Schools & Youth

Jesse Jackson Leads National March In Flint To End Water Crisis

State and Federal Government Still Resisting Efforts to Save Flint

Government employees allege that higher ups do not want to prevent another water crisis.

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Author Q&A: How Hard History and Healthy Friendships Will Save Us All

In “Zora and Me: Cursed Ground,” author T.R. Simon holds a mirror up to young Black people so that they can bear witness to their own courage, strength and magic.

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Colin Kaepernick and Bryan Stevenson Honored With Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Medal

The award celebrates contributions to Black culture across various fields.

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Colson Whitehead's Next Novel Explores Abuse of Black Boys at Reform School

“The Nickel Boys” will draw on the true story of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, where many Black students died from ritual abuse.

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Judge Rules Indian Child Welfare Act Unconstitutional

When the law was passed in 1978, about a third of Native children were being forced into foster care and adoption.

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REPORT: The Urgent Need to Dismantle School Policing in Communities of Color

A new report from Advancement Project and Alliance for Educational Justice amplifies the voices of students of color who are demanding police-free schools.

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LISTEN: Inside Harvard's Hip Hop Archive and Research Institute

NPR’s “The Keepers” series launches with an interview with Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, 9th Wonder and others who are making a home for hip hop history and scholarship.

Trump Administration Proposes Longer Detention for Migrant Children

Trump Administration Proposes Longer Detention for Migrant Children

A newly proposed rule would circumvent a long-established agreement that limits child detention to 20 days.

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High Lead Levels Force Detroit to Shut Off Water Fountains At All Public Schools

The underfunded district faces millions in plumbing bills to reverse the problem. 

Democrats call on Trump administration to reunite 500 children who remain separated from their parents

Democrats Demand Reunification Plan for 500 Separated Children

More than 40 days after the deadline to reunify thousands of immigrant families, hundreds of children still remain separated from their parents.

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Why the New Reprint of James Baldwin's Children's Book Still Matters

Baldwin’s “Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood” offers a haunting exploration of how Black children learn about racism. Colorlines talked to the late writer’s niece and one of the scholars who shepherded the title back to bookshelves about this unique work.

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3 Questions With 'America to Me' Docuseries Director Steve James

The documentarian’s new Starz series goes behind the scenes at a prestigious public Chicagoland high school to illuminate racial disparities. He talks to Colorlines about the project’s conception and how he eschews the White gaze.

Migrant parents say they were intimidated into waiving rights to be reunited with their children.

Migrant Parents Say ICE Intimidated Them Into Waiving Reunification Rights

Immigrant rights groups say parents were misled and coerced into signing away their rights to be reunited with their children.

U.S. officials say they will meet deadline to reunify immigrant children with parents.

Immigrant Family Reunification By The Numbers

A look at where the United States government is in the process of reuniting thousands of immigrant children with their parents.

ACLU claims immigrant parents were misled into waiving rights to reunification with their children.

ACLU: Immigrant Parents Coerced Into Waiving Reunification Rights

A court filing by the civil rights group calls for temporary deportation stay for immigrant parents, as deadline looms to reunify families separated at border.

Report details deplorable conditions at child detention centers

'Terrorized': Report Details Conditions at Child Detention Centers

A report filed in federal court details hunger, dehydration and forced sleeplessness at child detention centers in the Southwest.

HHS submits news plan to reunite 2,500 children with their parents.

Feds Submit New Plan to Reunite Immigrant Families

The plan comes after a judge berates immigration officials for delaying reunification of some 2,500 children with their parents.

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ICYMI: Beyoncé and Balmain Release Line to Support HBCUs

One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the collaboration will go to the United Negro College Fund. 

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Jon M. Chu Vows to Protect Thai Cave Rescue Film From Whitewashing

“We have the power to not only make history, but be the historians that record it, too. So that it’s told correctly and respectfully. Couldn’t just sit here watching how others would ‘interpret’ this important story.”

Judge denies DHS extension to reunite children separated from parents at the border.

Judge Denies Extension for Reuniting Immigrant Families

The judge ruled that the Trump administration must quicken the pace of family reunifications and meet original deadlines.