Fader Features Youth Radio Alums Making It Big

02.16.17

Photo Credit: Leah Mandel via Fader

We’re so honored to be featured in Fader, a magazine cover music, culture, and style. Writer Ruth Gebreyesus wrote glowingly of Youth Radio’s work and our talented alumni.

In the early ‘90s, the American media’s reporting on young people, especially young people of color, focused on violence and crime. By the decade’s midpoint, the term “super predators” was in heavy circulation, used by politicians to conjure up a false and racist image of a remorseless and impulsively violent youth. But in 1992, journalist Ellin O’Leary saw a different picture… Youth Radio teaches kids creative independence — it’s the catalyst that transforms young media consumers into imaginative creators.
To read the full article, click here. And shout-outs to our talented alums who spoke about their work here, Iamsu!, 1-OAK, and Rayana Jay
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