Mental Health and Media

Mental health is an important topic that stands taboo in so many communities. Specifically in the black community, issues such as anxiety and depression get swept under the rug with statements like, “You’re not crazy,” “Pray about it,” and,“Just try to relax.” Well, these are all good suggestions, but they do not get to the root issue–the fact that people are struggling and need a way to heal. I’m glad that there are many African American individuals in the public eye who are using their stories to reduce the stigma around…

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Come Be a Part of Our Live Studio Audience on Saturday

The Hype TV Show, a talk show for, by and about young women, will tape three new episodes on Saturday November 8th at 12 noon. We are looking for opinionated teens and adults to be in the audience! Any high school student who stays for all three tapings will receive 4 hours of community service credit for their participation in the on camera discussions. The three episodes will be “Impact of Reality Shows on Young Women”, “What is Cheating?”, and “All Male Relationship Panel”. During the “All Male Relationship Panel” episode, for the…

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Come Help Kick Off The New Season of The Hype

The new season of The Hype will be starting in September and we need opinionated teens and adults to be in the audience! The three episodes that will be kicking off the new season will be “What is Ghetto vs. Ratchet”, “How to Have a Healthy Body Image”, and “What Do You MEME?” The taping of these three episodes will be on Saturday September 13 from 12:00pm to 4pm. Students between the ages of 14 and 18 can receive community service credit for attending the taping. If you are interested…

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What Does It Mean to Be Black? [Video]

Here’s a look at an upcoming segment on The Hype TV Show where a room full of African Americans (representing several generations) discuss what it means to be black. Take a look at the video and share your thoughts. The New season of The Hype begins this winter.

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College Bound Program for Students Ages 10 to 18

Attention all parents and students! This organization has a college bound program for students aged 10 to 18. The Main College Bound Program is one of 9 youth programs offered by Institute for the Development of African- American Youth, Inc. The Main Program is a culturally based enrichment program which consists of five principle workshops:Roots, Trends, Leadership Training, Financial Literacy, and College Preparatory. The Main Program offers more than 100 youth, ages 10 through 18 years, an opportunity to explore Multicultural American history, examine current trends in urban communities, engage in cultural…

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