Congratulations to What About Our Daughters? and other black bloggers from the Afrosphere who stood up to ahem, no longer black-owned) BET to say no to Hot Ghetto Mess. They’ve changed the name, but hmm…what about the content?

When will the minstrel shows end?

The name change and so far, incomplete site edits, remain offensive: “We Got To Do Better”? Not so grammatical, methinks.

Plus all those quotes from famous, venerable black people who must be spinning in their graves to have words like:

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

on the same page as a poodle with cornrows and beads? Please. To try and hold up a show formerly called “Hot Ghetto Mess” as some kind of responsible civil rights torch when the point is clearly to get ratings from showing the lowest, most buffoonish cariacatures of black culture to public ridicule.

Oh no, BET. I don’t think so. It’s not just about this show but the trash you have been spewing on the airwaves (with the exception of Tavis Smiley) since before the sale to Viacom.

“We Got To Do Better”? More like “BET Got To Do Better”.

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