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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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starsuga82 replied on 02-14-2004 02:51AM [Reply]
You have to think about the high schoolers who watch BET too, I mean what did you what growing up? Before bet was crap they had good shows that I admit I love watching. Even the informative shows like Heart and Soul, Lead Story, the HOUR long bet news and bet tonight. Not to forget the original teen summit!
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starsuga82 replied on 02-14-2004 02:53AM [Reply]
CaramelCuttie05 wrote:
Well let's start a petition like someone said earlier.
GOOD IDEA.
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d.blaze replied on 02-15-2004 10:05AM [Reply]
didn't they take away alot of shows that ppl thought were bad pr too like hits and "oh drama" i think that wuz wut it was called
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RevolutionarySistah from Los Angeles, CA replied on 02-18-2004 01:53PM [Reply]

well, i have to say that after reading all of ur replies (i'm taken my braids down) i agree with a majority of you. I am glad that black people are speaking up, although a few of u **** (and i don't meant that in a friendly way) always gotta mess things up. BET gets on my nerves and I hardly ever watch it. And who in the hail threw the idea that J. Anthony Brown should be the host of Comicview?? And is it just me, or 106 like a TRL for negroes?? Why is half the shows on BET jockin' off MTV?? that chit pisses me off. See, before, black poeple had two things---BET and Jesse Jackson. Now and ain' got a dayum thang.....But hay, if they wanna show black people actin' stupid, why not show more white people actin' stupid. Nothing pleasures me more then laughing at them dumb crakas off of Friends. lol But for real, we need something better. somebody ask Spike Lee and BIll Cosby to start a TV Company. And if all else fails, I say we start a revolution....i'll bring the shotties, you bring the ****......
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Mr. Howard from New Orleans, LA replied on 02-19-2004 03:41AM [Reply]

RevolutionarySistah wrote:
well, i have to say that after reading all of ur replies (i'm taken my braids down) i agree with a majority of you. I am glad that black people are speaking up, although a few of u **** (and i don't meant that in a friendly way) always gotta mess things up. BET gets on my nerves and I hardly ever watch it. And who in the hail threw the idea that J. Anthony Brown should be the host of Comicview?? And is it just me, or 106 like a TRL for negroes?? Why is half the shows on BET jockin' off MTV?? that chit pisses me off. See, before, black poeple had two things---BET and Jesse Jackson. Now and ain' got a dayum thang.....But hay, if they wanna show black people actin' stupid, why not show more white people actin' stupid. Nothing pleasures me more then laughing at them dumb crakas off of Friends. lol But for real, we need something better. somebody ask Spike Lee and BIll Cosby to start a TV Company. And if all else fails, I say we start a revolution....i'll bring the shotties, you bring the ****......
IM LOVIN YA ATTITUDE MA. HELL YEA START A REVOLUTION. WE GONNA BE THE NEW BONNIE AND CLYDE. FIGHT THE POWER!!!!! (that sh*t was lame but n-e-whooo)
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hot_coco from Queens, NY replied on 02-20-2004 04:48PM [Reply]

RevolutionarySistah wrote:
well, i have to say that after reading all of ur replies (i'm taken my braids down) i agree with a majority of you. I am glad that black people are speaking up, although a few of u **** (and i don't meant that in a friendly way) always gotta mess things up. BET gets on my nerves and I hardly ever watch it. And who in the hail threw the idea that J. Anthony Brown should be the host of Comicview?? And is it just me, or 106 like a TRL for negroes?? Why is half the shows on BET jockin' off MTV?? that chit pisses me off. See, before, black poeple had two things---BET and Jesse Jackson. Now and ain' got a dayum thang.....But hay, if they wanna show black people actin' stupid, why not show more white people actin' stupid. Nothing pleasures me more then laughing at them dumb crakas off of Friends. lol But for real, we need something better. somebody ask Spike Lee and BIll Cosby to start a TV Company. And if all else fails, I say we start a revolution....i'll bring the shotties, you bring the ****......
I agree 183%!!!! I'm sick and tired of seeing the same negro nonsense that BET graciously shows us 24/7. BET shows nothing but the same old music vidoes, Comic View (which isn't even funny anymore), College Hill (makes HBCUs look bad), and a little church on Sundays :? The only reason why things aren't changing is because people continue to watch it. When I walk down the hall, I hear someone listening to 106 & Park. When I go to the cafe, every TV (with the exception of 1) is turned (to the highest volume) on BET. I can't get through the day without seeing BET's influence.......even my roomate watches it . I just don't understand why people choose to watch it. Besides, BET isn't even owned by Black people anymore, so it's not like we're not supporting our own......it's more like supporting our own ****.
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BisonMami replied on 02-24-2004 12:33AM [Reply]
BET has been declining over the years. Personally I wanna see Out All Night come back. Now, that was a good show. But on a serious note, BET will continue to cater ro its loyal fan base becuase the fans are still there. I wanna belive that a petition will work, but it didn't help when they kicked Tavis Smiley off the air so I'm pessimistic about it working to reform an entire network. I believe that a more successful petition campaign would include a national one against BET's advertisers in addition to one for BET itself. If you take away their money then they will have no choice but to listen.
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In Rod We Trust replied on 02-27-2004 12:18AM [Reply]
why are ya'll only trippen on bet?[/color] :? im tired of watchin movies that portray's black women as hoe's, always pattin they head, with thousands of children, livin in the projects or brotha's who are gangbanger's sellin **** teaching there sons or smaller boys to cuss :x and dont tell me that these are the only interesting movies because Denzel washington is hookin up the black movie area .
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replied on 04-24-2004 09:36PM [Reply]
mr howard said: 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. OH NO! I'm not going to support somebody that downs the black community. I WILL NOT HELP THEM TO MAKE ANOTHER THOUSAND OR MILLION DOLLARS! We are not the only race that doesn't support each other fully. For instance, you don't see a wealthy white person walking around and having a good time at the mall with another white person who is characterized as "white trash". If you have seen that please tell me where and when.
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RevolutionarySistah from Los Angeles, CA replied on 04-26-2004 12:07AM [Reply]

zania wrote:
mr howard said: 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. OH NO! I'm not going to support somebody that downs the black community. I WILL NOT HELP THEM TO MAKE ANOTHER THOUSAND OR MILLION DOLLARS! We are not the only race that doesn't support each other fully. For instance, you don't see a wealthy white person walking around and having a good time at the mall with another white person who is characterized as "white trash". If you have seen that please tell me where and when.
good one Zania, I agree whole-heartedly, especially the thing you said about rich white people supporting white trash. I forgot about this topic....i'm glad you brought it back though 'cause it was one of the better ones. I feel that if black people didn't support the buffonery, white people (who obviously control the media) would drop it because it would lose interest to them financially. You gotta think green when it comes to white folkz....you should all know that. But, I don't think Black folkz is gon' stop watchin' BET anytime soon, so all this back and forth debate is just wishful thinkin'
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