Youth Radio has covered the “youth beat” for 25 years, more than a generation. Sadly, our work now includes regular reporting on school shootings.
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Two undocumented teens: One lives in a sanctuary city, and one does not. In paired essays, they describe how a sanctuary state would change their lives.
The question now that Clinton is the Democratic nominee for president is whether black millennials will vote for her in November. And for black people at the DNC in Philadelphia, that answer seems to be mixed.
I’m young and queer, and it’s hard for me to accept that there are politicians who want to pass legislation that would make big parts of my life illegal.
The Oscars have never been a big deal to me. The few times I’ve caught the show on TV, it seems like a small group of people celebrating themselves. Of course, they’re famous, wealthy, and mostly white. As a teenager and a person of color, it’s never felt relevant.
Leelah Alcorn is the high school student/artist in Ohio who committed suicide in December and was transgender. When I heard…
Youth Radio’s Joi Smith interviewed young people and long-time residents of Oakland for their reflections on police violence in the city. Sergeant Joseph Turner of the Oakland Police Department heard the piece, and responded in a letter which was published alongside Joi’s piece in the San Francisco Chronicle. Read both stories here.
California has just adopted a law that limits the way schools use “willful defiance” as a reason for suspending and expelling students. I believe this new law puts us in the right direction toward how schools should operate.