Schools & Youth

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Youth of Color Demand Racial Justice in Gun Reform During #NationalSchoolWalkout

On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, activists call for gun violence solutions that don’t further the criminalization of Black and Latinx youth.

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Beyoncé Celebrates HBCUs Off-Stage With $100,000 in Scholarships

The inaugural Homecoming Scholars Award Program will support four students at HBCUs throughout the South and Midwest.

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Puerto Rico to Close 283 Public Schools, Teachers Condemn Decision

The news comes two weeks after Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Roselló signed a bill to implement a charter school and voucher program.

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WATCH: Linda Brown on How She Remade the Nation's Education System

Celebrate the life of the civil rights icon at the center of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

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If You Only Watch One Speech From the #MarchForOurLives, Make It This One

Naomi Wadler reminds us all to #SayHerName.

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Teen Vogue Cover Spotlights Youth-Led Movement to End Gun Violence

The magazine celebrates the teenagers and young adults of color fighting for gun control in Parkland, Ferguson, Indigenous tribal lands and beyond.  

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ICYMI: Junot Díaz Says Debut Children's Book Celebrates Afro-Latinx Experience

“We’re just coming to terms with our complexity.”

High school age students at a rally one of the teens who is Black holds up a sign that says "Don't Shoot."

Students of Color Condemn Proposals to Arm Teachers During #NationalWalkoutDay

Many student activists walked out of class, advocating for responses to gun violence that don’t strengthen the school to prison pipeline.

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Questlove Launches #WrinkleChallenge to Send Kids to Ava DuVernay's New Film

He encouraged people to donate to Give a Child the Universe, a new initiative from Color of Change and AMC Theatres that aims to send children to see “A Wrinkle in Time.”

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Immigrant Rights Group Sues ICE for Illegally Jailing 18-Year-Olds

National Immigrant Justice Center says immigration authorities regularly fail to comply with federal measures that are meant to protect children.

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Do We Need An Economic Bill of Rights?

The American Prospect says yes: “Today, we must transcend the racial, ethnic and regional divisions by building universal policies that are cognizant of identities and intersectionality, and inclusive of race, gender, nationality, sexuality and ability.”

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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.”

A Black woman holds her daughter at a rally and is holding a sign that says "Children Matter."

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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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.”