Youth Justice


The Dumbing Down of Youth of Color in Amerikkka

October 7, 2014

It would seem that common courtesy and respect to elders is a thing of the past.

In my most recent travels I have noticed more and more, as I greet strangers, especially youth of color, that they rudely ignore me and even stare at me indignantly.

A colleague of mine, Norma, actually overheard a white woman tell her children “Oakland is a dumpster. Oakland is part of California, but it is the worst part because all the poor people from all over the world come to Oakland.”

Discrediting Our Future is a Crime

October 7, 2014

POOR Magazine’s Newsroom this September was the first meeting I’ve been to with a youth leadership component. No matter what school a child goes to people have to be mindful of how they treat the children regardless of age or ability. I am thankful to spend time with youth from Homefulness, because the kids and the teachers at DEEcolonize Academy stand for unity and a family-orientated approach.

Andy's Fight

Cinco de Mayo, 2014

Your presence lives on in every struggle against brutality,
A precious life not spared the coarse nature of our reality,
A reflection of life under Amerikkka in these streets,
We yearn for the day youth need not worry about them folks wearing them damn sheets!

BB Guns

June 17, 2014

I heard a young girl crying hysterically outside of my home, which kicked my maternal instincts into overdrive as I rushed to her aid. "They shot me with them BB guns!"

Story Blues for Baby Bou-Bou

June 17, 2014

America’s oldest and longest-standing war in history is waged on its own civilian populace: The War on Drugs.

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