Until we as black people stop sittin back complaining and come together to make a change, we are allowing this type of thing to happen.
These women wouldn't be allowed to even have this much attention if it weren't for ONE group of people---THE CONSUMERS. We want to sit back and complain about what needs to be done, but don't want to do it ourselves. Actions speak louder than words. Do you think a family of "whites" gonna be watching this ***??? No, they won't. Not compared to the amount of BLACK households that will. When they send those little survey things(?) out that ask you about what you watch on tv, do you think white people gonna check this ***??? No. They won't. We, on the other hand....we find it "funny", or entertaining, not realizing that there are positive images NOT getting ANY support.
I criticize some of our "old folk" too for looking down on our youth, instead of creating a path for them to follow. Most churches do the exact same thing, then wonder why young people don't want to go to church. Like Lyfe Jennings said in that song called "S.E.X.",
"mama's giving advice, but she ain't tryna hear that. Not that she was wrong, just her delivery was wack."(cuz she was yelling at the little girl)
Lift up your youth without looking down on them, criticizing them.
When it comes to the money, look at what's getting to the top? NEGATIVE IMAGES. Supported by the consumers. As hard as it seems to be able to make a change, it can be done. But it would have to start not only by coming together, taking a stand, you also have to SUPPORT positivity. If we would start putting our money, (including the tv shows we watch), if we start putting our money into positivity, a change WILL come. If the positive gets MORE support than the negative. As IRONIC as it seems, the media is NOT on our side. They find it very HUMOROUS that we portray ourselves like this, but they don't put us on the top, we do! The only way to change that, is by SUPPORTING POSITIVITY.
Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, India Arie, the list goes on! SUPPORT positivity. Hip-hop/R&B is the BIGGEST voice in the black community, but you HAVE to support it. Meaning support the positive hip-hop & R&B artists. Whether you're watching the tv show, buying the cd, or just NOT contributing to positive artists, etc. YOU ARE responsible for the image of our people. If you're not supporting the positive people in our community, you can't say anything about the ones that support the negative ones. Actions speak louder than words. Start supporting your positive black people, ESPECIALLY the young ones. It only takes a few minutes to buy a cd or a click to change the channel. Like I said, hip-hop is the biggest voice, SUPPORT the positive hip-hop/R&B, and a change will come.
I.E. I play Erykah Badu ALL the time, and just two days ago, my neighbor came over, heard it, asked me who it was, and said she wanted the cd, and she's an older lady(not old, but older). Gotta start somewhere....support positivity, stop worrying about the ones that support negativity, and maybe it will have a ripple effect. you never know til ya try. Talking about it ain't changing nothing. The ones that are negative are doing A LOT more than talking about it.
Another example....MTO has an article on the Urban League to have a tv show on fox. 10(ten) comments! But the PLIES tv show? HUNDREDS of comments. The show is supposed to be about positive black people building up their lives or something, but as I see....THAT didn't quite GRAB our attention. But we all complaining about this here. Not talking about the ones over here speaking truth, but just the ones that had something to say in general. See how much NEGATIVITY gets our attention? Attention in some way almost equals support. See how LITTLE of our attention positive things get? Click on the article, look at the limited amount of comments....we weren't even interested to see what the show was about. But Plies, on the other hand!....and here we are. Find out who's doing and/or saying, singing, rapping about POSITIVITY...and SUPPORT it! That's the only way.