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Fathers or students: Black men in college often face a choice
“There were moments I felt like I failed her,” said Joseph Yusuf, now 26, who balanced being a father with being a student at Howard University. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) Joseph Yusuf had all of the anxieties of a new student when he started Howard University in 2016. Would he make any friends? Could he…
One former foster child’s simple approach to fixing a broken system
There are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. While the pandemic has made life more difficult for these vulnerable kids, many say the foster care system itself has been putting them at risk for decades. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault sat down with one former foster child who is now…

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