Schools & Youth

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Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan Reunite for Ta-Nehisi Coates-Penned 'Wrong Answer'

The film will explore the 2006 Atlanta Public Schools standardized test cheating scandal, which prompted national debate about the strict testing provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Peek Inside Howard University's New Google Satellite Campus [PHOTOS]

The Howard West facility makes it easy for the HBCU's computer science students to work with Google staffers in Mountain View, California.

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Harvard University Revokes 10 Acceptance Offers Over Discriminatory Memes

One prospective freshman reportedly called the hanging of a Mexican child "piñata time." 

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Ananya Vinay Becomes 13th Consecutive Indian-American Spelling Bee Champ

The Fresno preteen won the Scripps competition by correctly spelling "marocain," a French word for a kind of dress fabric.

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These Three Federal Civil Rights Offices Are in Trouble

The proposed 2018 budget continues the Trump Administration’s trend of devaluing—and defunding—federal civil rights enforcement.

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Chance the Rapper and Jamila Woods Want Chicago Students to Create Their Next Music Video

The native Chicagoans are collecting "LSD" video treatment submissions from local high school students.

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STUDY: Children of Color More Likely to Die From Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Than Whites

Newborn Native and Black children die at more than double the rate of their White counterparts.

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READ: Black University Faculty's Stirring Open Letter to Bethune-Cookman's Graduating Class

Black faculty at schools across the country came together to celebrate the students who would not be quiet in the face of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ participation in their graduation ceremony.

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Black Twitter Hearts Bethune-Cookman Grads for Protesting Betsy DeVos

Freshly minted graduates of the Florida HBCU responded to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' commencement speech with boos and turned backs, and the Internet loved it.

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Meet Z Yang, American Girl's New Korean-American Doll

Z is one of several dolls of color the doll manufacturer introduced this year. 

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Teen Says Sybrina Fulton Praised Her Prom Dress Featuring a Tribute to Trayvon Martin

Milan Bolden-Morris' dress included the likeness of Fulton's son, Trayvon Martin, alongside those of other Black people killed by police and White vigilantes.

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Memphis High School's Graduating Class Earns $80 Million in Scholarships

Whitehaven High School's class of 2017 is 99 percent Black.

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New Study Exposes Barriers That Block Girls of Color From Opportunity

The National Women’s Law Center’s latest report explores how trauma impacts the trajectories of Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx and Native American girls.

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How It Feels to Be a Black Woman Teaching Boys of Color Behind Bars

In her new book, "All Day," poet and playwright Liza Jessie Peterson chronicles her year of teaching mostly Black and Latino boys inside New York City's vicious Rikers Island jail. Herewith, a Q&A.

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This Trio of Studies Sadly Illustrates the Impact of Racism on Black People

From education to income to insurance, White supremacy strikes again and again.

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Moment of Joy: Ifeoma White-Thorpe is an Educated Boss

The Denville, New Jersey, teen was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.

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HBCUs Prepare for Day of Action on Capitol Hill

“We’re here to make sure our elected officials see and feel the importance of HBCUs—and we’re here to hold them accountable for their support.”

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These Researchers Are Studying How Videos of Police Violence Impact Black Millennials

South by Southwest dispatch: Wake Forest University researchers presented their in-progress research about how 18-to-24-year-old African Americans handle the emotional toll of seeing police violence online.

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READ: What White Parents Can Learn From Parents of Color About Racism

Jennifer Harvey in The New York Times: “When we don’t talk honestly with White children about racism, they become more likely to disbelieve or discount their peers when they report experiencing racism.”

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ICYMI: SportsCenter Remade the Intro to 'A Different World' and It Is Glorious

Can you spot the cameos from the original actors?