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Family Settles Suit Against Michigan Youth Lockup Where Staff Killed Teen


Family of Foster Youth Slain by Staff at For-Profit Group Home Files $50 Million Federal Lawsuit

A $50 million lawsuit filed in federal court against the for-profit treatment facility where 16-year-old foster youth Cornelius Frederick was killed by staff alleges violations of the teenager’s constitutional rights.

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Leading legal advocacy group Children's Rights is shifting its focus to disrupt institutional racism.


Leading Child Welfare Litigation Group Pledges to Join Growing Fight Over ‘Most Urgent Civil Rights Battle of Our Time’

One of the nation’s leading legal advocacy groups for children recently embraced a new agenda, pledging to disrupt “institutional racism and its effects on the child welfare system.”

Contributor Shay House writes that justice is Black people living in all of their glory.


Justice is Black People Living in All of Their Glory

Shay House writes that justice is Black people living in all of their glory, not being murdered because of the color of their skin.

After the police killing of George Floyd, protestors called for freedom and an end to police violence against Black Americans.


Freedom is Bigger Than the End of Slavery

Jamari Jones writes that the guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd set the tone for addressing racism.

After the police killing of George Floyd, many Americans demanded justice.


It is Not Over. We Still Need More Justice.

Deddtrease Edwards writes that Black and brown communities need to continue to fight for justice.


The Conviction of George Floyd’s Murderer Should not be so Shocking

When I was 9 years old, Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election. I was at my best friend’s house, and our moms were watching the election. They were drinking substantial amounts of wine in anticipation of him losing, despite their highest hopes for him to win.


    Is America Capable of Restorative Justice?

    John Wooden once said, “the true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” But, what does America do when the world isn’t watching?


    Chauvin Guilty Verdict: ‘Today we mourn. Tonight we dream. Tomorrow, we continue the fight’

    Signs held at protests that took place in the wake of George Floyd’s murder last year by police officers.
    Youth and leaders in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems reacted with speed and deep emotion Tuesday to the conviction of Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin for the brutal killing of George Floyd last year — a murder that moved the entire globe to protest racial injustice and police brutality.


    Groups Fighting for Black Lives Highlight Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare Systems

    Images broadcast during the Black National Convention held last Friday, organized by the Movement for Black Lives. (lower right: sign language interpreter)
    Dozens of Black-led advocacy groups nationwide are calling for an end to the criminalization of youth younger than age 23, and a disruption of systems that wrench newborn infants from their mothers’ arms shortly after they’ve given birth.