We Are Not Your Mascot

As the conversation continues about sport teams using Native American mascots, University of Arizona Professor Stephanie Fryberg says these images lower self-esteem among Indigenous teens and college students. “Dogs, cats, tigers and bears are mascots. We are not those things. We are human beings.” Professor Stephanie Fryberg says Native American sports mascots cause harm, not […]

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Dream or Nightmare? Immigration Lawyer on Challenges Still Facing DACA

All the back and forth on the DACA program for young adults has people wondering: Can Trump do that?? YR Media asked an immigration lawyer to explain the options for undocumented young adults eligible for DACA. “We all understand how risky it is to file anything with immigration, especially if you’re undocumented.” Despite a recent […]

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California May Close Its State-Run Youth Prisons. What Comes Next?

If California Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to close the state’s last three youth prisons is approved, what will that mean for the rest of the country? YR Media talked to Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Executive Director Zachary Norris about California’s decision and what divesting in incarceration and reinvesting in communities looks like. Read […]

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Doing It For the ‘Gram: Five Social Media Moves that Helped Or Hurt Black Lives Matter

“I feel like there’ve been so many moments, I don’t even know what’s provocative anymore.” Hashtags can fuel activism, be exploited, and sometimes backfire. Which is which? Explore the five #blacklivesmatter posts that have sparked controversy and constructive discussions around social media’s presence in the movement since the outrage over #GeorgeFloyd’s killing on May 25. […]

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