We're ringing in the new year by looking back on some of videos that sum up 2023, like the impact of the mass layoffs in the tech industry. Amongst these recommended videos are also some of our staff favorites — including a profile of HiiiWAV, a non-profit organization that focuses on elevating Black artists.
Shakira sent a message to Gerard Pique in her new song. "I don't even know what happened to you. You're so weird I can't even recognize you. You traded a Ferrari for a Twingo, you traded a Rolex for a Casio." And this is just one verse of the song. Currently, the song has 137 million views in the last 6 days and is trending #1 on Youtube Music.
Producer and editor: Liz Tril
Major tech corporations, including Meta, Amazon, Lyft and Twitter have imposed layoffs for hundreds of their workers. Local businesses nearby empty corporate offices also make less revenue alongside these companies.
Producer and editor: Aiko Dabu
The end of the school year is here — and finals are right around the corner. College undergraduates give a word of advice to fellow students on how to cope with stress during this hectic exam period. What are you doing to cope with stress during this finals season?
Producer, editor and host: Aiko Dabu
HiiiWAV is a creative incubator based in Oakland, CA, that is focused on developing and uplifting Black artist entrepreneurs through collaboration, experimentation and innovation. They help leverage artists’ fan bases to create high growth and businesses that don’t depend on gigs and streaming and stay on top of the music industry’s latest trends and advancements to make sure that their artists don’t get left behind.
Producers: Chaz Hubbard, Luis Flores, Michelle Klug
Editor: Luis Flores
This video is part of a 2-year series by YR Media to highlight California-based nonprofits uplifting Black and Brown communities by providing them with a new platform to talk about their work, issues and the people they serve. These organizations are focusing on the needs of housing affordability, income inequality, racial justice and more.
Step back in time with us as we dive into the first 10 years of YR Media! Did you know we opened our doors in 1993 in Berkeley, CA? Let's revisit our roots and celebrate the journey!
Producer: Donielle Conley
Editor: Luis Flores