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05/12/2017 Malden Ma  Mya Cook (cq) left and her sister Deanna Cook (cq) right attend Mystic Valley Regional Charter School . The school ha  said that some of their students hair styles violates their school's dress code.The girls beleive that they are being punshied for their hair style. They are twins and are 15 years old.  Boston Globe StaffPhotograph Jonathan Wiggs Reporter:Topic

We Need to Fix Racism in Our Institutions, Not Black Hair

This month, we witnessed several instances in which black students were punished for wearing natural or black hairstyles to school. A Boston charter school gave multiple detentions to 15-year-old twin sisters who came to school with box braids, arguing that their hair extensions broke the school’s dress code. As punishment, the twins were pulled from their sports teams and banned from prom. In Florida, 17-year-old Jenesis Johnson was called to the assistant principal’s office and told that her afro was “extreme,” “faddish” and “needed to be fixed.”

This month, we witnessed several instances in which black students were punished for wearing natural or black hairstyles to school. A Boston charter school gave multiple detentions to 15-year-old ...

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I Annotated This Facebook Message from a Troll

Last weekend, I received a nasty Facebook message from a person with zero friends who created their account the day of Trump’s inauguration. I could have responded to this person via Facebook but instead, I decided to take a cue from NPR and annotate this troll’s message in hopes of dispelling common myths and shedding light on the abuse and harassment women of color face on the internet every day.  

Last weekend, I received a nasty Facebook message from a person with zero friends who created their account the day of Trump’s inauguration. I could have responded to this person via ...

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Bathroom Rules Contribute to the Murders of Trans Women

Last week, the Trump administration reversed federal guidance outlining protections for transgender students, the same week that Jaquarrius HollandChyna Doll Dupree, and Ciara McElveenthree Black trans women, were murdered in New Orleans.

Last week, the Trump administration reversed federal guidance outlining protections for transgender students, the same week that Jaquarrius HollandChyna Doll Dupree, and Ciara McElveenthree Black trans ...

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A Breakdown of Trump’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Less than a week into his presidency, Donald Trump has signed executive orders jumpstarting a wall along the Mexico – U.S. border and upping federal immigration enforcement efforts. More immigration updates are expected later this week, and while we don’t know exactly what these executive actions will entail, one thing is certain: Trump is wasting no time fulfilling his promise to make life hell for immigrants and refugees. 

Less than a week into his presidency, Donald Trump has signed executive orders jumpstarting a wall along the Mexico – U.S. border and upping federal immigration enforcement efforts. More immigration updates are expected later this week, and while ...

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Hundreds of Women and Children Just Released From Immigrant Detention Need Support

Nearly five hundred women and children were released from family detention centers in Texas this week after a judge ruled these facilities were unsuitable for children. While the decision is a victory for advocates, the unexpected release has left families and aid organizations scrambling.

Nearly five hundred women and children were released from family detention centers in Texas this week after a judge ruled these facilities were unsuitable for children. While the decision is a victory for advocates, the unexpected release has left families and aid ...

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For Maylin Reynoso and Other Forgotten Latinas

You may have heard about Maylin Reynoso’s death a few days ago. Reynoso, a 20-year-old Dominicana from the Bronx, was last seen leaving her job on July 27, 2016. Her body was found in the Harlem River three days later.  

You may have heard about Maylin Reynoso’s death a few days ago. Reynoso, a 20-year-old Dominicana from the Bronx, was last seen leaving her job on July 27, 2016. Her body ...

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