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OUR PURPOSE

"SIXES"

EDUCATE

Do You Know Black? aims to educate our viewers on the rich history of accomplishments, stories, cultural practices, figures, and struggles of people of the African Diaspora.

ELEVATE

Do You Know Black? seeks to combat the negative stereotypes and perceptions of black people by highlighting the contributions, characteristics, and diversity within the culture.

ENGAGE

Do You Know Black? aims to engage other cultures in the celebration of black history while building a space conducive to learning, advocacy, and allyship.

EMPOWER

Do You Know Black? hopes to give black people a sense of strength and pride in their roots and ancestry.

ENRICH

Do You Know Black? hopes to serve as a tool to promote community, family, and fellowship in a way that increases the quality of our viewers lives mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

ENTERTAIN

Do You Know Black? creates customized experiences and content that allows our viewers to not only come away with a deeper understanding of the black culture, but also with good memories, laughs, and high spirits.

MEET THE TEAM

Darnell Gilet

Co-Creator /
Executive Producer

Darnell Gilet is an HR professional with extensive experience in talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion strategy, and employer branding at companies that include The National Basketball Association, Scripps Networks, Discovery Communications and Unilever.

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Alyssa Gilet

Co-Creator / Writer

Alyssa Gilet is a marketing and events professional with experience in brand partnerships, integrated marketing, and event production at companies that include NBCUniversal, A+E Networks, Tribeca Film Festival and Ace Comic Con.

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Jon "J-Hype" Hyppolite

Host

Jonathan "J-Hype" Hyppolite is a comedian, actor, emcee and entertainer with experience hosting and producing for hit television programs that include Maury, The Jerry Springer Show, The Steve Wilkos Show, The Trisha Show and Crazy Talk. 

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Eric Sheppard

Producer

Eric Sheppard is a TV production professional with experience in post-production management and editing for television productions that include The Maury Show, The Trisha Show, Judge Jerry and

Crazy Talk.

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