Ok, so when I turn the television to BET I see African American people or Black people for the sake of the network's name, but as for the programming being entertaining, I question that. It's embarrasing maybe and perhaps even regressive but entertaining not so much. It's ironic how most BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION programming isn't even viewed in the household of most of my fellow BLACK Americans. I'm disappointed in BET and I prefer other channels myself such as MTV, Bravo (when I am watching television)...the programming is just better on those channels and the creative genius is innovative and attention grabbing. I mean, just look at how long the Real World (parent of all "reality" shows) has been airing and I can't forget True Life. HOWEVER, when I turn to BET, WHEN I TURN TO BET...there is Tiny & Toya, Frankie & Neffe, Baldwin Hills, "College" Hill, another embarrasing show making a mockery of less than half of Black America, etc, etc. My question to BET, is since the network is named BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION, can we, the Blacks (lol but seriously) have a leveled platform in regards to the way we are portrayed to the world????? I mean, not every BLACK WOMAN is uneducated, speaks improper english, has children out of wedlock by a gang of daddy's, is battling drugs. Our men aren't just rappers, athletes, and our women, believe it or not actually like men that do not do those things for a living. There are some of us LIKE MY FRIENDS AND MYSELF, that don't come from broken homes, are doing commendable things in life; kind hearted, educated, law abiding, career seeking, independent, job holding, fun loving, don't have kids out of wedlock, working toward goals, and I could go on and on BUT basically all I am saying is ENOUGH OF THE HOOD DRAMAS, CAN WE BE REPRESENTED???!?!? Black Entertainment Television is supposed to land under the umbrella of those things that are "for us by us" right? So, how about we not perpetuate stereotypes, and offer the world a greater and more accurate view of Black America?? GOSH!!!!