Demanding Better Wages, Smaller Class Sizes and More, Chicago Teachers Go on Strike
The Chicago Teachers Union’s decision will keep more than 300,000 students out of classrooms.
STUDY: Most Parents Don't Talk to Their Kids About Race
A new survey from Sesame Workshop says that parents of color are much more likely to talk to their kids about identity than their White counterparts.
These Gender-Inclusive Dolls Will Make You Say, 'Barbie and Ken, Who?'
“It’s important that kids of all different types can see themselves reflected in culture, in media and especially in the toys that they play with.”
Mothers Separated From Children at Border Sue Trump Administration
Five women seek “compensatory damages from the government” for inflicting trauma on their families.
Study Links High-Suspension Schools With Incarceration Later in Life
A working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research adds to the body of research surrounding the school to prison pipeline and its impact on students of color.
Kids Around The World Go On A #ClimateStrike
Students march to demand action to save the earth—and to protect those most vulnerable to climate change.
#ColorlinesReads: Fall Into These Books This Autumn
These are all the books we look forward to curling up with as the nights turn cold.
Spike in Uninsured May be Linked to Trump Immigration Policies
The number of uninsured people in America has increased for the first time in nearly a decade.
Harvard Students Push for University to Divest From Prisons
The young activists say their school should not invest in companies that profit from mass incarceration.
Trump Admin Threatens Migrants Seeking Life-Saving Medical Care With Deportation
Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.): “This is a new low. Donald Trump is literally deporting kids with cancer.”
HBCU Students Help Restore Historic Sites Tied to Black Activism
Touching History: Preservation in Practice is a partnership between HBCUs, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Trump Admin Seeks to Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely
The federal government wants to end the Flores Settlement Agreement, which requires migrant children to be released from detention after 20 days.
D.C. Officials Oppose Plan to Shelter Migrant Children in Nation's Capital
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser: “Washington, D.C. will not be complicit in the inhumane practice of detaining migrant children in warehouses.”
Pediatricians Highlight Impact of Racism On Children's Health
A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics urges doctors and policymakers to address bias and discrimination in health care.
Experts Concerned About Children Following Mississippi ICE Raid
“The trauma these students are enduring is inconceivable. The effect the raids will have on their long-term mental and emotional health is profound.”
Advocacy Groups, Unions Urge Hotels to Stop Helping ICE Detain Migrants
The Trump administration announced plans to use hotels to house immigrants arrested in raids.
STUDY: Student Loan Debt Keeps Black and Latinx Aspiring Teachers Out of Classrooms
Meanwhile, research shows that Black students thrive in tangible ways when they have at least one teacher who looks like them.
Migrant Children Accuse Arizona Border Agents of Sexual Assault and Retaliation
Young people in a facility in Yuma, Arizona, say they were punished for speaking out against inhumane conditions.
3 Things to Know About New Animated Series 'Molly of Denali'
The groundbreaking PBS Kids series stars 10-year-old Alaska Native Molly.
#ColorlinesReads: 6 Books That Complicate the Idea of 'Independence'
In lieu of celebrating “Independence Day,” we present a selection of titles that explore the idea of liberation via the lives, poetry, history and art of people of color.