Black high school student Aina Adewunmi speaks out after seeing picture of herself being lynched

Finding new friends after joining a new school isn’t easy. It’s even harder to make sure the ones you find are the right ones. But no one should ever have to deal with rejecting friendships with people who want to see them lynched. Aina Adewunmi, 15, transferred to Palisades Charter High School in Southern California in January and became friends with a group of students before things took a turn.

Students win offensive awards at Anthony Aguirre Junior High School

Parents of students at Anthony Aguirre Junior High School have come forward with stories about receiving offensive awards from a teacher. Sydney Caesar says her award says, “Most Likely to Blend in with White People.” Now, Lizeth Villanueva received one that declared “Most Likely to Become a Terrorist,” according to Fox 26 Houston

Black students given detention for wearing box braids

Black students are still getting in trouble for wearing Black hairstyles.

The latest example of this negatively-received approach comes from Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, Massachusetts. The Boston Globe reports that parents have come out to pushback against the school’s attempt to punish students for wearing box braids. 

Cincinnati school releases bullying video of 8-year-old boy who died by suicide

Given his young age, the circumstances of his death and, now, the context surrounding it, Gabriel Taye’s death is the kind that sticks with you. In January, the 8-year-old was found dead after he hanged himself with his necktie in his Cincinnati home, reports CNN.

School officials have now released a 24-minute video that captures an incident Taye was involved in days before that impacts the conversation of what led to his death.

LeBron James To Open STEM School For Akron Youth

LeBron James really does love the kids. It feels like every other week there’s a new story coming out where he’s finding a new way to give them support. But his latest venture may be the biggest one yet.

The Associated Press reports that James is opening a STEM-focused school to help at-risk youth in his native Akron, Ohio. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ star is working with Akron Public Schools to make the idea a reality and hopefully open to students in the 2018 school-year. 

Teacher Shows Kids How To Wear A Du-Rag In Latest Proof We Need More Black Teachers

Despite literally forging the minds of our future, educators aren’t thanked nearly as much as they should be. Not only do they fill their students with academic knowledge, but they often play a significant role on their daily lives. Which is why having teachers students can see themselves in is crucial.