Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in India is making a grand gesture to help make the world a more inclusive place with its latest announcement. PinkNews reports that the school is offering free tuition to transgender students from the undergraduate to doctorate level.
Detroit student King Thomas Moore is looking to foster a new poetry community in a mostly untapped age group. Moore wants to create an open mic series that highlights poetry in writers age 12 and under. He’s only 10 years old.
Isabell Meggett Lucas, 87, is one of the many people who have visited the recently opened Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and had a life-changing experience.
Ariyana Davis applied to a total of 24 colleges and universities this past year. 23 of them were HBCUs. Being the stellar student that she is, the Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School senior was accepted to all of them.
Bayview Correctional Facility was once a very dangerous women’s prison in New York. Records show that it once had the highest number of staff sexual assaults in the country.
Now that it’s been closed, the building is going to be used as a safe haven for women’s a girl’s rights organizers, some of which were once inhabitants of the prison.
Rosa Parks’s home has been moved to Berlin, Germany to avoid demolition.
Not everyone has a passion for literature or a knowledge of coding. But, combining those with an interest in representation might result in something spectacular. For example, Dartmouth College student Kaya Thomas created new phone app called We Read Too. She saw a need for readers to find books written by diverse authors about diverse characters. Then, she fulfilled it herself.
Getting accepted into an Ivy League institution is a dream most high school seniors won’t experience. When it does happen, it’s something worth celebrating. Imagine the feeling of elation that came when a teenager from New Jersey was accepted to not only one, but all eight Ivy League schools.
According to Mic, Muslim teen Ziad Ahmed had a very simple answer when the Stanford University application asked, “What matters to you, and why?” All he could think of was: Black Lives.
Ahmed’s story went viral after he shared the news that he was accepted to Stanford. His story is more special than most because he chose to write #BlackLivesMatter exactly 100 times on the college application essay. Doing so was a gamble, but it surely paid off for the New Jersey teen.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent helped Andrew Leander Wilson return to his family after spending 32 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. More recently, they’ve helped another innocent man be released after serving 20 years of a life sentence.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Marco Contreras finally gained his freedom from Calipatria State Prison with the help of Ricardo Perez.