Second Act: Jeff Cohen
Second Act: Jeff Cohen
Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government's War on Gays
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Jeff Cohen landed the role of “Chunk” in the film, “The Goonies” at age 10. He soon learned there was more to life than being an actor. Today, the 36-year-old is an entertainment lawyer.
Yahoo News presents a groundbreaking documentary "Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government's War on Gays." The film is a historical investigation into a dark, and little known, chapter of America's recent past, including new details about J. Edgar Hoover's "sex deviates" program and a blackmail threat that led to the suicide of a U.S. senator - an event that haunted a generation of gays in politics.
The U.S. Government's war on gays.
InsideOUT Writers is an organization that teaches, encourages and allows juvenile prisoners to truthfully express themselves and freely discuss difficult issues through the written word. Sadly, many inmates at juvenile halls are repeat offenders who want to break the cycle but do not know where to start. InsideOUT Writers provides an outlet and serves as a vehicle for these youth to find themselves, confront their obstacles and make a change.
(Yahoo editors have selected this video as one of the best of year. The Yahoo Studios original piece was first published in February, 2014). “FA" was just 10 years old when her stepfather starting abusing her. By the time she was 15 and preparing to testify against him, she was suicidal, afraid, and unable to sleep. Then she met “Tombstone,” a lifelong biker and member of BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse / http://bacaworld.org/), a group whose sole mission is to empower children who have been victimized. Dressed in leather, the rough looking group stood guard at her house 24 hours until she felt safe. The experience changed the course of her life.
Old Skool Café, founded by Teresa Goines, is a youth-run supper club in San Francisco aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty, crime, prison, and hopelessness.
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