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Old 10-07-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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Really? Is Dallas that bad for blacks? I know there were a couple of articles floating around about how bad it is for blacks, and now, there's this video from the lady.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:34 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Free was easy on the eyes. If I was flipping channels, I'd at least watch 106 & Park until they went to the video or commercial break.

After the Viacom takeover, BET cut back its news programming, dropped Teen Summit, introduced BET Uncut and ramped up the ignorance even more with College Hill. A lot of people were done with BET even before the Viacom takeover but it became nearly impossible for any self-respecting Black person to admit they watched BET after 2001 or so.
You need to speak for yourself, here. Plenty of self respecting blacks have watched BET over the past 15 years, mostly because it was one of the very few ways we could see ourselves on TV. You may not be fond of Uncut or College Hill, but they're still representations of our culture.

I was never bothered by the explicit content on BET. I'm bothered by the lack of variety and originality we see today.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I agree with your post except this. Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas offers about the same amount of things generally.
I don't know about the "combined" part but I would say Atlanta definitely offers a good deal more. Atlanta's Black professional class is the size of Dallas' and Houston's combined.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Yeah. Don't forget "Cita" who was one of the most offensive things BET ever aired.
Offensive how?
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:38 AM
 
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I agree with your post except this. Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas offers about the same amount of things generally.
Atlanta probably does offer quantitatively more "Black stuff" than each of these cities in most respects since its Black population is larger, but combined? I definitely wouldn't go that far.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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What is the Dallas/Houston equivalent of Paschal's?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jjaDbJSD00
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:42 AM
 
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Really? Is Dallas that bad for blacks? I know there were a couple of articles floating around about how bad it is for blacks, and now, there's this video from the lady.
I've read stuff on both sides of the fence with respect to Dallas. My personal take is that there's more good than bad, but it noticeably lags in just a few respects compared to DC, Atlanta, and Houston.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I would occasionally tune in just to see Free until around 2002 or so.
To this day I would marry that woman. Just all around cool as hell.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:45 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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What is the Dallas/Houston equivalent of Paschal's?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jjaDbJSD00
Nothing I know of, thankfully. We like real soul food in Texas. Sweet Georgia Brown and This Is It make Paschals look like a Paula Dean restaurant.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:48 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Am I the only one who thinks Paschals is super overrated? Same thing with Gladys nights and Justin's.
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