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A consortium of entertainment and broadcast industry professionals with more than 60 years of experience dedicated to revealing truth and promoting justice in media.

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"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."

--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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10 Oct 2012

7 Reasons Why I Did Not Watch The BET Buffoonery Awards

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By Paul Porter #1 Black America has unfortunately fell victim to a commercial brand of Hip Hop that has replaced lyricists with the lyrically challenged. #2 Rick Ross and his man boobs. His exposed tattooed, bloated stomach. His exposed sweaty underwear. And the droopy pants are played for a grown ass man. Wearing that fur coat like ...

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03 Jul 2011

This pop-porn will ruin a whole generation

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By Mike Stocke The recent final of Britain’s Got Talent was broadcast on a Saturday evening, featured two finalists who were 11 and 12 years old, and was watched by millions of children of about the same age or even younger. Yet the producers still thought it appropriate that the guest-star Nicole Scherzinger, formerly of the ...

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03 Jul 2011

Not about rape, not about Rihanna

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By Lisa Fager Bediako CNN.com (CNN) -- Rihanna's "Man Down" video was the motivation for Industry Ears -- a media watchdog group I co-founded -- to recently join forces with the Parents Television Council to hold media corporations, in this case Black Entertainment Television, accountable. We argued that the graphic violence aired in the video was inappropriate ...

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03 Jun 2011

The Truth on BET, Rihanna and the deal cut for BET Awards

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While BET and Rihanna are defending the "Man Down" video. The facts regarding BET's Standards and Practices are clear that the goal post have moved simply to secure BET Award show talent. Facts: BET did not play Rihanna's Russian Roulette or S&M videos. BET Standards and Practices did not view "Man Down" before the BET ...

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01 Jun 2011

Rihanna’s “Man Down” Video: Dead Wrong

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Rihanna 'Man Down' Video Draws Fire for Murdering Abuser The Parents Television Council is condemning Rihanna's latest music video, saying it depicts the singer in an "implied rape scene with a man whom she later guns down in an act of premeditated murder." The opening scene of the singer's "Man Down" music video shows her ...

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28 Mar 2011

Cable Ratings for Black Households

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Paul Porter Industry Ears

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20 Jan 2011

Exposin’ the Hip Hop Hood Hoax

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Exposin' the Hip Hop Hood Hoax TRUTH Minista Paul Scott "Mental pictures, stereotypes and fake history reinforces mystery." ...

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16 Nov 2010

BET’s “Black Girls Rock” #1 Show on Cable

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BET's 'Black Girls Rock' takes out Bravo's 'Real Housewives' in big week for cable (November 10, 2010) In a week in which broadcast TV lost black viewers for its most popular shows, the cable networks saw a big boost in viewership. It's not a certainty that this growth will continue to happen throughout the season, but ...

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30 Mar 2010

Debra Lee: On Leadership

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BET's Debra Lee talks about her leadership lessons and management style By Adam Bryant The N.Y. Times (March 26, 2010) Debra L. Lee is the chairwoman and chief executive of the BET Networks. She says that although she is a consensus builder, she has learned over time that as the C.E.O., "it had to be about where ...

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16 Mar 2010

BET CEO Promises Positive Images for Black Women

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BET's Debra Lee seeks to improve black women's images with leadership talks By Krissah Thompson Washington Post   Bonnie McDaniel refused to let her now 24-year-old daughter watch Black Entertainment Television growing up. She hated the oversexed, booty-shaking music videos. She thought the programming objectified black women. She would bad-mouth the network with her girlfriends. This week, the author and entrepreneur ...

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09 Mar 2010

Ed Gordon Back to BET

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Ed Gordon Returning to BET By Richard Prince JOURNAL-ISMS "Serious Issues Will Be Covered and Covered Well" Ed Gordon, who came to national attention as the anchor-host of news and interview shows on Black Entertainment Television two decades ago, is returning to BET. Under the arrangement, Gordon will do news specials and a regular show that is "in development," ...

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24 Feb 2010

The Slow Painful Death of Radio

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The Slow Death of Radio

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