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.