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  • 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...
  • Bias you can BET on

    07/16/2009 1:48:39 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies · 1,057+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 16, 2009 | Lloyd Marcus
    While flipping through the channels with my remote, I stopped on the movie, "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" on BET (Black Entertainment Television). Excellent movie. During a commercial break, they gave a news update. An announcer said, "They tried to get the Bronx kid, Sonia Sotomayor, but she beat them". There was not one mention of Sotomayor's controversial racist statements. Thus, black viewers who don't follow the news closely are led to conclude that those "evil racist white republicans" are at it again trying to block a person of color. I wonder how BET reported the Democrats' trashing of...
  • MSM Shuns Embarrassing 'The Population Bomb' Anniversary

    06/29/2008 3:36:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies · 602+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 29, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Today is the official publication date of The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment by Paul and Anne Ehrlich. The release of this book was timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the publication of Paul Ehrlich's once exceedingly popular "The Population Bomb" in 1968. If you expect to see much about either of these books in the mainstream media, you are in for a big disappointment. The MSM is avoiding the whole subject of Paul Ehrlich and his apocalyptic "The Population Bomb" like the plague nowadays. The reason is probably because it might draw embarrassing attention to...
  • BET Awards to highlight Jackson's legacy (8pm EST)

    06/28/2009 11:20:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,440+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/28/09 | Sandy Cohen
    BET Awards to highlight Jackson's legacyBy Sandy Cohen ASSOCIATED PRESS updated 12:33 p.m., June 28, 2009 LOS ANGELES -- After three days to process the shock and grief, attendees at the BET Awards -- a show thrown into "total overhaul" by the death of Michael Jackson -- were preparing for what was sure to be a spectacular celebration of the "King of Pop," put on by an dazzling collection of the artists he influenced most. Already an affair of major star wattage, Sunday night's show was thrown under a white-hot spotlight in the wake of Mr. Jackson's death, adding attendees...
  • Republican Donors Hit by Chrysler Closings

    05/27/2009 5:25:31 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 39 replies · 1,993+ views
    Increasing numbers of Chrysler dealers are disputing the bankrupt automaker’s claim that it selected dealerships for closure on purely economic grounds, and they have filed a suit against the automaker in U.S. bankruptcy court. "My business is being stolen from me under the guise of the bankruptcy laws [and] given to another dealer down the street," Jim Anderer, owner of Island Jeep in Lindenhurst, N.Y., told Reuters. Like many of the 789 Chrysler dealerships slated for closure, Anderer claims his retail outlet was profitable. Many of the closed dealers were also major donors to Republican candidates and political action committees,......
  • The Cheneys' Anti-Obama Assault Continues: 'Siding with the Terrorists' (before U-Turn on pics)

    05/13/2009 10:45:12 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 47 replies · 1,458+ views
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | 5/13/09 | By Staff
    On Tuesday, Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, continued the family’s air assault on Obama that began shortly after he became the nation’s first African-American president. Speaking to FOX News, Liz took her father’s criticism of Obama a step further, saying that it appears the president is actually siding with terrorists. The insult was in response to the Obama administration’s decision to release photographs alleged to show abuses at U.S. prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan during the Bush administration. "I think it is really appalling that the administration is taking this step," she said in the...
  • Blacks at Odds Over Scrutiny of President

    04/05/2009 11:30:41 PM PDT · by libh8er · 39 replies · 2,702+ views
    WaPo ^ | 4.6.09 | Krissah Thompson
    Jeff Johnson knows how to make his audiences squirm. The young, black radio and TV political commentator waits for the discussion to turn to the topic being talked about ceaselessly, incessantly, ad nauseam: the meaning of the barrier-breaking election of Barack Obama. Then, in his laid-back style, he says, "The real issue for me is that history is not enough." That's when the mood becomes tense. "Black folks, in particular, get irritated," says Johnson, who travels the lecture circuit, hosts a half-hour show on Black Entertainment Television and has a weekly spot for social criticism on a radio program popular...
  • Pro-life Obama Ad Viewed over 250,000 Times in Three Days

    01/22/2009 1:39:31 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,836+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/22/09 | Tim Waggoner
    WASHINGTON, January 22, 2009 ( – A video advertisement being dubbed the "pro-life Obama ad" has been well received by Americans during the week of President Barack Obama's inauguration.  The ad has already been viewed hundreds of thousands of time online, and will soon be appearing on major US television networks.The ad shows an ultrasound of a baby in a womb, while the text explains that during his life the baby’s father will abandon him, and his single mother will struggle to support him.  But, "despite the hardships he will endure," the ad continues. "This child will become the...
  • Obama's Life Story Now an Anti-Abortion Ad

    01/22/2009 1:47:50 PM PST · by malkee · 37 replies · 1,163+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2009 | David Waters
    While much of America was watching the inauguration of President Obama, BET viewers were seeing Obama's life story turned into an anti-abortion ad. In the 41-second ad, sponsored by, a camera slowly zooms in on a fetus in a womb as these words appear on the screen: "This child's future is a broken home. He will be abandoned by his father. His single mother will struggle to raise him. Despite the hardships he will endure this child will become the 1st African-American President." The ad ends with a photograph of President Obama and this message: "Life: Imagine the Potential."...