In the digital media era that we are currently in children are raised more by tv and magazine's than by parents. Not to say that every parent is a dead beat but most parents have no control over what their children are exposed to on television. Young kids are raised by bet, vh1, and mtv.
This is nothing new which is why many parents have fought for positive male role models to be shown on t v instead of gang banging rap stars. And it has worked...we have Terrell Owens, who plays the role of the wholesome family and friend oriented guy, Lupe Fiasco, one of the most clean cut and conscience rappers on the scene, and heck I'll even throw Diddy Dirty Money in there.
So Mz.Know It All wants to know where are all of the "she-roes"?
When you think of black women in the entertainment industry the first names that pop up are usually Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim, or Beyonce. Anybody see a problem here yet? No? Okay let me break it down for you.
Young women have the most impressionable minds. They tend to imitate the most popular celebrities in an effort to gain popularity with boys and respect and approval from their peers. So if the famous chicks are saying its fun to get down with another chick to impress guys or that being ignorant about everything except designer labels is cool, then they will aspire to do nothing but that.
Dont believe me?
Let me tell you a story about a girl named Chippy D. Her dad is one of the most famous actors in the world(morpheus). Ms. Chippy had the world in the palm of her hand, but decided that she needed to make a sex tape so that she could get the same fame as her favorite porn star/reality star (Kim Kardashian). Prime example.
This was a girl who had everything and gave it all away.
Our stars need to realize what type of image they portray. They need to accept responsibility for their actions and stop trying to cope out of the situation(Fantasia).
I'm just saying....