See, this is why we can’t rise as a people…

According to Deadline Hollywood, Oxygen Media, the channel that brought us the Bad Girls Club and Eva Marcille’s Girlfriend Confidential LA, recently ordered up another reality special that is sure to raise a few eyebrows.

Aptly titled All My Babies’ Mamas, the one-hour special will follow Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo and his 10 baby mamas. According to reports the show will center around “the complicated lives of one man, his children’s mamas, and their army of children, capturing the highs and lows of this extreme ‘blended family’ as they navigate their financially and emotionally connected lives.”

I just have a few questions:

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  • Who is Shawty Lo and why do we need to see his baby mama drama played out on TV?
  • Why is Oxygen, which once touted Oprah as one of its partners, working on a show that seems more suited for a Love & Hip Hop Atlanta storyline?
  • Who thought ‘All My Baby Mamas’ was a good idea?
  • Why am I glad the show’s producers, Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, are not black? (But why am I also horrified they think this is what black audiences want to see?)
  • When are trashy reality shows going to jump the shark?

Help me out, Clutchettes…can someone give me some answers?

[Via The Jasmine Brand]

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  • Apple

    Some people should be sterilized

    • The Comment

      Standing ovation!

    • mr.vicious

      Your right, those women 10 women dont need to have 1 mans kids.

  • Kacey

    I feel very sorry for those who live in Atlanta. Through these shows, the media has turned the most prosperous black-majority city in the U.S. into one big trifling ghetto. Sad.

  • Ok, so you meet a guy and he tells you that he has 9 baby mamas and you roll with it? Nigga please…sorry, this is super niggerish….standards are set so low…a petition on sounds in order…

  • Tim

    Why exactly are you all mad? This is an accurate portrayal of todays ghetto black family life. The same way Good Times was an accurate portrayal of 70’s black ghetto family life.

    You can’t have it both ways black folks. You can’t glorify or remain silent on black baby mamas, their kids, homes with no black men and the effects this dysfunction has on the black community. Then turn around and get mad when it’s shown to those outside of the community and the world. Now, you all want to hide the end result as if it doesn’t exist? This is not a minority. This is now the majority! 60% of black baby mamas have multiple baby daddies. Get your popcorn ready, sit back and watch the trainwreck. We reap what we sow. I’m sorry to say this but we (the black community) deserves this.

    • Robbie

      I have to agree with you Tim. It is happening and I see it all the time where I live.
      Forget about giving our children strong foundation for themselves. It is all about the baby mamas.

      They are glorified in so many TV programs today that those that want to do the right thing, and settled with a man that values the institution of marriage, commitment, and that shares the same value when it comes to education, raising a family etc… are seen as those with the problem because they refuse to live their lives as such. Shrug!

    • thinkpink

      @tim white people have their cake and eat it too all the time. I am one of the few that doesn’t have a problem with this show the same way I don’t have a problem with rap. The issue is that the media depicts all 10 million blacks as being this way when this is untrue. It’s cool show the baby mamas but also show the married blacks, the ones in college, make a show about black people going to church. Blacks have varied life experiences the same way whites do. The show their varied experiences and make it look like we only have one. When one race is depicted as being monolithic it’s called AGENDA PUSHING and blacks don’t set the agenda my dear. I won’t even get into why blacks are more likely to have kids out of wedlock because anyone with half a brain knows about how the welfare act orchestrated that. We didn’t get the chance to sow a dang thing in this country. We were created to be what white people wanted us to be through power, politics and policy. We reaped what they sowed for us. No race would voluntarily do this to themselves.

      Nothing frustrates me more when blacks say we did this to ourselves. It demonstrates laziness and shows that you haven’t researched the making of black people in America. I would be glad to point you to reputable sources at any time.

    • Tim


      I replied it went to the end.

    • Kay

      You know, I usually don’t agree with some of the things you say, but on this, I don’t disagree with the sentiment that we have to teach responsibility! Marriage may not be for everyone, but we have to be responsible sexually! And we wonder why Black women are the largest and fastest growing group being diagnosed with HIV. Black women are DYING because folks don’t want to either wrap it up or zip it up. At the same time, I have to get angry with how lazy we’ve become. We need to get angry when they start taking away the health clinics that give out condoms to these misguided men and women, that teach the basics about sex education, that give free or low cost STI screenings.

      We need to be marching when they do this crap, but we don’t. The powers that be don’t want us to be educated about our sexual practices, and we are LETTING them make this generation willfully blind. We need to go into our communities and start teaching and then mobilize and go out and tell these big bureaucrat douches that we will not allow them to exploit us.

    • Hate to bust your bubble, but black women’s cases in hiv is lowering. Google it :)

      Black men and gay men are at the top.

      See, black women have been doing what they can to make some changes, since people like you are so comfy in touting that tired stat.

      So what now?

  • Caramel

    O M G! I am speechless. All of those women need healing and therapy. The poor kids, I can only wish they turn out to be wholesome, healthy adults. As for Shawty Real Lo, again, I am speechless!