Coming Up on the Youth Channel: Girl Power

It’s Women’s History Month, which means it’s time to celebrate the lovely ladies in your life and honor those who came before us that paved the way for our success. Next week on the Youth Channel, tune in to programming that features strong, talented young women who are making a difference.

Watch “YC Power Hour” for a youth take on the latest news, “Girls Empowered” and “NIGHTCAP” for career focused stories, “The Ujamaa Project” for a discussion about self empowerment and the “Women’s History Month Compilation” for profiles of boss women of the past and present.

The Youth Channel airs programming every weeknight from 6-7pm on MNN4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, Spectrum 67 & 1998) and MNNHD (Spectrum 1993). To learn about MNN’s Youth Media Center and the work they produce, click here.


Monday, March 5

YC Power Hour


The YC Power Hour is a weekly potpourri youth creative youth-driven program. It covers news, entertainment, and current trends within NYC and the world while keeping a light-hearted down to earth tone.


Tuesday, March 6

Girls Empowered: The Wage Gap


Girls Empowered is a show that aims to create conversations about the challenges that women face in a patriarchal society.

In this episode, the co-hosts discuss the very prominent issue of gender income inequality and discover why although many women work hard and excel in many of the fields that males dominate, there are still gaps between men and women’s income who hold the same positions or are in the same field.

Wednesday, March 7

The Ujamaa Project: Shante J Edwards


Swahili word ujamaa means 'extended family,' 'brotherhood' or 'socialism;' as a political concept, it asserts that a person becomes a person through the people or community.

In today's episode, we'll be discussing the topic of self-empowerment and how it can affect one's self esteem and help solve the world's problems. When people don't feel empowered or own self-worth, they are extremely susceptible to depression. There may be people that you are close to or that may be in your community that suffer from depression, anxiety or other mental illness.

Today we are fortunate enough to have with us Ms. Shantae J. Edwards, a member of the Global Shapers Community and Founder and Chief Operating Officer of  I AM D.O.P.E., Inc.


Thursday, March 8

Women’s History Month Compilation


In celebration of Women's History Month, the YMC has compiled past and present productions that center around Women empowerment, issues and stories.

Friday, March 9



Next in NIGHTCAP’S new six-part Career Day series is another filmmaker, but she is representing for all the women directors out there.

Twenty three year old Brianna Abdullah started making movies in her teens and in a short span she has written and directed various short films including, “First Love”, “Clasp”, and “Wanna Fix A Flat?”

Her newest, “Bittersweet,” explores the woes of online dating from the male perspective. Tune in to see some scenes from the film and to get the goods from Brianna and Amari as they reveal some movie-in-the-making moments.