IN MY OPINION: This is one of the most disgusting eras of American history. There used to be some sort of gentleman law — human moral code— where people would respect children. The dream is over. I admit it, my mother came to this country for the purpose of. having her children and giving us a better life. One of the main reasons people come to the United States is for education. Even if you had nothing else… even if you had to scrub floors for the rest of your life, the least you could do was send your children to school. While this might have been a brilliant tactic by the evil minds at ICE, this event probably psychologically traumatized so many people — children, mostly. How does America expect to ply the role of a global leader, when this is what we’re doing to the children of our neighbors?Read More
Written by PresidentELLA
It pained me to my core to see grown men being sold for $400 a person. Libya lies on the northern boarder of Africa, so it is the last country some African refugees would have to pass through before they get into Europe. Unfortunately, many of them are being held captive and sold as slaves, instead. Told that they need to "pay of passage" many of them are required to live as slaves in hopes of paying off a debt for their lives. The video here was captured by CNN and broke my heart. In the last few days, the people of Libya have been protesting, but the government claims it would need more support to handle the problem. Now, I sit here wondering what it really takes to end slavery. What is the answer to this?Read More
Written by Brittany Shawnté
Wow, FIVE YEARS! The Spotlight has hit a milestone people! I literally remember creating this blog like it was yesterday, bored during my internship and needing something to make myself busy. Little did I know that I would find my purpose that summer of 2009. I still can't believe it sometimes.
I'm not quite where I want to be, but the journey over these past five years has been remarkable. I've been able to network and form bonds with various people, grow in my skills, and write about what I love! It's a hard job balancing everything, and I still don't have it all down pat yet, but I'm growing every year, and I thank God for that. I thank Him that He showed me what I'm meant to do at such a young age, for giving me something that I'm truly passionate about, that motivates me to work hard every day.
Thank you all for the love shown, and the continued support of The Spotlight!