‘Blacks don’t belong here’: I’ve heard this argument 1,000 times

Remix Your Life poet Jaylyn Burns, who grew up in Oakland, imagines a conflict between young people and police officers in a city park. “I can feel something bad coming… I’m hoping and waiting for them to leave, but more young men show up. They start arguing about race, and how blacks don’t belong here. I’ve heard this argument […]

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Music saved my life

Musician and performer Sunday Simon started rhyming words and making up melodies when she was four years-old.  Then, her life was carefree.  Now in high school, she struggles with self-image, bullying, and other stresses of being a teenager — and her music has evolved  to reflect those struggles.  She realized that expressing herself through music lifted her above […]

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