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Youth Radio/Youth Media International (YMI) is a Peabody Award-winning youth-driven converged media production company that delivers the best youth news and culture and undiscovered talent to a cross section of audiences. Youthradio.org is a participatory news space where young reporters can publish original content, including writing, audio, photo, and video directly to the website from anywhere in the world.

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A Renaissance for Oakland and the Warriors

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 12:53 PM

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Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes at their practice facility. (Photo Credit: Chaz Hubbard)

A Youth Radio Sports exclusive featuring interviews with the Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes and James McAdoo.

By Garrison Pennington

In the middle of downtown Oakland, between nondescript...

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Pepper Sprayed In Youth Jail

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2016 | 6:12 PM

By Joi Smith, Youth Radio

Lonnie Wright grew up in East Oakland. Over the years, he earned the nickname "Little Two Three" because he lived on 23rd Avenue, near Garfield Elementary School. Now 22-years-old, Wright says the environment he grew up in was tough.

"It was just young kids like...

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One Teen's News Startup In A Favela

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2015 | 6:09 PM

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By Rafael Johns, Youth Radio
With additional reporting from Desmond Meagley

When military police forces raided Brazil's Alemão favela complex in 2010, only one tiny local newspaper, Voz da Comunidade (Community Voice), was able to cover the resulting violence from inside the...

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Pandora, Uber, And Beyond: Tech Comes To Oakland

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2015 | 4:12 PM

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By: Pendarvis Harshaw

Adan Faudoa is 24 and grew up in the Bay Area. He didn't always think he'd be a tech guy. His dad had other plans for him.

"As a kid, my dad was a big gear head," he said, "So,...

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Racial Standoff: Chicago Failed Laquan McDonald

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 6:00 PM

By: Lawrence Wilks-Roger via The Youth Project

I am a young black man from the Southeast Side of Chicago, and I want to express my views about Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old boy who was shot 16 times. The dash cam video of his death was released last night, but it took a...

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#ParisAttacks: An American Abroad

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 1:53 PM

By Caitlin Miller

It's not easy for me to put into words the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that have been running through my head since the horror of Friday night. This is my attempt as a young American woman who has been living and working in Paris for over a year to...

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Ahmed Mohammed Didn't Just Build a Clock, He Built a Time Machine (#istandwithahmed)

(13) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 3:24 PM

By Shaffy Moeel, Youth Radio Alum

Young Ahmed Mohammed's recent arrest over a handmade clock launched YR alum Shaffy Moeel back in time to memories of her own public school education and left her wondering, if she had been treated as Ahmed was, who would she be now?

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Guatemala's Election May Drag On: More Electoral Violence a Possibility

(2) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 8:33 PM

María Emilia Martin, special to Youth Radio

Half of Guatemala's population is under 19-years-old, making it the youngest population in Latin America, and analysts point to their anger with the current regime -- and use of social media -- as instrumental is the political upheaval there. Youth Radio board member...

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Free And Fair Elections In Guatemala Face Serious Challenges

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 9:35 PM

María Emilia Martin, special to Youth Radio

Youth Radio board member María Emilia Martin currently runs a non-profit in La Antigua, Guatemala devoted to the practice of independent journalism in the public interest. She's sent us this dispatch from Guatemala during the historic political upheaval currently underway. Half...

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Unlocked: Juvenile Probation Reformed

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 8:16 PM

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By: Soraya Shockley

Reported over four months, Unlocked is a three-part investigation into alternatives to juvenile incarceration-both model programs and cases that raise serious concerns. From Alameda County in San Francisco's East Bay, to Wayne County, Michigan, Youth Radio reveals how...

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Unlocked: From Probation to Incarceration

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 7:55 PM

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By: Soraya Shockley

Reported over four months, Unlocked is a three-part investigation into alternatives to juvenile incarceration-both model programs and cases that raise serious concerns. From Alameda County in San Francisco's East Bay, to Wayne County, Michigan, Youth Radio reveals how...

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Unlocked: The Understaffing of Juvenile Hall

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 6:26 PM

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By: Brett Myers

Reported over four months, Unlocked is a three-part investigation into alternatives to juvenile incarceration-both model programs and cases that raise serious concerns. From Alameda County in San Francisco's East Bay, to Wayne County, Michigan, Youth Radio reveals how...

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Barbara Lee Hosts Community Forum on Racial Justice

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 2:09 PM

On August 18th, 2015 Congresswoman Barbara Lee held a community forum at Brookins AME Church in Oakland, CA to discuss policing, church shootings, and racist policies in America. The event featured a panel of youth activists and Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks. Hundreds of people from the community gathered to listen...

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A Teen Take on Ed Tech

(2) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 4:17 PM

By Soraya Shockley

Remember when a TI-84 was the most technologically advanced tool in the classroom? I don't! Tech has always been a part of my high school reality. But as digital and traditional learning mix and mingle, reactions have exploded over whether education technology, or "ed tech," is...

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Comics Diverge: All-New, Diverse Super Heroes On Their Way

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 3:21 PM

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe.

By Raphael Johns

Nine year-old Gray Sansom-Chasin and his 13 year-old sister Zoa Chasin are sorting through comics at their home in Park Slope Brooklyn. They're looking for examples of comic books that get...

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'To the Youth of This City': Have the Cries for Justice in Baltimore Been Heard?

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 5:02 PM

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The first day of May seemed to mark a turning point in the story of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died of a severe spinal injury incurred while in police custody. His death set off a wave of protests that turned violent...

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Gender Fluid Generation: Evolving Gender Norms at School

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 8:18 PM

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Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe.

By: Nanette Thompson

The first time I learned that gender could be fluid was in sex ed in the 9th grade. I remember the teacher mumbling under...

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HBK Makes Its Own Rules Within Indie Rap

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 9:02 PM

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He's worked with several of rap music's elite, including Wiz Kalifah and 2 Chainz, and now he's headlining his first nationwide tour. But before Bay Area based rapper/producer IAMSU hits the road, he and his crew,...

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The Inventor Is In: The Nashville Children's Hospital With a Mobile Makerspace

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 1:47 PM

By Noah Nelson

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe.

All around the country, computer hackers, artists, and other do-it-yourselfers are meeting up in "makerspaces," to share tools and build cool stuff together, like robots or musical instruments. Makerspaces are...

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Nurturing Conscious Digital Natives

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 12:44 PM

By Clifford Lee

Just what exactly is a "digital native," and more importantly, what should we non-"digital native" educators do to help students manage their online identities? That's a question Youth Radio--an Oakland-based, youth-driven media production company--set out to answer, by developing curriculum resources that prepare teachers to...

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