Video, Ann Bassette and Bobby Jackson, Feb 07, 2011
Video: YO!'s Bobby Jackson reads, "Accepting Things I Can't Control". A poem from The Beat Within a weekly publication with contains the art and written works of young people inside Juvenile Hall.
Video, Ann Bassette, Jul 08, 2010
A Youth Speaks poets gets on the mic to give her telling of the day Oscar Grant died.
Poetry, J Mak, Jun 17, 2010
Poetry: City of lights, hopes and dreams // Confused dopes and fiends //Fog covers the city // Unseen city on the edge// Nowhere close to a cliff //
City by the water
Poetry, Various Authors, Jun 12, 2010
Poetry: "It is a portal to the outside world / It is a portal into the past / Past, Present, people, man, God, animals / It does not choose its representation / It cannot choose / A storm comes / The rain pours / The droplets dry / Ugly little streaks of gray color the thin, beautiful object..."
Poem, Lil' Joeyboy, Jun 07, 2010
Poem Mama, Iím really sorry for the last few years
Mama, Iím really sorry I made you shed those tears
Mama, I canít say why I do the things I do
But I really wish you knew
That I never meant to hurt you
Poetry, Minnie Mouse, Apr 25, 2010
Poetry: At times I didnít know what to do. And he was my friend giving me words Iíd never forget.
Poetry, Caressa, Apr 20, 2010
Poetry: I love my mama with my whole heart. I call her mama instead of mom. I really messed things up with her on the outs. I now realized all the pain and tears I brought upon her.
Poem, Grim, Apr 03, 2010
Poem: Have you ever seen two people start dating and automatically say those intense three words ďI love youĒ?
The Beat Within, Tubbs, Mar 29, 2010
Poem: Iím here for murder // i stabbed three people //
Poetry, Nina da Beautiful, Feb 26, 2010
Poetry: ďDang, I never knew that Jesus Christ loved me so much to die for my sins.Ē I thought as I laid down on my green mattress looking at the ceiling.
Commentary, Lil' Stevie, Jan 05, 2010
Commentary: Well, growing up was hard for me. It was a struggle for me. Sometimes I think that my body will be six feet under soon, because the things Iím doiní right now is stressful.
Commentary, Speedy, Nov 23, 2009
I think violence comes from people who has a bad life style. They donít get the good things in life and so they get angry, so they look to robbing and stealing.
Poetry, Darius, Nov 22, 2009
A Set of Wings On My Back
Wish I had a set of wings on my back, so I can fly,
Into the paradise where my man Pete lie
Poetry, Purple Hayze, Nov 02, 2009
In this long, drawn-out journey, I've been issued some tough cards,
but I've seen some raw things, some people have it pretty hard.
I don't disregard my problems, but, still, like the substance of a cure,
I see what others won't accept.