I haven't heard that Marc Anthony song for a long time. Hope you had a great weekend.
Well... the three black children in my house all like Justin Bieber so I'd say he's black entertainment. I don't see the problem with the nomination.
George Bush entertained us for eight years, does that make him worthy of a nomination, too? Seriously, I think most people expected Black Entertainment Television to broadcast the best of entertainment by Black people. With blacks relegated to token roles on most major network & cable channels/shows (i.e. Glee & every Disney show) and such a limited number of progressive music makers getting airplay or tv time, it was hoped that BET would be a place that would be an exception. Apparantly, it is not.
Too bad Posdnous can't spell "shut
I don't see what the big deal is with Justin Beiber getting a nomination. His music is popular with young people across races. Is is because he's white? Or because you don't like his music?
In a larger context I think we need to get away from everything being race based. We all know (or should) that R&B/Pop/Hip-hop is not exclusive to black people.
I'm assuming the "...With blacks relegated to token roles on most major network & cable channels/shows (i.e. Glee & every Disney show) and such a limited number of black progressive music makers getting airplay or tv time, it was hoped that BET would be a place that would be an exception." missed you when I typed it. That's the response to what you just asked/said to me.
I understand what you're saying, but excluding Justin Beiber isn't going to further the case of getting more black people roles on network & cable television, nor will it in some way salvage it's already tarnished reputation held by most black 30 somethings. We can remember the days when BET more accurately reflected how multifaceted a culture we truly are. Now its mostly tacky "reality" shows, recycled sitcoms and 106 and Park. When you factor in what popular music is these days, I'd much rather applaud the fact that Wale is nominated, than complain about Justin Beiber.
Al beat me in responding, but I agree with his last statement. I'm in my late 20s, and I gave up on BET right after high school. BET is currently no different from MTV or any other music oriented platform in that it reflects what's popular.