This is not a gossip blog....there will be no pictures of ashen appendages, dental malocclusion or hair growing above the lip of female celebrities. What you will see in this blog (as an example)are the phone numbers, addresses(brick & mortar as well as internet)and company heads that the posters should be contacting to put on notice that our imagery is being defiled and disrespected. I am posting this twice.
No pimp juice, kool-aid or crunk beverages are served in this blog. For those who are content to carry watermelons under your arms and tap dance....go forward. For those who want to fight ignorance and have intelligent discourse....this is one of many blogs that may be up your alley. Please write to fight...or don't, the choice is yours. The only reason why I am addressing this is because of some of the foolish posters and their refusal to deal with an entry as opposed to a personal attack. The site owner, "Fresh," is allowed to promote her site just as I am but if visitors from her site come here, get your facts straight regarding the previous disagreement and be prepared to discuss issues. This is the last time I will address this. Excelsior!
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Well Maybe I was Late.....But Illness Will Do That Sometimes
Sorry for the late posting folks. I was deathly ill and am almost inclined to think that I might have had what some are calling the "Katrina Cough." Nevertheless, during my convalescence, I was able to retrieve the contact information as promised relating to notifying record companies and media outlets of your dissatisfaction (and hopefully you are) with low expectation Black imagery and entertainment.
Here are a few folks you need to converse with:
Island Def Jam
825 8th Avenue, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10019
or email them via-
1900 "W" Place, NE
Washington, DC 20018
If you plan to write to BET (someone has to put 106 & Park out of its Coon misery) I would suggest you address letters to either Debra L. Lee (the current CEO) or Reginald Hudlin (of the Hudlin Brothers, recently named President of Entertainment and also a comic book dude, damn).
Reginald can also be contacted through his website:
2220 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
And if you have been living under a rock for the last 15 years, the man to contact at Interscope is the infamous, Jimmy Iovine. More contacts to come.
It has been a long time since I left an entry but sickness will do that to you sometimes. I just haven't been feeling in the greatest of spirits in the last month...perhaps a change in the season and allergies make for a nasty elixir. Anyway, my health appears to be returning and so are my entries. I wanted to continue with my last entry by posting more companies that I believe are contributors (enablers) to the negative imagery that hiphop currently embodies:
New York, NY 10036
Viacom purchased BET from Robert Johnson for a gazillion dollars a few years ago and the programming has gone from bad to worse. Send letters addressed to Sumner Redstone, Viacom's Chairman and founder. Don't forget to carbon copy Tom Freston the President and CEO of the company.
Same address as Viacom. Their phone number is (212)258-8000. Coincidentally, Viacom owns MTV and BET. Both are equally adept at insulting our intelligence and corrupting our youth.
I had an idea recently. One would believe since African Americans are not rioting in the streets about poor media representation and the buffoonery that is gangsta hiphop is thriving, no one can come to our aid. Think again. It is my belief that the Christian Coalition can and should help. This buffoonery is corrupting everyone, not just people of color. Below are a few groups that should be contacted. Heaven knows that these folks have an excellent success rate when it comes to shutting down undesireable entertainment.