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5/22/13 2:56 P

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yes....why yes we do...

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again.
This time more intelligently.
~Henry Ford~


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11/7/11 9:12 P

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I watched the first few minutes of the show. From what I saw it was given a great message to young girls/ women that with hard work to your craft anything is possible. They recognized a young lady who I think was between the age of 14-16 who had started a natural hair product line that grossed over $100,000. This young lady gave to the people in Hati while at such a young age starting a company based on a family recipie.

In response to our people becoming dependant on the system. I would agree but not just our people but across the board. Social Services is intended for short- term benefits not a way of life for long- term care.

I think about those who are generational users of the system who know no other way of life but what has been taught to them. In the skeem of things what incentives do people have to leave the system?

Once on they qualify for Food Stamps, Medicaid and most likely housing such as Section 8 or some type of subsidized housing. There is no incentive to leave the system. I'm not saying this of all people but those who have abused it for years.

It's sad that older people who've paid into the system cannot qualify for as much as the younger folks who haven't paid into the system. It disturbs me as how we as a society have so many young folks receiving so form of disability payment stating they are unable to work.

When I grew up during the 80's and 90's it was instilled in me early on you work for what you want in life. Don't always depend on someone to do it for you. It seems so many have given up before even trying.

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11/7/11 7:08 P

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I didn't watch the show but I never watch BET, MTV or VH1 so it wasn't personal. I was writing lesson plans. I wish our children could recognize the urgency of going to school getting great grades and staying away from drugs. America is getting tired of providing people with subsidized housing, cash welfare benefits and preferential admissions policies for college. Our parents used to tell us you have to work twice as hard if your black however, it seems like our people have lost our drive. I hope that the young generation of boys and girls work hard and can one day be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. As for black girls rock, we need to do a better job letting our girls know who they are and who's they are.

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11/7/11 12:13 P

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THIS IS SO TRUE. WE NEED OUR CHILDREN TO SEE OUR PEOPLE AS MORE THAN PROSTITUTES, RAPPERS, MURDERERS. WE HAVE CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH TO THIS COUNTRY YET WE ARE NOT RESPECTED FOR ANYTHING WE DO.

GOD BLESS YOUR CHILDREN.


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11/6/11 2:28 P

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I will watch the show tonight to have a better understanding of its concept of black women. I feel that many of the images of black women and girls are often put in negative light because of how society (mass media) portrays us. A lot of times with the ghetto attitudes or loud in general.

Personally, we have contributed more to society than we often get credit for doing. It would be refreshing to see us portrayed on this show as how many of us function on a daily basis.

Your questions that you ask of us could be flipped back as saying do we still need affirmative action? Because if we are to all get ahead and have the same opportunities as Dr. King had envisioned we need shows such as these to shine positive attributes for our girls if we are to stand against our counterparts without having to use catchy titles such as” Black Girls Rock.”

I think once the show airs it would be great to come back and post comments and see how your son thoughts or feelings has changed or stayed the same.

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11/5/11 11:10 P

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Oh yes I'll be watching.

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11/5/11 11:09 P

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Well I can see where your son going from but my grandson who's 9 put it best. with our black ladies we want be. Tell him very few African American Woman are on the " A List " and those who are are at most, not the one we would put on there " A List " We must keep showing African American Honors to our peoples for I love to see a day when this is not needed but until this day come as a whole we need and must keep doing Shows like this. Hopefully in your son & my grandsons time it will come.

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11/5/11 10:19 P

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BET will be airing a special Sunday called Black Girls rock. Will any of you watch it? My 14 year old son doesn't like the idea of the show. He said if white people had a show called white girls rock it would be considered racist. He also thought it was sad that we still need to lift ourselves up by our race like that. He kind of wishes we could all just be ourselves. Will he ever be right to feel that way? Will we ever all just be people? Will he get to grow up in a community that doesn't judge him by his race. What are your thoughts.

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