Can The Game help bring more quality black shows to television?
Let’s be honest. When you usually think of quality black television shows does BET usually come to mind? It doesn’t for me, or at least it didn’t. I remember the days when BET would show reruns of black shows that were not even in syndication and had been on for less than a year. Admittedly they have gotten a better and I recently read an article that suggests that the programming may get even better thanks to the success of “The Game”.
The game’s debut had 7.7 million viewers making it the top-rated ad-supported sitcom broadcast in cable history. The show following it, “Let’s Stay Together” which was developed by Queen Latifah’s production company, got 4.4 million viewers. Although this show has not gotten very good reviews, especially on Twitter :), I like the concept of the show and am going to give it a chance.
BET has plans to launch two more series by the end of this year and 8 more shows are in development. One show that sounds very promising is “Reed Between the Lines” which stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Malcolm Jamal Warner and is produced by Reggie Rock Bythewood who was behind the show New York Undercovers (I used to loove that show).
One of my biggest complaints of the station used to be that they had the ability and responsibility to portray black people in a more positive light and I wondered with all of the money that the previous owner had why it was that he couldn’t have more quality programming on the station. One of my favorite sayings is “Be the change that you seek in the world”. Let’s hope that BET is now on the track to do just that.
Okay, I’ve got to say it. I can’t help but to laugh to myself sometimes when girls say to some of these guys on Twitter “OMG, you are sooo sweet. Do they make any more guys like you?” Answer: No, HE’S not even like him. I’m not saying all of the guys who do “sweet tweets” are phonies, but some of them be doing way too much. Imjustsayin.
A friend just told me how to delete your personal info from Spokeo.com. Spokeo is a website that tells your personal info such as your name, address, income level, and approximate age. There was even an overhead Google map of my current address. Yikes!
To remove: After you type in your name on the introductory screen you will get a list of names and addresses.
Click on your name and then highlight the http address at the top.
At the bottom of the screen you will see a link for Privacy, click on that link.
Paste the URL in the URL box and then put in an email for them to send you instructions on how to delete the info. Click remove info
Go to your email and follow the instructions and just like that your address is deleted!
Looking at House Hunters today and they were featuring million dollar homes. The views were spectacular. I am procrastinating as usual tonight so I went over to dreamshomesmagazine.com to look at some. All I can say is WOW!
I can’t wait to be a home owner. Of course it’s not going to be a million dollar home, at least not yet anyways. :)
Twitter is all a buzz with the supposed new zodiac sign change. Some people are vehemently refusing to change, while others are a little more light hearted about it. I, for one, have been forever confused with my birthday being on November 22 so depending on what horoscope I was looking at would depend on whether I was classified as a Scorpio or a Sagittarius. When I was in a good mood I would claim Sagittarius (as they are supposed to be fun loving), when the bitch was out I was a Scorpio (for the stinger of course). :)
At any rate, I’ve also heard that it is only supposed to be for those born after 2009 soooo… no worries I guess. Now why Scorpio only has 6 days is beyond me. Don’t really believe the chart anways but here’s the new schedule:
Capricorn: Jan. 20 – Feb. 16 Aquarius: Feb. 16 – March 11 Pisces: March 11- April 18 Aries: April 18- May 13 Taurus: May 13- June 21 Gemini: June 21- July 20 Cancer: July 20- Aug. 10 Leo: Aug. 10- Sept. 16 Virgo: Sept. 16- Oct. 30 Libra: Oct. 30- Nov. 23 Scorpio: Nov. 23- Nov. 29 Ophiuchus: Nov. 29- Dec. 17 Sagittarius: Dec. 17- Jan. 20
“Whenever I see more than 1 inch of snow on the ground here I feel like a kid again. I just want to run outside and play in the snow, make a snowman, have a snowball fight, and make snow angels. Now because I’m not 5 I’m not about to do that, but I still really want to. Yeah I know I’m country but so what! :) *Kanye shrug*”—
It started out slowly and seemed innocent enough. They were just a group of patriots they told us. Just concerned about upholding the Constitution, free speech, and limited government. Okay, fair enough. However, soon their real intentions became clear.
Obama is a socialist, alien, he’s not OUR President. We want our country back! *I have yet to figure out who took our country and where it went but they were persistent that it was indeed gone.* We want to go back to the country our founding fathers had. *You know the time when women knew their place, black people were slaves, and about the most foreign people were the Indians who’s shyt had been taken over by that time*.
The only time when they are concerned about free speech is when they aren’t able to say what they want to say without being criticized. You know, like Dr. Laura should be able to call a black person a nigga so many times that you would think she was auditioning to be a rapper. But when you call her out on it, you are violating her free speech and taking what she says out of context…Whatever bitch.
It’s time for people like Sarah Palin, Rush Limpballs (Limbaugh), Sean Hannity (and almost the entire Fox News organization) to be held accountable for the things that they say and do. They have helped to whip people in this country into a frenzy and have tried to separate the country into US and OTHERS. US being people who like their guns, supposed Christians, conservatives, and white people. *Please don’t get fooled by the sprinkling of “diversity” at their rallies they’re tokens, like on South Park*. OTHERS of course being everyone else.
I’m sick of it! It’s 2010 and although I don’t have kids yet I plan on some. I don’t plan on raising my children in a world where they are stereotyped and judged on the color of their skin and grouped together. I’m tired of the only group that is able to stand alone without representing everyone in their race is white men. When a white guy does something the media makes sure to point out that he is a loner, crazy, and different. However for everyone else we now need to take a closer look at them and their culture. If it’s a young black guy - does he listen to hip hop, did he have a father in his home, what neighborhood did he grow up in. If it’s a Hispanic - are they here legally, in a gang, have behavioral problems in school, etc. If it’s a Muslim - well you know how THOSE people are right?…Just craziness.
I hope that if anything positive comes out of the shooting that happened that it would be this: Terrorists don’t just wear turbans on their heads and speak funny. We need to take a closer look at American born people with extreme religious and radical beliefs and stop stereotyping people. If you take a look at the domestic terrorists that we have had what do they look like? Exactly.