Coming Up on the Youth Channel: Human Rights

As Black History Month is coming to an end we remember how far we have come and how much further we have to go. The Youth Channel delves into human rights, racial profiling and police brutality. Get a fresh take on these issues from our youth.

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.


YC Power Hour ep 15 (YC Original) 

Monday, February 25 

6:00pm - 7:00pm

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.

Girls Empowered ep 3 (Youth Channel) 

Tuesday, February 26th 

6:00pm - 6:30pm

6:30pm - 7:00pm

Episode 3 of Girls Empowered is dedicated to the topic of Body Image and how having a negative body image can lead to eating disorders. We will discuss the impact that media has on body image, how companies perpetuate unrealistic beauty standards, how women and teens are disproportionately targeted by them, what some companies are doing to combat this, and what people can do to maintain body positivity.

Spotlight ep 10 (Youth Channel)

Wednesday, February 27th

6:00pm - 7:00pm

6:30pm - 7:00 pm

"Police State of Mind" seeks to address the handling, or rather mishandling of mentally ill persons. Joined with the host is John Jay College of Criminal Justice Professor, Philip Yanos, a 5th year Ph.D. student, Beth Vayshenker and a former local police member, Ahmed Ennaitalla weighs in on the decision. 

Earth Day Comp (Youth Channel) 

 Thursday, February 28th  

6:00pm - 6:30 pm

6:30pm - 7:00 pm

In celebration of Spring being Environmental Awareness Month, the Youth Channel has created a compilation of media surrounding environmental justice and awareness. 

Night Cap ep 3 (News + Current Information)

Friday, March 1st  

6:00 - 7:00 pm

First up in NIGHTCAP's new six-part Career Day series is music video director and filmmaker Jordan Riggs. Jordan Riggs began his career with the directing group High5Collective (H5C) who was the first to storm the Internet with unofficial videos that looked official. H5C's success in the unofficial realm landed them deals to make official videos for artists like Frank Ocean and Childish Gambino so tune in because not only will you get a chance to see some of these videos but Jordan will also share the stories behind them. And, you won’t believe how much it cost to make one of them.