Time for a three way dance! The cards are out in force.
First Take: If we haven’t heard, its official, Arsenio Hall got canceled. And to think, it’s only been 1 season. 1 Season of resurrecting the Dog Pound, getting the Posse 2.0 back on, and also for the new folks to see the man in action. But it was all for one season. Even having guests like Bill Cosby, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, the WWE Divas, Paula Abdul, Terrance J, Dick Gregory, Johnny Gill, Andrew Dice Clay, DJ Spinderella, Def Jam, Prince were all great. But again, it was for one season. I often wondered, did those in the back knew the business that should have kept Arsenio pushing forward? I mean think about it from the way beginning. Donald Trump. The Apprentice. Those who were new to see Arsenio. And many others. Did they actually knew the business to keep black men like Arsenio on air for more additional years? Even with the ratings that change alot? Really?! I often wondered about the missing support. Where was that? I’ve heard and read that “Arsenio Hall needs to keep up with the now instead of reliving the 90’s. Or his jokes were corny as heck”, or maybe there were miscues coming from many who just weren’t ready for Arsenio to made a long trek back. And when Jay Leno had his surprise appearance on the show, he read out loud that the show was going to go towards a second season. That sounded like good news. But again: only one season. After this announcement, of mainly being available for one season, what was promised? Besides of the hype. And yes, Arsenio was up against competition from other Late Night hosts. But I think the tide kind of changed when Jimmy Fallon got hold of the Tonight Show with The Roots and Spike Lee doing the intros. And also many others. Frankly, I’m not blaming Jimmy Fallon on this one per say. After the shocking announcement, the comments roared in like “Oh, I saw this coming a long time ago after his first show.” How do we know that? We don’t know how it came to be until we see the full results. Plus also, many now are living in the “Reality TV” era. And many have said that The Arsenio Hall Show was better than some of these shows out now.
Many overall had taken to twitter and Facebook to give their perspective on this cancellation. Even thinking about getting the Arsenio Hall Show back on black owned networks like Aspire, TVOne, BET or Bounce. Even OWN. One of the actresses formally of the show, Community, Yvette Nicole Brown had to go to the tweets about Arsenio’s departure:
@ArsenioHall‘s voice in late night hurts. Just taking a moment to thank him for all he did for those of us who wanted a shot too. xo
And let me say one more thing. The hosts of late night shows don’t always know what their bookers are saying about prospective guests…
So don’t blame Dave, Jay, Seth, Conan, Craigy and the Jimmy’s when you don’t see certain folks on their couches…
Just to think: I wouldn’t found out about new figures like Tiffany Haddish, Prentice Powell, Malina Moye, Zainab Johnson, and many others who I never seen, all given a shot on his show. Remember when all those “instagramers” who criticized the DJ’s that Arsenio had on? Guess what they needed a push also. Even DJ’s like DJ Shortee, Selectress Iriela, DJ Eque, and those who just scratch and not DJ enough per say. Also when Prince was on his show, I never heard of Liv Warfield. But knowing now, she’s making a name for herself. And what was Arsenio doing with them was no other what the other hosts were doing at the time by giving new stars a chance at stardom.
Now on Facebook, there is a page called “Save The Arsenio Hall Show” in which it has fans to and those alike to gain a goal to get his show to another network for more room. Like when The Game (not the rapper) went from the CW and now BET. Plus there’s always Kickstarter. But knowingly despite of this, yes it’s all about the ratings game in which if your ratings go up, you move on. But if your ratings slide and decline, with no STRONG SUPPORT, it’s a failure for cancellation.
Second Take: It’s been about 2 plus weeks since Milwaukee had this “Ceasefire Weekend”. But that didn’t matter to some folks in starting a dumb shooting. One of the shootings that happened to a 10 year old girl named, Sierra Guyton. Sierra was shot in the head on a playground near 28th and Clarke in the city but the thing is about it, she was caught in a crossfire between two men who were just dumb with guns. And both the men, have been charged and are awaiting sentencing. Now let me review, the city had this Ceasefire Weekend thing, we’ve been telling folks to PUT THE GUNS DOWN like crazy and the thing is, they are still up. What gives? Is this a factor? I know when the summer gets here, yes the weather will be hot, and the so-called grown folks will have their decree about nothing to do for the kids in all. Plus also I really need to say this but where is the accountability of these gun owners who don’t have enough sense to use their tools per say of not harming innocent people. Where do we go from here on this? I can hear this mess now, “Oh, It’s right for protection!” Where was the protection for Sierra Guyton when she got shot in the head in that ridiculous crossfire?! Where was her protection and the rights of her well being from all of this? Now I know that the “big wigs” of our government officials might be on the hook for this, but the reality is those who did this have to pay the price, in jails, jumpsuits and avoid being shanked by a guy name Bubba. Who wants that? I don’t! Now I know that the marches, protests have started. Even petioions to get the guns off the street. Now with this era of craziness, this is a whole new monster and it’s a beast of burden. Call it mental, call it crazy call it what you want. But the fact remains it’s really a dumb factor of trying to end another young life.
Third Take: Oh, I have seen this! Matter of fact, we’ve all seen this ratchet picture!
This has got to be the ABSOLUTE WORST PICTURE! You talk about posting bad pictures on Facebook in all, this is no execption. It has gotten a visual review from everyone. But I don’t understand why this pic with a baby on a wedding dress train? Excuse me! Oh check this out, the bride of the picture, Shona Carter-Brooks had got her defense on with a statement like this. She says from her Facebook page, and she said this in her manner of choice:
Ripley TN we den went exclusive, we made the radio The Official KBLX Fan Page today! People questioning what we do, commenting all negative, and just doing the most. We good though we covered by the Blood which never loose its power. So to the media, radio, news, and whomever else wanting to talk about what WE do here you go: Media Media I see how it works regardless the situation or purpose people gone have something negative to say! The answer is we do what we want when we want long as Jesus on our side everything worked out fine and gone continue to be fine. Our 1 month old was awake and well secured on my train. Most important while yall got ya feelings in us we had our hearts in Christ which covers all!! So keep ya mouths running for it was just that Exclusive and Epic enough we made top blog way from small town Ripley, TN and the social media doing what they do, TALK!!!! Who paid yall for yall comments, none so watch us as we do us! Too bless for mess!! Thank God we aint no celebrities oops got fans, guess we is! Sign off Mr & Mrs Brooks!!
First of all let me tell those who are in the “hood ratchet mode thing” – when walking the aisle, you spell the word THEN not Den. Second of all, if any bride of any race per say, decides to get married and thinking about having a child at the tail end of the wedding dress, please don’t! If this black woman was covered by the blood of Jesus per say in all, the blood should have made that person think that this is wrong. And if those that are agreeing with her you are sadly mistaken. I’m sorry. This is why black folks need to get it together. When a picture like this gets around, of course everyone will be talking and commenting. Like I’m doing. This is a bad picture that deserves to be burned! No infant, baby should not be treated like that. I know many of you who had been down the aisle, and have got married with the kids watching, this probably made you upset and you should be. Just a word of advice!
And plus, why didn’t anyone in the family or church didn’t help out to make sure the child was safe? Or put on another decoration behind the dress train? I hate to say this but this is so stupid! Some folks just need to really think before putting the ratchet stuff out on notice.