"where is this progress you flaunt 
like a new coat of ebony flesh
there is no happy ending
this line ends at 107 and Mac
where black and brown boys 
reach the end of the line at the barrel of a Mac 11
where they paved concrete over our wandering souls
hardly a promised land
but ironically the land we were promised”

Obasi Davis, 17 years old, Oakland

Re-experience the Grand Slam Finals on our Youth Speaks YouTube page and listen to these powerful young people reclaim their voice and spill their stories.

A glimpse into our green room pre-show rituals on the evening of 16th Annual Bringing The Noise For Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Visit our Youth Speaks YouTube channel to watch the powerful performances we had the honor of experiencing last Monday, January 21.