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 it took bring this project together. Read more at The kNOw.Read More Reflecting on Black History Month Illustrations
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 history, Ruben Diaz, 16, created original drawings to pair with the backstories of these pioneers. See all the figures who are being honored this month […]Read More Black History Built America
Even though February was Black History Month, Bakersfield’s Ja’Nell Gore continually notices how the narrative surrounding black history and accomplishments is weak and often incomplete. She wants a comprehensive adoption of black history into schools’ curriculums, ones that don’t just focus on slavery and Martin Luther King Jr. “Schools constantly nag students about the importance […]Read More A Forgotten History: Why Doesn’t My School Place a Greater Emphasis on 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 is ‘on-demand.’ If you go to HBO there’s a Black History Month category and all they have in there is Chris Rock specials and the […]Read More Should there be a Black History Month?
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 has contributed so much, and yet is undervalued in high school history classes. “As a people, we need to know where we came from and […]Read More Black history is all around us
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. A youth reporter interviewed older Long Beach residents about their family histories, and the fight for race equality. Hear their stories on Voicewaves.Read More A conversation with local civil rights heroes
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 meme. Also, the National Field Coordinator for Black Youth Vote tells us how social networks are empowering young black voters. Listen to or download the […]Read More Youth Radio Podcast: Black History Month