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Youth Culture

Youth media content from YO! Youth Outlook, YO! TV, Silicon Valley De-Bug, The Beat Within, Sprawl Magazine, SNAG (Seventh Native American Generation), Generation M, Roaddawgz and the California Council on Youth Relations - provides a window into youth culture. For more information on NAM's youth media content and projects, contact Kevin Weston at kweston [at] newamericamedia [dot] org.

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Group Offers New Beginnings for Incarcerated Youth

New America Media, Jen Cooper, Dec 15, 2009

At a time when the juvenile justice system is being re-examined across the country, and programs in several states are found to be lacking for incarcerated youth, two women who met in law school in Washington, D.C. are pairing juvenile offenders with adults in the city.


Counting Young Men Poses Great Challenge for Census

New America Media, News Report, Jacob Simas, Dec 11, 2009

18-25 year olds, especially from communities of color, are one of the hardest segments to count in the census. But there is a push to help them realize that turning in that form could help their grandmothers.

Racial Tensions Between Black and Asian Students Boil in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Tribune, News Report, Robert Hightower, Dec 09, 2009

Racial tensions have come to a boiling point at South Philadelphia High School, where some Asian students are not showing up for class following an attack by African-American pupils

Climate change

Copenhagen Live 24/7 - Your pass to the UN Climate Conference

Oneworld.net, News feature/Live Video, Staff, Dec 08, 2009

Live direct from COP 15 from 3pm GMT on Tuesday 8 Dec - including why babies in the Global North are already at serious risk from climate change. Currently re-playing highlights.

Black Joblessness

The Jobless Crisis of Young Blacks is Now Obamas Crisis

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Dec 08, 2009

African Americans are the hardest hit by the economic meltdown. But President Obama needs to grapple with the fact that the problem of joblessness among African Americans was dire even before the economy tanked.

The Princess and the Frog

NNPA, Review, Dwight Brown, Dec 07, 2009

The character of Tiana, the creation of writer/director Ron Clements and writer Rob Edwards (Roc, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, In Living Color, A Different World) is a Black Snow White with backbone.

Young Women React to Portrayal of Race, Skin Color in Precious

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary and Video, Ann Bassette and Erricka X, Dec 05, 2009

The movie Precious was crazy. I never thought all that stuff would have happened to Precious. It was all too much; I cant imagine what girls in real life go through.

Back on Track, Smart on Crime

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee and Ann Bassette, Dec 04, 2009

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris's innovative program for first time drug offenders -- Back on Track -- puts her 'Smart on Crime' ethos to work.

Working to Get on My Feet

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee, Dec 04, 2009

After getting kicked out of his place, a young man from Marin struggles to get back on his feet by going to school, and working a series of odd jobs to pay the bills.

refugee children

Courage Beyond Their Years

IExaminer, News feature, Dori Cahn, Nov 29, 2009

The journey a refugee takes is, at best, challenging: leaving home and loved ones behind, surviving war or political turmoil, living in a refugee camp for an uncertain period of time, and eventually ending up in an unfamiliar place and having to learn an entirely new language and culture.

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