I know I'm a few days late with this but last month was Black History Month. If I hadn't noticed all the PBS shows about black folk or Diddy starring in Raisin in the Sun on ABC then at least there was MTV2 to remind me.
I record Subterranean (the modern day version of 120 Minutes) every Sunday night.
The first couple of episodes of the month didn't feature many musicians of color. "Alternative" music isn't known for too many black musicians these days and TV on the Radio and Bloc Party didn't time their most recent releases near Black History Month for the convenience of MTV.
But that didn't stop MTV2 from reminding its viewers that it was indeed Black History Month. Any time, a black person was on screen, they let us know. And if the person was only on screen for a moment or two, then the message didn't stay long either.
How silly are these photos from the episode broadcast on 2/25?
And how silly was it that the Black History Month logo was displayed only when a black person was on screen?
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