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Grand Rapids, MI Police Release Video Of Five Black Boys Held At Gunpoint By Officers

By Victor Trammell Earlier this month, TheBlackHomeSchool.com published a report about a March 24th incident in Grand Rapids, Michigan where police there harassed five unarmed black teen boys at gunpoint. Public outrage ensued and pressure began to build on the Grand Rapids Police Department to release the body camera footage from the officer who drew his […]

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College Student Overcame Homelessness And Is Now An Economics Major In College

By Victor Trammell Higher education in America is often pitched as an opportunity of a lifetime. However, for many young people, their college days are the most financially difficult of their lives. The New York Times recently profiled the life of Preston Roberson-Charles (pictured), a student at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens. Roberson-Charles […]

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Special Ed Kid Gets Graduate Degree After Teacher Said He Couldn’t Go To College

By Victor Trammell Sometimes a person’s biggest motivator can come from an adverse situation when a naysayer tells them what they’ll never accomplish in life. This past Sunday (April 23rd), NPR.org (National Public Radio) profiled the story of a Virginia-born black man named Ronnie Sidney (pictured). Sidney, 33, is the owner of a publishing company called Creative Medicine: […]

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High School Kids To Get “Hidden Figures” Curriculum

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Mandy Walker/20th Century Fox The 20th Century Fox-distributed film Hidden Figures tells a historically relevant story, which has now made it to classrooms across America. According to the Huffington Post and various other national media sources, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has collaborated with Journeys in Film and the USC Rossier […]

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Chicago’s Public Schools May End School Year Early Due to Lawsuits

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Chicago Tribune The city of Chicago’s embattled public school district is facing a new adversity, which adds to its growing list of problems. According to WMAQ-TV, a local NBC News affiliate in Chicago, the city’s public schools may soon have to endure an early end to the current academic year. […]

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Principal Of Elementary School In NYC Charged With Punching, Kicking 7-Year-Old Boy

By Victor Trammell Photo credits: Facebook, The New York Daily News An elementary school principal in Brooklyn, New York is facing criminal charges after he allegedly punched and kicked a 7-year-old boy who suffers from ADHD. According to the New York Daily News, Machael Spencer-Edwards (pictured), the 42-year-old principal of public school 202 in East New York […]

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Teen Convicted For Killing Her Fellow Student

By Victor Trammell On April 13th, a district juvenile court judge in New Castle County, Delaware convicted three teenage girls for their part in a gruesome assault in a public high school’s bathroom that left a 16-year-old girl dead. According to the website for Delaware’s WDEL Radio, Trinity Carr, 17, Zion Snow, 17, and Chakeira Wright, 17, were […]

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Black Social Worker Book Teaches Kids About Big Possibilities In Their Careers

By Victor Trammell A Master’s level social worker-turned-children’s author had a book released by Warren Publishing, which is centered on a great subject topic for black youths. According to The Charlotte Weekly newspaper and a more recent report from BlackNews.com, Jessica McEachern, MA, MSW (pictured right), the author of When I Grow Up (front cover pictured […]

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Meet Derek Onserio: He Got Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

By Victor Trammell Another black soon-to-be high school graduate has made national headlines for achieving the unbelievable feat of getting accepted into each of America’s so-called “Ivy League” universities. According to the Minnesota Star Tribune, Derek Onserio, (pictured) a senior at Providence Academy in Plymouth, Minnesota has just received college acceptance letters from Yale, Harvard, the […]

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NYC Health Dept. Data Shows Black Kids Die From Injury Triple the Rate of Other Kids

By Victor Trammell Some sad news about black children emerged out of New York City (NYC) recently, which had to do with how often their deaths are caused by tragic injuries. According to the New York Daily News, the NYC Public Health Department released a report on Friday (April 14th), which was based on a […]

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LeBron James to Launch a Public School for At-Risk Youths

By Victor Trammell Lebron James (pictured) has done so much for his native state of Ohio. Now James is about to do something great for the state’s fifth largest city, which is his hometown of Akron. According to Time Magazine, the 32-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers forward will be launching a public school for at-risk children in […]

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High School Graduation Rate for Black Kids Reached an All-Time High Under Obama

By Victor Trammell Former U.S. President Barack Obama caught flack from almost everybody you could think of during his eight years in office. Congressional Republicans, far-left Democrats, heads of state in other nations, and even black Americans leveled their fair share of rebukes of Obama over their laments. The displeasure, which came Obama’s way ranged […]

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