Black Lives Matter

Students in Rural VA Are Calling for Racial Equity in Their Schools, Just Like the Activists That Came Decades Before Them

Kacie Boone, a rising senior at East Rockingham High School in Elkton, Virginia, never considered herself to be an activist. “It’s kind of new,” Boone said. “I’m not like a — I hate the term — ‘social justice’ type [of] person.” But in June, that changed for the 17-year-old when […]

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In Historic First, Marches Spread to More than 3,000 Towns

Young leaders like Chris Dyson from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, are organizing an unprecedented number of demonstrations in response to the police killing of George Floyd. Historians say the range of localities participating is unprecedented. As one of the only Black kids growing up in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (pop. 5,800), 21-year-old Chris Dyson […]

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