Crystal Foretia

Crystal Foretia

A high school junior from Montgomery County, Maryland, Crystal has loved politics and journalism ever since she was kid. She is currently an ambassador for Bridge the Divide and a writer for Affinity Magazine. Check her out on Twitter: @crystal_foretia
Opinion: The cost of the late bus

Opinion: The cost of the late bus

It’s the second day of school. I arrive at my bus stop at 7:02 a.m. Four minutes pass, and my bus doesn’t appear on time. It’s the first week of school, I thought. No need to worry. Another five minutes pass. It should have been here by now. Dread creeps in. I text my...

Why we need to rebrand black communities

Why we need to rebrand black communities

The world is an uneven playing field, especially for African Americans. Many problems undermine their human rights; voter ID laws, underfunded education and excessive policing are some examples. However, those issues can be solved with public policy. What cannot be...

Immigration & racial identity

Immigration & racial identity

I walk through my dining room and it’s always the same. Ikea curtains. Cameroonian flags. Crystal chandeliers. African drums. Only in my house could all these things be in the same space so naturally. I don’t even think about it half the time, but I guess that’s what...

Confessions of a privileged black female

Confessions of a privileged black female

Imagine this: You’re sitting with your friends in the cafeteria. Everyone is laughing, complaining about the school lunches, and copying each other’s homework. Then you show your friends how you changed your Instagram profile picture to a parody of the Starbucks logo....