Ron Dellums Inspiration!!!


By: Tony Shavers III

March 18th, 2009 a day out of the ordinary. When I came to youth radio, I thought that it was going to be just another session, but I was in for a surprise. When I walked into the office, the director told my class that we were going to have a discussion with Ron Dellums. When I heard his name, I was transferred back to when I was a part of his campaign 3 years ago. Now getting to meet him again in the year of 2009 was going to be amazing. As he headed to his seat, he shook my hand and stared, as if he remembered who I was! He talked about how he lived in the time where people had to fight for their freedom, and now 50 years later we are still fighting the same struggles. When he said that, I could feel he was very serious about the mind-set for change. “Does 50 years of work mean nothing?” Dellums said the answer is no. the reason we had people like: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X, fighting for equal rights was so there would be progress in later years. Douglass once said: “if there is no struggle there is no progress.” are we re-living the problems of yesterday? Although we have made progress there are still complications that we are facing. Throughout his speech, his message was “change is coming and conflicts will soon be over.” hearing how life changed from 50 years ago, gave me the inspiration that writing poems about change is the right path to follow. “Don’t challenge violence with violence,” he said. Ron Dellums on March 18, 2009, made a tremendous impact on how I view my community. People move in their own self interest not yours. Make them by communicating your position in the world. For youth radio, I am Tony Shavers. To hear commentaries and more, go to http://www.youthradio.orgstruggle


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Farewell Natasha Richardson


By: Marlon West

Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson actress and mother of 2 kids passed away March 18, 2009. According to people .com, Natasha Richardson was at Quebec’s Mont Tremblant resort in Canada when she had a ski accident. While falling she suffered severe brain injury and died to days later. She is leaving behind her career and more importantly her husband and two sounds. She played a Broadway in 1993 Anna Christie. She also made a starring act in the Parentrap with Lindsey Lohan in 1998. Since then she has been in several movies. Her recent movie was wild child in 2008. Her husband says that she still looks incredibly beautiful in her casket and she will be missed as well as loved. Medical experts added that 1.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from brain injuries each year or it could have been suffered a subdural memotomna the breaking of the blood vessel inside the brain. I’ts unpredictable how young actors and actresses keep dying, everyone should have their right to live their life. Unfortunate stories like this reinforce that you don’t really know what you have until it’s gone

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Depression Drug Approved For Teens


By Fernando Bustos

Lexapro approved for teens March 20, 2009

Lexapro A depression drug has been approved for people in the ages between 12 and 17 years of old with major depression disorder. “2 million teens in the us have had mdd in the past year” the company forest says. The drug was made for adults with depression disorders with the need of a way to feel better. The drug was approved in august 2002 for adults, over some studies of treating teens and their depression there has been an evaluation of having the drug used by teenagers. The company forest laboratories had been filed by U.S justice department for inappropriately promoting antidepressant drugs like Lexapro for children. What really gets my attention of this drug is that it’s an antidepressant drug for people in the ages of 12 and 17. It’s sad to find out that they have to make drugs for teen in depression.

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money and connections:the basis for a good political campaign

money and connections:the basis for a good political campaign

Margaret Daly

All my life, I have been very exposed to politics. My godfather is a former senator for the state of California, and my family has always helped him in his campaigns. I remember being introduced to “important” people at parties and fundraisers. Back then, I was always enthusiastic to help out. It made me feel important, but recent personal experiences have left me angry at the atrocities of campaigning for office. Some months ago my Dad ran for judge of Alameda County Superior Court. Unfortunately, he lost, but it was still a process that really taught me a lot. First of all, I learned that running a political campaign is a very stressful undertaking. I admire all politicians who are willing to go through that kind of stress for a job that will only bring more stress. Secondly, I discovered that I really hate politics. During the campaign my dad would come home stressed out and my parents began fighting a lot more. I would hear all about how the opponent had more money and more connections and how maybe it would be better to just give up. It seemed like qualifications didn’t matter. I thought an honest person with integrity and a good work ethic could easily prevail in an election but this isn’t so. There is actually so much more involved. In addition to this, politics really revealed who were just our “fair weathered friends.” During the campaign, some of my Dad’s lifelong friends in politics wouldn’t endorse him because they didn’t want to anger the support system of his opponent. These were people whom he had supported in all their endeavors. How could t hey turn their backs on him now? All of this got me thinking, this campaign must be a reflection of how all elections are. It makes me angry that a person who may be the best for a position could lose only because of their lack of connections or funds. This should not be acceptable; people should elect the best candidate. I want to reinforce and encourage people to really look into the candidate they are voting for, aside from just name recognition. For youth radio I’m Margaret Daly. You can hear this commentary and more at

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Who doesn’t love sitcoms? I love them. I have been watching sitcoms for as long as i can remember. A T.V show that I frequently watch is Martin. It is starring Martin Lawrence, he has appeared on plenty of shows. Martin is also a comedian and has has plenty of comedy nights. Martin is co-starring Tisha Campbell, or Gina.  This sitcom is about a Martin and Gina having  several problems with their friends Pam, Cole, and Tommy to help them through it all. You can find this sitcom on On Demand( Channel 1, if you have comcast). Even though this sitcom is extremely recommend that you should watch this if you need something to cheer you up.martin2

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By: Jose Montoya

In every generation of Hip-Hop the dancing changes. In the 8o’s the dancing was more jumping around side to side with some style. Vanilla Ice and Mc Hammer for example had their own crazy dances that I don’t think I could keep up with. That style is considered old and out of style but it’s a classic, I like it at least. But even if that Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer were competing they had the same style of dancing but it was different. In the end every one knows who won that some what of a beef.

So this is a video of MC Hammer at the 1991 Grammy awards with Vanilla Ice in the audience and i think we all know how that went. not such a good time for Vanilla Ice. But anyways MC Hammer is crazy for his dancing!! Who goes up in front of thousands of people in a silver futuristic suit and sing Cant Touch this!!! He is Crazy!! but i have to give it up to him, he did his thing and loved every second of it, and thats what counts.

HAHA anyways besides those two guys beefing. Now here is the part where the dancing changes just about a year or two later it changed big time. In this video we see will smith hitting those 90’s moves. which are still sort of the same as the Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer ones but with a more flamboyant style like the color of the clothes haha.

So i was chilling the other day and i was you tubing and i realized the similarities and thought of blogging about it.

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MVP NBA 08-09

The NBA most valuable player candidates are Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Dwayne wade. I think Lebron James aka “the king” should be MVP.He averages 28.3 points, 9 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game. Kobe Bryant averages 28 points per game, he also brings his team from the bottom to the top in most game, with the Lakers having the best record in the league. Chris Paul aka “cp3”, averages 21.4 points and 2.8 steals pre game. And Dwight Howard aka “d12”, also with an average of 21 points, and 2.9 blocks per game. And finally Dwayne wade who averages 29.7 points per game. My pick is Lebron James because he is unpredictable and very entertaining . He is a team player, and has a great personality, he loves where he’s at and keeps everyone on their toes. He is a nice guy and a player that a coach would want to work with .he is the future of the NBA.

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