Family

When They Took Me To The Orphanage: My Story Of Life In The System

Posted November 2, 2010 by Anonymous

without my parents so I dealt with many obstacles. When I was almost a year old, my dad was imprisoned for something he didn’t do. He was blamed because he was at the scene of the crime when the police arrived. My mom, on the other hand, died when I was almost three years old. She […]

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Family

Spank Or Smack? When Child Discipline Becomes Abuse

Posted July 9, 2010 by The kNOw

Most adults have a way to discipline their children or others around them. But what happens when that discipline starts to leave scars and bruises? The result is almost always abuse, as young writers from The kNOw point out. ***Some names have been changed to protect identity*** I recall a time when I was shopping […]

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A Day in the Life

Because I’m A Girl!

Posted May 6, 2010 by Various

Overprotective Growing up as a girl in an African American family, I was always told where I couldn’t go, what I couldn’t do, or when I couldn’t go. Usually my mother was the one in charge, and I absolutely had to listen to her. My older brother, however, got to do whatever he pleased. I […]

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Activism

Selections from “Write A Letter Home” 2010 Census Youth Fresno Campaign

Posted April 27, 2010 by Various

Dear Family, For many years, people of color were not counted as a full person in the United States… The Census gives everyone a voice, after so many years of our people being over-looked, it is time that we are all accounted for.  So please, participate in the Census and have your voice count. -Maria […]

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Family

My Relationship With Mom

Posted March 24, 2010 by Amelia Garrido

Some of us have a positive relationship with our mom while others struggle to create one.

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