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BLACK ENTERTAINMENT= BUFFOONERY????? Posted on 01-28-2004

Mr. Howard
New Orleans, LA
WE HAD TO DISCUSS THIS IN CLASS TODAY. THE TOPIC WAS DO YOU FEEL THAT BLACK ENTERTAINMENT MEANING MOSTLY COMEDY IS MAKING THE ENTERTAINERS OUT TO BUFFOONS. AN EXAMPLE WAS MARTIN'S SHOW (BEST SHOW EVER), HOW HE I GUESS ACTED CRAZY AND JUST OFF THE WALL. AND HOW COAL WAS ACTIN DUMB ALL THE TIME. WELL I FEEL THAT SOMETIMES ENTERTAINERS PUSH IT TO A BUFFOONERY LEVEL BUT ITS JUST ENTERTAINMENT. THEY HAVE A FLYER AT HOWARD SAYING TO BOYCOTT BET. CUZ IT SAYS THERE IS MORE TO BLACKS THAN WHAT YOU SEE ON BET. THIS IS TRUE BUT SHOULD WE NOT SUPPORT BLACKS IN WHAT EVER THEY DO. WE ARE THE ONLY RACE THAT DOESNT SUPPORT OUR ON RACE. INSTEAD OF SAYING IM NOT GONNA WATCH THAT ENTERTAINER BECAUSE HE IS MAKING BLACKS LOOK BAD, WE SHOULD BE LIKE IM GONNA SUPPORT HIM REGARDLESS. WE DONT SUPPORT FAMOUS BLACK PEOPLE AND GO SEE THEM SPEAK, WE DONT SUPPORT BLACK ARTIST AND BUY THERE MUSIC, WE DONT GO SEE BLACK MOVIES LIKE WE SHOULD. I THINK BLACKS CAN BE MORE SELFISH THAN OTHER RACES. AND THIS IS WHY I THINK WE ARENT DOING AS WELL AS OTHER RACES. HOW DO YOU FEEL? IF YOU DONT WANT TO RESPOND YOU DONT HAVE TO.
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Punk'd replied on 01-31-2004 03:43PM [Reply]
I can't remember the name, but it was a hospital drama. Mostly black cast. Blair Underwood, Vivica A. Fox and Gabriel Union were all on it. I think it lasted 2 seasons tops. Ooo, it was City of Angels. Yeah, that was the name.
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Loverboy replied on 02-01-2004 02:52AM [Reply]
^^^I actually used to watch that show. I used to wonder why it was cancelled. It really was a good show.
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replied on 02-01-2004 03:23AM [Reply]
Gateseeker wrote:
B.E.T. is us, no matter what you say. We party like the videos, black woman are materialistic like free; Big gurls act like Ms. Parker (and thats not a bad thing); College Hill, immitates my life; BET new, is Biased; BET sports, Joe Claire is a fool :lol: ; Uncut is the late night freak (check out that "tip drill" nelly) and BET is saved on sundays, just like us. Its up to us to change it. Lets start a petition for better programming that represents us as a whole. 1 agape :x
goodness! that is so true.
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naturalqt replied on 02-01-2004 01:47PM [Reply]
Gateseeker wrote:
B.E.T. is us, no matter what you say. We party like the videos, black woman are materialistic like free; Big gurls act like Ms. Parker (and thats not a bad thing); College Hill, immitates my life; BET new, is Biased; BET sports, Joe Claire is a fool :lol: ; Uncut is the late night freak (check out that "tip drill" nelly) and BET is saved on sundays, just like us. Its up to us to change it. Lets start a petition for better programming that represents us as a whole. 1 agape :x
I just don't agree with that. Sure, their are alot of our people that this applies to but their are many to which it does not. I hate how so many of our own people act like all black people can be catagorized or labled and that we all carry the same personality and attitudes. That attitude makes it seem like their is nothing complex about this race, like saying "we all think the same, act the same, and look the same. Yet if a white person was to say something along these lines, we would be ready to fight. I have friends that swear they need to hit the club or a party every week. Then i have those who can go to a basketball game and hang out w/ their peoples in the dorm and call it a great weekend(me being 1 of them :wink: ). I know girls who don't own a shred of designer fabric and don't care to, and then those who swear by it. I have friends who are virgins, and plan to stay that way until married. I have a friend that is a youth minister. I know stupid football players, smart basketball players and vice versa. People who are graduating in 3 years, and people who are 6th year seniors (not saying its a very bad thing). My whole point is, the black race is not one sided. Our personalities are as diverse as the shades of our skin... But you wouldn't think that from watching BET
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ClassyWisdom08 replied on 02-01-2004 03:35PM [Reply]
naturalqt wrote:
Gateseeker wrote:
B.E.T. is us, no matter what you say. We party like the videos, black woman are materialistic like free; Big gurls act like Ms. Parker (and thats not a bad thing); College Hill, immitates my life; BET new, is Biased; BET sports, Joe Claire is a fool :lol: ; Uncut is the late night freak (check out that "tip drill" nelly) and BET is saved on sundays, just like us. Its up to us to change it. Lets start a petition for better programming that represents us as a whole. 1 agape :x
I just don't agree with that. Sure, their are alot of our people that this applies to but their are many to which it does not. I hate how so many of our own people act like all black people can be catagorized or labled and that we all carry the same personality and attitudes. That attitude makes it seem like their is nothing complex about this race, like saying "we all think the same, act the same, and look the same. Yet if a white person was to say something along these lines, we would be ready to fight. I have friends that swear they need to hit the club or a party every week. Then i have those who can go to a basketball game and hang out w/ their peoples in the dorm and call it a great weekend(me being 1 of them :wink: ). I know girls who don't own a shred of designer fabric and don't care to, and then those who swear by it. I have friends who are virgins, and plan to stay that way until married. I have a friend that is a youth minister. I know stupid football players, smart basketball players and vice versa. People who are graduating in 3 years, and people who are 6th year seniors (not saying its a very bad thing). My whole point is, the black race is not one sided. Our personalities are as diverse as the shades of our skin... But you wouldn't think that from watching BET
:arrow: youre great!!
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naturalqt replied on 02-01-2004 07:48PM [Reply]
Atl2Pretty4U wrote:
:arrow: youre great!!
really? Thank You
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ClassyWisdom08 replied on 02-01-2004 09:33PM [Reply]
naturalqt wrote:
Atl2Pretty4U wrote:
:arrow: youre great!!
really? Thank You
Yes,based on your thoughts about this topic.One of the only ones that made perfect sense.
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Punk'd replied on 02-01-2004 09:47PM [Reply]
Loverboy wrote:
^^^I actually used to watch that show. I used to wonder why it was cancelled. It really was a good show.
cuz the majority would rather watch the Tip Drill video :roll: Black folks simply were not interested in it :arrow:
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snappy157 from Raleigh, NC replied on 02-01-2004 11:50PM [Reply]
^^^ What show was that? The show with the mostly black cast at a hospital with Blair Underwood and Vivica A. Foxx was City of Angels. It was a good show.
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CaramelCuttie05 replied on 02-05-2004 05:41PM [Reply]
Well let's start a petition like someone said earlier.
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