Tag: Teens

LGBTQ rights in Texas

Texas Governor Removes LGBTQ Youth Resources From State Website Following Battle With Conservative Political Rival 

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has already signed some of the most outrageous and offensive anti-inclusion laws in existence over the past year, from approving a ban on discussions of race and racism in schools to restricting medical treatment for transgender children to endorsing a law allowing social workers to…

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Nearly 6,000 Students and Faculty in Florida County Quarantine or Self-Isolate Following Possible Exposure to COVID-19

In one of the worst ways imaginable to welcome in the new school year, thousands of students in a single Florida school district are now isolating or quarantining due to possible COVID-19 exposure, just days after schools opened in the state. Tim Fitzsimons of NBC News reported that “over 5,000…

Tweets on Black, Latina Girls Missing in D.C. Cause Public Outcry

In cities across the country, hundreds of youth, particularly young people of color, are reported missing each year. Recent news about teens going missing in Washington, D.C., has garnered local and national attention and concern. This month, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has been using social media to bring public…

Cop Resigns After Video Shows Brutal Treatment of Black Teen

Update (10:41 p.m. 6/9/2015): The New York Times reports that Cpl. Eric Casebolt, caught on video brutally restraining a Black teenage girl,has resigned, according to McKinney PoliceChief Greg Conley. Casebolt had been on administrative leave and still faces an investigation after the video of his wild behavior during an incident…

Study Shows Black Teens Use Social Media Differently Than Whites

By Manuel McDonnell-Smith Photo by Shutterstock In spite of the recent announcements of new technologies from the likes of Apple, Sony and Nintendo, a new study shows that teen selection of social media is frequently becoming a Black or white choice. The report, “Teens, Social Media, and Privacy,” recently released…

Gay 'Cutest Couple' Principal: A Lesson for Corporate America

By Manuel McDonnell-Smith Last week, the Internet was abuzz about Carmel (N.Y.) High School seniors Dylan Meehan and Bradley Taylor. The openly gay teens won the title of Cutest Couple in their high school’s yearbook. The honor, revealed at the school’s senior picnic, also came with widespread media attentionwhich surprised…