ISO Individual Donors, Content Partnerships

When it rains… You know the saying and, indeed, Youthcast Media Group has had an outpouring of big grant and donation support lately, starting with a generous two-year extension and grant increase from the Sozosei Foundation September 1 and funding from others I’ll get back to. While the downpour is most welcome, YMG, like most...

After prison, freeing the mind through reading and writing

This story was originally published on Black News & Views online version on Sept. 2, 2022 Gary Jaggers had spent nearly 40 years in prison when he discovered a way to escape his confinement, at least in his mind: reading and writing. And now that he’s been released, reading books and writing poetry and short...

AccesSOS brings emergency services to Deaf community

Gabriella Wong received a text from her father saying he had gotten into a car accident, and she immediately called 911 for him. Both of her parents are deaf, and she is their hearing emergency point of contact that represents a life-or-death difference for them.  While Wong spoke to a dispatcher on the phone, she...

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YMG teaches skills that are ‘applicable in anything,’ says former student

by Aileen Delgado Asha Davis, 19, a sophomore at the University of Maryland College Park studying public health, was one of Youthcast Media Group’s first students in 2017. As a freshman at Mercy High School in Baltimore transitioning into sophomore year, Davis worked with other Baltimore students at Morgan State University and in partnership with...

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Climate gentrification: Rising seas lift home prices in drier, cheaper neighborhoods like Miami’s Little Haiti

Louis Rosemond lived in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami, Florida, for 30 years, but was evicted in 2016 when his landlord sold the apartment building to developers who are preparing to build high-rise, high-priced condominiums on the property. Rosemond, pictured in his new apartment in Opa Locka, Florida, on April 19, 2022, says developers...