SEASON 4 Airs September -November 2014 on TVJ ..Wednesdays 6pm... Repeats Saturdays 5:30 pm Stay Tuned! #shatterthesilence #respectjamaica #givetheyouthavoice
Statement by Emprezz Mullings - Golding, Executive Producer/Creator/Host
The children are the future and it takes a village to raise a child. I believe that children should be seen and heard and as a part of the Jamaican village, I must live a life that has purpose. My vision is to see the youth of Jamaica empowered. As a Jamaican personality, I feel it is my responsibility to take action and be a part of the development of our youth.
I woke up one morning and had the vision of a Talk show that dealt with the issues of the young people and their solutions. After Speaking at schools and many other benevolent endeavors where I met so many young people that were affected by their upbringing, their parenting, their influences and their environment, I knew I had to do more. So I called my business partner Nadia Stanley and without question she said “yes” she would join forces with me as Co- executive producer and I respect and appreciate her dedication. She is a great producer. My deepest desire is to see a Jamaica where our youth are confident, free from abuse, protected, informed, articulate and self-reliant.
All I ask of the Jamaican fraternity is to be aware and more informed about the truth regarding our youth issues, give a listening ear and protect them. My Men & Women of Jamaica… I ask you to please be the protectors and providers and start to prepare a safe environment for the young and impressionable minds. I pray we will no longer turn a blind eye and start to ‘Talk Up’ … ‘Talk the truth’…and ‘Talk’ with ambition and motivation.
I am grateful for the support of National Baking Company as the Major Sponsor. The little children shall lead and I stay committed to assisting them. I believe ‘Talk Up Yout’, the movement, will be the metamorphosis for our youth.
Children from every ethnicity country and class
are locked up in cages of silence
Trapped by fearThe fear of disbelief
Africans, Americans, Europeans, Asians and West Indians are being infected
by this unbearable and demoralising disease called
It is passed down from generation to generation
Guilty parents adopting from their predators
then try to pass it down to their successors
Creepy hands running into the future of their sons and daughters
Clandestinely taking away their innocence
Turning bright glassy crystal eyes
Into streams of obscurity ignominy and resentment
Children are being exploited
from border to border without limitation
Children are sold into the arms of gangs
for sexual exploitation
Children are locked up in basements
alienated from the rays of each day
they are buffeted with wipes and iron
in the dungeon of hell, they whisper to themselves
'Someone help me'
This is the time to stifle silence and speak out
Don't be terrified anymore, just speak out
Run to a radio station
Blare it out in the middle of a church service
Shout it out at your graduation
Just to get the right person's attention
Don't conceal it any longer, whatever you have been promised
Your freedom from this enslavement is priceless
If you have to sound or look crazy to be heard
Just face it and speak out
Staying in silence will deteriorate your future
Quench the fire of suicide with the water called 'speak out'
Even if you are an adult, be free
Like Oprah Winfrey
blare it out, shout it out, just do it
be the first and speak out
- Daron Chosen Smith