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BET Dissing Black Female Hosts?

Posted in Entertainment, Race and Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2008 by Noli

Sharon Carpenter, BET News

So I hear that BET executives don’t think Black women are “marketable” as hosts and won’t be hiring Black women as hosts going forward. 

What the ….???!!! 

Supposedly BET has hired Sharon Carpenter, who is half Indian and half White, to work with BET News.  Rocsi, who is Dominican, is doing 106 and Park (and building up a horrible repuation), and Julissa, who is Puerto Rican and was on BET occasionally, has moved over to MTV.  None of them are BLACK….you know, like us…regular African- American women. Sharon Carpenter has supposedly been talking about how BET doesn’t want Black women as hosts anymore, which is why they were so pressed to get her.

What I know is that young Black girls need to see role models that look like them hosting those shows.  They are already seeing women that look like them pop their coochies in all the videos on BET…can we get them at least a decent host to identify with? 

For real, I still need FREE!  She was a very positive Black female role model and a fabulous host. If BET doesn’t think Black women are marketable as hosts, it’s very disappointing.  As difficult as it is for Black women to get on-air jobs, I wouldn’t think that a seemingly Black network would not discriminate against us. Ol’ Massah (Viacom) definitely has to be in on this one. [The Insider]

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Boondocks v. BET…It’s a Real Showdown

Posted in Community, Entertainment with tags , , , on February 15, 2008 by Noli
Check out this clip from the Boondocks that will never make it on Comedy Central…rumor has it that BET put pressure on them to not air it.  I can’t even believe I’m posting it, but it is SO funny that I couldn’t resist!  I totally don’t think that this is how BET is, but I DO think that the community needs to continue to put pressure on them for the negative images of Black people that they portray.  That being said, it really doesn’t matter if we as a people continue to perpetuate these negative stereotypes…it actually makes it more likely that BET as a network will thrive.
I’m not knocking BET…I am definitely of age and feel that I should be able to watch the adult programming they air if I so desire.  If you have issues with BET, try TV One….it’s grown and sexy…and SMART.