Posts Tagged:protest

Teen Slammed By School Resource Officer, Students and Parents Outraged

By Evette D.Champion School resource officers are supposed to protect students, not cause them harm. Parents and students rallied together outside of Tolman High School in Rhode Island because a student was recorded being attacked by the school resource officer who violently slammed him by the neck. According to The Root, the officer claimed that the…

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High Schoolers in FL Use Sit-Ins for Change

Police were called to Terry Parker, a high school in Jacksonville, FL, earlier this month for a disruption. What was the disruption? A group of approximately ten students staged a sit-in. Why? The students were asking that the current half-credit black history class become a full-credit, year-long course. A sophomore by the name of Angelina…

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Racially-Biased School Suspensions Has Led Seattle to Change Disciplinary Policies

By Angela Wills The education system in the state of Washington has made headline news more than a few times over the past few months. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been to sing the school system’s praises, but rather the exact opposite. Legislature received a court order to pay $100,000 per day into special education funding due…

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Harvard Law Students Demand Slaveholder be Erased from School Seal

Reported by Liku Zelleke Students at Harvard Law School have started a movement to change their school’s seal which they argue represents and endorses the legacy of slaveholding. The seal is the coat of arms of the family of Isaac Royall Jr., the slave owner who endowed the first professorship of law at Harvard. “Royall…

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Mizzou Chancellor and President Step Down After Relentless Protests

By Victor Ochieng University of Missouri students have been staging protests over racism on campus. After feeling the heat, the University Chancellor and President have decided to resign. The pressure to resign increased last week when graduate student and activist, Jonathan Butler, embarked on a hunger strike, saying he was ready to lose his life if the…

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Yale University in Uproar over Halloween Email

By Victor Ochieng We’re always waiting for something to celebrate, and Halloween is definitely one of the celebrations. During Halloween week many people prepared their costumes, make-up, and organized parties. Yale University wasn’t left out. As students were getting ready, maybe some of them thought they had the freedom to wear whatever they wanted. However, a surprise…

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A Mother’s Journey to Make Sure that Black Boys Matter

By Dr. Amanda Kemp Do you remember the demonstrations at malls, court houses, and hospitals where people staged die-ins? I remember dropping to the ground when the signal came. I remember the slow passage of time as the Park City Mall grew quiet and all I heard was my heart. When I arose, I looked up…

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Dr. Tyra Seldon: After the Marches and the Protests, Can Education Ensure that Black Lives Really Matter?

By Tyra Seldon Just recently, many African Americans celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March. Not too long ago, there were numerous protestors who took to the streets to express their outrage and disgust surrounding Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore and Mike Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. Protesters carried signs, shouted out demands, and…

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