BET Award Highlights and Why BET is NOT for Black People

BET Award Highlights and Why BET is NOT for Black People

Before I continue, I feel obliged to mention that I refuse to watch this awards show since the network saw fit to invite non-black artists to perform and neglect to honor our fallen contributors. This post serves as an analysis of newsworthy moments and current propaganda surrounding the festivities of yesterday evening. Remy Ma Wins [...]

Does BET Series “The Quad” hit the four corners needed to advance contemporary black portrayal?

Does BET Series “The Quad” hit the four corners needed to advance contemporary black portrayal?

Tonight BET debuts new series “The Quad.” The series airs on the first day of black history month—a fact that corresponds well to the premise of placing value on our own institutions. The series, authored by Soul Food creators and writers Felicia D. Henderson and Charles Holland, engages the HBCU dynamic from multiple angles. I [...]

Kanye West’s BET Honor Acceptance Speech as the Narrative of the Black Male Celebrity

Kanye West’s BET Honor Acceptance Speech as the Narrative of the Black Male Celebrity

As this year’s BET Honors visionary recipient, Kanye West’s acceptance speech was expectedly a representation of his state of celebrity. However, the reality of West's reflection proved more perturbing than inspirational. Referenced as moving, West’s speech is a performance in the cyclical mental enslavement of the black male celebrity. West’s speech emerges as a BET [...]