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South Carolina's Troubled Foster Care
Program Faces New Challenges
Child-welfare activists have filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that widespread deficiencies in South Carolina's Foster Care system have endangered thousands of children.
Eleven foster care children were listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed in Federal District Court in Charleston. The lawsuit cited three "specific unaddressed deficiencies" in SC's foster care network: overwhelming caseloads for employees, poor health care services for South Carolina's wards and a scarcity of foster homes. According to the lawsuit, "South Carolina D.S.S. is re-victimizing the very children it is charged to protect."
In a prepared statement, the Department of Social Services has said it would "fully evaluate the claims and respond in an appropriate forum." It also said the agency's employees were"completely dedicated and work hard every day to ensure that children in foster care receive the care that meets their individual needs."
This week on the TV show we'll hear from a group involved in the suit and we will take a closer look at what's behind big increases in the number of children who end up in foster care.
Tune in this Sunday morning, January 18, from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. to WACH Fox 57
OnPoint! with Cynthia Hardy
A Black Woman's Great Debate:
Relaxed or Natural Hair?
As more and more Black women discover the beauty of their naturally kinky hair, the riff between relaxed and natural women of Color is growing. Imagine that.
While some natural ladies feel as if women who choose to relax their hair are betraying their African roots, some relaxed ladies feel that they are constantly under attack by the naturals over their choice to process their hair. In some instances, women who prefer natural styling are at times frowned upon by relaxed women who sometimes jeer at their hair texture referring to it as nappy or rough and too ethnic.
No one can argue the fact that natural hair is very popular right now. Many Black women, are putting the perms and hot combs down, getting rid of their weaves and going natural-- wearing cropped hair, curly fros, & kinky twists.
This week on the radio show, we'll take a trip down memory lane as we look at Black women's hair over the years and why so many are going back to their roots.