What's Happening In Your World
Victor “Doc V” Trammell Earlier this past week, various online media sources published stories about Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo’s upcoming reality TV series. Debuting in spring 2013 via Oxygen Media, “All My Babies Mamas” is a reality TV series, which will chronicle the turbulent life of Shawty Lo, his 11 children and their 10 unwed mothers. The reports of the show’s premier caused public outrage from critics, including Dr. Boyce Watkins, founder of the Your Black World Network. Watkins, who is also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and occasional commentator on national cable news scathingly wrote: “Oxygen has decided to give a platform to ignorance by creating a show featuring the rapper Shawty Lo, his 10 babies’ mamas and the 11 unfortunate children who have the pleasure of being born in the middle of a pile of irresponsible bullsh*t.” (BlackBlueDog.com) This type of public outrage has inspired Sabrina Lamb (pictured), a woman from New York to use Change.org to form an online petition to block the production of “All My Babies’ Mamas.” Lamb is a New York Times best-selling author and social activist. Her goal is to cease the premier of the show. The petition reads: “Petitioning Oxygen Media, Electus and DiGa Vision Oxygen Media, Electus and DiGa Vision: Cancel Shawty-Low show and all programming which demeans black children, girls/women and stereotypes black men!!! These companies profit by humiliating girls and women by promoting degrading images. They have gone too far and we are boycotting their advertisers.” (Change.org) Lamb lambasts the integrity of Oxygen Media and points out the negative effect the show will place on black women in urban communities across America. The petition also reads: “Cancel Shawty-Low show and all programming which demeans girls and women!!! Our Children…our Community… Deserves Better. Ban This Poison. Ban This Television Show. Oxygen Television Network is prepared to broadcast a one hour special celebrating the dysfunction of rapper Shawty Lo…watched by his 11 children…by 10 different women…(some may have been underage) as they….argue, beg, fight for emotional, financial support and sexual reward. What is the difference between this ministrel show and the others which clog the airwaves without proper balance of the beauty and positive aspects of our community?? The children.” (Change.org) Unfortunately, Shawty Lo’s upcoming show is a rampant reality present in the black community, which is already constantly bombarded with stereotypical imagery present in shows like “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and VH1′s “Love & Hip Hop.” However, it is worth noting that the need for less controversial programming is vital to establish balance in the images portrayed by blacks on television.

Social Activist Organizes Online Petition To Block The Premier Of “All My Babies’ Mamas”

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Victor “Doc V” Trammell

Earlier this past week, various online media sources published stories about Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo’s upcoming reality TV series. Debuting in spring 2013 via Oxygen Media, “All My Babies Mamas” is a reality TV series, which will chronicle the turbulent life of Shawty Lo, his 11 children and their 10 unwed mothers. The reports of the show’s premier caused public outrage from critics, including Dr. Boyce Watkins, founder of the Your Black World Network. Watkins, who is also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and occasional commentator on national cable news scathingly wrote:

“Oxygen has decided to give a platform to ignorance by creating a show featuring the rapper Shawty Lo, his 10 babies’ mamas and the 11 unfortunate children who have the pleasure of being born in the middle of a pile of irresponsible bullsh*t.” (BlackBlueDog.com)

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20 comments

  1. There is ENOUGH trash on TV why add to it?! #sowrongonsomanylevelscan’twedoanybetterpeople!

  2. This is truly scrapping the bottom of the barrel. I will personally boycott, not just the show, but any advertiser that promotes their product on this trash.

  3. This is truly scrapping the bottom of the barrel. I will personally boycott, not just the show, but any advertiser that promotes their product on this trash.

  4. Where were these protest for atleast 20 years after Springer & Maury shows? There were the drunken bar fights from the basketball wives and cat fights of Atlanta house wives., The were “women” DNA testing 9 to 11 men (protest none?),. The (ratchet)gennie has been loose from its bottle for years and yet this is where people want to draw a line., This online petition borders on lyching considering all these other ratchet “Hot Gossip” shows seeming to have slipped by hosted by white men & black women..

  5. How did such a powerful and mighty race fall so greatly? This is just damn shameful

  6. Our race is already sterotyped enough! All over the world we(blacks in the U.S.) are looked at as gang banging, ghetto, loud, ignorant, on welfare, men in jail, unwed baby mommas with 6 different daddys (etc)…NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH…THIS IS NOT OUR RACE ! But sadly, this is how the world sees us, and now oxygen (more like oxymoron) is going to have a show(seen ALL OVER THE WORLD) about a rapper with 10 BABY MAMMAS ?? REALLY ??? Come on people enough is ENOUGH !!

  7. Our race is already sterotyped enough! All over the world we,(blacks in the U.S.), are looked at as gang banging, ghetto, loud, ignorant, on welfare, men in jail, unwed baby mommas with 6 different daddys (etc)…NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH…THIS IS NOT OUR RACE! But sadly, this is how the world sees us, and now oxygen (more like oxymoron) is going to have a show(seen ALL OVER THE WORLD) about a rapper with 10 BABY MAMMAS? REALLY? Come on people enough is ENOUGH!

  8. Natalie MsCrzysxycool Harris

    All of these women thought they could keep him by bearing his children that's all this is…if he really wanted 2 stay with either of them it would have been his choice. But why have 1 when U can have 10? All he did was spread seed…if anyone are the fools here it is all 10 of these femmes…Maybe Shawty Lo thought this was India. Peace.

  9. it should be blocked. All 3 are guilty, the mothers, him, and the patrinizing network. Have they thought about how this popularizing of multiple unwedded parents affect the psyche of their children? there kids will go to school to other kids taunting them about their personal family dynamics, and sets the stage for the condoning of this type of behavior in their children and illegitimate parenting becoms tradition and heritage associated with blacks.

  10. Tafari K StevensonHoward

    What makes the children unfortunate?

  11. Tafari K StevensonHoward

    What makes the children unfortunate?

  12. So this is a very interesting topic, especially at this stage in where were are as a people. The age of innocence is over. We are so far beyond this topic because we are living this life. It is socially acceptable to have partners and spouses that have multiple children by multiple people. We as a people like to see ill-bread, contemptuous and plain old ridiculous lifestyles, behaviors and personalities. Why today and why this show? Is what I am asking. You have Basektball Wives both LA and MIAMI, where you had women such as Evelyn and Tammi bully other grown women and then you have Laura and Gloria on the west cost doing the same. You have Real House Wives of Atlanta (enough said.) There are so many other television shows that could be better referenced. I do believe that television has lost its decency as the comedian Paul Mooney has stated. Television went off at 12 midnight, what we saw and heard was sensored. Less sex more content! We spend more time consumed with our favorite televisiom personality than with our own families. We will DVR straight garbage instead of finding a quality show or movie to share with our own children. So engrossed in the latest fashion, shoes and financial status of the people on television we cannot live our own lives. So what makes this show so bad when all of these other shows are top rated?

  13. So this is a very interesting topic, especially at this stage in where were are as a people. The age of innocence is over. We are so far beyond this topic because we are living this life. It is socially acceptable to have partners and spouses that have multiple children by multiple people. We as a people like to see ill-bread, contemptuous and plain old ridiculous lifestyles, behaviors and personalities. Why today and why this show? Is what I am asking. You have Basektball Wives both LA and MIAMI, where you had women such as Evelyn and Tammi bully other grown women and then you have Laura and Gloria on the west cost doing the same. You have Real House Wives of Atlanta (enough said.) There are so many other television shows that could be better referenced. I do believe that television has lost its decency as the comedian Paul Mooney has stated. Television went off at 12 midnight, what we saw and heard was sensored. Less sex more content! We spend more time consumed with our favorite televisiom personality than with our own families. We will DVR straight garbage instead of finding a quality show or movie to share with our own children. So engrossed in the latest fashion, shoes and financial status of the people on television we cannot live our own lives. So what makes this show so bad when all of these other shows are top rated?

  14. Why are you all blaming Shawty Lo? Those women played a part of his madness. He didn't make 11 babies by himself. It took 10 ignorant women to make those babies as if 1 ignorant woman wasn't enough, 10 more had to follow behind her. Get real people those women spreaded their got darn legs to make those babies. You want to blame him why don't you blame the breeder of those children. THE WOMEN!

    • Trina Runnels Holloman

      I blame Shorty Lo & ALL HIS BABY MOMMAS! They are all a prime example of irresponsibility. The women should have closed they legs & should have used protection & that's THE FAULT OF ALL INVOLVED.

  15. Trina Runnels Holloman

    Ok! Me too… It's just too much.. The RATCHEDNESS of our people gets on my damn nerves! Keep that ignorant mess in the closet. Everybody wanna be a star by not doing a damn thing except being trifflin'! Enough is enough! Where do I sign??

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