WATCH: Trailer for Ava Duvernay's 'When They See Us'
The four-part limited Netflix series about the Central Park Five stars a slew of esteemed actors, including Michael K. Williams and John Leguizamo.
READ: Chicago Implements GPS Monitoring Devices That Calls, Records Children Without Their Consent
Cook County officials say the monitoring tool improves communication with children, but critics say it is an invasion of privacy and violation of the Constitution.
Lupita Nyong'o Unveils the Cover for New Book, 'Sulwe'
“I wrote ‘Sulwe’ to encourage children (and everyone really!) to love the skin they are in and see the beauty that radiates from within.”
New PBS Doc 'Tre Maison Dason' Explores Growing Up With An Incarcerated Parent
One in 14 American children has a parent who is currently, or was previously, in prison. “Tre Maison Dasan” follows three of these children.
New Report Highlights Need, Strategies for Juvenile Justice Reform
The Urban Institute and the Youth First Initiative want to help America move away from youth incarceration in favor of community-based solutions.
Atlanta Child Murders Case Reopened Ahead of New Documentary
ID’s “The Atlanta Child Murders” spurred the reopening of the 40-year old case of 29 missing and dead Black children.
Woman Sues Harvard For Photos of Enslaved Ancestors
Tamara Lanier seeks compensation for emotional distress and Harvard University’s acknowledgement that it was “complicit in perpetuating and justifying the institution of slavery.”
Fans Step in to Support Chess Champ Experiencing Homelessness
Eight-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi became a New York state chess champion while living in a shelter. Now, folks are raising money to give his family a home.
Smithsonian Shines Light on Hawaiian Queens for Women's History Month
Remembering when the kingdom of Hawai‘i was ruled by two dope queens.
Former Juvenile Lifers Need a Pressure Valve [Op-Ed]
Abd’Allah Wali Lateef of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth makes the case for social service, mental health and parole policy reform to help former life-sentenced children successfully return to society.
Immigrant Rights Groups Urge DHS to Release Infants Detained in Texas
At least nine babies are being held in an ICE detention facility.
Meet Kairi, The First Gerber Baby of Hmong Descent
Baby food gets a taste of diversity.
What About Dr. Seuss?: When Children's Books Promote Racial Stereotypes
Theodor Seuss Geisel created a fun and colorful world—unless you’re a person of color.
Thousands of Migrant Children Allege Sexual Assault While in Gov't Custody
There have been over 4,500 claims of abuse of unaccompanied minors while in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services.
ACLU Wants Government to Account for All Migrant Children Separated From Families
Lawyers also asked a United States district court judge to reunite all separated minors with their parents.
Immigrant Teachers in Denver Threatened With Deportation For Striking
Denver Classroom Teachers Association president Henry Roman: “This is just a scare tactic to intimidate our immigrant educators.”
Black Mathematicians Sound Off On Inequality
Scholar Edray Goins takes his discipline to task for the ways it erases Black mathematicians.
Teens from Parkland and Chicago Ask: 'How Many More Must Die?'
Student organizers Brandon Dasent and Amina Henderson unite to push for gun control that will keep kids in their communities safer.
READ: Flint Whistle Blower Says Government Is Still Failing Residents
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha believes the state legislature is taking actions that could cause another water crisis.
Now You Can Stream 'Eyes on the Prize' in Full for Free
Facing History and Ourselves just made the docuseries about the Civil Rights Movement—and lesson plans—available online.