Coming Up on the Youth Channel: Moving Forward

It’s difficult to think that twenty years ago people were not allowed to get married because of their identity, get a job because of their gender, or before the civil rights era go into a bathroom because of the color of their skin. Every generation tries to surpass the number of achievements the previous generation had, and as a society we’ve learned or tried something called acceptance. In 2019, we now see women in Congress, LGBTQ+ members hosting their own television shows, and the minority slowly becoming the majority. Join the Youth Channel this week with special programming about the possible representation in 2020 Election, women’s rights, and civil rights in the United States.

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 - Episode 6 (Youth Channel)

Monday, June 10th

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.

The Spotlight - Season 3 Episode 20

Tuesday, June 11th

6:00pm - 7:00pm

This week, Crystal Askew & David Martinez discuss whether Joe Biden’s presidential campaign could be put in jeopardy after a few women accused him of inappropriate behavior and if Facebook could have an impact on the upcoming 2020 election. The show ends with an exclusive performance by Jesse Vega from his upcoming new EP.

Girls Empowered - Episode 2

Wednesday, June 12th

6:00pm - 6:30pm

6:30pm - 7:00pm

Reproductive Justice is met when people have the power and resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, sexuality, and reproduction. In our conversation today we want to focus specifically on the issue of abortion. Host Naomi will sit down with guests Chris Slattery, Aisha and Ifeoma Anunkor to further discuss this issue.

The Cycle

Thursday, June 13th

6:00pm - 6:30pm

6:30pm - 7:00pm

The Cycle is a Youth Channel curated documentary based on Individual Liberties. Defined by Dictionary.com Individual Liberty means “the liberty of an individual to exercise freely those rights generally accepted as being outside of governmental control.” Under The Cycle, we will discuss Police Harassment/Brutality, School to Prison Pipeline and Civil Rights. The Cycle was produced during the Summer 2016 Internship Program.

Night Cap Career Day - Episode 5

Friday, June 14th

6:00pm - 7:00pm

The are only two episode left in NIGHTCAP’s Career Day series and on this show, the curtain to the acting world gets pulled back as actors Jared Kemp and Clifton Cutrary who starred in the hit Netflix series Like Cage discuss the vicissitudes of a career in acting. Jared and Clifton who played the teenage Willis Stryker and Cari Lucas share what it took to prepare for their roles on Luke Cage and what it was like being the youngest cast members working with seasoned actors like Alfre Woodard and Mike Colter.