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« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2007, 03:52:38 pm »
From the Village Voice article:

Meanwhile, more new shows are on the way. Social commentary on the decline of the black family structure? Yes. Slightly offensive? Indeed. Funny? Absolutely.



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« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2007, 06:21:38 am »
Give WGTDB a Season 2!  or the terrorists win.......   :-)

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« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2007, 06:28:12 am »
uh...IT BETTER BE BACK!
thass my word, yo son... on my ol' earth dun... "we gotta do better" needs 2 be back on the scene like money green jordache blue jeans, kna'mean god!!?


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« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2007, 11:23:30 am »
I know this thread should be dead and long gone by now, but I just wanted to relay something that you all will find very promising.  Reggie often speaks of how the Young-fogeys underestimate our youth.  It is often assumed by the black thought police that young urban men and women are unable to analyze and and are incapable of appreciating satire or conducting intelligent analyses of what they are seeing.  And although I'm preaching to the choir, I wanted you guys to know that I have been on a speaking tour speaking to Af-Am students at HBCU's and predominantly white universities and THEY GET IT.

I speak on topics of internet activism, hotghettomess.com and my experiences doing "We Got To Do Better" and the kids totally get it.  They express disbelief at the level of opposition to WGTDB.  They understand the motivation behind the show, the message, and admitted they learned a lot from the factoids.  It is such vindication to hear from their own mouths that our youth are not mindless lambs being led to the slaughter.  They are bright, introspective, engaged and just yearning to be challenged by the media.

Now of course, these are college students and it can be argued that they are not representative of the wider population of black youth, but seeing that most activist movements and revolutions in thought begin on college campuses, it is very encouraging.

So, just wanted to share that with you guys, its really refreshing to see hard evidence that A) Im not crazy and B) we just may be alright after all.....

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« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2007, 11:42:18 am »
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So, just wanted to share that with you guys, its really refreshing to see hard evidence that A) Im not crazy and B) we just may be alright after all.....

jam donaldson


Did you have any doubts at the time of the show's launch? ???

I knew it was a hit the first time I chuckled at armstrong's silly mug crying laughing! ;D...and that goes double for the host of that video clip trying to fan him for air! :D

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« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2007, 06:47:39 am »
Jam! 

Great to hear from you and a) glad you're on a college tour, and b) glad you are encouraged. 

There's a culture war going on in black America, and unfortunately there's no leadership and very little clear thinking going on.  You need to participate more in "old media" so more people hear what you have to say.

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« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2007, 01:19:04 pm »
Is the show canceled?

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« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2007, 09:56:18 pm »
Hopefully the show isn't cancelled maybe just bug eyed Charlee

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« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2007, 11:56:26 am »
Woohoo!! We made EW's List of 15 Taboo-Breaking TV Moments of All Time

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20054888_10,00.html

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« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2007, 12:12:05 pm »
Good read, controversy sales. And if its Peaches fried chicken on Youtube or BET at least we are getting perspective with We got to do better.

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« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2007, 06:25:40 am »

Told ya it was "...great television!"

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« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2007, 07:43:43 am »
Woohoo!! We made EW's List of 15 Taboo-Breaking TV Moments of All Time

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20054888_10,00.html


I'm more than alright with being on a list with ALL IN THE FAMILY, DEADWOOD and NYPD BLUE. 

But how do you make a list of the most taboo-breaking moments of all time and not put the season opener of FLAVOR OF LOVE 2 at the top of the list?

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« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2007, 10:35:00 am »
I'm more than alright with being on a list with ALL IN THE FAMILY, DEADWOOD and NYPD BLUE. 

Not to mention In Living Color...
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
"Be hard on systems, but soft on people."

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« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2010, 11:33:04 am »
Almost forgot to mention...

Writer, attorney and television producer, Jam Donaldson is a top contributer in the February 2010 issue of EBONY magazine which also features Dijimon Hounsou (who does voice-over for  Black Panther, the animated series) on the cover.

Ms. Donaldson manages to summarizes her point of view what the Black American experience was like in the 70s and 80s on one page and she's not even 40!

When you get a chance, check out her new book, Conversate Is Not A Word.

...or check out her site, Blackpower.com

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« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2010, 04:43:49 pm »
Almost forgot to mention...

Writer, attorney and television producer, Jam Donaldson is a top contributer in the February 2010 issue of EBONY magazine which also features Dijimon Hounsou (who does voice-over for  Black Panther, the animated series) on the cover.

Ms. Donaldson manages to summarizes her point of view what the Black American experience was like in the 70s and 80s on one page and she's not even 40!

When you get a chance, check out her new book, Conversate Is Not A Word.

...or check out her site, Blackpower.com

This is great news!

I thought Jam's site was Conversateisnotaword.com.