Jahnae Patterson, age 17, was one of 11 who lost their lives in a violent weekend in Chicago. She dreamed of becoming a lawyer.
At age 22, Ja’Mal Greene is making history in his campaign to become the youngest mayor of Chicago of all time.
Going to an HBCU means letting go of the obligation to be “black forward” for others. For the first time, I’ll get to attend an institution that has a variety of courses and extracurriculars tailored specifically for my educational advancement, as an African American.
When thinking about college choice, how much does race matter for three black seniors from Oakland, Chicago, and Atlanta?
“That’s the world we live in. If an issue is not affecting a certain class or demographic, it’s ignored.”
In the wake of the news that the NEA is on the chopping block, we reached out to groups across the country that had received grants in 2016 from the organization who serve youth.
In this week’s Youth Radio podcast, we explore the meaning of “home,” from Chicago teens reflecting on Trump’s remarks about their hometown, to our award-winning story of a teen who became homeless at 13, to a shout out to the foods that bring some of us home for the holidays.
The Mixtape is filled with songs about money, women, cars, and violence, a drill music fan’s fantasy. Sosa’s lyrics and mentality gives the listener an instant traphouse coming through your headphones.
By: Lawrence Wilks-Roger for The Youth Project I am a young black man from the Southeast Side of Chicago,…