106 & Park - Netflix
Wed 26 June 2019
106 & Park is an American hip hop and R&B music video show set up in a countdown format, that was broadcast Monday to Friday at 6/5c on BET (7:00 pm on BET UK). Since its inception, it has been the network's number-one rated show. The show was originally produced in Harlem, New York City, and the title of the show is derived from the original studio location at East 106th Street and Park Avenue. Viacom's acquisition of BET prompted a change to the CBS Broadcast Center at 524 West 57th Street between 10th & 11th Avenues, in the Hell's Kitchen section of Midtown Manhattan.
Runtime: 120 minutes
106 & Park - Free Marie - Netflix
Marie Antoinette Wright (born February 7, 1968), better known by her stage name, “Free”, is an American media personality, television producer and philanthropist. She rose to fame as the first host of BET's 106 & Park. She was later a disc jockey at KKBT 100.3 The Beat in Los Angeles and is the former co-host of the Ed Lover Morning Show on Power 105.1 in New York City.
106 & Park - Philanthropy - Netflix
In 2002, Free founded the Free4Life Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to empowering young people in disadvantaged neighborhoods through programs that encourage literacy, financial education and creative arts. The Free4Life Foundation has created opportunities that inspire, support, encourage and strengthen the healthy development of young people in Boston’s underserved communities. Initially focused on eradicating domestic violence and improving financial literacy, Free is currently in the process of expanding the depth and breadth of the foundation’s scope. Through the foundation, Free also launched the successful fundraising event, Break! Break!. Free is also an advocate for breast cancer awareness. In October 2010, she participated in the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” charity walk in honor of her late mother Selina “Tina” Wright. Forming team “Walk 4 Tina,” Free and her family walked 5.7 miles to help raise donations and awareness.
106 & Park - References - Netflix