Occupy Foreclosures

Just before 11 am today- November 8, 2011, members of the Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team (WAFT), homeowners Pablo and Shirley Travieso and family, and members of Occupy Worcester lined up in front of the Traviesos' two-story house at 24 Illinois St., drowned out the voice of auctioneer John Baker by chanting loudly, and blocked his entry to the property. The 44 protesters held signs and their chants included "Bank of America/Bad for America", "Banks got Bailed Out/We got Sold Out", and "What does democracy look like?/This is what democracy looks like!" The auctioneer, John Baker, acting for Bank of New York Trust, trustee for a bundle of mortgages in which this one was included, gamely proceeded with the auction at 11am despite the noise, and as there were no other bidders, the bank took back the house for $79,900. This type of protest will be happening here in NYC this week. What would you do if the banks wanted to take back your home? Would you fight back. See what these people did in Worcester.


November Show '11: Herman Cain ( DAMN YC NEWS )

Who is Herman Cain?

Herman Cain He is a husband, father, and grandfather. He is a former businessman, CEO (Godfather Pizza) , and radio show host. In all, he is a self made man who has never been phased by what is expedient or easy. Obama has his world famous "Hope for Change" proposal, now Herman has his own, 999 plan. No, its not a pizza deal, its just his proposal to help change America. His "999 plan" incorporates a 9% flat income tax, a 9% corporate tax, and a 9% national sales tax. On the surface, a flat 9% looks great for those with incremental tax rates. He hopes that his new proposal will help him win the election. He actually is the number #1 choice, right now, for the Republican party.

Here's a question for you guys, Do you think the "999 plan" wil be great to help the faliling econmy?

How long you think it will last after puting this plan into action?

Do you think this candidate is strong enough to run against President Obama?

Can he outlast the allegations of sexual harassment as his campaign marches on?

November Show '11: 2012 Elections ( DAMN YC NEWS)



Next year will be that time again when we may elect our 45th President. Obama shocked the world when he became the first African American president in US history and took down one of the most notorious terrorist, Osama Bin Laden . What can Republican candidates such as Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, and Michele Bachmann do to win over the appeal of the American public and be able to go to move forward. These Canidates hopes to reprsents you, the people. These are important times for americans. WHo will lead us away from political unrestand a fairer economy.

November Show '11: Mass Direct Action (DAMN YC NEWS)

Poster for N17 Mass Direct Action: Print and Post Freely!

This flyers explains what plans the protesters is going to do on Thursday November 17, 2011. First, at 7:00am, the are going to rally at City Hall to the stock market. There, they are going to share stories of people who hit rock bottom during this economic crisis. 3:00pm, they are going to take the occupation to the streets and the subway by sharing stories and also travel the five boroughs. At 5:00pm the protesters is going to rally at Foley Square in solidarity with laborers demanding jobs to rebuild this country's infrastructure and economy. Also there's going to a gospel chior and a marching band to suuport the movement. GO GET Em' GUYS!

Now, I have a question for all of you, will this movement impact the history of New York city or maybe the world?

From this epic movement, do you think the protesters have what it takes to change the economic and polittical system of the World?


October Show '11: Introduction

We'll try to make new introductions to the show as we get new producers. Check out this great song written by Jannell Tinsley and watch the Summer Youth Employment Program youth dance the news right into your living room at home. If you lover this show, or have any feedback for the show please email the Executive Producer, Derrick Dawkins. derrick@mnn.org


October Show '11: What PPl do In NYC

What do you do in NYC to pass the time? Check out this light hearted segmented produced by our news team to see what people get into in New York City.

October Show '11: Obesity Report

Overweight and obesity are caused by a complex array of genetic, metabolic, and behavioral interactions across a number of relevant social, environmental and policy contexts that influence eating and physical activity. The general consensus of obesity experts and researchers is that humans evolved to live in a very different environment than that in which they find themselves today. For hundreds of thousands of years, food was scarce and humans needed to work hard physically to survive. Because famine was not uncommon, there was biological pressure and survival advantage to be able to store energy as fat for the lean times. Unfortunately, there are parts of the world where famine still is commonplace. But for most of the Western world, food is now abundant, cheap and very available, while very little physical activity is required in the typical course of daily living. Are you obese? Check out this clip and think twice!

October Show '11: Media Eaters

Do you think you are over consumed with media? Is is distracting you from the more important thing in life? Thats an issue this PSA talks about. Turn off your, Ipod, your Ipad, your computer, and watch this important message. Lets prioritize our consumption practices. Check this out!

October Show '11: Get A Life Career Fair

Several hundred high school juniors & seniors, college students and young adults who are currently out of school, along with teachers, guidance counselors, youth program staff and parents.
Why: Young people have limited access to the resources that can help them explore the wide range of ways to meet their goals and make informed decisions about their future plans.
Most young people are aware that the military offers post-high school opportunities. But they may not be aware of all the other options open to them, including trade schools and training programs, ways to travel or serve their community. Few high schools have the time or staff to track down these types of resources. So we are bringing them all together in one place. Check out this cool event that the YA-YA Network has coordinated for youth as an alternative to joining the military after high school.

September Show '11: Introduction


September Show '11 Nelson Seda (D.A.M.N YC News)

B-boying, often called "breakdancing", is a popular style of street dance that was created and developed as part of hip-hop culture among African Americans and Latino youths in New York City. The dance consists of four primary elements: toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes/suicides. It is danced to both hip-hop and other genres of music that are often remixed to prolong the musical breaks. The musical selection for b-boying is not restricted to hip-hop music as long as the tempo and beat pattern conditions are met. A practitioner of this dance is called a b-boy, b-girl, or breaker. Nelson Seda talks about how he practices B-Boying and shows us some of his moves. Check out this young vibrant talent.

September Show '11: True Knowledge (Artist Exposé)

True Knowledge is a 21-year-old artist from the Bronx NY, New York, USA
Standing on the opposite side of the band wagon arrives a positive as well as intelegent artist whose music is reaching to many ears around the globe now. Born as, Jack Jacob A. Cummings is now True Knowledge. The self proclaimed resurrection of hip hop was born September 17, 1989 in Lincoln Hospital located in the Bronx New York. Growing up in the rough streets in his neighborhood was a struggle for gangs and drugs flooded all throughout his community.
The goal and prime objective of the 21-year-old rapper is to achieve greatness in the music industry and escape the harsh reality that is witnessed daily. True Knowledge's message of entertainment is clean music without profanity, therefore anyone in any age group would be able to enjoy his inspiring words that up lifts emotions as well as spirits. Much of his work is showing proof that he is not an average rapper, not speaking on the subjects that people would usually expect a rapper from New York would speak about in Hip Hop. Check out this clip on how True Knowledge defines his talent and exhibits the uniqueness in his content.

September Show '11 Jeremiah Interview (D.A.M.N YC News)

Jeremiah is a singer/dancer that has a lot of talent and decided to come down to MNN to tell the Youth Channel producers about his journey as a Philipine born young man defining his dreams through the arts. Check out this clip!

September Show '11 J2 (D.A.M.N YC News)

See Jeremiah Salvador sing his way right into our hearts. This guy has talent. If you feel you have some talent please email youth@youthchannel.org and find out how to be on one of our shows. Thanks!

July Show '11: YFEN (D.A.M.N YC News)

Check out this silent film about what the President should help us with. It was made for youth by youth.

July Show '11: Stress in the recession (D.A.M.N YC News)

Are you stressing in the recession? Don't be! Here are a couple of cool ways to cool off for the summer months.

July Show '11: Beyond Beats n Rhymes (D.A.M.N YC News)

A few weeks ago there was a screening of a documentary about hip hop masogany, the controversial lyrics and the defilement of woman in hip hop. The documentary was called "Hip Hop Beyond Beats and Rhymes" . After the screening of this film, there a panel discussion with artists such as La Bruja, Tim M west and Talib Kweli and more. Check out what some hip hop heads have to say about hip hop, where its been, and where its going. Enjoy!

June 2011: Gay Rights Legalized

Two years after the New York State Senate strongly rejected gay marriage it finally came to a vote again tonight. This time, the State Senate voted to legalize same-sex marriage by a margin of 33 to 29. The religious amendments to the bill passed in the Assembly by 82-47 earlier in the evening; now the bill just needs Governor Cuomo's signature to become law.
As the vote began there was some confusion when State Senator Tom Duane started to defend the bill he sponsored—saying "What this bill will do is say that we are family in a way that no other word can. And that word is marriage." What a glorious occasion for LGBTQ youth and adults!!!!

Check out this video done by Associated press about the response of New Yorkers from the verdict.

June 2011: National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York

Spread out a picnic on the lawn at Bryant Park and watch classic films in the open air with your fellow New Yorkers. The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival is a New York summer tradition.

The films will be projected in 35mm onto a screen 20 feet high by 40 feet wide. All films begin at dusk (usually between 8 pm and 9 pm), but the lawn opens at 5 pm for blankets and picnicking (you can line up on the edges of the lawn starting at 4PM). Get there early and stake out a spot if you want a good view of the screen. While you wait for the feature presentation, enjoy classic animation courtesy of Warner Bros.

Look at these photos of the crowd that came out!

June 2011: National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York

Join the crowds of more than two million to celebrate Puerto Rican culture at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, June 12, 2011. The Puerto Rican Day Parade (also known as the National Puerto Rican Day Parade) takes place annually along Fifth Avenue in New York City, on the second Sunday in June, in honor of the nearly 4 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and all people of Puerto Rican birth or heritage residing in the mainland U.S. In 2006, more than 80,000 participants marched and nearly 2 million spectators lined the parade route.[1] The parade always attracts many celebrities, both Puerto Rican and of Puerto Rican heritage, and many politicians from the Tri-State area.
The parade marches along Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street and has grown to become one of the largest parades in New York City, with nearly three million spectators annually.
Check out this video to see the fun and festivities.


May Show '11: Introduction (D.A.M.N Y.C News)

Welcome to the Youth Channel's Defense Against Media Nonsense news show! Our news show is different from other news shows because the DAMN YC News is made for youth, by youth. We cover topics that you want to see from political events, community news to independent music videos, rallies, movies and other topics you care about. DAMN offers a look at community issues that are under exposed in the media. It's uncut; it's different; it's about change. It's Defense Against Media Nonsense. www.youthchannel.org


May Show '11: John Gillette "ALL BAD" (D.A.M.N. Y.C News)

John Gillette is one of America's well known artist. Most recently, he has been given the opportunity to work with the famed production/artist duo of Midi Mafia, highly acclaimed for working with acts such as 50 Cent, David Archuleta, Lloyd Banks, Brandy, Nelly, G-Unit, Angie Martinez and several others. Check out this video entitled "All Bad" by John Gillette. Enjoy!


May Show '11: Yan Carlos Mejia (D.A.M.N Y.C News)

Yan Carlos produced En Alerta T.V. Its a show about celebrity Gossip, pop culture, and trivial world news. Yan Carlos is the first producer on Youth Channel to make a news show in spanish. Stick around to hear what Yan Carlos talks about his show. DAMN YC News reporter Jammell Sykes has the scoop. www.youthchannel.org


May Show' 11: Jose Interview (D.A.M.N. .Y.C News)

On this episode of D.A.M.N News, we are going to meet one of Youth Channel's producer, Jose, Serrano. Jose hosts his own show entitled the Jose News Show. Jose's show showcases young talent, entrepreneurs, youth organizations, rally's, politics and more. He has done interviews with notable city officials as well as youth from different backgrounds. He uses twitter, facebook, and other social networks to communicate with his supporters and finding information. Check out this interview done by reporter, Manny Rosario as we look into how Jose uses new media tactics as a tool to foster interactivity with his shows content and the viewers that watch them. www.youthchannel.org

May Show '11: School Budget Cuts ( D.A.M.N. Y.C News)

The district has proposed eliminating the equivalent of 42 full-time teachers (12 come from dropping full-time kindergarten, 10 are special education teachers who helped with workloads) and 40 support staff next year. That would save about $6 million in salaries and benefits but would drive up class sizes. The average teacher earns $67,400 per year, though during layoffs, it's typically lower-paid teachers who receive pink slips. Check out what people in New York think about this current atrocity! www.youthchannel.org

April Show' 11: Introduction (D.A.M.N. Y.C News)

April Show ' 11: 90 Miles Red Carpet (D.A.M.N Y.C News)

April Show ' 11: Big Birth of Big Air (D.A.M.N Y.C News)

April Show ' 11: ESPN Sports Day (D.A.M.N Y.C News)


February Show '11: Introduction (D.A.M.N. Y.C. News)

Welcome to this very special episode of D.A.M.N. Y.C. News. This show has been around for about 10 years now and we want to take a minute to look back and highlight some of the most interesting, informative or just plain fun segments.
Log on to http://youthchannel.org for more info on the Youth Channel and their initiatives.

February Show '11: Coco Piela (D.A.M.N. Y.C. News)

Here is a music video by Coco Piela called Any Day Now, that actually gives a positive message for women who lose confidents in how they look. Coco Piela is an artist from Youth Movement Records. youthmovementrecords.org

February Show '11: Hip Hop 101 (D.A.M.N. Y.C. News)

Do you love hip hop...you do? then this next segment is just for you. Hop-Hop 101 is a game show created by MNN producer Malik Parker. He has created the first ever hip hop game show. So sit back relax and enjoy this segment. Google Malik Parker or Hip Hop 101 for more info on the show.

February Show '11: Youth Movement Records (D.A.M.N. Y.C. News)

Check out this mini Documentary about how youth from the Oakland area feel about losing their loved ones and see how these youth use music to express how much they miss them.
If you want to learn more about YMR log on to their site.

February Show '11: Paramore (D.A.M.N. Y.C. News)

Maria Gomez, a Youth Channel producer wanted the world to see the beauty of musical group "Paramore". She produced this musical segment on these young "shooting stars". According to their fans, Paramore heals with their music. Log on to youthchannel.org for more information on how to be a producer and make your own media!


January Show '11: Introduction (D.A.M.N. Y.C. News)

DAMN YC NEWS Wishes all of our viewers a Happy Holiday and New Year! If you like watching DAMN YC News and want to become a broadcast journalist? Please email derrick@youthchannel.org