“Make Retaliation Into A Movie” – Ka’Ron from Amityville says.
Hello everyone. Much love to Ka’Ron in Amityville!!! You know I love the young people who read my books. So, I wanted to let you know that Ka’Ron,15, from Amityville, NY just sent me an email. Here it is: “I’m writing you to tell you how great your book Retaliation was. That was the best [...]
Tags: movie, readers, retaliation by yasmin shiraz
Why are we still rockin sagging pants?: An Inmate Tells The Story On Video
A colleague of mine, Mwaalkebu-Ian Akil, recently shared the video below with me. It was so good that I had to share it with you. You probably have heard that Morehouse University recently implemented a new dress code that bans among other things, sagging pants. So I wanted to write this post that details the [...]
Tags: clothing, fashion, inmates, morehouse, prison, Rappers
Gang Rape Watchers: How could you stand around and do nothing?
A few days ago I heard about the case in Richmond, California in which the 15 year old girl was raped and 20 or more people stood around, watched and did absolutely nothing. I was so disgusted by the situation that I had refused to put it on my site. I mean, some stuff is [...]
Suicide Watch: 1 in 7 Latina teens consider suicide
I recently came across an article on www.cnn.com that stated that there is a high rate of Latina teens contemplating suicide. Since I know my readers come from all backgrounds, I figure I’d share parts of the story. According to the CDC, 1 in 7 Latina teens consider suicide. A psychologist that was interviewed in [...]
Do You Know Her?: NYC Police need help with this amenisiac teen
Update: 10/25/2009 – 5pm – EST – Good news: The girl above has been identified. According to People.com, there is a girl who doesn’t know who she is walking the streets of NYC. The girl was discovered in the Times Square area of NYC about two weeks ago. She’s about 5′ 6″ and doctors believe [...]
My Tips Help A 9 1/2 Y.O. Girl Who Was Being Bullied!
I was on the radio with Kim Iverson two days ago and we were talking about bullying. In response to our radio show, a listener emailed this letter to Kim. “Hello, This topic couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m going to run out and get the book [Retaliation] and video[Can She Be Saved?,] [...]
Same Old Song: Lil Wayne Headed To Prison
Super rapper Lil Wayne has pleaded guilty to attempted weapons possession charges and faces 1 year in prison. As AllHipHop.com reported yesterday, Lil Wayne is facing about a year in prison but will likely only serve 8 months. The plea stems from a 2007 incident in which police found a gun on his tour bus… [...]
12 year olds receive free condoms: No Condom No Way campaign
A couple of years ago, when I was doing an empowerment program for Urban Underground in Milwaukee, www.urbanunderground.org they had pamphlets on the No Condom No Way campaign on site. This is an initiative where they are encouraging young people who are planning to be sexually active to INSIST on using condoms. This is a [...]
Girl Bullying: Yasmin on the radio with Kim Iverson
Hey there. I’m going on the radio at 7:30 EST with Kim Iverson to talk about girl bullying. The site to check for local listening or listening over the internet are www.yourtimewithkim.com
1 in 7 Girls is Pregnant at Robeson High!
1 in 7 High School Girls is Pregnant at Robeson High I first saw this story on www.SandraRose.com and I had to check it out for myself. 1 in 7 girls at Robeson High School, a public high school in Chicago are pregnant. No one is attributing the number of pregnancies to some kind of [...]
Tags: Chicago, Robeson High, teen pregnancy
My Good Hair is still gonna be Good…
I’ve been following the support and outrage over Chris Rock’s new documentary, Good Hair. Some people think its hilarious and some people think its offensive and demeaning to black women. I watched Chris both times on The Oprah Show talking about ‘Good Hair’ and I must admit yesterday when I was looking at what kind [...]
Shaheen: Got more than talent…He got a great attitude!
This is the young person who sang at Michael Jackson’s funeral. At the time of Michael Jackson’s death, I didn’t know who he was but after watching Shaheen on The Oprah Winfrey Show this week, I had to put his audition from Britain’s Got Talent on my site. This young person can sing and not [...]
Tags: Britain Got Talent, Shaheen, Simon Cowell