BET Special To Address Single Parenting Issues


BET this Monday (Jan. 30) will air a special episode of its music and entertainment series 106 and Park focusing on issues affecting young parents.
The show, Young, Single and Parenting, will be hosted by 106 & Park personalities Terrence J and Rocsi and will speak directly to youths who are currently parents and those expecting, with a specific focus on the realities facing African American youth, according to network officials. Participants will be informed of the responsibilities they can expect, the resources available and their rights as parents.
In addition, experts Dr. Michelle and Dr. Tartt , will be on hand to answer questions submitted via a live online chat.
"We are proud of our place as the only daily source of Black Youth culture on television and we know it's about more than music, celebrities and fun," said Stephen Hill, BET's President of Music Programming and Specials in a statement.. "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"