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Youth Activists In Chicago Prepare For Michael Brown Verdict

Youth Radio’s Brandon McFarland spoke with 23-year-old activist Camesha Jones with Black Youth Project about how Michael Brown’s shooting affected a generation. She is working alongside other young activists as the country watches Ferguson waiting for a verdict from the grand jury.

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Mr. President: Break the Silence on Problems Beyond Guns

It is truly heartbreaking to post article after article chronicling the decimation of an entire generation – my generation – to gun violence. As a blogger in Chicago, I’ve written headlines like “Shirley Chambers Loses Fourth Child to Gun Violence,” “19 Shot Overnight; 13 Wounded in Just 30 Minutes,” and “Hadiya Pendleton, Teen Who Performed At Obama Inauguration, Shot and Killed on South Side.”

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