After the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, thousands took to the street in protest of racially biased…
People were upset, and people were chanting things like “Black lives matter,” “Stop killing us,” “No justice no peace.” But overall it was very very calm [at first].
On the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Senator Bernie Sanders supporters walked out of the Wells Fargo Center arena and into the media tent yelling, “This is what democracy looks like!” Youth Radio was at the center of the action when the protesters took over, and police put the tent on lockdown.
At the Republican National Convention, a constant topic of conversation was how everything outside was… well, tame. Where were those rowdy protests we all expected?
The contrast between the security concerns going into the Republican National Convention and how the convention has actually unfolded thus far is shockingly different.
The city of Oakland has seen its share of protests — from Oscar Grant to the Occupy movement, to Thursday night’s march…
What does “safe space” mean exactly? This phrase takes center stage in the coverage of campus protests around the country, but Youth Radio tries to unpack the phrase from several different perspectives.
On Thursday, November 5th, hundreds of high school students at Berkeley High walked out of their classes in response to a lynching threat found on a school computer. Youth Radio’s Natalie Bettendorf, an editor with the Berkeley High Jacket, spoke with KPFA’s Dennis Bernstein about the incident.
All over the country, young people like me are having strong reactions to the youth movement in Baltimore. With each young man killed by police, my peers and I feel anger and frustration, but that’s not all. This is our generation’s Civil Rights Movement.