Homelessness is a huge issue in the United States. According to socialsolutions.com, 564,000 people in the US were homeless in 2016.
About one in 12 Americans suffer from asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For black youth, that rate doubles to one in six. Diamond Eugene is more than just a statistic. This is her story.
In this week’s Youth Radio podcast, we explore the meaning of “home,” from Chicago teens reflecting on Trump’s remarks about their hometown, to our award-winning story of a teen who became homeless at 13, to a shout out to the foods that bring some of us home for the holidays.
Earlier this year, more than 70 media organizations came together to focus attention on the issue of homelessness. Youth Radio was proud to be a part of this effort, shedding light specifically on the experience of homeless young people.
I was 13 years old the night I became homeless. I was fighting with family — that happened a lot — and my mom finally told me to get out. I could tell it was serious this time. So I did.
Like you, we are frustrated, confused and dismayed by the seemingly intractable problem of homelessness in our city. Like you, we want answers — and change.
It’s normal for millennials to still live at home these days. But what if you’re a millennial who doesn’t have…
Today on The Educated Traphouse Radio we had our first show of the session! We had three juicy playlists from DJ Uniquity, DJ Yahs, and DJ Too-Wavy. We started off the show with a newscast from Valencio and Ashley. Valencio reported the discovery of a skull that a homeless man had found in downtown Oakland. Ashley talked about how despite the fact that recent allegations against Bill Cosby have led to protests, fans will continue loving him.
Calling for his dad and saying “I cant breathe”