Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

Black History Built America

The kNOw Youth Media is highlighting various black figures who made amazing contributions to America in honor of Black History Month. To tell the stories of these groundbreaking African-Americans in … Continue reading

February 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Year of Steps Forward, Steps Back and, Yes, Black Panther

2018 was a rough year for many people, and may have felt never-ending. Richmond Pulse’s Keisa Reynolds offers a way to reflect back and look ahead: “We have to use … Continue reading

January 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Kieshaun White Healthy Air Experiment

Fresno’s Kieshaun White has always noticed how bad the air in his home city is. Now, White is combining his love for science and his desire to help his community … Continue reading

December 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Voters Approve Tax Aimed at Helping Kids

After tireless work by campaigners, especially teenagers who canvassed door-to-door, Richmond voters approved an increased real estate transfer tax whose funds will go to supporting the local government’s youth programs. … Continue reading

December 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Climate Change, CA’s Fires And Why It’s Up To Us to Fix It

In the wake of California’s Camp Fire, the deadliest in the state’s history, YR Media’s Sarah Ng is wondering how she can make a difference to help the environment. To … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Census Citizenship Question Could Harm Latino Participation

As different community and federal organizations are gearing up for the 2020 Census, some people are concerned about a new question added by the Trump administration that would ask how … Continue reading

December 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Despite Decrease in Foster Youth, Some Struggles Remain

While the number of children in foster care in 2018 has decreased since a year ago, YR Media’s Emiliano Villa wants to remind readers that foster families, children, and the … Continue reading

December 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Bittersweet Victory: Here’s How Long Beach Tenants Fought Landlords and Won

Across Long Beach, renters face rent hikes, eviction notices, and terrible living conditions. After years of injustice, residents staged a rent strike and filed a lawsuit in hopes of finally … Continue reading

December 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

How I Learned to Love My Own Skin

Throughout her childhood, Eneceia Lang was picked on for her dark skin, even in spaces where she thought she would be safe from the torment, other members of the black … Continue reading

December 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Black Sheep: Thee Inglorious Blacktree Barberia

Thee Inglorious Blacktree Barberia is giving formerly-incarcerated people, recovering drug addicts, and other struggling individuals a second chance by supporting their careers as barbers. “The guys that work here are … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

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