By Jacob Simas/The kNOw Youth Media Across the country today, there are more than 61,000 young people who eat, sleep and…
Your source for youth perspectives on juvenile justice issues and trends.
By Miguel Quesada – The Beat Within Seventeen years ago, at the age of 16, I sat in a juvenile…
I was 8 years old, asleep in the top bunk of my bed, when I heard guys yelling outside my…
Youth Radio teens and teachers sat down together to come up with a lesson plan for how educators can facilitate a productive conversation about race, police and violence, grounded in a collection of stories created by Youth Radio’s reporters and commentators.
Check out some of Youth Radio’s best reporting over the past year! From youth in the marijuana industry, to fines and fees in the juvenile justice system, to youth perspectives on gender identity, to police/youth relations, Youth Radio has been hard at work telling stories that matter to young people.
In this interactive, you’ll explore the stories behind 13 objects that police officers have mistaken for guns. The cases you’re about to see vary in circumstance and outcome, but each ended with someone getting shot.
Alameda County district supervisor Keith Carson hosted an event at Beebe Memorial Cathedral in Oakland to start public discussion about the violence against young people of color, in response to recent high-profile cases, as well as local protests.
Every 28 hours a police officer kills an unarmed black man in this country. I fear that one day it could be my dad, my brothers, or my cousins who comes in contact with the wrong police officer.
In the aftermath of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury decisions, demonstrations have spread nationwide. For the past three nights, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Berkeley, California.