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Another Black person was found dead while hanging in a tree. On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, authorities in Texas said that a Black teenager, who has yet to be identified, was found hanging from a tree at a school. The teen was found in the parking lot of Ehrhardt Elementary School in Spring, Texas, a…

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Amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus across the United States, large gatherings like festivals and sporting events are being canceled and postponed. Now, historically Black colleges and universities are following suit and implementing campuswide protocols to ensure the safety of faculty, staff and students. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC,…

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Chikaodinaka Nwankpa allegedly used cancer research funds to have fun with strippers. Nwankpa served as a professor at Drexel University where he served as chair of the school’s engineering department, according to ABC Philadelphia. As the department chair, Nwankpa had access to funds provided by the Department of the Navy, the Department of Energy, and…

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A White police officer assaulted an 11-year-old Black girl over a dispute that involved milk. Bodycam video of the Aug 27, 2019, incident went viral after it was released on YouTube on Oct. 22. In the video, resource officer Zach Christensen can be seen assaulting the child at Mesa View Middle School in Farmington, New…

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Kerry Washington felt like an outsider during her school years. The 42-year-old actress attended Spence School, an all-girls private school in New York City, during her youth, and Washington found the experience to be an “absolute culture shock.” “We were rich in the Bronx because we had like two cars and a dishwasher and a microwave,” Washington…

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A Black girl was harassed and assaulted by White male students while in school. The incident occurred at a predominately White private school in Springfield, Virginia, according to WUSA9. While attending Immanuel Christian School where tuition is $12,000 per year, Amari Allen a 12-year-old honor student, began facing harassment from fellow White students who called…

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Students from Clark Atlanta University, Spelman, and Morehouse were celebrating the new school year when violence erupted. On the night of Aug. 20, hundreds of students gathered on James P. Brawley Drive in Atlanta, Georgia for a back-to-school block party. According to WXIA, police said that someone began shooting an automatic weapon around 10:38 p.m.…

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On Aug. 16, the National Council of Negro Women, the Tom Joyner Foundation and PUSH Excel announced a partnership with Denny’s to assist students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Held at the NCNW’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., the event featured commentary from Janice Mathis, executive director of NCNW, Denny’s president and CEO John…

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It’s that time of year again. Summer’s coming to an end and students are preparing to go back to school. Back-to-school shopping can be hectic and overwhelming for many parents. We’re here to help you become an effective shopper whose child is well prepared for school. Here are 10 school supplies your child needs for…

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