline.”

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The Department of Justice is Reportedly Investigating Harvard's Affirmative Action Policy

“It speaks volumes that Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department is prioritizing attacking affirmative action at a time when White nationalists are marching openly in the streets.”

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Harvard Students Protest Betsy DeVos With 'White Supremacist' Sign, Raised Fists

Activists demonstrated at the venue where the secretary of education was speaking in response to her policies surrounding school choice, campus sexual assault and transgender students.

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Segregation Documentary 'Teach Us All' Lands on Netflix on 60th Anniversary of Little Rock Nine Action

Director Sonia Lowman: “Sixty years later in Little Rock, history eerily repeats itself.”

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Mother of 8-Year-Old Attempted Lynching Survivor: 'This Kind of Stuff Does Happen. Everywhere.'

Cassandra Merlin says local police aren’t treating the case seriously.

This Infographic Breaks Down How Racism Impacts Black People Daily

Living Cities’ “A Day in a Life” illustrates how structural and institutional racism join forces with individual bias to upend the lives of African Americans.

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New Documentary Explores Current Segregation in America's Schools

The Netflix release of “Teach Us All” coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine’s school integration action.

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Judge Rules That Arizona Mexican-American Studies Ban is Racist

“Both enactment and enforcement were motivated by racial animus.”

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The Dos and Dont's of Talking to Kids of Color About White Supremacy

A primer for talking to children about racism—and systems that perpetuate it—in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville.

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STUDY: How 'Status Offenses' Push Students of Color, Queer Kids Into Criminal Justice System

“Kids who are already less privileged—in how they are perceived and in their access to services—are more likely to have their misbehavior criminalized.”