Black People : Bill Cosby Says "turn Off Bet"

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  1. philomath

    philomath Banned MEMBER

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    Bill Cosby Says 'Turn Off BET' This Time Is He Right?
    www.eurweb.com/story/eur29622.cfm

    *Comedian/Actor/Philanthropist/Activist and of late, social commentator, Dr. Bill Cosby spoke to almost a thousand people on a Saturday a couple weeks on how we fix public education.

    That's highly salient issue here in Los Angeles, as it is in almost every major city in America. So when two of the area black school board members (Saundra Davis of Culver City and Marquerite Lamotte of LAUSD) paired with Assistant Superintendent of Pasadena Unified School District and legendary educator extraordinaire, George McKenna to form an African American Educational Civil Rights Agenda, Cosby.in his own words, "wanted to ride on this bus."

    Bill Cosby, "America's Dad" turned Black America's most vocal social critic, has pulled no punches on his frustration with the state of Black America. He's done everything one can do to try and change it. He's joked about it. He's role modeled it (in I Spy, the Cosby, Fat Albert, and Little Bill).

    the rest of the article is on the site.....
     
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    i turned off BET some time ago.......
     
  3. philomath

    philomath Banned MEMBER

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    as did i, but many people haven't because they don't realize that television is propaganda
     
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    The sad thing is many African folks will say, "here goes Bill again", without even listening to his constructive criticism. I stopped watching BET as soon as they got rid of Tavis Smiley, because he was one of the very few reasons I watched the station.
     
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    BET has/had no entertainment value for me. I only watched it a few times. It's only so much soft porn I could deal with
     
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    YEA

    WE NEED A NEW MOVEMENT CONCENTRATING ON THE FAMILY
    BECAUSE PIMPS AND PLAYAZ ARE NOT TRYING TO BUILD FAMILIES IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE ANYWAYS
     
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    Turn off BET????????????????????

    First of all, we as a People need to go on what has been called a "TV Fast!"

    Secondly, this here Destee Family has been saying "Turn off BET/MTV/VH1" for some ___ years! Bot to mention, this comes from someone who did an episode with Black Men being pregnant! QQn

    This is no-thing new, no-thing new at all.

    KD
     
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    bill cosby says...

    i stopped watching BET as soon as i found out that they had no[football-basketball or good cartoons].
     
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    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    "That's a highly salient issue here in Los Angeles, as it is in almost every major city in America."

    Hmmm.....now I SEE...
     
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    LOL!!
     
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