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Student Takeover Event

Today we had the opportunity to host a workshop about “Misled” at “The Student Takeover” event at Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology. The event was organized by Influencing Action Movement and offered cash giveaways and mock interviews for parents and teens.

We played a trivia game to test participants knowledge about commonly believed theories about African Americans. The four lucky winners walked away with gift cards to Chic-Fil-A and ITunes thanks to IAM!

We also shared some footage from past episodes of “Misled

Check out a few photos below!

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Question Everything Shirts on Sale Now!!

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Our signature “Question Everything” shirts are on sale now!! Shirts are $20

Click here to PURCHASE a shirt

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Please Support Misled

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We could really use your support in helping with the rising production costs of #misled ! Nothing is too small! Please visit : http://www.gofundme.com/support-misled to donate! Please help us in our mission to educate and inform! And if you haven’t already, take a look at our newest episode below.


Misled: NEW EPISODE: Jail Cells> Dorm Rooms: The Fate of the Black Man in America

We are SUPER excited to bring this all-new episode of Misled. Jail Cells> Dorm Rooms: The Fate of the Black Male in America.

Click on the video below to watch an all new episode of, Misled: Jail Cells > Dorm Rooms: The Fate of the Black Man in America
This mini-doc examines the effects of mass incarceration among black males and their families. We wanted to talk about the effect of incarceration from various perspectives in order to show the impact it has on an entire family, and culture. We examine the effects of poor education, stress-management and other factors that further perpetuate the cycle of mass incarceration among black males. In a heartbreaking interview, a child shares how much he misses his father who is currently incarcerated. You don’t want to miss this show! Please watch, share, and join in the conversation via comments on our website and YouTube Page and Social Media outlets.

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We would like to encourage you to subscribe to Mic Check 1-Two!’s YouTube page as well: Mic Check 1-Two!

 

CHECK OUT THE ALL NEW EPISODE BELOW!

 

 


Misled Episode 3 Premieres Feb 13

Misled: Episode 3 premieres THIS THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 13! This episode will examine the effects of mass incarceration among black males and their families.

Misled: Behind The Scenes: Episode 3
Take a look at some behind the scenes footage of Misled: Episode 3 currently in production. In this episode we will examine the effects of mass incarceration among black males and their families.

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MISLED: EPISODE 2: MENTAL HEALTH

Check out “Misled”, Episode 2 on Mental Health.

On this episode of Misled, Stephanie Harris shares her  story of living with Bipolar Disorder. We also talk to Radio Host and Celebrity Coach Dyana Williams who tells us about her personal journey dealing with family members who suffer from the disease. And later, we sit down with  mental health experts, Barry Adams and Debbie Mikola who explain the clinical aspect of mental health. Watch Now!!!!


MISLED: EPISODE 2 SNEAK PEEK

We’re back! We know it’s been a long time coming, but “Misled” is back with a new episode! Episode 2 of Misled focuses on Mental Health in the African American community. We wanted to shed light on the issue of mental health by discussing the stigma that is associated with many mental health disorders. We hope to educate people about mental health disorders in an effort to negate the negative perception associated with them to reach a broader level of understanding and compassion.

Check out a sneak peek of the episode below!


SUPPORT MISLED

Our own Lana Adams and Keona Gabbadon need your support to raise money to shoot future episodes of Misled. Click the link below to donate so that we can continue in our mission to inform the uninformed and misinformed in our community.

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Hosts of "Misled", Keona Gabbadon and Lana Adams

Hosts of “Misled”, Keona Gabbadon and Lana Adams


VIDEO: 50th anniversary: March On Washington

Mic Check 1-Two!’s Lana Adams was in Washington D.C. on Saturday, August 24, 2013 covering the 50th anniversary of the historic March On Washington. Click below to view the coverage which includes exclusive interviews with event organizers, television host, A.J. Calloway, the sixth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and more!


PHOTOS: 50TH ANNIVERSARY MARCH ON WASHINGTON

Mic Check 1-Two!’s Lana Adams was in Washington D.C. on Saturday, August 24, 2013 covering the 50th anniversary of the historic March On Washington. Click below to view the photos and stay tuned for exclusive interviews with event organizers, television host, A.J. Calloway, the sixth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and more! Click photo to view slideshow.

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EVENT: BOLD, BROWN & BEAUTIFUL

Come out to support this great event!

THIS IS A FREE EVENT – PLEASE JUST RSVP to ashley@writelaughdream.com.

This is an evening to explore the stories of brown women not only in the African-American community but across the board. With the recent airing of “Dark Girls” on OWN TV, it’s evident
many women, light, dark and in between still struggle with self esteem. But there is victory in our journey as women.

Join us as we view an extended clip of the documentary followed by a panel
discussion featuring:

Lenny Daniels (Director, Actress)
Stephanie “Rhythm” Keene (UN & Co. apparel)
Darcel Laurie (Makeup by Dar/Beauty Advisor)
Shaleah L. Sutton (President, UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT, INC)

Moderated by Ashley Coleman of WriteLaughDream.com.
Vendors will include: Duafe Holistic Hair Care, Motives by Lala, Shanina Dionna (Art &Photography)

RSVP with your name to ashley@writelaughdream.com.

Tuesday, August 20
6-8 PM
Blues Babe Foundation
2233 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132

 

 

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VIDEO: FRUITVALE STATION SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION

On July 22, Friends for Justice Philly, in conjunction with Landmark Theaters, Blues Babe Foundation, and Councilman David Oh’s Black Film Advisory Committee, hosted a special screening of Fruitvale Station followed by a brief, in-theater panel discussion with some of the Delaware Valley’s most prominent and dedicated community activists.

Check out the recap video for our special screening of Fruitvale Station below

Friends for Justice Philly is a group of young activists dedicated toward providing real solutions for many of today’s pressing issues that disproportionately affect the black community. Check out the Friends for Justice Philly website for more information regarding the organizations and young people involved and to keep up with our upcoming events. We believe that it is time to stop talking about the problems and start doing. Collectively we will create, develop and execute programs that will help to educate, inform, and progress our community.

We are currently working on #nextsteps to inform our community of legal rights and legislation that can have an impact on their lives. Stay tuned for the “Know Your Rights Series.

Remember to Like “Friends For Justice Philly” on Facebook.


SPECIAL SCREENING: FRUITVALE STATION

***OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ***
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

In conjunction with Landmark Theaters, Blues Babe Foundation, and Councilman David Oh’s Black Film Advisory Committee, Tabb Management & FRIENDS will host a special screening of Fruitvale Station on Monday, July 22 at 6:35pm followed by a brief, in-theater panel discussion with some of the Delaware Valley’s most prominent and dedicated community activists:

Michael Coard – Attorney
Conrad Moore – Anti-Oppression Lecturer

Wanda Darden – Program Coordinator
The purpose of the panel is to urge the community to rally together at this critical socio-historic moment around issues the movie raises. The brief discussion will include Fruitvale Station’s implications, impact and opportunity as a springboard for community partnerships and positive change.

chronicles the true story of the last 24 hours of Oscar Grant’s life – a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who was fatally shot by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, California.

In the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009 on the platform of the Fruitvale BART Station, Grant was lying down, handcuffed and unarmed at the time of the shooting. Grant’s case sparked outrage in the community and raised questions of police brutality and racial profiling.


Misled Exclusive Commentary on “Dark Girls” Film

DARK GIRLS RECAP

Check out our commentary on the film “Dark Girls”. The documentary premiered on Oprah’s OWN Network and focuses on colorism in the African American community. The films producers D. Channsin Berry (Urban Winter Entertainment) and Bill Duke (Duke Media) went into the community to talk to people about the effects of colorism and the stigma placed on darker complected women. Many people have had their opinions of the doc. Watch the video below to see what we thought! Feel free to comment or send your thoughts to creatingdialogue@gmail.com !

 


Select Philadelphia High School Students will Receive a Royal Prom Treatment for FREE Courtesy of..

MAKE-UP ARTISTS

Dreama Riche

Couture Nichols

Rashuana

MAC Cosmetics [Macy’s – 1200 Market st. Philadelphia]

BARBERS

Ant (Hair Chemistry)

Ace (Philadelphia Hair Company)

HAIR STYLISTS

Cebria (Not Just Nails)

Ray (Divine Creations Hair Salon)

Lynette (Beyond Fierce Hair Studio) 5901 Nassau Road, Phila Pa

EYE LASH EXTENSION TECHNICIAN

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For One Day ONLY – new Prom Drive Donation Drop-Box Added

For One Day ONLY - new Prom Drive Donation Drop-Box Added

National Council of Negro Women – Temple Section will be accepting gently-worn formal dresses & suits for Greater Philadelphia area high school students attending Prom.


MIC CHECK 1-TWO! 2nd ANNUAL PROM DRIVE

WE ARE COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR OUR PROM DRIVE!

SEE DETAILS BELOW ON HOW TO DONATE/RECEIVE  AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR’S DRIVE!

DONATION DROP BOX LOCATIONS:

DELAWARE COUNTY PA

– Darby Borough Community Center ; 1020 Ridge ave. Darby, PA 19023 (starting 11am daily)
– All Together Lovely Hair Salon; 670 Church Ln. Yeadon, PA

PHILADELPHIA

– United Communities Southeast Philadelphia; Front & Ellsworth
– Van-Bett Boutique; 1233 E. Luzerne st, Philadelphia PA 19124

DELAWARE

– Clarence Fraim Boys & Girls Club; 669 s. Union st. Wilmington, DE
– Department of Human Development & Family Studies; 111 Alison Hall West Newark, DE 19716

PICK UP: contact us at creatingdialogue [a] gmail.com

We upgraded!

For the 2013 Prom Drive we have partnered with the non-profit Rising Sons and community org Dreaming Beyond.

Help us create an opportunity for young women and men from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to have a memorable prom experience by giving them access to free gently-worn formal wear.

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FORMAL DRESSES

SHOES

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2013 Prom Drive

Darby Borough Community Center : APRIL 14th 1pm- 4pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center APRIL 19th 6pm-9pm

Clarence Fraim Boys and Girls Club MAY 4th 1pm-4pm

The REACT Co. is supporting the 2013 Prom Drive by donation a portion of their proceeds from their upcoming LIVE Music Series .

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CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR’S PROM DRESS DRIVE BELOW:


MISLED: SEASON 1, EPISODE 1: COLORISM

IT’S FINALLY HERE: MISLED EPISODE 1! This two-part episode focuses on colorism in the African American community. Watch! Enjoy! Discuss! Tweet us your comments @Mic_Check_ or email us at creatingdialogue@gmail.com! You can also feel free to leave a comment under the video! Thanks for watching! Episode 1 of Misled features interviews with Dr. Yaba Blay (CNN’s Black In America/ Founder: One Drop Project); West Philadelphia Rapper, Chill Moody; Temple University professor of Africana Studies, Dr. Antwanisha Alameen-Shavers; and, a panel of youth who share their own personal experiences on colorism.

MISLED: EPISODE 1: PART 1

MISLED: EPISODE 1: PART 2 WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE MISLED INTRO VIDEO HERE: Misled’s intro was recorded by Vanessa Ingram and Staxx and produced by Darrell Chapman


MISLED: EPISODE 1 PREMIERES: TUESDAY, MARCH 26

ARE YOU READY???

MISLED: EPISODE 1 PREMIERES:  MARCH 26, 2013 AT 12PM

On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 12:00 noon the first episode of Misled  will be live on http://www.miccheck1two.com. The first episode will focus on colorism within the African American community.

Get excited! This show has been a long time coming and we are so excited to share with you all!

We are going to discuss where this notion of colorism came from and how it has affected the psyches of so many.

Episode 1 of Misled features interviews with Dr. Yaba Blay (CNN’S Black In America/ Founder: One Drop Project), West Philadelphia Rapper, Chill Moody, Temple University professor of Africana Studies, Dr. Antwanisha Alameen-Shavers, and a panel of youth who share their own personal experiences in colorism.

We can’t wait to educate our people and we hope that this show will open eyes and open gates to conversation and change. Stay tuned!!!

Lana Adams Back

 


NATIONAL WOMEN & GIRLS HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

This Saturday March 9, 2013, Mic Check 1-Two! will be out supporting Philadelphia Fight at their event in honor of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

The event is named “We Matter” in an effort to convey to women and girls that they matter the most and to emphasize the importance of knowing their status’ in order to keep themselves safe.

Philadelphia Fight will be hosting a day of incentivized testing and wellness activities on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 12:00 to 5:00 at John F. St. Community Center (1100 Poplar).

Come out, get tested, and bring a friend! There will group discussions
and prizes just for coming out & getting tested! One lucky winner will walk home with a new television!

Join us in supporting this great event!

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VIDEO: MISLED: EPISODE 1 PREVIEW

**CHECK OUT THE PROMO VIDEO FOR THE PREMIERE EPISODE OF MISLED**

The first episode of Misled will focus on colorism in the African American community. We’ll talk about the dark-skinned vs. light-skinned controversy by finding out where it came from and how it’s affecting society.

We’ve all heard some of the stereotypes in this video! It’s time to get to the bottom of them!

 

Stay tuned for Misled, coming March 2013.

DO YOU HAVE A TOPIC YOU’D LIKE TO SEE FEATURED ON MISLED? SEND AN EMAIL TO CREATINGDIALOGUE@GMAIL.COM WITH YOUR SUGGESTIONS. WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!


Misled: A New Webseries from Mic Check 1-Two!

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We are pleased to announce “Misled” a new webseries hosted by Lana Adams and Keona Gabbadon.

Misled is a show dedicated to informing the uninformed and the misinformed. We are living in a time where negativity sells and positive images are not always easily accessible or attractive. Our aim is to bring positive images into the media. Misled will focus on common misconceptions and stereotypes about African-Americans by exposing the truth behind them and offering solutions and alternatives to broaden perspectives and perceptions.

To find out more about the first episode of Misled, click here.


Checkin’ In – Year ONE in Review: Portia

A little over a year ago, I prayed and asked God to enlarge my territory.  Shortly after I became an official member of Mic Check 1-Two!   My adventure with Mic Check 1-Two has been just that, an adventure.

Lana and I first connected spirits when she interviewed my father for a documentary.   Coming into contact with young black women with similar visions is like finding a diamond in a rough.  We shared the vision of unlocking the truths about our community, and educating our community on those truths. We each had the innate desire to encourage, support, and help our communities to use their voice as an agent for change.  Needless to say, we connected instantaneously.

Through Lana, I was introduced to Latiaynna, and the same thing happened!  Our spirits linked and a beautiful friendship was born.

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Portia Fullard (left), Latiaynna Tabb (right), Representing Mic Check 1-Two! at Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s Fundraiser

When they decided to put on the panel discussion on The Portrayal of the African American Woman in the Entertainment Industry, I was thrilled to support!  I mean how could I not support my friends in their endeavors to hold a discussion on something I too am extremely passionate about?

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The InterCommunal Giveback

The Giveback Flier

3-9pm
Friday, December 21, 2012
Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center
2551 n. 22nd st. Philadelphia, PA 19132

The InterCommunal Giveback Feast & Concert is an annual year-end FREE event that travels each year to different under-served Philadelphia communities, offering a hot meal, gently-used clothing, non-perishable food items, and an evening of entertainment for community members.
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