Friday, July 20, 2007

Atlanta Watch Party, Hosted by Rainbow PUSH


WHO: Rainbow PUSH Coalition

What: “Hot Ghetto Mess” Viewing Party

Viewing parties are being held across the nation in

cooperation with What About Our Daughters.

When: Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 9:00 p.m.

Where: Billiards Room, Fox Sports Grill

Atlantic Station

Corner of 19th and Market Streets, Atlanta

Why: Hot Ghetto Mess is slated to premiere on BET on Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Although it has not yet aired, the Charlie Murphy/Reggie Hudlin (Friday) project has generated lots of media notice and opinion.

For many, the very title - Hot Ghetto Mess - arouses negative emotions. The comments about the show on BET’s own website are overwhelmingly negative. The website of the same name shows photos of young children in situations that experts believe border on child abuse – such as children with guns and beer cans in their mouths. BET says that the television show is not a carbon copy of the website.

We want Atlanta to help Rainbow PUSH evaluate the show. If it is merely funny, we’ll send roses to Debra Lee, President of BET. If the show has no redeeming social value, sponsors will be notified.

Space is limited. For more information, or to RSVP, call Tina Jones at 404 525 5663.