Jahnae Patterson, age 17, was one of 11 who lost their lives in a violent weekend in Chicago. She dreamed of becoming a lawyer.
Meek Mill’s #StayWoke was arresting. Literally.
On 4/20 there’s a national walkout to call for an end to school shootings. For many, many young people, that’s not the primary kind of gun violence that keeps them up at night.
Mass shootings have become an epidemic in the United States. In response to the recent shooting in Texas, Trump said he thinks that “mental health is the problem here.” He specifically said “this isn’t a guns situation.”
We let more shots off then the gun jammed. When the gun jammed we got low and my brother stepped on the gas. The other car sent shots back. I was thinking in my head who is bruh?
I learned about microaggressions on Wednesday. Now I realize that the little jokes that we make have larger impact.
I just wish guns were harder to come by. Maybe then teenagers in my neighborhood would worry about getting their first job or first car before they think about getting their first gun.
Explore Youth Radio’s special coverage of the impact of guns on the lives of teens.
I was eight years old, asleep in the top bunk of my bed, when I heard guys yelling outside my house. Then pop-pop-pop, and a bullet came smashing through my window landing in the wall just inches above my head.