America My Love

What no one tells us Africans is that there are two types of people in America. Those who love her, and those she will love back. America has to love you too, or, you wake up everyday wishing you’d stayed in your home in Africa.

Educating Nigeria’s Children

Nigeria is home to over 10 million out-of-school children. VeryLoudYouth’s Tolu George takes a look at the people and policies that affect primary and secondary education in parts of Lagos state, Nigeria. The following report — with photos — is compiled from his interviews.

Hope For Our Girls

The fight against women’s oppression recognizes that suppressing a girl is devastating, not just to her, but to her family and her nation. We hope the current administration will work to dismantle practices and norms that allow for widespread marginalization of (especially poor) women and girls.

Minor Misfortunes of Being a Minor

The below poem was submitted anonymously through VeryLoudYouth’s “Speak it Loud” contest. It’s difficult to be a kid when you are right, Especially if all the world expects you to be wrong, Well, maybe not all, but most of them have lost sight, That kids sometimes go right just as adults go wrong. It’s difficult…