Black Valedictorian Not Allowed To Walk At Graduation Due To Facial Hair

Almost by definition, teenagers rebel against authority and test rules whenever possible. While they may seem upset when they’re punished, deep down they know they did something they weren’t supposed to. But what happens when they’re punished for a rule that was never enforced?

Andrew Jones was a graduating senior at Amite High School in Amite, LA. Actually, he was the valedictorian with a 4.0 GPA, according to WWLTV. Yet, he wasn’t able to walk in his graduation.

Black Woman Receives Death Threats For “America Was Never Great” Hat

Krystal Lake, 22, is one of many Americans that doesn’t support the idea of Donald Trump having a realistic chance at becoming president. To express that, she wore a hat to work at a Staten Island Home Depot that read “America Was Never Great.”

According to SILive, Lake is now receiving multiple death threats after a photo was taken of her wearing the hat on the job and went viral. 

Poet Beautifully Details Black Women’s Struggles At PWI’s

While there are sure to be challenges at any kind of institution, the challenges that people of color face at predominantly white institutions (PWI) are a separate story. To take that idea even further, the experiences that black women have at PWIs can be even more stressful.

To detail those exact experiences, Kwyn Townsend Riley performed a poem detailing the 10 “guaranteed experiences” for black women at PWIs, including having people play in their hair, explaining the importance of #SayHerName and constantly having to educate.

Asian Americans Speak on #BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter (both the movement and the issues that started it) is quite a controversial concept for many people. I’ve listed the reasons why some feel that way and why they shouldn’t more times than I can count. So I don’t plan to do it again for a while. But hearing what other people think about it is always interesting.

NBC recently sat down a group of Asian Americans for their Jubilee Project: Voices segment. It initially started with word association and soon transitioned into a conversation about #BlackLivesMatter and the importance of all people of color working together of their collective goals.

Celebrating Malcolm X’s 91st Birthday

Today, May 19, marks the 91st anniversary of the late civil rights leader El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X. During his countless protests, speeches and other actions to push back against racism, Malcolm X became associated with the concept of Black liberation and revolution across the globe.

To honor the legacy and legend of Malcolm X, multiple stories have come out to speak on his impact on the world we now live in in the forms of either historical anecdotes or even tweets as a simple thanks.

U.S. Senate Candidate Won’t Apologize For Calling Obama “An Animal”

Some would say that Donald Trump’s presidential run has an overreaching effect on U.S. politics as a whole, inviting damaging rhetoric and hatred to be shared on the largest political stages possible. If they were looking for evidence to support their observation, they need look no further than Florida.

Carlos Beruff, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, was videotaped giving a speech where he attacked President Barack Obama’s policies and went as far as to call him “an animal” not once, but twice.

John Amos Says ‘Roots’ Remake Signals Hollywood Is “Creatively Bankrupt”

Almost 40 years ago, the Roots mini-series became the most watched program in television history at the time. The in-depth look at the generational effects slavery had on all involved parties was eye-opening for millions.

The History Channel recently announced a remake that will premiere on May 30th as part of a four-night event. John Amos recently sat down with Huffington Post to talk about how Roots impacted his life after playing an adult Kunta Kinte and shared his thoughts on the remake. 

Washington D.C. Has More Homeless Kids and Parents Than Single Adults

Homelessness plagues people in localities across nearly the entire world. While it’s nothing new, those that study it are growing concerned because it seems to be changing for the worse over time.

The Washington Post reports that there are now more homeless children and parents in Washington D.C. than single adults, which changes what many considered to be the face of homelessness.