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  • BET Awards Celebrate 'Our Forever First Lady' Michelle Obama

    06/27/2017 6:29:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | June 26, 2017 | Karen Townsend
    Airing on June 25, the 2017 BET Awards were hosted by comedienne Leslie Jones and mostly featured live musical performances. Otherwise, the focus of the awards was a message of encouraging Black Lives Matter social justice warriors, although, without the long preachy political sermons delivered in many other awards shows. References to people killed in police-involved shootings - including the acquittal last week of the officer who shot Philando Castile - were present throughout. Four members of the cast of an upcoming movie titled Detroit, about the 1967 riots in that city, came out to present the Centric Award to...
  • BET founder, after meeting with Trump, says black Americans should give president-elect a shot

    11/21/2016 12:17:21 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/21/2016 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Democratic media mogul Bob Johnson told CNBC on Monday that fellow African-Americans should give Donald Trump "the benefit of the doubt," and hope common ground can be reached with the incoming Republican administration about issues facing the black community. The BET founder — who met with Trump on Sunday at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey — described the sit-down as a "great chat" about "business solutions to social problems." During the campaign, Trump made the case to African-American voters that Democrats let them down, and argued repeatedly "what do you have to lose" by voting for...
  • BET founder, after meeting with Trump, says black Americans should give president-elect a shot

    11/21/2016 11:49:36 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 21 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 11/21/2016 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Democratic media mogul Bob Johnson told CNBC on Monday that fellow African-Americans should give Donald Trump "the benefit of the doubt," and hope common ground can be reached with the incoming Republican administration about issues facing the black community. The BET founder — who met with Trump on Sunday at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey — described the sit-down as a "great chat" about "business solutions to social problems." During the campaign, Trump made the case to African-American voters that Democrats let them down, and argued repeatedly "what do you have to lose" by voting for...
  • BET founder, after meeting with Trump, says blacks should give president-elect a shot

    11/21/2016 8:48:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 21, 2016 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Democratic media mogul Bob Johnson told CNBC on Monday that fellow African-Americans should give Donald Trump "the benefit of the doubt," and hope common ground can be reached with the incoming Republican administration about issues facing the black community. The BET founder — who met with Trump on Sunday at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey — described the sit-down as a "great chat" about "business solutions to social problems." During the campaign, Trump made the case to African-American voters that Democrats let them down, and argued repeatedly "what do you have to lose" by voting for...
  • 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
    newsbusters.org ^ | 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 FCKH8.com. "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
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...