Dr. Boyce Video: Essence, BET and the Images of Black Women in Media

In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins gives his inside take on why Shaunie O’neal was chosen by CNN to speak on black female images in media.  The video explains how media works and what happens when black media is taken over by large corporations.

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    I am greatly surprised Shaunie can even open her mouth and have something positive to say about her show or even about women in media.    I hope she doesn’t consider herself a respectful role model because she is not performing for the masses on her show.  I am sure it was not her intention to bring to life a bunch of foul mouth, trifling women with money.  She probably wanted to show the lives of Black women who were lucky enough to be found in the presence of Black athletes since most of them have trophy white women on their arms. If this was her positive vision then it is a fractured and dysfunctional one that should be destroyed and have the mold broken. Black women are strong. Yes, we know this is true. But do we have to act out our emotions in public all the time?  Does this make us seem better or smarter.  No! Most foreigners and other races think Black women are fat and loudmouth.  Now, the only thing Shaunie’s show  has proven is if you give Black women a little money they will act no better than sailors at the shipyard instead of ladies with distinction.  

  • Anonymous

    CAUTION: BEWARE! BEWARE!

    SOURCES: B.E.T. AND OTHR PUBLICATIONS RUN AND OPERATED BY WHITE INTEREST. BELOW IS CASE AND POINT.

    Black women no longer have their essence – http://bmia.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/black-women-no-longer-have-the

    Black America when will you learn to always consider the source first and the motivation second?

    1.) Jul 27, 2010 … ESSENCE MAGAZINE HIRES A WHITE WOMAN AS ITS MAJOR EDITOR

    MOTIVATION:
    2.) DESTROY THE IMAGE, SELF-ESTEEM, MORALE AND UPWARD MOBILITY OF BLACK WOMAN.

    DEAR BLACK WOMEN
    The higher you go the more pressure you find until you break through the gravitational pull of the Planet Earth however it is your competitor’s job to not let that happen.

    As far as the black woman’s competitors are concerned Michelle Obama has gone way to far in excelling, promoting and presenting to the world the black woman’s capabilities, natural history, beauty, splendor and the heavenly possibilities bestowed upon your royal existence..

    The black woman must be stopped, brought back down to earth and put in her place as she gets closer and closer to claiming her rightful place upon the throne as God’s original woman.

    It is your competitors job to break your will, lower your self-esteem and overwhelm your mind with feelings of worthlessness and defeat but since black women can read and write they cannot attack your intelligence with a frontal assault so they attack and seek to undermine and destroy your self-esteem through your vanity.

    Your competition knows that there is nothing new under the sun that has not been written about nor sang about and in this case the temptations years ago coined these lyrics of their choice in a song:

    “Once a wise man said to me this advice I give you free, a woman lives by vanity so fan the flame. Always keep her hopes up high make her laugh don’t make her cry, make her feel she’s your all in all even if she is only 3 feet tall, fan the flame.” A woman needs love and affection so give her a little each day.”

    Once your competition know what makes a black woman tick then by reason of logic and deduction doing the opposite breaks a woman down therefore to break her spirit, self-esteem and confidence simply promote the opposite about her.

    Women however are masters at considering the source and therefore if another woman, race or ethnic group attempts to try it the results upon the black woman spirit, self-esteem and confidence is less than stellar but this is not to say that they did not try it first before they figured that out.

    Before they figured out that the only person that could fatally affect the black woman physic to the breaking point is their black men they tried various spinoffs of the same strategic such as:

    Can We Really Accept The Female As The Breadwinner?
    42% of Black women are not married
    Is the black woman ugly?
    Study Shows 1 in 5 US Women Have Kids With Multiple Dads
    Just like AIDS and The American Idol once they perfect the equation they go for total race exclusion and maximum impact.

    They finally figured out that hearing negativity from the black woman’s own black men that they sleep with and have children for will definitely do the devastating damage they seek to inflict upon the black woman’s career, self-esteem, confidence, moral and upward mobility.

    Just like clockwork the black women competitors put it out there to the envy and delight of the jealous black men and with the quickness they are more than willing to carry the planted, contaminated news of self-defeat to the ears, enclaves and conclaves of the black American stronghold.

    They called upon the baldhead and treacherous likes of Steve Harvey, Tyler Perry, Gary Johnson, Raynard Jackson, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West and the male homosexual black community.

    What will it take for the black man to stop being such a vagina and take responsibility for defending our right to exist because as of this writing black men are the real pussies?

    Within the last several months and overtime a new report comes out detailing the impoverished economic condition of black America and the liberal arts black men immediately began disseminating the dire predictions of the black woman’s gloom and doom.

    A lot of you gullible black men remind me of the myriad of retired black men that congregate at these McDonald fast food establishments, order the senior cup of coffee with free refills and spent the morning talking, talking and talking.

    Stop all the talking, pontificating, grandstanding and opinionating. Stop working against the black woman.

    Do the math black man by formulating a workable equation and let’s get it on.

    We black men have an invested and undivided interest in seeing that the black woman is successful in establishing and reclaiming her rightful place upon the throne as God’s intended original Eve.

    The black woman is our greatest, largest, most important and most invaluable investment and asset.

    Rally around our united interest and stop being the town crier of intentional and deliberate planted and orchestrated bad news that seek to destroy the black woman.

    Take your place as male defenders by formulating into a mathematical driving force to penetrate and insert us as a people into the 21st century marketing equation that is resisting our presence, inclusion, contribution and participation.

    Sincerely, Enoch Mubarak
    President/CEO Mubarak Inter-Prizes
    http://www.mubarakinter-prizes.com
    http://www.mubarakinter-prizes.com/

  • Anonymous

    CAUTION: BEWARE! BEWARE!

    SOURCES: B.E.T. AND OTHR PUBLICATIONS RUN AND OPERATED BY WHITE INTEREST. BELOW IS CASE AND POINT.

    Black women no longer have their essence – http://bmia.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/black-women-no-longer-have-the

    Black America when will you learn to always consider the source first and the motivation second?

    1.) Jul 27, 2010 … ESSENCE MAGAZINE HIRES A WHITE WOMAN AS ITS MAJOR EDITOR

    MOTIVATION:
    2.) DESTROY THE IMAGE, SELF-ESTEEM, MORALE AND UPWARD MOBILITY OF BLACK WOMAN.

    DEAR BLACK WOMEN
    The higher you go the more pressure you find until you break through the gravitational pull of the Planet Earth however it is your competitor’s job to not let that happen.

    As far as the black woman’s competitors are concerned Michelle Obama has gone way to far in excelling, promoting and presenting to the world the black woman’s capabilities, natural history, beauty, splendor and the heavenly possibilities bestowed upon your royal existence..

    The black woman must be stopped, brought back down to earth and put in her place as she gets closer and closer to claiming her rightful place upon the throne as God’s original woman.

    It is your competitors job to break your will, lower your self-esteem and overwhelm your mind with feelings of worthlessness and defeat but since black women can read and write they cannot attack your intelligence with a frontal assault so they attack and seek to undermine and destroy your self-esteem through your vanity.

    Your competition knows that there is nothing new under the sun that has not been written about nor sang about and in this case the temptations years ago coined these lyrics of their choice in a song:

    “Once a wise man said to me this advice I give you free, a woman lives by vanity so fan the flame. Always keep her hopes up high make her laugh don’t make her cry, make her feel she’s your all in all even if she is only 3 feet tall, fan the flame.” A woman needs love and affection so give her a little each day.”

    Once your competition know what makes a black woman tick then by reason of logic and deduction doing the opposite breaks a woman down therefore to break her spirit, self-esteem and confidence simply promote the opposite about her.

    Women however are masters at considering the source and therefore if another woman, race or ethnic group attempts to try it the results upon the black woman spirit, self-esteem and confidence is less than stellar but this is not to say that they did not try it first before they figured that out.

    Before they figured out that the only person that could fatally affect the black woman physic to the breaking point is their black men they tried various spinoffs of the same strategic such as:

    Can We Really Accept The Female As The Breadwinner?
    42% of Black women are not married
    Is the black woman ugly?
    Study Shows 1 in 5 US Women Have Kids With Multiple Dads
    Just like AIDS and The American Idol once they perfect the equation they go for total race exclusion and maximum impact.

    They finally figured out that hearing negativity from the black woman’s own black men that they sleep with and have children for will definitely do the devastating damage they seek to inflict upon the black woman’s career, self-esteem, confidence, moral and upward mobility.

    Just like clockwork the black women competitors put it out there to the envy and delight of the jealous black men and with the quickness they are more than willing to carry the planted, contaminated news of self-defeat to the ears, enclaves and conclaves of the black American stronghold.

    They called upon the baldhead and treacherous likes of Steve Harvey, Tyler Perry, Gary Johnson, Raynard Jackson, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West and the male homosexual black community.

    What will it take for the black man to stop being such a vagina and take responsibility for defending our right to exist because as of this writing black men are the real pussies?

    Within the last several months and overtime a new report comes out detailing the impoverished economic condition of black America and the liberal arts black men immediately began disseminating the dire predictions of the black woman’s gloom and doom.

    A lot of you gullible black men remind me of the myriad of retired black men that congregate at these McDonald fast food establishments, order the senior cup of coffee with free refills and spent the morning talking, talking and talking.

    Stop all the talking, pontificating, grandstanding and opinionating. Stop working against the black woman.

    Do the math black man by formulating a workable equation and let’s get it on.

    We black men have an invested and undivided interest in seeing that the black woman is successful in establishing and reclaiming her rightful place upon the throne as God’s intended original Eve.

    The black woman is our greatest, largest, most important and most invaluable investment and asset.

    Rally around our united interest and stop being the town crier of intentional and deliberate planted and orchestrated bad news that seek to destroy the black woman.

    Take your place as male defenders by formulating into a mathematical driving force to penetrate and insert us as a people into the 21st century marketing equation that is resisting our presence, inclusion, contribution and participation.

    Sincerely, Enoch Mubarak
    President/CEO Mubarak Inter-Prizes
    http://www.mubarakinter-prizes.com
    http://www.mubarakinter-prizes.com/

  • Meanchick

    Your list should be longer Dr. Boyce. What about rappers who display black women as toys, freaks, strippers and something NOT to be treasured? What about the black women who gladly jump into these videos with their floss bikinis and clear heels and bump/grind simulate sex as though that’s all they’re worth? What about Miss “Superhead” Steffans, who wrote a couple of books on how being a whore made her famous? What about the men in her book? What about the media who willingly ignore intelligent black women to perpetuate the myth that we simply don’t exist? What about these websites that allow such nastiness and disrespect to be hurled at black women by racists, angry black men and self-hating black women? What about the black man-child who walks around with sagging pants, nappy cornrows and no direction in life other than to lay up on a black woman? What about the black men who make it their life’s work to date/marry anything BUT a black woman? What about the biased surveys that claim welfare recipents are made of mainly of black women? What about our black men who stand by and allow black women to be disrespected? What about the ones who jump from one black woman to the next making babies that they refuse to care for? What about black women who disrespect each other? What about the state education systems that cut funding for black history classes and only want us to know about 3 black women in history? (Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King). What about our black religious leaders who preach for monetary gain and beat their wives? What about our religious leaders who act as though black people, black women specifically, don’t exist in the Bible? What about jewelry corporations that create commercials and ad campaigns where we NEVER see a black man proposing or marrying a black woman? What about our black actors who on the average don’t have or fight for black leading ladies? What about our black artists who sing about sexual prowess and not love, family, committment or their desire to have ONE beautiful black woman by their side?? What about the fathers, uncles, cousins, next-door-neighbors that rape/molest the black girl-child and change them forever? The black woman has been under attack since the dawn of time. It didn’t start with Reality TV, it started with slavery and while we are no longer slaves physically, we are slaves mentally. I hear you, but media outlets are only making money from what we ourselves created.

    • Corporate and Awake American

      You lost me at nappy cornrows……  think on that…..  you are right….. many of our people are slaves mentally…especially is they feel that nappy hair and cornrow hair styles(that were created by our ancestors and had a purpose) is negative…..
      And i hope we can quickly come to a realization that we need to be more concerned with that is going on in our children’s (boys) minds (like finishing high school and going on to college and becoming business owners and CEO’s of major corporations) as opposed to the fashion trend that they have created and  chosen that they will eventually grow out of ..just like any other race of teens and young adults with any other fashion trend…like grunge or goth or designer…half nakedness.  Why dont we see the way our boys dress as the creativity of thier beautiful minds (as long as i dont see behind shikn exposed) which we dont…(who cares? white america!!!! because it is an example of how influentual our group is to thiers as thier children follow it..so they use the ol’ jedi mind trick(Willie Lynch) tacktic to her us(BLACK parents,grandparents, aunts and uncles) the ones that outr children need encouragement from….to jump on their crusade to assassinate and tear down EVERY single thing our children do…to be sure that they never feel as though anything they do is good or acceptable…so that they will remain stagnant and left behind in all other areas of our countries progression.  While you had other vaild points in your comment… Here is a major point that we must also be aware of……we have been trained(since slavery) to put each other down and not encourage or celebrate out young people or allow them to go through their different stages of adolescence….supporting them all the way through ups and downs and guiding them into the magnificent and hyper intelligent and creative beings that God has created them to be.  To make them think that they are , never have been nor will be up to par….once we take off those mental chains we will finally be on our way to a better and brighter future…… for our offspring… because we will have nurtured and sent off a new generation of confident and assured beings……….I think that me just mentioning and asking that you rethink the nappy cornrow statement….and ask that you look up the creation and purpose of the cornrow and how it saved and help change our ancestors lives during the Tubman days.. you too may even be proud enough to wear them yourself ….
      Its time we embrace each other and love and encourage each other so that we can flourish  as we should be…..its obvious that the later is not working….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000839636798 Lilly Brazil

    We as black women have to raise the Bar” for ourseleves get an education,so we don’t have to lower our standards to get money or be accepted by a man on another level.They play with women like that because they had no respect for their Mama’s.If they can’t step UP ,don’t you step Down to a lower level.Depend on self and God. The amount of money they doing all of that stuff is not worth the humiliation of self and women unless being Low has become common place and you’re staying null/ void (blank minded) and don’t care anymore.LOATHING of self.We as black people in my opinion come from along line  of dis fuction-all family scince $$$$$$ (motive) before self salvery. Wehave to be reprogramed to love self 1st family2nd etc.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000839636798 Lilly Brazil

    I love people who love and care with respect for me, but if they don’t love them self ,don’t care for them self that shows they can’t love/care for me  ,don’t respect their Mom’s  how are they going to show me respect.YoungParents trying to rear children,  with no values in their life just letting them run wild>I was a young parent but my Mother /Grandmother ,Father, Grandfather didn’t let me go. A mama eagle flies with her baby on her back and swoops out from under it to let it learn to fly,then flies back under the baby to catch it ,if it can’t. They have to be taught on all  levels even if the states have to step in and see that they get taught,I took advantage of every state offered for schooling,training for my children Left to their own devices they are going to fail.I’m still learning we have to continue learning or become stagnant .

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000839636798 Lilly Brazil

    I said all of that to say it all started some where,nip in the . bud before it starts,stop those rappers from saying all that mess  dis-respecting women tv programs .but WOmen it all starts and ends with us, we either accept it or reject it,we can’t change the world or stop media . Or can we?  If there is a beginning there is an end.We let it get this far gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000839636798 Lilly Brazil

    I learned the hard way! DON”T compromise your standard’s!