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Reflecting on Black History Month Illustrations

The kNOw Youth Media’s José Rubén Diaz, illustrated various black figures who made amazing contributions to America in honor of Black History Month. Diaz details his creative process and what … Continue reading

March 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

Juneteenth Honors The Memories And Struggles Of African-Americans

On June 16, Richmond held its annual Juneteenth Celebration, where community members gathered to celebrate the emancipation of the last slave on June 19, 1865. And despite the progress that’s … Continue reading

June 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Should there be a Black History Month?

Should there be a Black History Month?  That question comes up every February.  This year, Youth Radio asked teens what they think.  “The only thing I’ve seen about Black History Month … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Black history is all around us

A former Richmond high school student, now studying in Nashville, Tennessee, looks back at her pre-college education and sees a lack; Black history, her own history, and a culture that … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

A conversation with local civil rights heroes

Black History Month is a time to honor the achievements of black Americans, as well as linking black people today with the historical struggles against slavery and for civil rights. … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Black Long Beach, School discipline are latest subjects in an ongoing video series

In a televised forum about the state of black long beach, community leaders discussed the African American position in Long Beach’s demographic changes, education and poverty, and unemployment.  The whole discussion is … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Youth Radio Podcast: Black History Month

Black History Month is meant as time to turn attention toward race, and this week, Youth Radio students unpack the race issues and cultural appropriation hidden within a new internet … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Making Connections: Bringing Black communities together

The second African American Organizations Making Connections event took place in Oakland, Calif., this weekend, bringing together community leaders, politicians, youth and community residents.  Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Black Panther Party founder Bobby … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

How I came to know my history

Although Black history in America is marked with the brutality and inhumanity of slavery, there’s also a tenacity — the will, passion, and ability to dream.  Stories and African proverbs … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

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