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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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Hmong Marriage: Is My Future Mine to Command?

New America Media, Commentary, Yee Leng Vang, Apr 10, 2010

Getting married can be a serious challenge in the Hmong community, especially because many of its elders are very judgmental, according to the writer, and the bride price can be a major obstacle when one is young and struggling.

New Rules on Oakland's Streets

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Apr 09, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- we hit the streets of Oakland to talk to folks about the decrease in crime on the streets.

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How to Turn Your Life Around: Become a Rickshaw Driver

New America Media, Commentary, Said Farah , Apr 09, 2010

When I found myself facing destitute poverty and still sending out resumes, I decided to think creatively. I became a rickshaw driver.

Laughter Runs on Vegetable Oil

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, use: Video, Ann Bassette, Apr 07, 2010

At a recent stand-up performance in San Francisco, Bay Area native Kristina Wong joked about "going green" and dealing with having a stalker.

More Young People Moving Back Home

Yo! Youth Outlook, Series of Commentaries, Various Authors, Apr 04, 2010

In the bad economy, more and more Americans are moving back home to live with their parents. Three authors from YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia share their perspectives.

Skipping School--Crime or Personal Choice?

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentaries, Staff, Apr 03, 2010

The City of Richmond, Calif. announced last week that students who are caught on the streets during school hours could be fined or forced to appear before a juvenile court judge. Young people in the Bay Area debate whether cutting class is a student's right or a punishable offense.

Obama Gets His Groove Back

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Apr 02, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- Obama makes the world a safer place, Democrats get targeted with threats, and Obama makes a surprise visit to Afghanistan.

YO! Honors Count Us In Contest Winners at SF Zeum

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Min Lee, Apr 02, 2010

To honor the contestants and winners of the YO! Count Us In contest, YO! and the City and County of San Francisco held a special ceremony at the Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum.

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Josefina, Jos to Us

Silicon Valley Debug, Commentary, Melissa Vargas, Mar 30, 2010

They say that family is not the one you share blood with, but the one who would give their last drop to save your life. Melissa Vargas, writes of Josefina, or as she called her Jos, who met her grandmother for the first time in a San Diego jail.

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Richmond Marches After Valentine's Day Church Shooting

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Commentary, Sean Shavers, Mar 26, 2010

YO! Youth Outlook content producer Sean Shavers asks why Richmond residents mobilized after a high-profile church shooting but not after day-to-day violence in the streets.

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