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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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CA Educators Question National Standards Plan

New America Media, News Analysis, Carolyn Goossen, Mar 12, 2010

Education policy is finally in the spotlight, as the president and state officials focus on creating a set of standards that would be applied to public school students throughout the country. But some California experts question whether it will just repeat the high-stakes mistakes of No Child Left Behind.

Shock Factors: Youth Reflect on Quakes Near and Far

New America Media, Commentary, Various Authors, Mar 07, 2010

After catastrophic earthquakes in Haiti and Chili in less than two months, Bay Area youth reflect on their preparedness for a natural disaster and how it would affect their families.

Killer Whales and Jail

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Mar 05, 2010

This week on YO!Radio --YO!'s roundtable discusses dwindled support for Democrats among young people, the killer whale killing at Sea World, and Lil Wayne's latest career-poppin' venture: jail

Students Rally

Students Rally for Their (and Californias) Future

New America Media//YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, News Report Video, Inga Buchbinder//Video: Mike Siv with Aaron Glantz; Eming Piansay and Donny Lumpkins, Mar 05, 2010

Rallies to protest cuts to public education happened across California on Thursday. Students and teachers explain what's at stake for them in two rallies in San Francisco.

Sacramento Rally

Californians Demand: 'Educate the State'

New America Media, News Report , Seth Sandronsky , Mar 05, 2010

In a day of protests against budget cuts to Californias public schools and higher education system, an estimated 2,000 people rallied at the state Capitol yesterday to call for more affordable and accessible public education.

Giving up the N-Word

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary, Sean Shavers, Mar 03, 2010

This year, Black History Month came and went without a lot of attention. One young man questions why Black History Month wasn't celebrated more prominently and shares what it meant to him.

Ghetto Themed Frat Party Sparks Outrage

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Audio, Donny Lumpkins and the YO! Radio Crew, Feb 26, 2010

This week on YO!Radio -- citizen journalism trumps j-school, girl gets arrested for doodling and a San Diego frat party mocks Black History Month

Girls Missing from 'Girls in Tech' Conference

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Commentary//Video, Story by: Valerie Klinker // Video by Valerie Linker and Silent, Feb 25, 2010

There were very few young people at the "Girls in Tech" Catalyst Conference in San Francisco.

Young Writers Claim the Block at MoAD

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, Eming Piansay & Rupa Dev, Feb 25, 2010

YO! headed over to an event sponsored by Writers Corps at the The Museum of the African Diaspora where students from Ida B. Wells and Downtown High School in San Francisco shared their creative writing that connected their city to their art.

Dream act

New Bill May Save Undocumented Students From Deportation

IExaminer, News report, Paul Kim, Feb 24, 2010

The DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors) would give undocumented minors a chance to enlist in the military or go to school in the U.S., thus preparing a way for them to become citizens.

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