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U.N. Experts Horrified By The Treatment Of Black Children In American...

AFRICANGLOBE - American schools are hotbeds for racial discrimination, according to a preliminary report from a group of United Nations experts. The U.N.’s Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent traveled around the U.S. last month to learn more about the various structural barriers and challenges African-American face. The group, which plans to release its full report in September, has given the media its preliminary findings, including several recommendations about reducing inequality in the U.S. education system.

The Top Ten Worst States In America To Raise Black Children

AFRICANGLOBE - All children deserve a good education and an opportunity to fulfill their dreams and reach their goals in life. But for many Black children, finding the support they need in order to become successful in life doesn't always come easy. In fact, much of it depends on where they live. Here are the top 10 worst states in which to raise Black children.

For First Time, Number Of Black Kids In Poverty Overtakes Number...

AFRICANGLOBE - Here's the latest indication that huge portions of the U.S. have missed out on the economic recovery: The number of Black children living in poverty overtook the number of poor white children for the first time since the Census began tracking the children's poverty rate in 1974, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center on Tuesday.

Suicide Rate Rising Among Black Kids In America

AFRICANGLOBE - Suicide rates have fallen among young white children in the U.S. but they've gone up among Black youngsters, according to a new study of suicides in kids under age 12.

7 Reasons Why Life In America Is Hell For Black Kids

AFRICANGLOBE - Black children as young as 11—and sometimes even younger—are targeted by law enforcement, through school referrals that have them standing in criminal courts at rates that far outpace white children. Raising a Black child in 2015 means preparing him or her to bear the brunt of racism in all of its forms, starting with hyper-disciplining in schools to hyper-policing by the criminal justice system.

It’s Time For A Children’s Bill Of Rights

AFRICANGLOBE - Yet children in this country (and all around the world) are massively denied the most fundamental human rights. Indeed they are among the most impoverished and vulnerable among us. Perhaps we need a Bill of Rights for children to give us a reference point, to invite us to declare a commitment to reverse this sorry state of the child.

We Must Help Our Own Black Children

AFRICANGLOBE - We can no longer sit around waiting for Superman – he’s not coming. We must help our own Black children. Today we are still not appreciated or respected, in a world we helped build. Public schools don’t teach us about our good deeds, so our children will never learn about them.

The Racist History Of The Charter School Movement

AFRICANGLOBE - The now-popular idea of offering public education dollars to private entrepreneurs has historical roots in white resistance to school desegregation after Brown v. Board of Education (1954). The desired outcome was few or, better yet, no Black students in white schools.

For Black Children, There’s No ‘Officer Friendly’

AFRICANGLOBE - Black children today don’t have the luxury I had growing up. Kids can no longer be shielded from the depressing fact that nothing more that their skin color can make them born suspects in the eyes of some police officers.

Wisconsin Ranked Last In Well-Being Of Black Children

AFRICANGLOBE - A new report shows Wisconsin is dead last when it comes to the well-being of African-American children and young adults. The Race for Results report, compiled by the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, shows the state is in the top ten for the well-being of White children and young adults, but 46th out of 46 states when it comes to their Black counterparts.

Stop The War On Young Black Boys In America

AFRICANGLOBE - The tragedies in Ferguson and Staten Island are not isolated incidents. Just four days before Brown’s death, on August 5, police shot and killed 22-year-old John Crawford in a Beavercreek, Ohio Walmart.

Detroit Kindergartens “Experiment” With 100-Student Class Sizes

Detroit has launched a new concept, a “Kindergarten Hub”. The eastside school, located in one of Detroit’s high poverty areas, has elected to combine all kindergartners together, cramming 100 five-year-olds into one class. In other words, the most at-risk and vulnerable children are being subjected to a thin-gruel and dehumanizing “education” on the cheap.

The Importance Of Mothers To The Self-Esteem Of Black Women

AFRICANGLOBE - I think that the next generations of Black children to come, will have mothers more conscious of their blackness and we will see more crespa children, with their Black dolls, like my mother did for me 22 years ago. We have a duty to show our children how beautiful they are, I think Black mothers should do this with their little Black children.

Black Children As Young As Kindergarteners Getting Arrested Across The US:...

AFRICANGLOBE - Americans should take a long look in the mirror before criticizing other nations for human rights abuses. The law enforcement system in the United States ranks among the worst in the world in the cruel treatment meted out to its citizens.

New Index Reveals Sobering Picture Of How Much Black Children Lag

AFRICANGLOBE - We’re learning that too many of our children are consigned to the sidelines as if they’re not worth investing in. The low index scores for African-American children, in particular, “should be considered a national crisis. That composite index, in which African-American children fared the worst, revealed massive gaps.

Black Kids In Michigan Among Worst In The U.S.

AFRICANGLOBE - Children’s advocates are troubled by a new report indicating the well-being of African-American children in Michigan – that’s one in every six children – is among the lowest in the nation.