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If you know anything about me, you know I’m ride or die for my husband. I don’t care how mad I get with him, I’m gonna always be here with pom poms and a cheesecake. He is dedicated to helping heal the wounds of the disenfranchised and God is blessing him to utilize his gifts and talents! Also, I helped by writing the grant that helped to facilitate the Academy.  So, if you’re in the area, please come through an support. (:

So this time, I’m writing to invite you all to the opening ceremony of One Hood Media Academy.     Please take the time to read abou the program and what is offered.  If you know anyone who has a child in Pittsburgh who fits the criteria, please email us.  If you  would like us to present this program at your school or institution, please email us.

On January 25, 2013, the opening ceremony will be held at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture on January 25, 2013 at 7 p.m. with special guest, Grammy award winning, multi-platinum artist David Banner.  A Conversation with David Banner will include an in depth discussion with David Banner regarding the Black male image in Hip Hop, his career and current activities, as well as current state of Hip Hop.  The ceremony will also feature a performance by One Hood Media Academy graduates Jordan Montgomery and Cameron Layne.

 1 hood frontOne Hood Media Academy, established by Jasiri X and Paradise “The Arkitech” Gray, in conjunction with August Wilson Center for African American Culture and a generous donation provided by the Heinz Endowments, is the tool to help African American young men critically analyze media messages, broaden their experience of media, and develop the creative skills needed in producing their own media. The mission is to improve self-image, dispel stereotypes, and provide a positive forum of self-expression.  The program is offered to 25 young African-American men, ages 13-19.  The course will include, though not limited to, the art of blogging, video production, and social media.  Applications for entry are now being accepted until February 1, 2013. The Academy will be held at the Elite Studios, 901 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.

If you need to know more comment below!  Thanks for reading and I hope to see you there!