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NBCDI Statement on the Criminalization of Black Children

The latest heinous act against a Black child happened in Orlando, Florida when a six-year old Black girl was arrested on September 19, 2019 for "throwing a tantrum” in her first grade class. The police handcuffed her, put her in the back of a police car and took her to a juvenile detention facility where she was fingerprinted and her mugshot was taken.

Leaders, Educators and Advocates Convene in Chicago to Tackle Top Issues Facing Black Children During the National Black Child Development Institute’s 49th Annual Conference

SILVER SPRING, MD (Sept. 12) – The National Black Child Development Institute, Inc. (NBCDI) today announces its 49th Annual Conference to be held in Chicago, IL from Sept. 28 – Oct. 1. Kicking-off with a 2020 Census Mayoral Roundtable featuring Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; a first-of-its kind Town Hall Meeting on the School Push Out of Black girls featuring leading political strategist Angela Rye and culminating with Georgetown University’s Dr.