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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.

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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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PHOTOS: 2012 INTER-COMMUNAL GIVEBACK FEAST & CONCERT

On December 21, 2012, Mic Check 1-Two! collaborated with Sporty Marketing LLC, and The Circle Ent. to bring The INTER-COMMUNAL GIVEBACK FEAST & CONCERT to the community of North Philadelphia. The event was held at the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center and featured many local Philly artists to entertain the community as they selected from gently-used clothing and canned goods to take home for FREE!

We were thrilled to be able to host this event and help so many families in the North Philadelphia community. Our next Giveback event will move to a new community! Stay tuned to find out which community we will be serving next!

Thank you for your continued support of Mic Check 1-Two! Click the pictures below to view photos from The 2012 Intercommunal Giveback Feast & Concert.

 

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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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