How we made Musical Youth’s Pass the Dutchie

We met Michael Jacksons snake, made a film with Mr T, and were the first black band to be interviewed on MTV. It was a relief to get back to school Dennis Seaton, singer We were all still schoolkids in Birmingham when the band was formed. Patrick and Freddie ” Junior ” Waite’s dad was…

How we stimulated Musical Youth’s Pass the Dutchie

We met Michael Jacksons snake, made a movie with Mr T, and were the first black band to be interviewed on MTV. It was a relief to get back to school Dennis Seaton, singer We were all still schoolkids in Birmingham when the band was formed. Patrick and Freddie ” Junior ” Waite’s dad was…

Trained to shoot: the Utah teachers taking up firearms in their classrooms

To fight school shootings, Utah permits educators to carry a handgun at school and many are choosing to arm themselves and are taking combat shooting courses as preparation Ryan Ferree, 33, is a keen shooter. If he was able to, he would shoot until the 160 -decibel sound of a gunshot didn’t faze him. He…

Why would you trust a teen to raise a kid, but not to have an abortion? | Jessica Valenti

Laws that restrict adolescents access to abortion services construct no logical sense. Its time to repeal them all Dealing with an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy is a difficult experience for anyone. But for teenagers, who have to juggle increasing, and increasingly complicated, financial and legal barriers to abortion access, difficult becomes nearly impossible. And it…

Facebook and Twitter ‘harm young people’s mental health’

Poll of 14 – to 24 -year-olds depicts Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased impressions of inadequacy and anxiety Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young peoples mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health organisations. Instagram has the most negative impact on young peoples…

Five steps to put young people at the heart of development | Carla Kweifio-Okai

Responding to the needs of the worlds 3.5 billion young people will be vital in achieving the global goals. How do we get them more involved in policy-making? With more than half the global population aged under 30, issues affecting young people are receiving greater attention from policymakers. Tackling high youth unemployment and low school…