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  • BET, MTV Townhall Smears Police as Hunters, America as Racist; Urges Defunding All Police

    07/12/2016 6:18:41 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 11, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    On Friday night, BET and MTV convened an hour-long, commercial-free townhall on police-involved shootings of African-Americans with only distant mentions of what transpired the night before in Dallas but focused heavily on denigrating law enforcement as hunters and “a gang” meant to terrorize blacks from America’s founding, the need for white people to recognize privilege, and lobby for the defunding of police nationwide. Aside from a brief discussion with a former New York City detective, the so-called “historic” conversation was anything but in its one-sided, anti-police rhetoric that even went as far as to suggest the media at large weren’t...
  • BET Awards: Clinton Rally, Then a Sermon Against Abusive 'Invention Called Whiteness'

    06/27/2016 9:12:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 6/27/2016 | Karen Townsend
    Just as you would expect, the 2016 BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards were full of Black Lives Matter references and reminders to register to vote and then get out the vote for Hillary Clinton. After the opening of the award ceremony featured Beyoncé and her back-up dancers marching into the auditorium to a Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, actor and producer Terence J went on to say, “Your vote is your voice,” and reminded everyone to register and “vote smart” as he introduced the show hosts, ABC’s Blackish stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Isn’t it interesting that these...
  • Martha Stewart: Prison TV Was on 'BET at All Times,' 'Had to Get Up Early to Watch News'

    06/09/2016 5:46:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 8, 2016 | Monica Sanchez
    Martha Stewart says Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” pales in comparison to “the real thing.” In an interview with comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler, Stewart spoke fondly of her time in women's federal prison. "When you live through something like 'Orange is the New Black' ... the real characters are better," said Stewart, who served five months behind bars in 2004 to 2005 for insider trading. She conceded that she does not watch the Netflix series, premiering its fourth season on June 17. “Too close to home?” Handler asked. “Well, no. It’s not as good as the...
  • Stacey Dash Addresses Her Bizarre Oscars Appearance — Watch Video

    02/29/2016 3:38:40 AM PST · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    MSN ^ | February 28, 2016
    Stacey Dash left viewers feeling a little clueless during Sunday’s Oscars. The actress-turned-Fox News pundit — who recently waged a feud with BET — made a surprice appearance during the 88th annual Academy Awards, introduced by host Chris Rock as the “director of our new minority outreach program.”
  • Trump On Diversity At Oscars: 'The Whites' Don't Get BET Nominations

    01/21/2016 11:31:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    TPM ^ | 01/21/2016 | By Caitlin MacNeal
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he was "sad" that no black actors were nominated for an Academy Award, but noted that white people are not nominated for any Black Entertainment Television Awards. "I think it's a tough situation. I think it's really sad," Trump said on "Fox and Friends" when asked about the lack of black nominees. He then mentioned Fox News contributor Stacey Dash's earlier comments on the show, where she said, "If we don't want segregation then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the [NAACP] Image Awards, where you...
  • Stacey Dash calls for elimination of Black History Month & awards that celebrate African-Americans

    01/20/2016 3:44:17 PM PST · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 20, 2016
    The African-American actress went so far as to call for the abolition of Black History Month and any other institution celebrating racial differences — even as the uproar over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees is building. “We have to make up our minds,” the actress-turned-conservative-pundit said on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends.” “Either we want to have segregation or integration. And if we don't want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards where you're only awarded if you're black.
  • Donald Trump Says All-White Oscars Doesn't Matter - Black People have BET Awards

    01/20/2016 3:49:14 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | Harriet Alexander
    But Mr Trump said he had been impressed by an earlier interview on Fox News in which someone said, “What do we do with BET, Black Entertainment? Right? So, there the whites don’t get any nominations.” Donald Trump has criticised the growing campaign to boycott this year's Oscars over the Academy's failure to nominate black actors, saying that African Americans have been nominated previously – and noting that they have their own awards.
  • CMT vs. BET Themed Party Stirs Controversy at NC State

    10/27/2015 4:45:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WFMY News 2 ^ | 10/27/15
    RALEIGH, NC-- It was suppose to be fun, but some say a party among North Carolina State Students might have crossed the line. The theme, Country Music Television versus Black Entertainment Television. Students were encouraged to dress in costumes that imitated both cultures. Some costumes found offensive by students played into the negative stereotypes of what is believed to be black culture. The party was held off campus last Thursday, on the heels of the university's "Diversity Week".
  • Rapper Opens BET Awards Singing About Police Brutality Atop Vandalized Cop Car

    06/29/2015 3:05:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/28/15 | Photo of Kaitlan Collins Kaitlan Collins
    Kendrick Lamar opened the BET Awards Sunday night rapping about police brutality while on top of a vandalized police car with a ripped American flag waving behind him. Performing his song “Alright,” the 28-year-old rapped about overcoming his struggles. Many saw the performance as a political statement referencing recent events in Ferguson and Baltimore.
  • VANITY: how can I bet on this primary? Elizabeth Warren 16/1

    04/24/2015 11:44:30 AM PDT · by bigjoesaddle · 14 replies
    How can I bet money on this upcoming nomination, Elizabeth Warren is 16/1 that she will be the Dem nominee. (Hitlery 1/6), any way I can get real money on this?
  • Ferguson Kids Have a Message About Racism for White People

    09/11/2014 9:37:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Black Entertainment Televison News ^ | September 10, 2014 | Natelege Whaley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Six kids from the block where Michael Brown was killed tell the truth about race with some humor in video.Six kids from Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was shot and killed, have something to say about the state of racism in a humorous video called "Hey White People: A Kinda Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids" created by the T-shirt company "Sometimes white people are like, 'But is racism still a thing?' Spoiler alert: Duh. Just because Beyoncé is on your playlist and you voted for Obama, doesn't mean that our generation has seen the end of racist...
  • BET Awards 2014: Unofficial parties sullied by shootings, stabbing

    06/30/2014 9:58:24 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 11 replies
    Daily News ^ | 06/30/2014 | Michael Walsh
    No one was harmed during a shooting outside the Supper Club early Monday morning. But one person was killed and four were injured at the Monalizza Restaurant early Sunday morning, and one was stabbed at Lure Friday night. Black Entertainment Television says the Los Angeles parties were not officially associated with the ceremony hosted by Chris Rock Sunday night. The Black Entertainment Television Awards is distancing itself from the violence that erupted at several parties for people attending the ceremony Sunday night. The events were not sanctioned by BET. The most recent shooting reportedly broke out about 2:30 a.m. Monday...
  • One Dead, Four Wounded In Los Angeles BET Awards Party Shooting

    06/29/2014 4:13:43 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 6-29-2014 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Victoria Cavaliere, Reuters June 29, 2014 One person was killed and four others wounded in an early Sunday shooting at a pre-party in Los Angeles ahead of the Black Entertainment Television Awards show, police said. The gunman fired several rounds at the gathering at a restaurant and banquet hall about 3 miles (5 km) west of downtown before fleeing, the Los Angeles Police Department said. One of three people taken to local hospitals by ambulance died, police said. The other two people wounded were in stable condition after seeking their own medical care at area hospitals, police said. It was...
  • 1 dead, 4 hurt after BET Awards party shooting in East Hollywood

    06/29/2014 1:33:54 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 46 replies ^ | June 29, 2014 | Howard Blume
    One person was killed and four others injured after a man opened fire at an overnight party early Sunday in East Hollywood to celebrate the upcoming Black Entertainment Television Awards. The assailant was a lone gunman who is still at large, said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department. The shooting occurred at 5:17 a.m., when the gunman fired several rounds, Madison said. Ambulances transported three victims to a local hospital, where one died. The two others arranged their own hospital transportation. Investigators have not released information about the victims. The coroner’s office said early Sunday that it...
  • US Hints Shin Bet Misled Government Over 'Al Qaeda Plot'

    01/23/2014 8:46:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 1/23/14 | Gil Ronen
    Israeli security forces announced Wednesday that they had foiled a global jihad plot to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem's Convention Center. But U.S. officials told NBC News they couldn't confirm the threat, and hinted that the Shin Bet may even be misleading the Israeli government regarding the link between the cell and Al Qaeda. The Shin Bet went public Wednesday with the arrests of three Palestinian Arabs who were captured a month earlier, and said that the suspects had been recruited by Al Qaeda over the Internet by an operative working for Ayman al-Zawahiri –...
  • Did you win $100?

    09/07/2013 9:00:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | September 7, 2013 | Steve Deace
    Last week I invited every Townhall reader to try and be the first to win $100 out of my own pocket, by giving me one legitimate reason why requiring folks to show a valid photo I.D. before voting was “unfair.” However, most of the many emails I received in response were similar to the following snarky examples: I have an answer for why requiring ID for voting is unfair. It is because it makes it harder for Progressives to win elections and wield control. And to Progressives, that is obviously unfair. You will never get a logical answer because Progressive...
  • Transgender anchor sues BET for $2.5 million because he couldn’t host segment in drag

    08/08/2013 7:55:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Life Site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    LOS ANGELES, August 8, 2013 ( – Cross-dressing internet gossip columnist and sometime-television personality Brandon Sessoms, who goes by the stage name B. Scott, has filed a $2.5 million gender discrimination lawsuit against Black Entertainment Television (BET) after the network demanded he wear “masculine” attire at a recent awards show. Sessoms, 32, is an openly homosexual man who calls himself “transgender,” because he believes that his “spirit” is neither male nor female. While he admits that “biologically, I am male — as my sex was determined at birth by my reproductive organs,” he says “my spirit truly lies somewhere in...
  • Why White People Don't See Racism: Explaining the disconnect between Black and white Americans

    07/24/2013 12:09:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 207 replies
    Next week I will participate in a racial discrimination hearing against a Manhattan night club that frisked and searched me when I attended on a "Black night" but does not search patrons on mostly white nights. Last week, I was accused of stealing an iPhone by a white woman in Miami who came up to me and asked if she could search my pockets to find it. It was not a joke or a pickup line. And just last month, I had to pull out my own iPhone to photograph and report the license plate and medallion number of a...
  • BET ‘News’ Special Has Already Convicted Zimmerman

    06/12/2013 3:57:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | June 12, 2013 | Nathan Roush
    As the George Zimmerman trail progresses with the selection of the jury, media has renewed its coverage of the issue which can at times border on obsessive. Last Friday night, Black Entertainment Television (BET) decided to throw their hat into the already incredibly crowded ring and provide their version of news coverage of the George Zimmerman trial and preceding events in a half-hour special entitled, Justice for Trayvon: Our Son Is Your Son. The title plays off of a quote by Trayvon’s mother Sybrina that was made at a rally in support of her son. The entire controversy centers on...
  • Commentary: The NRA’s Love Affair of Guns Goes Black (barf alert)

    03/06/2013 6:33:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 5 March, 2013 | Jonathan P. Hicks
    As organizations go, the National Rifle Association is an absolute phenomenon. It is in a class all by itself when it comes to hyperbole, hypocrisy and absurdity. It is a group that will literally do anything, take any stance and challenge any common-sense position as long as it meets the organization’s goals of placing firearms in the hands of as many gun-purchasers as humanly possible. When students in an elementary school are massacred by a deranged gunman, the NRA’s solution is straightforward: More guns. Arm as many teachers and school administrators as possible, they propose. When the president of the...
  • Jamie Foxx makes bad BET with his Lord and Savior. Barack Obama

    11/27/2012 3:12:13 PM PST · by Marketfly1 · 20 replies ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    Nonetheless, many of the President’s most ardent supporters are so delusional that they are ready to ascribe supernatural powers to him. For example, entertainer Jamie Foxx used his role at the Soul Train Awards to praise President Obama as “our Lord and Savior.” He implored the crowd to show their support for the President by standing up for him. Foxx’s comments were included in a 30 second spot by BET to promote the awards broadcast and draw viewers to the program. Obviously, BET found Foxx’s comments to be both provocative and worthy of publicity.
  • Obama Spokeswoman Jen Saki claimed she would "dye her hair black and wear a fake mustache"...

    10/31/2012 10:40:05 AM PDT · by struggle · 13 replies
    MSNBC | 10/31/12 | struggle
    Obama Spokeswoman Jen Saki just claimed she would "dye her hair black and wear a fake mustache" if Romney wins PA or MI. Let's hold her to her bet.
  • B.E.T. Runs Anti-Obama Ad and Pro-Romney Ad

    10/18/2012 12:51:33 PM PDT · by TennTuxedo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2012 | Anonymous
    These two political ads are for Black Entertainment Television (BET). The first ad looks at the failure of President Obama to support the Black community, while the other is based on Mitt Romney's sincere address to the NAACP. Both are pretty interesting and worth a watch. Read more:
  • Censor gets a workout at BET Awards

    07/03/2012 7:01:20 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/01/2012 | Associated Press
    There were extended moments of muted silence during performances by Kanye West's G.O.O.D. group, Nicki Minaj, Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee. But the bleepers couldn't catch all the vulgarities. The BET Awards became the Bleep Awards on Sunday, as entire segments of performances were muted out due to foul language. Still, censors failed to catch many vulgarities that were uttered onstage, from performances by Nicki Minaj to even a parody by Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee. It started during the opening number by Kanye West's G.O.O.D. music group, which included Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz. There...
  • Obama fundraises at BET chair’s home ($40,000-a-plate dinner)

    04/28/2012 5:57:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/12 | LEIGH MUNSIL
    Obama fundraises at BET chair’s homeBy LEIGH MUNSIL | 4/27/12 8:44 PM EDT President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser Friday night at the home of Debra Lee, chairwoman and CEO of BET. About 40 people attended the $40,000-a-plate dinner in D.C.’s Woodley Park neighborhood. During his remarks, the president gave a nod to some of the acrimony toward Washington among the American people. "[T]hings are tough, and they've grown cynical, and they see the mess that goes on in Washington and there's a temptation at a certain point to just say, 'Oh, a plague on both their houses; nothing is...
  • Obama campaign website yanks BET videos following The DC’s reporting

    04/05/2012 10:25:31 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 2 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 4, 2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign website has removed several videos that pitched alarmist messages to African-American voters, following reporting by The Daily Caller and the Fox News Channel. In one video that the campaign yanked from the “African-Americans for Obama” section of its website Tuesday, actress Tatyana Ali seemed to predict that a second Obama term would bring a host of benefits to African-Americans once the president no longer had to concern himself with campaigning.
  • Mitt Romney’s $10,000 debate bet will haunt him forever

    12/11/2011 5:09:54 PM PST · by SmithL · 57 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 12/11/11 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    For as long as he lasts in the prez race, Mitt Romney is gonna regret offering to make a $10,000 bet with Rick Perry at Saturday night’s GOP debate. Why? Because only rich guys make $10,000 bets. The rest of the world says, “Betcha five bucks.” Or “betcha a beer.” But not Mitt, the son of an auto company CEO/Michigan Governor. Guys like Mitt, who is worth north of $190 million bet $10,000.If you missed the moment — or, we hope, have enough of a life that you weren’t watching a political debate on a Saturday night — Texas Gov....
  • Mark Block and Herman Cain have a ‘secret’ bet for 2012 [VIDEO]

    11/02/2011 7:35:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/02/2011
    Mark Block, presidential candidate Herman Cain’s chief of staff, revealed to TheDC a secret agreement that he and Cain have. Assuming Cain wins the presidential election, the agreement involves kicking a certain habit that Block famously engaged in for a campaign ad. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO OF WHAT MARK BLOCK SAID.
  • BET's Robert Johnson To Obama: Stop Attacking The Wealthy

    10/03/2011 8:12:28 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 10/02/2011 | Staff
    BET founder Robert Johnson on the "FOX News Sunday" program: "Well, I think the president has to recalibrate his message. You don't get people to like you by attacking them or demeaning their success. You know, I grew up in a family of 10 kids, first one to go to college, and I've earned my success. I've earned my right to fly private if I choose to do so. "And by attacking me it is not going to convince me that I should take a bigger hit because I happen to be wealthy. You know, it is the old --...
  • BET Founder: No Leadership In White House To Fix Economy (video)

    09/28/2011 7:02:31 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 28, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Scott Pelley, CBS "Evening News" anchor: How do you create jobs in this country? Robert Johnson, founder of BET: Unfortunately now, I don't think we have the leadership either in the White House or the Congress to end what I call a zero-sum game mentality towards the U.S. economy. And until both parties agree that the goal is to rebuild the American economy to reflect the 21st century on a global environment - we're going to be stuck. And it's a little bit frightening from the standpoint of a business person and particularly an African-American business person. Pelley: What do...
  • VIDEO: BET Founder: Obama's Not Right Person to End the 'Zero-Sum Game' Towards the U.S. Economy

    09/28/2011 7:43:54 AM PDT · by · 3 replies
    Robert L. Johnson, BET founder and chairman of RLJ, appeared on CBS to talk about the countries growing debt problem and said President Obama is not the right person to end the 'zero-sum game' towards the U.S. economy. Johnson states, “Unfortunately now I don't think we have the leadership either in the White House or the Congress to end what I call a zero-sum game mentality towards the U.S. economy. And until both parties agree that the goal is to rebuild the American economy to reflect the 21st century on a global environment—we're going to be stuck. And it's a...
  • BET Tv Founder Robert L. Johnson Tells It Just Like It Is

    09/28/2011 8:27:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies ^ | September 28, 2011 | annem040359
    In an interview on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, the founder of BET,(Black Entertainment Television) Robert L. Johnson, a successful businessman in his own right, who founded BET in 1980, then sold it to Viacom, for three billion dollars.Mr. Johnson, now at the present time chairman of RLJ took the time to be seated for an interview with Mr. Pelley in this brief interview. When I took the time to watch this interview, even though Mr. Johnson himself is not running for any public office; as a businessman he should be given CREDIT for telling it just like it...
  • POTUS testy in BET interview

    09/26/2011 7:34:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 09/26/11 | JULIE MASON
    Miller asked Obama to consider the plight of a hypothetical young, African-American in Chicago's South Side: Father gone, mother working 10 hours a day for "peanuts," there are no jobs and, "You won't even say, 'Look, I am going to help you,'" Miller said. "Emmett, that is not -- first of all, that is not what people are saying," Obama said, bristling. "What people are saying all across the country is we are hurting and we've been hurting for a long time. And the question is how can we make sure the economy is working for every single person." Obama...
  • Cain vs. Obama in 2012? (BET writer anticipates history-making faceoff between two black candidates)

    09/26/2011 12:57:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    BET ^ | 09/26/2011 | Joyce Jones
    Could Herman Cain actually become the person who faces President Obama in the general election? The Republican presidential hopeful is riding high after a surprising and stunning victory in last weekend’s Florida straw poll. He says that the win has given his campaign momentum and is proof that he could go on to win his party’s nomination. I seriously doubt it, but a man can dream, can’t he? Still, he’s got people talking. There’s no doubt that such a matchup certainly would be one of history’s most interesting and widely watched contests. At one point people never imagined that Obama,...
  • Who 'made $10bn on 10/1 bet that U.S. credit rating would be downgraded'?

    08/08/2011 3:45:19 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Aug 8, 2011 | Mark Duell
    Who 'made $10bn on 10/1 bet that U.S. credit rating would be downgraded'? Unknown investor or hedge fund 'made $850million bet' Bet in futures market reportedly done at odds of 10/1 George Soros made similar bet on currency in 1992 But source says he wasn't involved in rumoured trade By Mark Duell Last updated at 10:57 PM on 8th August 2011
  • Shin Bet cracks top Palestinian terror cell

    06/27/2011 9:15:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies ^ | 6/27/11 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Security forces arrest nearly two dozen PFLP operatives running terrorist cells near Jerusalem; were planning on kidnapping IDF soldiers, shootings, and bombings; many had previously served in Israeli prisons. The IDF and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) have arrested close to two dozen Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) operatives who were running a number of terror cells near Jerusalem and were planning to kidnap soldiers and perpetrate other terror attacks against Israel, it was released for publication on Sunday. Some of the operatives, the Shin Bet said, were Arabs from east Jerusalem in possession of Israeli identity...
  • Pay $650,000 to shave Richard Branson's legs

    04/18/2011 1:37:12 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 9 replies
    AP via ^ | 4/18/11 | Sean Yoong
    -- Billionaire Richard Branson's next cutting-edge risk will expose him like never before: He'll have his legs shaved in public to dress up and serve as a flight attendant after losing a bet to a rival airline mogul. The winner of a charity auction will pay at least $650,000 for the honor, according to Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia. The Virgin Atlantic founder will hand the razor to one of 160 passengers on a special charity flight from London to Kuala Lumpur that he will personally serve on May 1 while wearing a female flight attendant's uniform, AirAsia said Monday.
  • DJ Megatron (BET Host) shot to death in New York City

    03/28/2011 3:16:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    AP via MSNBC ^ | March 27, 2011 | JENNIFER PELTZ
    NEW YORK — Urban radio and TV personality DJ Megatron, who built a career at hip-hop and R&B radio stations from Philadelphia to Boston and told viewers of a popular music TV show "What's Good," was shot to death early Sunday, according to his manager and police. The BET cable television segment host was killed while heading to a store near his home on New York City's borough of Staten Island around 2 a.m., his manager Justin Kirkland, known as J. Smoove, said.
  • Whoopi Thinks Donald Trump's Birther Ideas Stink

    03/26/2011 2:19:55 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 84 replies ^ | 03/25/2011 | Joyce Jones
    Mogul says it's not a "Black thing," but it so is. What is Donald Trump thinking? In an appearance on ABC's The View this week, he once again questioned whether President Obama is an American-born citizen....posted using frpa
  • BET Founder Warns Dems: Lose Jim Clyburn, Lose Black Voters

    11/11/2010 4:28:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Atlanta Post ^ | 11/11/10
    BET Founder Warns Dems: Lose Jim Clyburn, Lose Black VotersNovember 11, 2010 06:38 AM (News One) — The founder of Black Entertainment Television is warning Democrats that pushing Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) out of leadership means losing black voters. Robert L. Johnson sent a letter to the House leadership and the Congressional Black Caucus underscoring why Clyburn should be whip over House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). To be clear, Johnson has no vote, and this leadership position will be determined by private ballot in a closed Democratic caucus meeting. But the Johnson letter seems to be more of...
  • MTV Denies That Obama Telecast Is Political (No equal time for GOP...)

    10/13/2010 8:09:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 76 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/13/2010 | Emily Miller
    Viacom networks MTV, BET and CMT are giving an hour of free air time to President Obama less than three weeks before the midterm elections. The so-called “A Conversation with President Obama” will be live and commercial-free on six Viacom networks at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The networks will not give equal time to a Republican before the election, according to a spokeswoman. MTV denies that the Obama hour of TV is political, despite the timing, weeks before the midterm elections.
  • Opinion: California's AB 32 is a losing climate bet

    04/08/2010 10:53:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 521+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/8/10 | Margo Thorning
    To say times are tough is an understatement. California families feel under siege, with an economy that stays down while housing prices do the same. So it's entirely reasonable that California's leaders, including those vying for the state's top executive job in November, are reconsidering the economically unsound AB 32, which is a toxic mix of command-and-control efforts to forcibly limit carbon emissions and pseudo-market functions such as a troubled cap-and-trade scheme. A federal cap-and-trade proposal from California's own Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, would have been disastrous for the nation and more particularly the Golden State. The American Council...
  • Michael Jordan Bails Out a Billionaire

    04/01/2010 9:15:34 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 31 replies · 1,435+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/01/10 | Peter Lauria
    The nation’s first African-American billionaire, Robert Johnson, is enduring a cash crush so severe, reports Peter Lauria, that he had to hock his NBA franchise to Michael Jordan for a song.. When the nation’s first African-American billionaire, Robert Johnson, bought the expansion Charlotte Bobcats NBA team in 2002, his highest-profile move was hiring the most famous athlete in the world, Michael Jordan, to run the team. In a twist thick with irony, the employee has now become the savior: Two weeks ago, Jordan bought the team for pennies on the dollar. The sale underscores Johnson’s dire financial situation. Four sources...
  • Bet on political races

    01/13/2010 12:07:29 PM PST · by Former MSM Viewer · 3 replies · 346+ views
    1-13-10 | self
    What is that site that allows you to place a bet on which candidate you think will win? Im looking for the status on that site for the Brown election in Mass.
  • Campaign Blasts Stuttering YouTube Attack As 'Cheap Shot'

    10/05/2009 12:09:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies · 2,171+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 10/5/09 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    The mocking of Creigh Deeds' occasional stuttering by the co-founder of the Black Entertainment Network is a "cheap shot and a new low" in the gubernatorial race, a spokesman for the Democratic candidate told
  • Obama Love, Tea Party Racists: BET’s “Critical Condition”

    09/23/2009 5:50:01 AM PDT · by bocopar · 10 replies · 852+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 9/22/09 | Bob Parks
    Guests on the show will include White House Director of Domestic Policy Melody Barnes; U.S. Congress members James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Maxine Waters (D-CA); BET News’ Pamela Gentry; filmmaker Michael Moore; Conservative Policy Expert Bob Parks, physician Sampson Davis of Newark's "Three Pact" and more. Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 at 10pm/9C Note all Democrat politicians, and I was the only person labeled with an adjective. BTW -- Michael Moore didn't show. (Is he a racist?)
  • I Have Two Words On The BET Gig

    09/22/2009 5:58:07 AM PDT · by bocopar · 17 replies · 776+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 9/22/09 | Bob Parks
    Finally, on the day of the shoot, I get a call from BET. The gentleman tells me that today's taping at the Newseum is going to be the traditional four-on-one panel make-up. I was all ready to blow this off until he told me two words: the name of one of the panelists... Maxine Waters.I couldn't resist. I'll report back later.
  • BET co-founder endorses Bob McDonnell for Virginia governor

    07/20/2009 7:44:28 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 10 replies · 1,033+ views
    Politico ^ | 07/20/09 | Andy Barr
    The co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, Sheila Crump Johnson, endorsed Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell on Monday. “We need bold and innovative leadership to move our state forward, and that's why I've chosen to support Bob McDonnell for governor,” said Johnson, a Democrat, during remarks in Richmond, Va. “He has shown me that he has the right vision and the executive leadership skills that will guide Virginia through these challenging times.” McDonnell, a former state attorney general, told POLITICO that he was “thrilled” to have the support of someone with Johnson’s record as a “supporter of free enterprise.” “That’s...
  • BET co-founder sides with Republican for Va. gov

    07/20/2009 1:47:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies · 701+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | July 20, 2009
    RICHMOND, Va. — A billionaire co-founder of the Black Entertainment Television network who is also a key Democratic donor has endorsed Republican Bob McDonnell for Virginia governor. Sheila Johnson joined McDonnell at a Monday appearance in Richmond. She says she thinks the Republican can turn around the state's sluggish economy and prefers him over his Democratic opponent, R. Creigh Deeds. Deeds' campaign did not immediately return a message seeking comment. Johnson and her former husband, Robert Johnson, sold BET in 2000 to Viacom for $3 billion. She backed Barack Obama for president, but has given some money to GOP candidates...
  • Sheila Crump Johnson (first black female billionaire/Co-Founder BET) Endorses Bob McDonnell for Gov.

    07/20/2009 12:15:53 PM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 44 replies · 2,197+ views
    McDonnell for Governor ^ | 7/20/09 | McDonnell for Governor
    Sheila Crump Johnson Endorses Bob McDonnell for Governor Middleburg Resident is Co-Founder of Black Entertainment Television, a Local Business Owner and Noted Philanthropist and Entrepreneur RICHMOND- Sheila Crump Johnson, co- founder of Black Entertainment Television, local Middleburg business owner and noted philanthropist and entrepreneur, today endorsed Bob McDonnell in his campaign for governor. The announcement was made at a mid-afternoon press conference in downtown Richmond. Speaking about the endorsement, Johnson said, “Make no mistake, these are tough economic times for all Virginians. Unemployment is on the rise and families are struggling to stay in their homes. We need bold and...