Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Things That Used to Be On BET That Can't Be On It Now
1. Donnie Simpson (too nice and polished)
2. Any news/public affairs program (black folks don't watch the news, sez Uncle Bob)
3. Any video made by Public Enemy (Goodness, what would the white folks who own BET think? Heaven forbid!)
I just don't see today's BET showing PE's videos for "Can't Truss It," "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos" or "Fight the Power." For that matter, I can't even see today's BET playing the West Coasted-based rappers' anti-violence jam "We're All In the Same Gang," let alone the original east coast-based rappers' Stop the Violence Movement's song "Self-Destruction." Goodness! Taking about history and racism! Questioning the corporate media? Wondering about why our world is the way it is? Why, black children might get up and want to DO something with their lives! Heaven forbid! Turn it off! TURN IT OFF!!!!!