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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?

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Boy Sues LAPD Officer Who Allegedly Assaulted Him

The incident was caught on tape.

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Chance the Rapper Donates $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools

The Chicago native's plan to fight the district's funding deficit includes a donation match program via his nonprofit.

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Trump's HBCU Executive Order Criticized for Oversight, Funding Issues

Trump signed the executive order after meetings with HBCU presidents and Republican lawmakers earlier this week.

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ICYMI: Viola Davis Named Harvard Foundation's 'Artist of the Year'

The Oscar-winning actress will receive the honor during the annual Cultural Rhythms Festival.

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Chicago School System Sues State for Allegedly Underfunding Education for Students of Color

“The State of Illinois maintains two separate and demonstrably unequal systems for funding public education.”

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Yale University Renames College That Bears Name of White Supremacist

After more than a year of student protests, Calhoun College will now be called Hopper College.

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Senate Votes Yes on Betsy DeVos

The full Senate voted immediately after Democrats’ 24-hour #HoldTheFloor attempt to sink DeVos’ nomination for secretary of education.

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Your Moment of Joy: Meet the New Gerber Baby

Could Riley Shines be anymore aptly named?

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Havasupai Native Children Sue U.S. Government For Right to Quality Education

The complaint accuses the Bureau of Indian Education of denying the students an adequate and culturally competent education.

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Philadelphia Cop Who Punched Teen is Under Investigation

The district attorney dropped charges against 16-year-old Johnnae Pendleton for allegedly assaulting the officer.

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3 Questions With Ma Dukes Yancey-Smith, the Torchbearer of J. Dilla's Legend

Yancey-Smith's children's book about her late son, "The Life Story of James Dewitt Yancey," is out now. We asked the woman behind the production hero's namesake foundation about the new book and her son's place in Black history.

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ICYMI: 2017's Lone Latinx Rhodes Scholar Criticizes Competition

Oscar De Los Santos: "I'm disappointed that powerful institutions continue to underestimate and marginalize the talents of people of color."