December 1, 2004
I love it when something really positive comes along in the media.
It happens so infrequently, but when it does it deserves attention, praise and our patronage.
Robert Johnson is chief executive officer of production at the Black Family Channel.
Inspired, he says, by Bill Cosby and the quality shows he used to do on TV, Johnson is developing several new shows he says will be entertaining, but will reflect a sense of responsibility and target a young black audience which gets too many negative messages from TV and other places in culture.
This is such a good a long overdue idea.
Johnson says he agrees with Cosby that black kids need to be reprogrammed and entertainment that appeals to young blacks needs to be shaken up.
Amen and amen.
Robert Johnson deserves as much support as we can give him.
Young blacks are given heavy doses of trash for entertainment, abuse for examples and abandonment by their fathers and disrespect for women.
They've been marching to the wrong drummer for a long time and its past time to change the tune.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.