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The Racism Black Kids Endure Is Spiraling Into a Health Crisis

Ignored complaints of students using racist slurs, Black children getting in trouble for reporting instances of discrimination, and white students mockingly reenacting the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers are all outlined in a lawsuit that hit a Georgia school district earlier this year.  The case is just the tip of the iceberg when it […]

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Activist at 14, Burned Out by 26. Today, Emani Davis Teaches That to Change the World, You Must Also Take Care of Yourself

This story is published in partnership with MindSite News, a nonprofit digital news site that reports on mental health issues. Sign up for the MindSite News Daily newsletter here. When Devon Adams got out of a Washington State prison after 22 years, he hit the ground running.  Toward the end of his stint, he’d begun working […]

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The Invisible Effects of Gun Violence on Children

The nation’s most recent school shooting — which left 19 fourth-graders and two teachers dead in a Texas classroom — has again forced parents to question their children’s safety. While gun violence has become a near-universal fear for Americans, children from underrepresented backgrounds often are most susceptible.  Capital B spoke with Charity Brown Griffin, a […]

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The Reading List: The Mental Health Crisis Affecting Black America

Editor’s note: This story contains discussion of suicide. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, free resources are available. Please see our list below. The mental health crisis in the United States is growing, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which isolated Americans from friends and family and spiked feelings of anxiety. More Black […]