Youth

Arts & Resilience: Our Conversation With Carolynn Phillips Of The JUST US Program

In this episode of She Rocks, we talk about our feelings surrounding the two national tragedies that happened in the last few weeks. After we delve deep into what we make of these events, we cover our usual segments: fashion and entertainment. We welcome Carolynn Phillips of the JUST US program to tell us about…

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Honoring Legacy: Nathan Johnson Talks To Mr. John

In Bolton, North Carolina – a small town of about 600 people located in rural Columbus County, North Carolina – Mr. John can be found in his front yard on his lawnmower, or running the fish fry at Bolton’s famous Pine Tree Festival. Today, 15-year-old Nathan Johnson sits down with Mr. John to talk about…

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Women’s History Month, Pt. 2: Queendom Living With Angel George and Myiesha Gore

Today, we talk through the new stimulus package that’s been passed and what it means for us. If you’ve noticed the new photos posted with our latest episodes, we’re welcoming two guests to this episode who did our makeup for the shoot: Angel George of Peachy Customz and Myiesha Gore of Epitome Makeup. We ask…

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Women’s History Month, Pt. 1: Setting Boundaries In Relationships & Our Favorite Female Celebrities And Characters

Hi everyone! We’re back for another episode of She Rocks Teen Radio, moving from one exciting month (Black History Month) to another: Women’s History Month. We’re saving the bulk of our conversation about women’s empowerment for our next episode, but today, we talk about how to set boundaries in relationships. If something uncomfortable or inappropriate…

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Honoring Legacy: Nathan Johnson Talks To 89-Year-Old Ms. Willie Mae

89-year-old Willie Mae grew up in Bolton, North Carolina – a small, predominantly African American town of about 600 people located in rural Columbus County, North Carolina. Today, 15-year-old Nathan Johnson sits down with Willie Mae to talk about her life as a way to honor the legacy of Black elders in Bolton. What advice…

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Reflecting on February: Black History & Valentine’s Day

When the GRITS team got together in February, we had a lot to talk about. In fashion, there’s been tons of trend for Valentine’s Day, and in entertainment we talked about disturbing news related to football player Chris Wheeler. On a brighter note, February was Black History Month! So we went through people throughout history…

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New Year’s Resolutions

Today, the She Rocks team is talking about our resolutions and goals for the New Year. We bring you the latest news on COVID-19 and talk about what we did with our families over the holidays. Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Amari Poindexter, Brealyn Freeman, Kamahra Nixon-McKoy, and Arabia Earth. Original…

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Staying Covid Safe Through The Holidays

In this episode, we bring you the latest updates on how Covid-19 is impacting our lives, and we talk about what we’ve been up to so far this holiday season. Amari and Brealyn give us the new trends in fashion and entertainment, and we talk about how we plan to stay Covid safe through the…

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Election Season Reflections From A 16-Year-Old Activist

My name is Shecoria Smith, and I’m from Wilmington, North Carolina. I’ve been interested in politics and social justice for as long as I can remember. I’m a sophomore in high school, so I can’t vote yet – I have to find other ways to participate. Watching this election season unfold, I was nervous. And…

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Responding to the 2020 Election & Continuing School Through COVID

She Rocks team members Amari Poindexter, Brealyn Freeman, Iryanna (Giggles) Nixon, Jonaiyah Jordan, and Arabia Earth get together to reflect on the outcomes of this election season and talk about what school’s been like through the COVID-19 pandemic. Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Amari Poindexter, Iryanna (Giggles) Nixon, Brealyn Freeman, Jonaiyah…

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