Black Entertainment : What Good Is A "Black" TV Show If Black People Don't Write The Script?

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  1. ChosenSeed

    ChosenSeed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Black people have a way of tuning in and identifying with characters they see on the big and little screen because the characters are played by black people. What's the ultimate effect when those characters aren't written by black people, which they aren't the majority of the time.

    I never watch sitcoms. I may be able to catch a glimpse of a commercial of one while I'm watching sports on television. Damon Wayans has a new show out with his son Damon Wayans Jr called "Happy Endings." During the promo of the show Damon Wayans says "Let's just get jiggy with stuff," in a buffoonish manner. It just jumped off the screen as something that no black person would every write and he acted in a way that only a non black person would direct him. A non black person by the name of David Caspe is the creator of the show. Big shock huh? It is sickening that black people in Hollywood portray 100% the imagery that the non black creators, writers, producers, and directors tell them to portray.

    Children view that sort of madness. That imagery is ingrained in their heads. It gets further fortified by the fact that the music industry pushes artists that portray even more disastrous imagery, sadly black people are the authors this time around...
     
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    Unfortunately, this news, is not new news.

     
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    white people draw a firm line when it comes to us creating our own images.
    as a photographer i can tell you that black images do not get the money.
     
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    Meet the Browns and House of Payne is not written by Black folks either,
    it is written by negros,

    cause some of that stuff on there, and men bafooning and what not is about as bad as Amos and Andy!

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    ChosenSeed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I think that's an artistic and economic example of two things that black people are familiar with. Have you ever seen the black cop that is trying to outdo racist white cops in how he degrades black people in his own effort to establish loyalty to his fellow officers? See how black people use to have to be force fed parts of the pig that enslavers were not willing to eat? What happened? Eventually black people made that a featured and desired part of their culture.

    Tyler Perry is that racist black cop cooking chitterlings and fat back for his people to consume as he establishes his loyalty to Hollywood.
    The ugly part about it is that black people know better to defend the black officer because he is the modern day overseer, but since Tyler Perry is making huge amounts of money and black people worship money, black people will defend Tyler Perry like they defend church preachers or "good ol' massah." Eddie Long can rape every young male in his congregation and those black people would never care. Tyler Perry could portray black people doing any and everything vile and black people as a whole wouldn't care, because he is rich, successful, and his chitterlings are good for the soul...
     
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    Do you mean a good show in terms of entertainment or value? Entertainment-wise a few are good but in terms of value I think it would be best to have an actual black person/people behind it.
     
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    Fascism has made a strong impact on what passes as programming on HDTV, via the previous attack on all unions and especialy the writers guild, which has left the Flat screen with a huge number of stupid reality shows.
    But in regards to racial relations Dr Amos Wilson states that the oligarchy has a mindset of fascism in regards to all media and thinks in military terms and terminologies.
    It is ironic that Eddie Long is mentioned in the same paragraph as Tyler Perry.
    Bobby Hemmit although not a scholar has some interesting info on the gay Boule'.
    OSS agent 666 Aleister Crowley developed a ritual in his secret society the OTO, that reiles on that sort of activity, and the sexual traumatization of children is something he was known for.
    The CIAs project Monarch used the traumatization of young girls and boys, and then mind control to create sex slaves and assasins, that could be utilized for blackmail purposes.
    So looking at Perry being the victim of reapeated rapes and sexual assualts as a child,
    the oligarchy has used his subconscious disdain for the strong black male image to propagate their

    as Dr Neely Fuller put it; the emasculation of the Black male image,
    something we had tried to put a stop to in the 70s
    inspite

    of Geraldine,

    but now has come full circle
    back to the days of Bert Williams playing Jim Crow in a buzard outfit!!!!!

    However since this is a military move, where is our defence?

    With a trillion dollars spending power, we have the capacity that Cosby did not have with NBC, to now create our own HDTV stations just like the Chinese, Koreans and Latinos have.
    We can have our own 26-2, 26-3, 34-2, 34-3, and wih good transmitters so that our community is not dependant on cable to sit and enjoy a good program.
    We can take advantage of the sword and sorcery fad, via our own history with action series about ancient Kemet, great Zimbabwe, the Great African empires, and the Moors,
    good comedy for the family , adults, situational and even slapstick,
    our own modern detective shows based on the works of Chester B Himes and harold Rawlings, the Sophia Stawart sci fi hour and the Octavia Butler sci fi hour with proceeds going to her family,
    and educational television, that could be darn near the level of home schooling and present the best minds in black history and African studies and culture, as well as a cross selection of our cultural heritage, not just pop hip hop and gospel, but

    African music traditional and pop
    jazz
    blues
    folk music
    spoken word
    reggae
    calypso
    mambo
    salsa
    merengue
    basa nova

    dance performances
    Black theater for each age group
    Black art gallery presentations
    (and these will be neede if PBS is abolished)

    and a platform for what is desperatly needed

    Daily News, morning 6PM and 11PM; not from a wire but from Black journalists and presented from the Black perspective

    and programs with round table discussions on the issue of the day with both sides presented pro and con

    black conservatives , Black liberals, Black moderates, Black natioanlists, black clergy, both Muslim and Christian

    all points of view so that the viewer can make their own decisions after viewing the facts and hearing all sides



    Across the nation there are enough black business, that can sell across the nation, their goods and services via the internet,
    to advertize on such endeavors.
     
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    peace


    - A good white show about mocking 'black people'...
     
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    You know, that's a word I should have used to get my point across. Too many of the non black people who write scripts for black actors produce material that comes across as mocking and brain numbingly stereotypical. But even stereotypes can be genuine, these seem more like charactures.
     
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    "Putney Swope" was made by a white man, but a white man like Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, who knew at the time, that he had to have the input of not only Black writers but folks in the community, who were activists, as an important advisory staff,
    Sun Ra's "Space is the Place" is another example of that.
     
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