Gov. Brian Kemp will not require face masks at schools as COVID-19 spreads

Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp believes that the state did a good job of reopening schools, even with multiple students testing positive for COVID-19. On Aug. 11, Kemp held a press conference with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Allen, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  When asked about the reopening of in-face learning in Georgia, Kemp said, “I think […]

Serena Williams helps donate more than 4 million face masks to schools

Serena Williams has helped donate 4.25 million face masks to schools. The 38-year-old tennis star — who has 2-year-old daughter Olympia with husband Alexis Ohanian — is doing her bit to make sure there are enough face coverings for children in the U.S. to help stop the spread of COVID-19 before schools return later this […]

116 students forced to quarantine after 1 positive COVID-19 test

With schools opening across America, more reports have emerged of students testing positive for COVID-19. In Corinth, Mississippi, the Corinth School District decided to reopen schools for in-person learning on July 27, according to CBS Interactive. Within five days, a student tested positive for COVID-19. The positive COVID-19 test led to school officials sending 116 […]

Tennessee State University student killed as another shooting rocks an HBCU

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Another shooting has impacted an HBCU. A student at Tennessee State University died after he was found on campus with a gunshot wound, according to The Tennessean. The incident occurred on the afternoon of Oct. 12 when the student, who has yet to be identified by name, was found unconscious in the hallway of a […]

Black child jailed after refusing to stand during Pledge of Allegiance

A Black child was forced to endure the criminal justice system for exercising his First Amendment rights. The 11-year-old student at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy was arrested after he refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance, according to The Washington Post. The incident occurred on the morning of Feb. 4 when a substitute teacher argued […]

How HBCU students face racial disparities when it comes to student loans

Chyna Cayson wanted to explore a different life outside of Millbrook, Alabama, a town of just over 15K citizens. A former star student at Stanhope Elmore High School, Cayson became one of only two students at her high school to attend college out of state. In the fall of 2016, Cayson enrolled at Clark-Atlanta University, […]

Multiple safety threats force Michigan schools to close down

It’s safe to say there’s an epidemic of school shootings and threats surrounding schools in America. The school shooting on Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people and injured 17 more people prompted a nationwide walkout against gun violence. But as we find solutions to this ever-growing […]

Trump silent after teacher shoots gun in class and injures students

A math teacher in Monterey County, California, proved why the idea of arming teachers could lead to disaster. Dennis Alexander, a teacher and reserve officer at Seaside High School, was apparently teaching a gun safety class when the incident occurred. Alexander pointed a loaded gun at the ceiling and the gun reportedly fired accidentally. The […]

DeKalb County School District launches Kids Doc On Wheels program

The Dekalb County School District in Georgia has unveiled a new way to keep students healthy. It is called the Kids Doc on Wheels and is part of a public and private partnership for a healthier Dekalb. The bus is a mobile doctor’s office that is state of the art. At almost 40 feet long, […]

Baltimore teacher beats 7-year-old boy and breaks his jaw, knocks out teeth

Baltimore teacher Timothy Korr could spend the next 85 years of his life behind bars for beating 7-year-old Trayvon Grayson. According to reports by WJZ, the incident took place at City Springs Elementary. Korr, 25, initially told authorities that he was attempting to remove Grayson from the class for being disruptive. He claimed the boy […]

Racist school official wore blackface and mocked Black Lives Matter

The racist antics of another school official has come to light. Ted Bonner, who serves on the Belvins School Board in Belvins, Ark., revealed his racism in a photo that has surfaced from Halloween. According to KARK, Bonner dressed in blackface and held a sign a sign that read, “Blak Lives Matter” to mock the […]

Lead found in drinking water in Atlanta area schools

Clean water is something we take for granted on a daily basis. This is especially true when we send our kids off to school and don’t even question if they are getting pure water that day. Apparently, a predominantly Black metro Atlanta city has an issue when it comes to providing safe drinking water to […]

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal refers to poor Black children as ‘colored’

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal believes that it’s appropriate to call Black people “colored” in 2016. During a speech in which he continued to push the Amendment 1 bill that would allow the state of Georgia to takeover failing schools, Deal said, “The irony of some of the groups who are opposing doing something to help […]

94 Detroit schools closed, teachers angry over pay

Parents and students in Detroit were shocked Monday, May 2 as teachers staged a massive sick-out. According to reports, 94 of the Detroit’s 97 public schools were forced to cancel classes when at least 2,700 teachers called in to say they would not show up at school for classes. At the heart of the issue was […]

Chicago area police kill man wearing body armor and taking pictures of school

Chicago area police have shot and killed a man wearing body armor and carrying a realistic BB gun. Police stated that they had received numerous calls about a suspicious white male taking pictures of schools in the Chicago suburb of Zion. A statement issued by police reads, “The suspicious person was located by officers, and […]

Christian Mitchell says Governor Rauner isn’t doing his job

State of Illinois Representative Christian Mitchell has a track record of advocating for change for the constituents he represents on the South Side of Chicago. His energy is youthful, determined and experienced. We spoke with him about education, school closings, school funding and the Laquan McDonald case. Tell us who you are. I’m state Representative […]

Parents launch hunger strike to save Dyett High School in Chicago

The Chicago Public School System has been in a state of turmoil over the past few years for numerous reasons. Teachers are fighting for their pensions and basic tools needed to educate students. Parents around the city have been thrust into situations where they need to adjust their lives just to find a school for their […]

White teacher fired for saying Blacks should be segregated from Whites

The racial incident at a Texas pool continues to spark emotions across the nation. After watching the viral video, a fourth grade teach from West Texas resorted to Facebook to complain about Blacks. Karen Fitzgibbons posted the photo of the police officer, Eric Casebolt, who resigned after tackling an unarmed Black teenage girl in a bathing […]