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Emmett. Kalief. Josiah. More Than Just Names

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“Hey Emmett!” a White kid yelled at me as we were playing dodgeball during my 6th grade gym class. I didn’t think much of it. I didn’t even know what the insult meant, but some kids on the other side of the court started snickering and repeated it. They also made jokes about my whistling. […]

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Teen Advocates Fight to Save Summer Jobs

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In early April, due to the uncertainty over how COVID-19 will continue to affect social distancing guidelines, worksite availability, and other circumstances, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled the Summer Youth Employment Program. SYEP provides 75,000 young people—mostly low-income students of color—paid jobs and internships. In an effort to save the program, students at […]

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The Bronx Junior Fighting for Equitable Schools

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Does your high school have lots of clubs to choose from? Do you have art and music classes? Sports teams? Are there guidance counselors to support you when you need someone to talk to and to help you apply to colleges? For many New York City students, especially those who are black or Latinx, the […]

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