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Community Health, Youth Voices

It’s Kinda Dangerous To Be An Emcee

It’s no coincidence that gun violence and substance abuse are grave societal problems that have plagued hip-hop for decades, as emcees play the role of frontline storytellers. Too often, the … Continue reading

April 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sticks Or Hands, Victor McElhaney Drummed For Life

Richmond Pulse’s Denis Perez-Bravo honors the life of the son of Oakland Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney. Victor McElhaney was killed recently in Los Angeles. Perez-Bravo highlights McElhaney’s love of music … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Artist Conversations Podcast Ep. 2: Different Song, Same Struggle

Have you ever used music to feel better? VoiceWaves’ podcast host Odin Smith talked to young people to see how they use music as medicine on their mental health journeys. … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

An Inside Look At Remix Your Life’s “At The Moment” Mixtape

YR Media’s record label Remix Your Life, works with young artists on music production, distribution, and artist development. Artists with RYL discuss their latest project: “At The Moment” and their … Continue reading

January 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Oak Park Area Youth Respond to Childish Gambino’s, This Is America

Since Childish Gambino released the music video for his song “This is America,” the video has recorded hundreds of millions of views. Oak Park teens all reacted differently to the … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Podcast: Resistance In Sports And Media

Five reporters from Long Beach weigh in on resistance in sports and the media. They discuss everything ranging from kneeling during the National Anthem to the symbols in Childish Gambino’s … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

R. Kelly’s Time Is Finally Up

Singer R. Kelly is once again facing backlash as the trending #MuteRKelly calls on people to boycott his music. Kelly has been accused for decades of abusing underage girls and … Continue reading

May 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why Beyoncé’s Coachella Performance Was So Powerful

People traveled from across the country to attend Coachella–or was it Beychella? After Beyoncé’s legendary Coachella headlining performance, Youth Radio’s Clay Xavier and Kaylahni Lacy break down what made it … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Vince Staple Reigns as ‘Big Fish’ in Latest, Underrated Album

Hailing from Long Beach, rapper Vince Staples is killing the rap game with the release of his newest album “Big Fish.” Rudy Cardoso-Peraza breaks down the latest album for us, … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

The kNOw summer podcast series: Lil Uzi Vert’s new album

Fresno music aficionados Enrique Little, Raymart Catacutan and Cruz Rodriguez review new albums for the latest installment of The kNOw youth media’s summer podcast series. They touch on  Lil Uzi … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

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