School Bans Durags Because They Turn Black Boys Into Bald-Headed Gangbangers

Screenshot: GQ A Massachusetts charter school has partially reversed its ban on durags after students convinced administrators of the rule’s unfairness, successfully arguing that the head covering isn’t a gateway drug that leads to gang-banging or even worse—male pattern baldness. According to the Daily Item, Kipp Academy Lynn Collegiate School had been issuing in-school suspensions…

After 130 Years, Harvard Law Review Elects a Black Woman President

ImeIme Umana, the newly elected president of the Harvard Law Review, at the journal’s offices.Credit Tony Luong for The New York Times   CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It has been 27 years since the first black man, an older student by the name of Barack Obama, was elected president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. It has…

Too Many Black Students Aren’t Learning Their History in Schools

  When I was in school, I was starved for information about who I really am. I ached to hear stories about people who look like me, or see the names of Black scholars in math or science, or even to talk about Africa, without talking about poverty and slavery. Today, too many Black schoolchildren…

12-year-old gets her locs cut by white classmates in school

One of the teachers at the school is Vice President Mike Pence’s wife.   A Virginia school is under fire after it was revealed that a group of white boys pinned down their Black classmate and cut off her locs as they mocked her as “nappy” and “ugly.”