Team

Despues Green, better known as “Ascidzz” is a songwriter from Philadelphia, PA. Despues’ passion exudes from his love of life, which, if you haven’t felt personally, emanates from his lyrics and productions. Mostly involved in the Hip Hop/Rap, R&B, and Pop scenes, Despues’ powerful voice is behind hundreds of songs written for hundreds of artists worldwide and his own music.

Listen to Music snippet from Despues – He describes who King Mansa Musa was.

Music interpolation by UCY Secretary Steven Martin

Stand By for more exciting works by Depues. 

Tommy A. Jones

Executive Director

Tommy Jones is the Founder and Executive Director of Urban City Youth (UCY) a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in Oakland, CA/San Francisco, CA. (radio market #4).
Official IRS Non Profit Certification granted in 2014, Tommy secured UCY students from Los Angeles to help develop a weekly UCY youth produced radio show to appeal to KTYM radio listeners (in Radio Market #2 Los Angeles)… where more than 50,000 listeners per week tuned in week after week. Bottom line… the UCY Radio Show “Set It Off” as a homegrown radio show from the grassroots of Slauson and Crenshaw district proper. The result was a lot of great shows that received a lot of great results where local entrepreneurs gained value in intimate brand name association with the UCY Radio Show.
Click here to see full Bio.

2021-2022 UCY STUDENT INTERNS

  • Shaquira Anderson (Southwest College)
  • Angel De Oca Montes (Southwest College)
  • Miles Scales (KSU)
  • Jessica Anderson (KSU)
  • Depue’s Green (Southwest College)
  • Lauren Jones (Southwest College)
  • Erika Dutton
  • Sade Johnson

2021-2022 UCY GRADUATES RETURNING FOR SELECT SHOWS

  • Carrie Wines
  • Khalil Rashad
  • Keishawn Blackstone (TAK3 Media)

2022 COLLEGE ADMIN COORDINATOR

  • Shataya James (KSU)

2021-2022UCY ADMIN VOLUNTEER SENIOR STAFF APPEARING ON SHOWS

  • Eric Ball
  • Sonia Jefferson
  • Derrick McDowell
  • Tommy Jones
  • Reverend Thomas Blackwell (KTYM.media)
  • Andre Germany

2022 UCY HONORABLE STAFF

  • Marcus Hempen
  • Richard Hempen
  • Tosha Hines

WE ARE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL TO OUR DEDICATED MAINTENANCE SUPPORT STAFF

  • Wilbert Williams

 

A special Thanks to 2021 & 2022 UCY Board Member Steven Martin for UCY Theme Music, composition & Re-Mix 2022.

A Very Special Thanks to Reverend Thomas Blackwell – for opening the doors of the historic KTYM radio building for Urban City Youth students to Write, Produce, Edit, Host and Broadcast Radio Shows.

A Very Special Thanks to Dr. Jesse Benjamin of Kennesaw State University; Topic :Critical Race Theory Part I, II, III.

 A Very Special Thanks to Angela Wilbourn, United Negro College Fund, UNCF.

 A Very Special Thanks to the American Red Cross.

 A Very Special Thanks to all of the local youth who contributed commercial ads, poetry, spoken word, music compositions, songs, content, interview segments and ideas for show content.  You guys make the SHOW!

THANK YOU FOR THE VISION – HONORABLE EMERITUS BOARD MEMBER

  • Michael Lincoln

UCY Radio Production Team Cycle 7

(L-R) Khalil, Ebony, Carry, Julius produced and hosted over 35 radio shows in Cycle 7

Jorge Morales
Sound and Camera

20 year old Jorge Morales started his quest to become a film maker while after taking his first college film making class. He has been on many film sets and has functioned in just about every role including playing the role of supporting characters. His favorite word is “ACTION” and he prides himself in making a major difference in his community through film making.

Lamar McAdoo
Sound and Camera

19 year Lamar McAdoo discovered his passion for film making while on the set of “the Praise Dancer” – an Urban City Youth production. His good looks and ability to deliver improvised comedy beats as an extra is expected by many (above the line) to take him to the next level in film making and/or acting.

UCY LEGEND

Michael Lincoln joined Urban City Youth in March 2014 as Volunteer Coordinator and Operations Manager. He took a special interest in analyzing the Urban City Youth radio show production chain and in doing so implemented a more effective way to teach many more youth in Los Angeles to become “Brilliant in the Basics” of radio show production. He is now recognized at the UCY headquarters as an official Urban City Youth LEGEND! And is Highlighted and showcased as such around the Urban City youth recording studios. A loving father, husband and devout member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is missed everyday. We love Brother Michael Lincoln and will continue to implement his wishes for continual improvement to all systems at Urban City Youth Los Angeles. He crafted a radio production system that remains a Blessing to UCY students!

- Bios coming soon: Leniah Whitside & Marcel Berteaux.