How to win a hackathon

At February’s “Hackathon” in Oakland, CA, a team that included Youth Radio’s Storm White won first place with their app, MyStudyBuddy, an app for busy community college students to organize study sessions with each other. Going into this competition, Storm White held an image of tech-savvy youth, one that did not reflect her at all. “I had never […]

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Who is ‘My Brother’s Keeper’?

Obama’s speech about My Brother’s Keeper, an federal initiative to address the biggest setbacks for boys and young men of color, resonated with youth of color.  “There are some Americans who, in the aggregate, are consistently doing worse in our society; groups that have had the odds stacked against them in unique ways.  By almost every […]

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