Category: Black Youth

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Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads To The Conditioning Of Black Men | Code Switch : NPR

Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads To The Conditioning Of Black Men | Code Switch : NPR

Two criminal defense attorneys weigh in on the reasons for and impact of over-policing black boys. Source: Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads To ...
Centering and Sustaining Us through Education | Black Perspectives

Centering and Sustaining Us through Education | Black Perspectives

Across the centuries, countless philosophers and teachers—and legions of students—have asked that “age-old” educational question: What is the purp ...
However Well Black Students Perform, Teachers Still Think They’re Struggling | Huffington Post

However Well Black Students Perform, Teachers Still Think They’re Struggling | Huffington Post

Teachers are twice as likely to say their classes are "too difficult" for black students as they are for whites. Source: However Well Black Students ...
This mother is helping parents discuss police brutality in new book ‘Momma, Did You Hear the News?’ | The Undefeated

This mother is helping parents discuss police brutality in new book ‘Momma, Did You Hear the News?’ | The Undefeated

Sanya Gragg sat in front of a group of second-graders in late April, a bit startled by what she’d just heard. It was the first time the social worker ...
Location A Bigger Influence Than Race For Children In Public Housing | Code Switch : NPR

Location A Bigger Influence Than Race For Children In Public Housing | Code Switch : NPR

A new study finds that the neighborhood where children in public housing live impacts their life outcomes in more significant ways than race does. So ...
I Needed Some Help With My Little Sister, And I Found It Through Black Girls Code | VSB

I Needed Some Help With My Little Sister, And I Found It Through Black Girls Code | VSB

BGC arms our girls with technical skills that can demystify the bevy of apps that dominate their young lives Source: I Needed Some Help With My Littl ...
The Housing Gap That Won’t Die | City Lab

The Housing Gap That Won’t Die | City Lab

For black children in subsidized housing, their neighborhoods remain starkly separate and unequal. Source: The Housing Gap That Won't Die ...
Jordan Edwards: Why Black Parents Have the Right To Rage | Cassius

Jordan Edwards: Why Black Parents Have the Right To Rage | Cassius

Despite a decline in the amount of media coverage of police violence in recent months (but not a decline in the actual violence, be clear), the fatal ...
For Black Kids Like Jordan Edwards, Time Is A Fragile Illusion | The FADER

For Black Kids Like Jordan Edwards, Time Is A Fragile Illusion | The FADER

The killings of Edwards, Tamir Rice, and others reveal a gruesome paradox for black Americans. Source: For Black Kids Like Jordan Edwards, Time Is A ...
A Black Mother’s Story Shows What’s Missing From Conversations About Missing Teens | The Huffington Post

A Black Mother’s Story Shows What’s Missing From Conversations About Missing Teens | The Huffington Post

“These kids are not just running away." Source: A Black Mother’s Story Shows What's Missing From Conversations About Missing Teens | The Huffington P ...
The Real Reason Black Kids Benefit From Black Teachers | The New York Times

The Real Reason Black Kids Benefit From Black Teachers | The New York Times

For black students, having even one black teacher can make a huge difference. Source: The Real Reason Black Kids Benefit From Black Teachers - ...
The Perils And False Rewards Of Parenting In The Era Of ‘Digi-Discipline’ | Code Switch : NPR

The Perils And False Rewards Of Parenting In The Era Of ‘Digi-Discipline’ | Code Switch : NPR

In a society where black people have power, beating children and posting it on social media is just as much about performing respectability as it is p ...
Drop-Out Risk Plummets for Black Students Who Have One Black Teacher | Education News | US News

Drop-Out Risk Plummets for Black Students Who Have One Black Teacher | Education News | US News

The risk of dropping out of school decreases 39 percent for poor black boys who have a black teacher for one year. Source: Drop-Out Risk Plumme ...
The Danger of Forcing the ‘Runaway’ Label on the Missing DC Girls | The Root

The Danger of Forcing the ‘Runaway’ Label on the Missing DC Girls | The Root

Double-digit numbers of young black and Latinx girls in the nation’s capital are missing and, as expected, there has yet to be a national outcry. Inst ...
How America Fails Black Girls | The New York Times

How America Fails Black Girls | The New York Times

Last Wednesday in Washington, hundreds of people crowded into a town-hall meeting about the district’s many missing black and Latino kids. A photo o ...
All Lives Matter Didn’t Show Up For A Meeting About Missing Black And Brown Teens | The Huffington Post

All Lives Matter Didn’t Show Up For A Meeting About Missing Black And Brown Teens | The Huffington Post

Are we shocked? Source: All Lives Matter Didn't Show Up For A Meeting About Missing Black And Brown Teens | The Huffington Post ...
The story about missing black girls is lacking important context | The Outline

The story about missing black girls is lacking important context | The Outline

Growing awareness of the nationwide crisis should have us asking more questions of ourselves. Source: The story about missing black girls is lacking ...
New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality | The New York Times

New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality | The New York Times

Angie Thomas started writing her young-adult novel, “The Hate U Give,” in reaction to a fatal shooting that took place some 2,000 miles away. But to ...
Young People Of Color Are Central To Debate Over ‘Raising The Age’ | Code Switch : NPR

Young People Of Color Are Central To Debate Over ‘Raising The Age’ | Code Switch : NPR

Raising the age of adult responsibility for crime is a heated issue in New York, which tries 16-year-olds as adults — and where nine in 10 youth held ...
Black Millennials Most Optimistic About Future In Face Of Racial Oppression: Study | The Huffington Post

Black Millennials Most Optimistic About Future In Face Of Racial Oppression: Study | The Huffington Post

New research reveals compelling data on how millennials feel about the future. Source: Black Millennials Most Optimistic About Future In Face Of Raci ...
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