Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

‘Hielito’ Lady Sweetens the Days at Estrada Courts

In Estrada Courts, one woman is spreading joy each day by selling “hielitos,” or shaved ices. As a fixture in the community, Celia Paz has formed a unique, unbreakable bond … Continue reading

March 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dating While Trans: A Love Story

For Valentine’s Day, Youth Radio’s Desmond Meagley reflected on their own experiences struggling, failing, and succeeding to find love. Despite the added challenges that Meagley’s explains trans people have to … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Update: 710 Freeway Expansion Plan Amended in Light of Displacement, Pollution Concerns

Long Beach’s recent attempts to alleviate traffic and safety issues include a proposition to expand 710 Freeway. But who is among the collateral damage of this project? The residents next … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

School Shooting Sparks Nationwide Youth Movement

In the weeks following the massacre in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead, the loudest voices advocating for gun control have been the teen survivors. And their activism push is … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Yes, We’re Talking About Gun Violence Again

Following the Parkland shooting on February 14, Richmond’s Keisa Reynolds explores some of the nuances of the gun control debate that has exploded in recent weeks. “I don’t have a … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Youth Commentary: ‘Our Gun Control Policy is Out of Control’

After the shooting in Parkland, Florida left 17 students and staff dead, young people across the country as putting their feet down and demanding gun control. Bakersfield’s Kat Gontijo is … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Annual Activist Gathering Comes at Critical Moment for Long Beach Renters & Immigrants

As Long Beach gears up for its largest annual gathering of activists, VoiceWaves snagged an interview with one of the event’s organizers to hear more about the upcoming People’s State … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Black Panther Review: Wakanda (and Oakland) Forever

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 … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Youth Media Conference Inspires Next Generation of Reporters

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. … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Los Angeles Cruise Night: ‘Keeping it Simple’ on Myers St.

Paired with stunning photos of sleek cars and illuminated city skylines, Boyle Heights’ Óscar Vargas takes an in-depth insider look at “cruising” culture in L.A. “Many people in Los Angeles … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

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