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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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Young People on Their Most Important Woman

NAM Youth Collective, Commentary, Various Authors, Mar 25, 2010

For Womens History Month, New America Media asked young people to describe the woman they look up to the most. Most pointed to women in their own family, especially their mothers and grandmothers.

Marcelas Owens and Obama Make Health Care History

New America Media, Video, Video by Vanessa Vega, Min Lee, and Ann Bassette, Mar 23, 2010

Marcelas Owens, 11, of Seattle, Wash., was there with Pres. Obama as he signed the historic health care reform legislation on Tuesday. But months ago, New America Media interviewed the young activist at an event organized by the Equal Voice campaign of the Marguerite Casey Foundation where he spoke about his mother's illness and why he cares about health care reform.

Sailor Moon Plays Japantown on Saturdays

SF Public Press, Conor Gallagher, Mar 22, 2010

Every Saturday afternoon, Maria Watanabe takes the stage in Japantown's Peace Plaza to sing and dance as the anime character Sailor Moon.

Spring Breakers Party Hard Amid Mexico Drug War

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Mar 20, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- drug wars in Mexico create Spring Break stress, lesbian's date gets prom canceled, and Obama makes a big promise to students.

Students Question 'Failing' Status of Their Schools

New America Media/ YO! Youth Outlook , Video, Text: Rupa Dev/Jamilah King; Video: Eming Piansay/Ann Bassette/Augustin Lopez-Medina/Sean Shavers/ Jaquan Rushing/Jamilah King/Rupa Dev, Mar 19, 2010

Just how bad are high schools named as Californias lowest performing schools? Students at several of them in San Francisco say their schools are being unfairly judged.

After Protests, Education Activists Strategize

New America Media, News Feature, Nadia Prupis, Mar 17, 2010

Ten days after statewide actions against budget cuts to Californias schools and colleges, activists gathered to strategize next steps.

Pierce Your Body

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, News Feature/ Video, Video: Angelica Arreola/Ann Bassette, Photo: Walter Lopez, Text: Angelica Arreola, Mar 14, 2010

Piercings are ways to express yourself, just like clothes or the way you choose to do your hair or make up.

Gays Protest Jamaican Raggae, Not American Rap

New America Media, Commentary, Brent Calderwood, Mar 13, 2010

Middle-aged gay white men tried to stop Jamaican artist Beenie Man from visiting the United States yesterday, instead of looking at the homophobia in their own backyard.

World Honors International Woman's Day

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Mar 12, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- people around the world honor International Woman's Day, D.C. hands out free female condoms, and Jay-Z heads to the White House.

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