Muriel Bowser

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. 

Lay off of Blue Ivy’s hair!

 

The following piece originally appeared on Jet.com. It was written by Krishana Davis and appeared under the title of “Leave Blue Ivy’s Hair Alone!”

By: Krishana Davis

In the past three or four years as natural hair has become more mainstream—kinky curls are popping up on the heads of actresses in television commercials, curly girl products are invading the aisles of your local Target and blogs and vlogs dedicated to natural hair care are swarming around the web.  With nearly as much speed, an army of women, some natural and others not, have popped up in the comments section of posts about natural hair to critique, comment on and often slander women’s choices as they go through their natural hair journey.

Parents protest ‘school-to-prison’ pipeline education in New Orleans charter school

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Parents of some New Orleans students have pulled their children out of school and are protesting the “school-to-prison” pipeline approach to the educational experiences of their children.

About 12 families are protesting the practices of three New Orleans charter schools run by Collegiate Academies, due to what they believe is an environment not conducive to learning and preparing their children for college.

Parents upset at approved Trayvon Martin Day

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Parents at a Pittsburgh high school were upset at an approved school theme in honor of Trayvon Martin.

The Carrick High School homecoming committee and school voted to allow the theme as part of the school’s spirit week.

Parents did not agree with children being encouraged to wear hoodies to school during the day’s theme.

Is Willow Smith’s New Song “Summer Fling” Age Appropriate?

Once again, something Willow Smith-related is raising questions about what is and is not appropriate for a preteen girl.

Smith’s new single, “Summer Fling,” has raised eyebrows due to its subject matter and accompanying video.

A few op-eds have questioned the idea of a 12-year old having a “summer fling,” and whether or not the whole concept is too mature.