Does VH1 hate black women?

Any of you fruits heard about the controversy re: this show Interracial Love?

It was going to be yet another one of these dating-based reality series on VH1, not unlike Flavor of Love, except in this case 20 to 30 “professional” black women would vie for the affection of a single white man, just like back in slavery!

Unfortunately, VH1 has decided to pass on the series, which has been the cause of much controversy in the burgeoning community of black female McCarthyites. Many are suggesting that the real reason VH1 passed on the series is because it didn’t portray black people (read black women) in a negative-enough light.

According to someone in the know, though presumably not the series’ disgruntled creator, one Latasha Jones (I know), the series was brought up in a meeting and one TI even went so far as to say, “It is our thoughts that the viewers are more interested in seeing black people in a ghetto role. This show will not sell.”

Damn.

It remains to be seen whether this issue will rise to the same level as, say, Hot Ghetto Mess or the Jena Six (or even the Willie Lynch letter and the upcoming repeal of the 13th amendment, for that matter), but I wonder if this is really as much of an outrage as some have us believe anyway.

First of all, I’m not sure if I buy into this idea that VH1 lives to degrade black women in the first place. Lest we forget, the lamentable Flavor of Love juggernaut (bitch!) actually began with The Surreal Life, in which Flav was getting it on with Sylvester Stallone’s ’80s-era giantess of a wife Brigitte Nielson, who just so happens to be white.

And then there was that series in which he would fondle her (considerable) rack in a hot tub and make her wear goofy hats, in an attempt to convince her to marry him. Which, I’m assuming, is also how he went about wooing the mothers of his 8 or 9 children – all of whom, I should note, just so happen to be black.

Or maybe he just gave them some crack.

Then, then he couldn’t talk Brigitte Nielsen into marrying him, VH1 came up with Flavor of Love.

But here’s the thing. Today we think of Flavor of Love as being a show that features the worst of black women (though at least most of them have nice bodies), but the show actually started out with several white women sprinkled into the mix. If the show ended up with all black chicks, it’s because the black chicks outcompeted the white chicks, by crapping on the floor, spitting on one another and what have you.

Now, who’s fault is that?

Furthermore, from what I understand, VH1 also has a series in which lower class white women compete to get it on with Bret Michaels from Poison, just like back in the ’80s! If this series doesn’t feature any floor-crapping or spitting, I would suggest it’s a testament to the more civilized nature of white women, but that would just be racist. At any rate, I’ve yet to hear much in the way of outrage re: Rock of Love.

Also, I’m not so sure that I buy into the idea that this series was about to portray black women in a positive light in the first place. So what these women all have professional careers. Presumably, the idea behind Interracial Love is that they couldn’t find a similarly successful black man, and so they’ve decided to find themselves a white boy. If this is true, doesn’t it suggest that black women are gold diggers?

Indeed it’s my suspicion that the woman who came up with this bullshit never had any intention on uplifting the black race in the first place. She was just trying to get paid, and now that she isn’t she’s gonna play the race card. Fuck that shit!

And for their part, VH1 has made it a point to note that this bullshit was unsolicited to begin with, which makes me wonder why anyone should give a shit. Maybe I’ll go shoot a reality series about Dr. King’s corpse and then if they pass on it, I’ll sue their asses for discrimination.

No but really, why shouldn’t I be able to watch black women act like unscrupulous, gold-digging beeyotches on television if I want? Maybe that’s my idea of entertainment and not some indicator of how I feel about black women as a race. After all, I’ve seen videos where white women spit on people during sex, and that hasn’t affected my opinion of every white woman I meet.

Which brings me to my point.

If black women have such an issue with the way they’re portrayed on VH1, perhaps it’s because they see a bit of themselves in the likes of New York and Deelishis. If that’s the case, then maybe they should work on fixing home first. Then none of this would even be an issue.

I would suggest they just stop watching, but they probably don’t anyway. That’s how McCarthyism works.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sadsmilez1 INDOE

    Bol ,

    Have you forgotten Safaryi’s temper tantrum in the thrift store on Charm School also on VH-1 . Now that was entertainment . This show idea is about as appealing as Ice Cube’s stupid ass “Black’White” show on FOX .

    INDOE
    http://www.myspace.com/sadsmilez1

  • rich arte

    why don’t you join Celebrity Fit Club???
    oh yeah, you’re not a celebrity.

    In that case, why don’t you join Biggest Loser???
    oh yeah, because you already own that title.

    Which brings me to my next question…how bad do you want to be white?

  • B.N.W

    CHUUCH!! im tired of mutha fuckas not gettin they way and blamin it on being black. it dillutes the real situations where people are being mistreated/disrespected due to their dark pigment.

  • LowEndofDaChi

    If the big heads at VH1 turned down the show b/c they thought the concept wasn’t “ghetto” enough, then that is a damn shame.

    That shows how much things really have (not) changed at all.

  • Fire

    None of these dating shows portray the women in that good of a light, regardless of race. Who tries to find love on a TV show, for God’s sake? But LowEndofDaChi is right, if VH1 turned the idea down because it wasn’t “ghetto” enough, then that’s a damn prejudiced shame.

  • ye

    bol wat kinda car you drive? mini van?!?

  • og bobby j

    first off….if your life is dull enough to care what the fuck VH1 is playin…that shit is sad. I am sure that the bottom line in this instance is money….so if it not being “ghetto” enough is the suppossed reason….then that is just a good reflection of the uneducated audience that they are targeting. I am sure that if it would make money…they would do it, regardless of the “ghetto” factor. So, i guess watching retarded crack head rappers and girls named “Deelishis” is the way to grab viewers…
    read people….and no, not a magazine

  • http://www.cocaineblunts.com/ noz

    well they seem to like missy elliott for some reason

  • Doobie

    I think Lowendofdachi and Fire are both right. A couple of years ago I got the chance to visit a television studio, and the thing that immediately struck me when I was there is the every single image that you see on TV, is the result of someone’s purposeful decision to put it there. That might not sound like much of revelation but it really struck me as being monumental when I started to think about the thought and the motivations behind the images that actually make it onto the screen. I’m not surprised at all that VH1 wouldn’t want to air a show where the black people weren’t “ghetto” enough. And, it also seems like the audience at large, blacks included, find “ghetto” blacks infinitely entertaining. To me it’s just laziness: the programmers can’t think of any interesting ideas so they use the tried and true “ghetto/hood” as a crutch.

  • Tha Sauce: VH-1 hater

    I’m more than sure that had it been black women with titty tattoos, gold teeth, and kids living with their grandmothers, VH-1 would have been all over it. They would have called it “Hoes to Housewives” Fuck VH-1! Stick to Behind the music or Rockumentaries cock suckers!

  • May

    Any of you fruits heard about the controversy re: this show Interracial Love?

    It was going to be yet another one of these dating-based reality series on VH1, not unlike Flavor of Love, except in this case 20 to 30 “professional” black women would vie for the affection of a single white man, just like back in slavery!

    *chuckles* SMH.

    Right off the bat, I knew this idea was gonna be shot down. It sounds so f*ckin silly. I don’t know exactly what the b*tch who created this idea was thinking.

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    I agree with Bol on the fact that Black Women on Television and in “Real Life” are a lot more overtly Golddiggerish and Materialistic in contrast to their caucasan counterparts. I am not saying that White women aren’t Golddiggers,too it’s just their not as openly mean spirited with it, AND in some cases a Average Joe White Guy can date a HOT Dime piece White Chick and he ain’t gotta be like Supa Rich, unlike in Black Culture where a HOT Dime piece Black Gurl ain’t having a Conversation with you unless you got hella Dough or Sell Hella Drugs. If you don’t believe me, next time your around a Supa Fly Dime piece sexy gurl and watch the dude she is with, I bet he got money and he is trickin off on her. Basically in Black Culture of Today a Man that is Good-Looking and got a good job, can’t get a equally Good-Looking gurl because she’s either dating some Supa Ugly Drug Dealer dude who buys her everything(which in retrospect makes her a Neo-Prostitute), or she’s dating a Man in general who has MONEY. Black Women don’t date or holler at niggas because of mutual Attraction or interest like White and other women( a White Girl would date a dude who is broke, but, who they find Attractive, they do it all the Time),Black Women want you for your MONEY.

  • NIYI

    let me tell you why black people will never move on.
    On my way home from work last night, I got ”jumped” by about six high and drunk niggas. I dont know them from Adam, they didn’t have a reason to beat me, they just did. I am tired of people playing the race card, the black race is lagging behind and its not because of VH1. Its because there is a lack of parental care in black neighborhoods, its a whole bunch of teenagers that are havin babies. This babies in turn grow up to be 16 and have babies … the cycle continues.

  • JD3

    Bol,
    do you want your own show on VH1 called “Big Bol of Love” with only fat white chicks that work at Denny’s? you would shit the floor just like back in high school when you got your ass beat down!

  • jg420

    CHICAGO PaPii Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 4:06 pm
    I agree with Bol on the fact that Black Women on Television and in “Real Life” are a lot more overtly Golddiggerish and Materialistic in contrast to their caucasan counterparts. I am not saying that White women aren’t Golddiggers,too it’s just their not as openly mean spirited with it, AND in some cases a Average Joe White Guy can date a HOT Dime piece White Chick and he ain’t gotta be like Supa Rich, unlike in Black Culture where a HOT Dime piece Black Gurl ain’t having a Conversation with you unless you got hella Dough or Sell Hella Drugs. If you don’t believe me, next time your around a Supa Fly Dime piece sexy gurl and watch the dude she is with, I bet he got money and he is trickin off on her. Basically in Black Culture of Today a Man that is Good-Looking and got a good job, can’t get a equally Good-Looking gurl because she’s either dating some Supa Ugly Drug Dealer dude who buys her everything(which in retrospect makes her a Neo-Prostitute), or she’s dating a Man in general who has MONEY. Black Women don’t date or holler at niggas because of mutual Attraction or interest like White and other women( a White Girl would date a dude who is broke, but, who they find Attractive, they do it all the Time),Black Women want you for your MONEY.

    ^^^^ Damn thats the truth, although I dont totally agree with the black women want you for your money statement. Everything else was on par, but there are plenty of white chicks who fit the last line also

  • LowEndofDaChi

    @ Chicago Pap

  • QM

    You’ve got some ass-backward logic.

    A white woman spitting on someone during sex in a video doesn’t affect your perception because white people are the majority in this country and a full spectrum is visible everywhere.

    People of color? Not so much.

    When the images of people of color come out and are primarily negative, people within and allies of said communities know the difference, but for those who remain outside, it’s quite influential.

    Translation, little Jimmy in the middle of the midwest probably doesn’t see a whole lot of non-whites in his town, and those he does see are on MTV and VH1.

  • LowEndofDaChi

    QM Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 4:32 pm
    You’ve got some ass-backward logic.

    A white woman spitting on someone during sex in a video doesn’t affect your perception because white people are the majority in this country and a full spectrum is visible everywhere.

    People of color? Not so much.

    When the images of people of color come out and are primarily negative, people within and allies of said communities know the difference, but for those who remain outside, it’s quite influential.

    Translation, little Jimmy in the middle of the midwest probably doesn’t see a whole lot of non-whites in his town, and those he does see are on MTV and VH1.
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    Ether

  • Dr Flav

    Somehow I find it hard to believe that black female slaves were vying for the massa’s affections. Whats up with the Jena 6 jokes? Bad taste humor should @ least be humorous.

  • jesse jackson

    It wasn’t a black person who spit in new york’s face. It was that skank pumpkin.

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    Furthermore I like Black Women, though I don’t like how Mainstream culture of America brainwash women in general to be so Materlistic as far as Relationships. Quiet as its kept, if you notcie on every “successful” TV Show we got portraits of women outsmarting men, checking their Husbands and treating them like lil kids, talking to men in general like We are worthless.So it goes beyond color and race, and even Money or whatever, it’s more of a thing of society is so backwards from what the true nature of ManKind that it’s making the Definition of Man a Joke. If you don’t believe me watch any TV show and see how Fathers,Husbands,Brothers, men in general are portrayed as having no Value, Intelligence,Respect or Dignity, and thats in regardless of Race,Color or Class. But as far as Black Women goes I believe it’s some great ones out here, it’s just that if a woman has a good job, career or business and she is successful 9 times out of 10 she doesn’t really want a “Average Joe” she wants Essence and Ebony Man Of The Year, and thats not realistic because every BlackMan isn’t some Urban Zane-Book Black Super Negroe. But I digress, as far as Golddigger Black Women are concerned it’s True, Supa Sexy Black Women don’t date dudes for normal reasons like Attraction or Relationships, it’s all a Financial or Economic Thing.

    • TerriSixx

      I don’t know how you can say that you like Black Women and say all that negative stuff about us. Maybe if a woman is a dime piece, she’s going to naturally go for a male counterpart who is a dime piece as well.

      A woman – any woman – will respond to man who will treat her most like a lady. At least that’s what I respond to.

  • http://hmblog.wordpress.com Reecie

    #1- BOL…I only read your blogs once in a blue moon, but your stupidity never ceases to amaze me.

    #2- “When the images of people of color come out and are primarily negative, people within and allies of said communities know the difference, but for those who remain outside, it’s quite influential.”

    QM- You raised some good points, but my question is do “people within” the communities REALLY know the difference? Because everytime some jack a$$ like Polow Da Don or BOL (who I don’t even want to give the credit of being of the same stature of Polow but for the sake of my argument will include anyway) make ignorant comments about Black women that are TOTALLY stereotypical…hundreds of black men rush to the websites to comment on how these assertions are in fact true about black women.

    I don’t know how many times I’ve heard Black men say that black women are gold diggers or materialistic without any logical basis.

    So…in my opinion…too many people don’t know the difference between fact and fiction. Too many people have been brainwashed to believe that the Black women is the enemy.

    At any rate, people definitely shouldn’t expect VH1 or any network to portray them in a positive manner (especially Black women)…instead we should be more concerned about how our community got to the point to where Black women are looked at with such contempt in spite of the fact that we are the ones keeping the family together against overwhelming odds.

    Personally…I’m not going to waste my time being mad at Vh1 for showing hoodrats like Deelishus and Bootz on tv, because it only takes on look at me or one sentence out of my mouth for it to be perfectly clear that we are not in the same league.

    #3- To the men out there…you attract what you value. If you’re a GOOD man (meaning a man of good character, high morals, respect, etc.) who values those things in a woman, then that is what you will attract. If a woman doesn’t value what you do, then you shouldn’t be concerned about her…but at least have enough SENSE to know that every woman is different and believing ALL or MOST Black woman are a certain way is just retarded.

  • http://yahoo CaesarDuke

    The way black women are potrayed in reality shows is trashy now ask yourself is that how the normal women act example hard working stay at home mom’s NO!!!! Vh1 put out these shows to show people how ignorant not only black women but black people in general are the reason is because they think we act this way but we don’t I’m only a teenager I’m not saying that I have a answer for everything but I do have an opinion

  • VLsteve

    TPAR

    dont you want to defend black women?

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piffcaso

    man ghetto or not, i don’t be watchin them shows to hear what the chicks gotta say no way, so lmaoooo……….

  • Fire

    Yeah, thinking about it, now that VLSteve mentions it, where is TPAR? I thought he’d be criticizing/attacking this post by now. No diss, but I’m just saying.

  • VLsteve

    aint no human being lower than a fat black bitch, the most ignorant loud obnoxious annoying waste of nut on the planet, nigga should of used a napkin

  • http://yahoo CaesarDuke

    VLSTeve what! now I’m just gonna 2 assume that ur black becuz u used da word nigga now that was da most ignorant thing that a person could ever say don’t u know that u come from a black woman if (ur black)and without her there wouldn’t be u now I’m not saying that black women are angels or anything but manye that was disrespectful

  • playa2playa

    @ VLsteve:
    LOL!! Right on point! Why do they all think they the shit?? (Mo’nique) HAHAHa!

  • Worley

    There’s a lot of funky ish going on with black women. The only time I’ve seen a dime piece with a regular dude is when ballers have slutted her out and now she’s looking for a regular crab whom she can dominate.

    When I see dime pieces I usually mess with their friends. That f*cks up the group dynamic. Her less attractive friend is usually ready to jump off just to get back at the dime. It works every time. See the theory of women in “A Beautiful Mind.”

  • QM

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    Reecie Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    #1- BOL…I only read your blogs once in a blue moon, but your stupidity never ceases to amaze me.

    #2- “When the images of people of color come out and are primarily negative, people within and allies of said communities know the difference, but for those who remain outside, it’s quite influential.”

    QM- You raised some good points, but my question is do “people within” the communities REALLY know the difference? Because everytime some jack a$$ like Polow Da Don or BOL (who I don’t even want to give the credit of being of the same stature of Polow but for the sake of my argument will include anyway) make ignorant comments about Black women that are TOTALLY stereotypical…hundreds of black men rush to the websites to comment on how these assertions are in fact true about black women.

    I don’t know how many times I’ve heard Black men say that black women are gold diggers or materialistic without any logical basis.

    So…in my opinion…too many people don’t know the difference between fact and fiction. Too many people have been brainwashed to believe that the Black women is the enemy.

    At any rate, people definitely shouldn’t expect VH1 or any network to portray them in a positive manner (especially Black women)…instead we should be more concerned about how our community got to the point to where Black women are looked at with such contempt in spite of the fact that we are the ones keeping the family together against overwhelming odds.

    Personally…I’m not going to waste my time being mad at Vh1 for showing hoodrats like Deelishus and Bootz on tv, because it only takes on look at me or one sentence out of my mouth for it to be perfectly clear that we are not in the same league.

    #3- To the men out there…you attract what you value. If you’re a GOOD man (meaning a man of good character, high morals, respect, etc.) who values those things in a woman, then that is what you will attract. If a woman doesn’t value what you do, then you shouldn’t be concerned about her…but at least have enough SENSE to know that every woman is different and believing ALL or MOST Black woman are a certain way is just retarded.

    ***

    Excellent points. I agree that not everyone within said communities recognizes the differences so that was wrong of me to make such a broad generalization.

    Perhaps we tend to focus on negative examples (read: people) and ignore all the positive contradictions.

    Or, the squeaky wheel gets the oil but that doesn’t mean that all wheels are squeaky even if for every group there’s a significant number of them.

    Have a man talk about the wheels in his life and he’ll point out the squeaky one before those that roll smoothly.

  • Purcey

    enough with thinking everythign is racist this is 2007, slavery is long abolished so stop bitching about thigns that werent directly doen to you, at the cost of your own people at that being sold into slavery by other africans, no one owes you anything, stop acting liek you have it so bad the whites are the minorty now everyone knows that stop bitching and complaining.

  • Purcey

    byron crawford has some racial issues he needs to address elsewhere get your facts straight.

  • Aem

    Co-sign with Reecie

  • http://www.myspace.com/common_sense_lives Common_Sense_Lives

    Great post Bol. I tackled this same issue on my myspace blog a couple of weeks ago. Hell, this story is what made me start blogging. It’s not VH1 that portrays these women in a negative light, it’s them! They’re not playing characters written into the show, they auditioned to be themselves! Black people always call a cat like you an Uncle Tom or some bullsh#t like that when you tell them the truth about themselves. Keep telling it like it is bruh.

  • BklynBandette

    @REECIE:

    Thanx 4 Fighting The Good Fight 4 Me 2day. Girl, I Just Didn’t Have The Strength.

  • Vicious Seiger

    The Trick to Reality Television has always been (see MTV’s Craptacular Resume of Trash Reality Shows for pointers) making each person into a one dimensional cartoon/character/stereotype and piecing the footage together to create an desired effect. There are 168 hours in a week times lets say 8 weeks of production which should equal 1,344 hours maybe minus 336 for inactivity (sleep) leaves you 1,008 hours of footage. 1,008 hours of footage that can be cut and spliced to make even the most educated, well mannered person seem like a slack-jawed savage. EVERY SINGLE show out has the good guys vs bad guys twist going on. 13 hours or less (per a Season) of give or take 1,008 hours of footage can make you look any way the person editing the show wants you to look. None of these shows don’t come without some kind of plotline carried through each individual episode that tells the viewer who to like and who to not like. Some of these show use Audio and Video tricks to get desired effects as well. Does VH1 have a vendetta against Black Women I can’t say but, we are partially to blame for this fiasco of lowbrow television. We make this what it is. We all know this doesn’t represent all black women but it seems to me that is meant to show our women in an unfavorable light. The best way to dilute and dissolve programming like this is to simply don’t watch them and each show’s sponsors will gladly abandon these shows if nobody is watching. I can’t say this is the only show that does such things because other programming (ex Real World, Big Brother and Etc.) usually intentionally find volatile and opposing personality types and mix them together so the show has some “spice” (Why else are you watching -it sure isn’t for the actual premise of the program!). You don’t watch Survivor for the competition you watch it for the doublecrossing and back stabbing. The best thing for all audiences to understand is there is nothing real about reality television… Nothing. Only a ignorant mind would think that any of these shows are a proper representation of any race, creed or gender. It’s Entertainment just Poor Entertainment.

    PS – Read A M/F Book!

  • Kiese Laymon

    Brother Bol, you are that nigga!

    Once again, you show us how to ridicule, reduce, undermine and hate black women at a level equal to the great Moynihan. And you it really slick, too. You are too too funny. The Tip Drill ain’t got shit on you.

    As I said earlier, Nigga, you on your way. For real! You have talent!

    On a personal note, I too, am a nasty fat ass, reactionary nigga with an extremely fat neck, just like, Brother Bol. How do you use photo shop to make yourself look so not fat on your picture on XXL? Is it all in the angle? Holler at your boy, Bol. I wanna put svelte face picture up on match.com by Thursday.

    And keep pushing the limits with those dope hateful critiques black women. Nigga, you are on your way!

  • J

    Why is it whenever someone speaks of a black woman dating a white man it is assumed she’s looking for a white man b/c she can’t find a good black man. I happen to be a white man who has dated black women all my life and most of the black women that I have dated aren’t interested in me b/c they’re tired of bad black men they just happen to find me attractive or interesting. It damn sure ain’t about money, though I definately am not a bum I sho don’t have it made. The women I end up dating usually are a little shocked by the fact that they even hooked up with a white man. Just though I’d ask.

  • GTFOH

    @Purcey and co. try telling that to the jena six wiggers.

  • J

    on ^^^

    Slavery was abolished in this country but it’s still going on in the world today. Anyway slavery was abolished but racism was not and unfortunately it gets embedded into the fabric of society and can impair the judgment of those who are supposed to be blind to such things as color and creed for the good of justice. The Jena six are definately victims of injustice and racism but thankfuly people have spoken up and convictions are being overturned and so forth. Hopefully none of the six end up doing time and some sort of reasonable punishment is handed down upon those who took advantage of their authority. Other than that the comment Purcey made was ignorant but as well was “…except in this case 20 to 30 “professional” black women would vie for the affection of a single white man, just like back in slavery!” commented by the auther of this article/blog.

  • Purcey

    im no wigger or a racist, im for the jena 6 being released, what im not for is the constant bitching that everything is racially related, dont ever challenge my politcal stance, im a huge support of both leonard peliter and mumia abu-jamal as i live in philly i jsut think crying and saying everythign that isnt handed to you on a sliver platter is racial, its not thats just life.

  • Rizzop

    “I don’t know how many times I’ve heard Black men say that black women are gold diggers or materialistic without any logical basis.”

    What more logical basis do you need other than thats what they see/experience? Thats not saying its true for everyone, but maybe that should tell you something if all types of men are saying the same thing about black women….maybe some are golddiggers.

  • GTFOH

    @ purcey according to your post I guess people should just shut up about things like jena six right after all this is 2008, and not the slave days then why are people bitching about what happened at Jena?.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    it’s because the black chicks outcompeted the white chicks, by crapping on the floor, spitting on one another and what have you.

    Now, who’s fault is that?
    ^^
    That. Was Funny.

    Wheres TFART to the rescue!?

    Oh and no fat chicks. Period. Black or White, no fatties for me thanks.

  • MLK

    Flavor of Love > College Hill

    also… there was a reason the only black woman in Star Trek was Uhura(a-whore-uh)

  • Purcey

    no im not saying that i said i support the jena 6, ppl are bitching about jena because its wrong flat out race aside its wrong, i just dont see why everything has to come back to racism.

  • Purcey

    I highly doubt VH-1 is anti-black women, The show would have bombed plain and simple nothing to do with race, Would you invest your money into something you knew was gonna fail?

  • GTFOH

    lol I cant argue with someone who is obviously in denial of the race issue in the u.s.

    so you mean to say that the whole trial was not racial motivated?, from the white only tree, too the hanging to the sentencing of the six boys all this had nothing to do with race? the fact that the boys who got sentenced where black and the white boys where not charged with anything even tho one of them pulled out a gun?.

    I think you lost me when you said It’s plain wrong and race has nothing to do with it.

    keep on living on denial that racism does not live within America.

  • yeh right

    Stop with the “golddigger” name calling. If you saw gold, wouldn’t you dig? What’s wrong with wanted a man with a little bread in his pocket. You guys act like women are crazy because they want a man that can protect and provide. I got a feeling you cats are broke and want to save face….but it’s not her fault!

  • og bobby j

    @ GTFOH

    to comment on your last section….we have to remember that we are only knowledgable to the “facts” provided by biased sources, including all media outlets. While I do not doubt that the race issue is a large concern, especially down in the south liek Jena, but i think we have to attempt to focus on the matter at hand that crimes were committed. Although I think the 6 were severly provoked in this instance, we must not forget that Mychal Bell’s $90,000 bond was denied on August 24, 2007, due to his juvenile record, which showed that he had been previously convicted of four other violent crimes. Bell was put on probation for a battery that occurred December 25, 2005, and he was later convicted of yet another battery charge and two charges of criminal damage to property.[11]
    I am not sure if we can say in full confindence that this kid is not just a bad seed and maybe needs some rehabilitation. My point being, while race is an issue in this case, the real issue is in the homes in areas that still accept racism among non threatning fellow americans that is the major concern

  • LowEndofDaChi

    @ Yeh Right

    By provide, are you referring to paying all/some of the woman’s bills and helping her with a child/kids that aren’t yours?

    What part of the game is that?

    I’m against the whole black men vs. black women thing that’s been going on since the plantation days, but there’s definitely a problem when a chick expects the dude to pay for dates and all that fun stuff but gets flip at the slightest suggestion of a home cooked meal.

    I’m not saying that all black women are like that, but I’ve definitely met more than a few that are. At one point, I resolved to only deal with sisters that were a few years older than myself.

    The situation goes both ways, however, and taking sides (like a Fairweather Fat Blogger does often) isn’t going to get us any closer to improving gender relations w/in the black community. Fairweather parents need to teach self respect/respect for others to their seeds for positive change to become a possibility.

  • Purcey

    what im saying is race aside its wrong can you not read?

  • geico lizard

    this show will get picked up by some network because right now white men coming in as perfect guys to save black women is in style right now in the entertainment industry. they will also have a scene where all the black women talk about how much they hate black men now too im sure. no other show had a pool of just one race of women before not the bachelor or even flava of love. it is all black women this time and not mixed because they want to make it seem like one white man for all those women is better then the black men they already dated. black men are under attack and they want the world to think there are no good black men left but there are just give the average looking guys a chance and the guys with regular jobs. stop chasing ballers,pretty boys and thugs because they will never change and treat you right.

  • VLsteve

    FAT black bitch, thats the diff

  • kevin

    bol,

    is it true that the head of VH1 is a black women ?

  • Purcey

    ha, it wouldnt suprise me.

  • i ain’t sayin she a gold digger

    LISTEN ALL I KNOW IS IN NY ALL FEMALES DIG FOR GOLD…BLACK, WHITE, YELLOW, RICAN, AND HATIAN.. THEY ALL DO IT!! IF U CAN’T PAY THEN U CAN’Y PLAY, AND SORRY TO SAY MOST WHITE AND RICAN WOMEN ARE THE WORST…U GOTTA BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THEM AND WIT THE RICANS THEIR FAMILY TOO….

    I don’t know why black women just don’t date all white men cuz most black men ain’t shit anyways, can’t stay employed have mulitple children by different women and most of them have lil dicks and wack head game so i say fuck it let the BOL’s of the world have the white women!!!

  • Hellya

    YUP!!!…I agree…Guess folks just hating on sensible, accomplished Black women wanting to the same in a WHITE man…Why not?…Why should a successful, smart, beautiful Black woman be with a black man just cuz?….It would have been cool to have a show like this so people can see that Black women are not all ghetto-babymama-videogirl-hoodrats…and that not all Black women want a an idiot-high-school dropout-rapper/athlete…Unfortunately alot of us take our knowledge of blacks and society from stupid tv shows and music videos….There are beautiful, smart Black women who want the same in a man regardless his color and people need to SEE that too… what a shame that it would take a TV show

  • Doc

    VH1 plus racism equal more money for them and these same racist own that Minstrel Show called BET.

  • LustyBlackLad

    Can’t we black lads just concentrate on finding buxom
    lasses?

  • CowboyJohn-Brad

    Uplifting the black race????Is this 1930,or 2010????(I realize I’m just a dumb black Canadian lad,albeit a DAMN
    GOOD-OLLOKING ONE,but don’t you have a black President?
    Then again,the blacker-than-thou types have attempted to slay Mr. Obama’s blackness at every turn,proving there’s little difference between them and the thuggish,
    white racist “Tea Partiers.”)
    As for dating-or any other TV shows,we life-size Brad dolls-from 1970-’72,when Mattel Toys,Inc.,the dolls’
    manufacturer/innovator,discontinued him,Brad was Barbie’s then-boyfriend Ken’s handsome black buddy-are
    VASTLY under-represented,and if you enjoy Country,heavy metal and/or garage rock and don’t dress,behave or speak “urban,”i.e.,read:”black,”you’re EVEN MORE RARELY
    depicted.As I fall into every category I just men-
    tioned-I THINK RAP SUCKS!!!!-guess how seldom my like is seen on the big and/or small screen?
    I believe I,and every classically handsome black lad,
    and a buxom blonde are a GREAT-LOOKING COUPLE!!!!