Hot Ghetto Mess (We got to do better).
I figured I might as well start with the worst show on the network and the worst show on television period.
WE GOT TO DO BETTER is an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek examination of the good, the bad and the ugly of Black popular culture.
Utilizing comedy, man-on-the-street interviews, video clips, pictures and music, WE GOT TO DO BETTER aims to shine a spotlight on prevalent images in pop culture and examine what role they play in American lifestyle. WE GOT TO DO BETTER goes where most shows fear to tread.
Lets go out and find the dumbest black people we can and put them on television so that every other race thinks we are idiots.
This show is based on this website HotGhettoMess After spending 10 seconds on this site you will know why i hate it. Especially if you go to the Mess of the month Section. DISGUSTING!!!
AMERICAN GANGSTER chronicles the life and times of some of Black America’s most notorious crime figures. The show will explore without glorifying, and investigate without celebrating these criminal-minded men and women.
During each episode, the crimes of infamous Black figures, such as Chaz Williams, Larry Hoover and the D.C. Snipers, will be put in the context of Black history as we see how their actions both reflected and corrupted the values of their community. While exploring the lives of drug dealers, murderers and thieves, each AMERICAN GANGSTER episode will have a strong moral dimension. The Black victims of these criminals will be heard. Judgment will be passed, and amoral behavior censured. Each episode will blend news footage, photographs and interviews in a compelling, magazine-style format.
I'm tired of glorifying pretend gangsters (rappers ex. Ja Rule) so lets glorify real criminals. The people highlighted in these shows have help to destroy black communities and are all criminals and murders. I mean why would you do a show an the DC snipers. They killed multiple people.
This is a show entirely about highlighting on going feuds between rap stars. Never mind that people have lost their lives to these feuds (Biggie, Tupac). It gets good rating and makes black people look bad so its a two for one for BET.
Honestly the only positive show on the network is Meet the Faith.
It is basically a round table discussion show talking about current events that may or may not have an effect on the black community. Usually the guest speak eloquently and can defend their positions.
All this is not to say that BET used to be great. It never was. The guy who used to own the network is responsible for producing movies like Who's Your Caddy?
So I will never give him any credit. Some will say this is the only way for black actors to get work. I say no. Take a smaller role in a more mainstream enterprise. Currently there are black actors on many of the most popular shows. All the CSI's, Law and Order, Criminal Minds, Heroes, Lost, etc... The shows i mentioned don't have all black casts and they don't need to be. The world isn't all black so i don't expect my TV shows to be. What i do want is that when a black person is in a public format that he does his best not to make a complete ASS of himself. Because more so than any other race what one of us does affects us all.
Well that's it. I will once again step off my soap box. This was a tough post to write but it needed to be said.
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