Take a look at photos from Mic Check 1-Two!’s 3rd annual Prom Drive Tour. This year we visited Overbrook High School, Randolph High School and Delaware County Technical High School. These lovely young women and a few young men selected from gently-worn dresses for their special day. Much thanks to everyone who donated and volunteered to help these young queens! Click on the photos below to view the slideshow!
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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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!!!!
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!
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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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!
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.
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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org !
ARE YOU READY???
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!!!
**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.
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I have been sitting here at the computer for at least twenty minutes before I could begin this post. A review of Mic Check 1-Two!’s first year in operation sounded like a rather daunting task considering all that we’ve been blessed to do this year. I have to give thanks to God for making ALL things possible!
As Latiaynna mentioned in her personal review, we had only started out to host one panel discussion. We were fed up with how black women were being portrayed in the media and we wanted to gather people together to TALK about it– not tweet about, or text about it, but to TALK about it. Sounds simple enough, right? My testimony is proof that when God is up to something, it’s best that you just sit back and stay out of His way.
We began planning our first panel discussion: The Portrayal of the African American Woman in the Entertainment Industry, in August of 2011. It was also during this time that my grandfather and best friend became gravely ill. His condition worsened between fall and the end of the year and he passed away on November 30, 2011. His funeral was one day before our event. This was a very difficult time for me because although I wanted to be with family and continue grieving, I didn’t want to let anyone down that had helped us with or had been looking forward to our event. I had planned on rescheduling the event but my family encouraged me not to do so. They knew that my grandfather would never want me to postpone anything on his account. He was a man of great character and believed that helping people and remaining humble were key principles. With that, we decided to go forward and get ready for the event.
Our event was a success! People were energized and support was coming to us in every direction. We received countless emails and comments from different people in anticipation of our next event.
Although establishing a community organization was not our original intent, Latiaynna and I were excited about what God had in store for us so we accepted the blessing, and the challenge and began planning.
We began planning a Prom Dress Drive for young girls which quickly turned into TWO prom dress drives and a Royal Prom Treatment contest for a lucky girl. We received so much support for our Prom Dress Drives including donated space from the Good Folks at : American Dreaming Magazine and videography from Lucky Brand Productions.
On March 2, 2012, Mic Check 1-Two! held a panel discussion: The MANel: Male Perspectives on Love & Relationships. The panel consisted of African American men from various backgrounds with different relationship statuses. View the highlight reel from The MANel and leave your comments and questions below! Check out the highlights from the discussion below!
PHOTOS: Standing Your Ground or Standing Around: The Trayvon Martin Murder & What We can Do About Violence, Injustice, and Race Relations In America
On Saturday, March 31, 2012, Mic Check 1-Two partnered with Senator Anthony Williams and TheColorCurve.com to host Standing Your Ground or Standing Around: The Trayvon Martin Murder & What We can Do About Violence, Injustice, and Race Relations In America
The discussion was held at Saint Joseph’s University
Check out the photos from this event below:
CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS FROM THE MANel: MALE PERSPECTIVES ON LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS BELOW