As part of the Lead podcast, VoiceWaves talks to five Long Beach youth to hear their stories about how they ended up in Long Beach. Read more at VoiceWaves.Read More Long Beach Youth Podcast: Where Are You From?
With high schoolers currently in the midst of prom season, anxiety surrounding corsages, dresses, limos, and post-prom parties is high. But the biggest cause of nervousness for most teens is finding a date—which is exactly why Richmond’s Maryalexis Gutierrez advocates for going with your friends. “When I was in middle school, I always dreamed […]Read More With a Date or a Group?: Prom’s Toughest Questions Answered
Youth-led protests against gun violence have garnered widespread media attention following the Parkland shooting in February. But some are questioning why it’s taken so long for the public to care about gun violence when people of color in urban neighborhoods have never been given attention for their campaigns against gun violence. “People ask me about […]Read More #NeverAgain Are You Listening — To Urban Youth Of Color?
Like other cities across the country, Fresno hosted an anti-gun violence protest on March 24 as part of March for Our Lives. Now, the Fresno community organizers are using the momentum from that event to attract greater attention for the issue. “We will be the generation that ends mass shootings.” Read more at the kNOw.Read More March for Our Lives Fresno
After only a few weeks in the box office, “Black Panther” is destroying the competition and raking in the money. Armond Brou is one of the movie’s fans who connects to the film on a deeper level than most. “Depicting what’s it’s like to be an African man and an African-American man in Oakland, Black […]Read More Black Panther Review: Wakanda (and Oakland) Forever
Student journalists from across the state convened in Oakland, CA to participate in workshops, learn from keynote speakers, and share their love for journalism at the Statewide Youth Media Conference. “It’s really fun because you get to put your ideas out, and I joined and immediately fell in love with it.” Read more at Access […]Read More Youth Media Conference Inspires Next Generation of Reporters
In the age of social media, anyone can cultivate a misleading online presence. For Youth Radio’s Olivia Monforte, she’s started to realize just how manipulative this identity can be. “When I scroll through my Instagram feed of all the trendy and wild people I follow, sometimes it’s hard to remember that they probably embellish their […]Read More Instagram, Not So Picture Perfect
According to a new report from the Public Policy Institute, the incompatibility of high school graduation requirements and UC and CSU admission requirements means that more students are struggling as they prepare for college. “Look around a typical high school classroom of about 20 students — it’s likely that just six will graduate from college.” […]Read More Report Identifies Students’ College Pathway Challenge
New studies are showing that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs, once called “food stamps,” provides people with more healthy options that can positively affect those too poor to buy healthy food. These health benefits can impact anyone from growing children to pregnant women. “By making nutrition assistance more available to low-income communities, researchers predict, SNAP can […]Read More “Food Stamps” Shown to Make People More Healthy
Each new generation brings with it newer and hopefully more accepting ideologies. Youth Radio’s Sierra Fang-Horvath explains cultural and generational differences have led to a clash of beliefs between her and her mother. “The problem with my mom isn’t hate; it’s lack of awareness.” Read more at Youth Radio.Read More Getting Woke With My Mom