Stories by Charles Jones

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Posted on: Jan 13, 2008, Source: New America Media

With mainstream hip-hop artists like 50 Cent and Jay-Z struggling to go platinum, it's time for the genre to return to its underground roots.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2000, Source: Pacific News Service

Three writers from Youth Outlook comment on this week's debates, asking questions like "What about poor folks? If Bush wants tax breaks for the rich and Gore is fighting for the middle class, where does that leave everyone else (namely, those whom Clinton referred to as "the ones serving us our hot dogs and soda" at the DNC)?"

Posted on: Aug 3, 2000, Source: Pacific News Service

The good-feel vibes of the Republican party convention pierced through a life-long affiliation with the Democratic party on the part of at least one young black viewer. What was missing in the show, finally, was substance -- a reason NOT to vote Democrat.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2000, Source: YO! Youth Outlook

Recent killings in San Francisco's Hunter's Point neighborhoods have been attributed to rivalries over rap, the universal urban scapegoat. In this reflection on the recent violence, Youth Outlook (YO!) writer Charles Jones, takes a hard look at lose, violence and the kind of tension that can keep a community silent.