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BET’s flagship show, 106 & Park, is one of the only sources for young black culture on television. Currently hosted by Terrence J and Rocsi, the program has been a staple in homes across the country for over a decade.

In an effort to touch on issues that truly affect the community, 106 & Park will air a live special on teens and parenting on Monday, January 30th. “106 & Park Presents: Young, Single & Parenting” will provide young parents (and parents to be) with the information that will equip them to face the challenges of child-rearing.

Experts Dr. Michelle and Dr. Tartt will be on hand to answer questions from a professional perspective, and viewers will also have the opportunity to hear testimonials from rappers Don Trip and Tray Chaney who are both young fathers.

Of the program, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, Stephen Hill, had this to say:

On 106 & PARK, we’ve taken the time to discuss relationship violence, teen body image issues, AIDS prevention and other topics relevant to our audience. Many in our audience are young parents and need more information and guidance than they’re getting about how to work through certain issues; not the least of which is working on the relationship with the other parent for the benefit of the child. It’s our hope that this special edition of 106 & PARK will help strengthen young families.

There are several ways for you to get involved via social media:

Dr. Michelle and Dr. Tartt will be answering questions submitted through the live chat at bet.com/YSPtips.

The 90 minute special airs at 6/5c on BET.

Editor’s Note: Often times we beg for positive programming for our youth, but neglect to support it when it’s presented to us. We sorely miss programs like Teen Summit, but we’re called to support something that takes on a more serious tone, people are nowhere to be found. I encourage you to at least set your DVR, or encourage a young person you know to watch. I’m sure each of us can think of someone in our lives who needs the information. Do your part.

thanks BET PR