Black Entertainment Television BETa twenty-four-hour cable television station and entertainment company, targets African Americans by offering original programming and diverse black musical video programming. BET was founded in by Robert L. In Johnson also formed District Cablevision Inc.
The news -- as bad news often does in the TV business -- came dressed like a lamb. Black Entertainment Television announced there would be a few little adjustments in the program lineup and, as a result, a few little shows would have to go. The shows?
Debra Lee, the company's president and chief operating officer, will assume Johnson's CEO role upon his exit. Johnson started Black Entertainment Television from the basement of his Washington home during cable's infancy in He received a five-year contract to stay with BET after the sale.
If the Post wants to talk about the black demographic, why frame its article around an outlier multi-millionaire, rather than the majority of the African-American electorate? President Donald J. The piece leads off:. Few demographic groups are more faithful to the Democratic Party than black Americans.
Trump have laid bare? This national and irrational divisiveness, if left unanswered, could render African Americans a declining voice in the increasingly zero-sum game of the electoral process that is today's American political system and I fear that of the future. In my opinion, for far too long, African Americans have failed to draw upon and exercise our historically unified voting clout and bloc to become "the balance of power" between the two parties before deciding to support or oppose either party based solely on our unique and special interests.
Yesterday, we saw the trailer for Nina, the Nina Simone biopic. That the very features Nina Simone was bold enough to celebrate in herself became a mockery in the film that was meant to honor her. The backlash was rampant on the internet.
Then, as now, the story ostensibly explored the HIV risk these men pose to women, while actually plumbing communal anxieties about sexuality rather than talking about the unsafe sex that transmits HIV. The article was clear that its subjects formed a relatively small group in the community, and it took pains to avoid demonizing gay and bisexual men in general. The article was an ambitious, if flawed effort to address important questions about STDs in our community — and it is an apt example of the legacy that Ebony and Jet founder John H.
Robert L. Johnsonfounder and chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television, wanted to know whether African-Americans feel better off since President Obama was first elected, so he commissioned a poll. Johnson released the findings of his national survey, conducted by Zogby Analytics, at a National Press Club event Tuesday afternoon.
BET founder Robert L. Johnson praised President Trump recently and said the Democrat party has moved too far left. The Black entertainment network founder is saying the Democrats have gone too far left after Gay Mayor Pete says they can only win by going farther to the left and AOC and Crazy Bernie Sanders want a climate change national emergency declared. Creepy Joe Biden has been trying to sell himself as the centrist candidate but at the same time he is reversing 30 year old positions on the Hyde amendment.