According to a new study, teenagers who listen to rap become sexually active earlier than their peers. The study found that when middle school students listened to rap for three or more hours a day, they were more likely to believe that their peers had become sexually active, and subsequently more likely to try sex themselves by ninth grade.
Oakland native and 20-year-old R&B singer Kehlani reportedly attempted suicide earlier this week. She posted a photo on Instagram of herself hospitalized with an IV in her arm. Part of the caption included, “Today I wanted to leave this earth. Being completely selfish for once. Never thought I’d get to such a low point.”
Sexual harassment can leave a mark of fear on a teen. Young people are afraid that telling someone could make the situation worse. Some teens don’t think it makes a difference to report harassment to online authorities because the people in charge of apps often can’t make changes other than to take the app down, which happens very rarely.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The shooting deaths of a 14, 15 and 21–year-old in Richmond this month have rocked the community and have youth advocates and community leaders looking for answers. In light of the recent killings, Richmond Pulse asked young people where they felt most safe and where they felt least safe. Here is what they had to say.
For the very first year, the city of Richmond is offering scholarships of up to $1,500 for local students to attend a community college or four-year university. Officials say that while many high school students have shown interest in the Richmond Promise scholarship program, seniors only have until Thursday, March 17 to submit an application for the funds.