Young’s book Diamond Ruff published in 2009 was later followed by a movie with the same title. The message of Diamond Ruff is that “anyone can overcome obstacles and mistakes, if you tap into the power of the human spirit.”
Joe and his work have appeared in magazines such as People, Ebony, and Jet, as well as The New York Times, Boston Globe, C-Span, and other national media outlets. In 1999, Joe received the prestigious “Point of Light” award from the House for bringing the arts to disadvantage youth.
For more information on Joe Young, Jr., Young! Studios or Diamond Ruff visit:
http://www.youngstudios.biz/JoeYoung.html or http://diamondruffmovie.com/