Child Welfare

Being Black in Foster Care Means Surviving an American Nightmare

The incident that took place in Central Park, with Christian Cooper and Amy Cooper was appalling. Christian Cooper is a Black man, Harvard graduate and avid bird watcher who asked Amy Cooper, a white woman, […]

Foster Care

‘Who Will Police Us from The Police?’

As a black former foster youth who spent most of my youth in Los Angeles, I have seen how police brutality and racism is a constant struggle in black people’s lives. Far too often, I […]

Child Welfare

A Letter to Black Foster Youth

Dear Black Foster Youth, I’m sure you all have seen the unrest and televised revolution going on across the country and worldwide. The death of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery – the last […]

Coronavirus

Single Mother Struggling to Get By With Two Sons

Hello, my name is Candace Ortiz and I’m currently attending Cerritos College, and I am majoring in child development to obtain an associate’s degree in early childhood education. I was attending my last child development […]

Coronavirus

Getting Tossed Up in the Air by Pandemic

I feel like my whole life has been turned upside down. I am a college sophomore studying nursing at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. My name is Savannah Scott. Our spring break started […]

Coronavirus

Old Fears and Dreads Return with a Vengeance

Everyone knows the saying that only two things in life are for certain, those being death and taxes, but I like to think there is a third: change. Change is no longer a stranger in […]

Coronavirus

Pandemic: I Have to Do My Homework on My Phone

My name is Justin Hayden and I am 20 years old. I am a communication major with a focus in public relations and a minor in psychology at Purdue University Northwest. I was placed in […]