WIC and SNAP

My parents raised me in Huntington Park, California, which was and is known for being one of the most Latino neighborhoods in Los Angeles and is part of the East Los Angeles area, but close to South Central. These parts of L.A. are portrayed in films as working-class, mostly African-American and immigrant, and seen as…

African-American Kids in Michigan Last In Nation for Well-Being

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan is failing its children, according to a new report that finds all kids in the state struggling academically, and African-American children ranking worst in the nation on key indicators of health, economic security, education and community. The “<a href=”http://www.aecf.org/ raceforresults/” target=”parent”>2017 Race for  Results</a>” report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation…

Michigan policies must create opportunity and remove barriers for kids of color, immigrants

LANSING—A new national report on child well-being released today shows that African-American children in Michigan fare worse in key indicators than in any other state in the country. The report also shows that Latino children in Michigan fall behind children of other ethnic groups on key milestones. The report, 2017 Race for Results: Building a…