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Black Students Are Still Experiencing Pandemic Trauma

By Maya Pottiger, Word in Black  People aren’t rubber bands. Even as kids attend school in-person full-time again and life slowly returns to normal, they aren’t...

Advocates Urge Educators to Heed Bereft Children’s Cry for Help by Changing School Culture

By By Shirley L. Smith, New York Amsterdam News, Word in Black  The COVID-19 pandemic and America’s continuing struggle with gun violence have shined a...

Why Do Holidays Take a Toll on Teen Mental Health?

By Maya Pottiger, Data Journalist, Word in Black It’s the happiest time of the year — right? Not for everyone. Actually, 3 in 5 Americans —...

The kids are not alright: addressing student trauma

By Maya Pottiger Word in Black There’s a new incident every day. Most recently, it was three Black football players being shot to death following a...

Children of climate change come of age in ‘Katrina Babies’

By Drew Costley, Associated Press Edward Buckles, Jr. was 13 when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and completely upended his life. Buckles and his family...