‘This is My Dorm Room!’: Video Shows Black University Student Dragged Out of Apartment by Police Under False Claims

  More than 120 students protested Monday outside of American University to demand justice for a Black student campus police dragged out of her home. Protesters demonstrated outside of a disciplinary hearing for Gianna Wheeler after viral video showed her forcibly removed Sept. 27 from her unit at Frequency Apartments in Washington, D.C., according to the university’s…

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…

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…

We Can’t Ignore The Mental Health Of College Students Of Color

HuffPost and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health hosted a discussion on how universities can better support students of color. The first year of college can take a toll on students’ mental health. This is especially true for students of color who are often marginalized on campus and are less likely to seek…