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Black Kids And Suicide: Why Are Rates So High, And So Ignored?

Written by Rheeda Walker, University of Houston____Teen suicide rates among black youth are increasing. In 2016 and again in 2018, national data revealed that among children age 5-11, black children had the highest rate of death by suicide. For the years 2008 to 2012, 59 black youth died by suicide, up from 54 in the years 2003-2007.Also, the 2015 Centers for Disease Control and...

Nonprofits That Empower Leaders Of Color Are More Apt To Do Something About Racial Inequality

Written by Brad R. Fulton, Indiana University____The U.S. is becoming more racially diverse. Since 2010, 96% of all U.S. counties registered an increase in their percentage of nonwhite residents. Yet the people who lead nonprofits in the U.S. remain disproportionately white.This mismatch can make it difficult for such organizations to understand and address racial inequality in...

Why Hip-Hop Belongs In Today's Classrooms

Written by Nolan Jones, Mills College____When Cassie Crim, a high school math teacher in Joliet, Illinois, introduced herself to her advanced algebra students in 2017, she did it through a rap video.Using a rendition of Cardi B’s “Bodack Yellow,” renamed “Codack Yellow,” Crim referenced math terms and laid down classroom expecations:“These...