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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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Kids Who Die: A Prophetic Poem by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was a prolific poet who often wrote about the intersections of culture, class, race, and politics. During the 1920s and 1930s, he boldly addressed topics that were controversial and even taboo, such as lynchings, poor work conditions, and violent urban streets. In particular, he was concerned that so many innocent children were dying. In…

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The Empty Classroom: Violence In The Community Impact On Black Males…

By: Tiffany Caesar Within urban schools black males have been described as the “highest casualties”, and Clarence L. Terry (2011) explains how adopting a critical race theory perspective will allow for math educators to provide a more utilitarian approach that is outside the traditional academic means. The author defines violence as physical, mental, and economical…...

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Black Teacher Dies After Encounter with Security Guard

By Robert Stitt While many rent-a-cops may have little more than a flashlight and notepad (think Paul Blart, Mall Cop), others are fully-armed “special police” with the power to arrest. These private security agents operate on the fringes of the law and are the source of many questionable actions. George Zimmerman was an armed Neighborhood Watch…

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From the Library: 47

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Educational Christmas GiftsThis entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Educational Christmas GiftsHere is the story of 14-year-old Number , a slave boy who lives under the eagle eye of a very brutal master. The young boy, orphaned since birth, had been under...

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Is Violence a Public Health Issue?

By Victor Ochieng Violence on the streets and at home is robbing America of many lives. There are cases of minor altercations escalating to serious injuries and even death. One doctor, Dr. Robert Gore, has decided to take an unconventional stand; he sees violence as a public health issue rather than a behavioral disorder. While…

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Hampton University Student Shot Dead in Norfolk

By Victor Ochieng A Hampton University student was shot dead on the morning of October 31. Police officers who responded to calls about the shooting pronounced the student, identified as Joseph Bose, dead at the scene. The officers arrived at the scene at around 3:15 a.m. and found a body with gunshot wounds. The death…

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Study Reveals that Black Girls are Being Pushed Out of School

By Victor Ochieng Too often racism is understood from the perspective of black men. The media focuses on black men who have been arrested using excessive force or shot to death for no valid reason. Yet, black girls are suffering as well, within American school systems. Many black girls have been forced out of school…

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Spring Valley High School Officer Fired After Violently Arresting Student

By Victor Ochieng A video showing a high school security officer yanking a student to the floor and violently dragging her out of the classroom has led to widespread disparagement against the officer. The video shows the officer standing over a student seated on her desk, holding her around the neck, and then pushing her backwards, sending her right…

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