“I’m full Chinese, but the fact that I don’t know the language makes me question how Chinese I really am.” Read more at Youth RadioRead More How Not Knowing Chinese Made Me Question My Identity
“I nearly failed 8th grade biology. Not because I found it incredibly hard, but because I didn’t care.“ Read more at Youth RadioRead More My Interest In Science Was First Encouraged By A Female Teacher…Senior Year
A special collaboration between Coachella Unincorporated, Richmond Pulse, The kNOw Youth Media, Access Sacramento, The AjA Project, and Youth Radio. Climate change, global warming, impending doom — call it what you like. But it’s real, it’s happening and it’s all our fault. Read more at Youth Radio.Read More Young Californians Talk Climate Change in Their Communities
For one brief shining moment, the Academy embraced a bad idea no one really liked. Read more at Youth RadioRead More Is The New ‘Best Popular Film’ Oscar A Sign Of Getting With The Times? Or The Opposite?
“There was a time when my parents held out hope that one day they could return to El Salvador. That hope is disappearing as the violence worsens.” Read more at Youth RadioRead More The Violent News Stories From El Salvador Are Replacing My Childhood Memories
America already had a spotty record at keeping families together long before it started pulling migrant families apart. “I wish I had had more say in what the system determined was best for me.” Read more at Youth RadioRead More The Family Reunification Deadline Sheds Light On Another Broken System: Foster Care
Crazy Rich Asians,’To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, and Searching helped flip the Hollywood script. Read more at Youth RadioRead More How I’m Feeling About ‘Asian August’
The new Oakland-based movie “Blindspotting” is gaining critical and popular acclaim as its fan base continues to grow. Two of its newest fans are Youth Radio’s Clay Xavier and Riley Lockett, who reflect on the film that’s based right in their hometown. “This movie does a great job at using the characters to express these […]Read More Blindspotting Keeps Oakland In Cinema’s Spotlight
Summer 2018 brought a tidal wave of blockbuster movies, such as “Incredibles 2” and “Oceans 8,” to theaters. Youth Radio’s Riley Lockett reviews “Sorry to Bother You,” his favorite movie of the summer so far. “The film covers a vast array of topics, from code-switching to unionizing to slave labor.” Read more at Youth Radio.Read More “Does “Sorry To Bother You” Live Up To The Hype? SPOILERS!!!
When San Francisco’s Emily Sobelman was young, she thought of herself as “the skinny girl.” But as she started to grow up, that identity combined with her city’s health food craze to produce a toxic mix of unhealthy habits. “It took a psychiatrist to explain to me that this was also disordered eating–masquerading in the […]Read More How Wellness Culture Backfired For Me