Black Press Ignored By BET Awards Again - TV
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Black Press Ignored By BET Awards Again!
As a member of the Black Press I will NOT be supporting the BET Awards 2016 this year. BET has not been Black owed or operated since Viacom bought them out. It is my opinion that BET is nothing but a step child to Viacom. The Black Press in general has not been credentialed to cover the BET Awards in the last three years. The red carpet, back press and photo rooms have been seriously scaled down with major budget cuts and are a complete joke now.
Samples of my past BET Awards coverage in my papers are posted throughout this article.
|Share Newspaper Toronto, On. Canada|
|Share Newspaper Toronto, ON. Canada|
Because I have worldwide readership, I have had international artists say to me that the BET Awards have treated a lot of them shabby. Back in the early days when BET was Black owned under Robert Johnson, they had little support from the mainstream press who looked at them as a joke. Throughout those formative years Black press members like myself would be the only ones to show up and report on their lesser press promotion events while the major network entertainment TV shows would be nowhere in sight. Even at present the major TV and radio networks and papers only show for the one or two big events that BET puts on annually. The rest of the year is k-putt as far as their presence and support.
|Mobile Beacon, Mobile, Alabama|
|Frost Illustrated Ft Wayne, Indiana|
|Florida Star Jacksonville, Florida|
|Kansas City Globe, Kansas City, Missouri|
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