Are police conducting a thorough investigation?
After the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, thousands took to the street in protest of racially biased…
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.
Youth Radio’s Tylyn Hardamon, a member of the newsroom’s youth team, and journalism teacher and producer Teresa Chin 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.
Sergeant Keith Gums, a retired 23-year veteran of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Gums has trained fellow officers in the tactics of modern policing. As a general practice, Gums says he tries not to comment on other police officers’ conduct. But shortly after Michael Brown was killed in August of this year in Ferguson, Missouri, Gums walked us through the uses of force in the deaths of both Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Young people await a Ferguson grand jury’s decision of Officer Darren Wilson who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Here is what young people in Oakland had to say.
Last summer, every day after baseball practice, I’d buy a slush from the same Quik Trip convenience store in downtown…
Youth Radio’s Brandon McFarland spoke with 23-year-old activist Camesha Jones with Black Youth Project about how Michael Brown’s shooting affected a generation. She is working alongside other young activists as the country watches Ferguson waiting for a verdict from the grand jury.
How can we, as students and young people, change things so that there is no “next Michael Brown?” Do you think that social media could be used to jump-start this change? If so, how?