Rapper David Banner & Pittsburgh rapper/activists Jasiri X and have launched a new program called the One Hood Media Academy, to help young African-American men develop media related skills to empower them for the future. The goal of the One Hood Media Academy is to assist the students in analyzing media messages, while developing creative media skills to produce their own content. The Academy, which will be held at Elite Studios, in Pittsburgh, will provide courses to teach skills related to blogging, video production and social media.
David Banner will be on hand to help launch the Academy on January 25, at the August Wilson Center for African-American culture. The evening will include a discussion and Q&A with David Banner, regarding black men and their role in hip-hop music.
There are 25 openings for young African-American men, ages 13-19 and applications are being excepted until February 1, 2013.