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Report: 20 million children out of school in Nigeria; sub-Saharan Africa has highest figures for any region globally
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Report: 20 million children out of school in Nigeria; sub-Saharan Africa has highest figures for any region globally

About 20 million children in Nigeria are out of school, the highest figure in the world for a single country, according to newly-released data from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Three countries were identified as having the highest number of children out of school: India, Nigeria and Pakistan. In other parts of Africa, Ethiopia has 10.5 million children out of school, the Democratic Republic of Congo has 5.9 million, and Kenya has 1.8 million, according to UNESCO. The number of children out of school in Nigeria have fluctuated between 10.5 million and about 15 million for more than a decade. UNESCO said there are "244 million children and youth between the ages of 6 and 18 worldwide (who) are still out of school.” UNESCO announce...
Back to School: For some kids, supplies are the least of their worries
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Back to School: For some kids, supplies are the least of their worries

Back to school has either arrived or is fast approaching for many children. For the millions of low-income students with food insecurities that depend on schools for free and/or reduced price breakfast to start the day — and lunches to sustain them from hunger — the school year could not start any faster. You may find it hard to believe that in America there are children that have food insecurities. Food insecurity, for those who may not know, is considered the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient amounts of affordable and nutritious food. This does not mean just healthy or affordable foods, but the uncertain access to adequate food (not just snacks, or a potato, but enough food to sufficiently meet the nutritional needs of the individual). Food insecurity and hunger...
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White man arrested after being caught on camera pushing Black child off bike in Connecticut

A White man was caught on camera pushing a Black child off of his back after confronting him on a sidewalk in a Connecticut town on Monday. The man, who is 48 years old, is seen screaming at the boy after they reportedly bumped into each other. He is heard on video asking the boy where he was raised and later telling him to “get the fuck out of town” before shoving the 11-year old so hard he fell off the bicycle. The boy went home and told his mother what happened. She contacted police and showed them video of the violent confrontation. It is unclear when authorities arrested the man. The boy suffered scrapes and bruises in the incident. The boy’s mother reportedly said she believes the incident was a hate crime. The man was charged with breach of peace, a second-degree offense, ri...
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New Jersey mayor forces kids to leave basketball tournament over “Equality” shirts

A basketball team full of children in a New Jersey town were forced to withdraw from a tournament because the mayor reportedly didn’t want them to continue to wear t-shirts that displayed the word “equality.” Several children on the team had been wearing the shirts for weeks promoting social justice. When the mayor got wind of it, he issued a directive to school sports officials to have the players remove the shirts or they would not be able to participate. When faced with the ultimatum, the team decided not to play in the tournament and left. Parents, like many of the city’s residents, were upset with the mayor for his alleged role in intervening in the tournament. He is also currently in hot water over accusations of racism and refuses to resign. The mayor has denied he was part of ...