I’m African — a first generation Eritrean immigrant. But my parents tell me, I’m not black
I never felt comfortable in family pictures because I was the only black person and I felt out of place. I never told my mom about this because I didn’t want her to feel bad because it wasn’t her fault.
Reflecting on what he heard from the podium during the Republican National Convention, the former RNC chair said, “We acknowledge the history, we love talking about the civil rights act, we love talking about Abraham Lincoln and emancipation. But we’re not talking about today.”
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.
Until recently, the vast majority of my knowledge about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came from my school teachers. Since first grade, I’ve learned about Dr. King through many lenses: as a great speaker, as a Baptist minister, as a nonviolent civil rights advocate. But with all due respect to my teachers, they left something big out of the picture.
What does “safe space” mean exactly? This phrase takes center stage in the coverage of campus protests around the country, but Youth Radio tries to unpack the phrase from several different perspectives.
Following the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, there’s been an anti-Muslim backlash including remarks from Donald Trump suggesting that Muslims should be barred from entering the US. This kind of talk worries Youth Radio’s Ahmina James,
By Malik Alim with contextual reporting by Todd St.Hill, BYP100 (Chicago) I was having a party at my apartment on the south…
There’s a growing national awareness about racial injustice in American, but often attention is focused on young black men. However, many African-American young women say the issues that most affect them rarely get talked about publicly. They say they sometimes feel invisible.