Are the MOBOs no longer Black??

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Since: Jul 09

London, UK

#1 Aug 6, 2011
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London, UK

#2 Aug 6, 2011
TruthbknownLDN wrote:
http://www.voice-online.co.uk/ article/mobos-all-white-night
Haven't read

But the mobos was never black- only black origin.

It was started by a biracial who knew she would get blacks to support it no matter what if she included the word black which is why I never supported it.
Plus black British as a culture is pretty much a joke that isn't really based on race.

Since: Jul 09

London, UK

#3 Aug 6, 2011
[QUOTE who="^\^-_-^/^"]< quoted text>
Haven't read
But the mobos was never black- only black origin.
It was started by a biracial who knew she would get blacks to support it no matter what if she included the word black which is why I never supported it.
Plus black British as a culture is pretty much a joke that isn't really based on race.[/QUOTE]
I see your point about it being a joke now, but at the time when the MOBOs started it wasn't. We were beginning to establish a culture then, but like I said, some time in the late 90s everything changed. Back when it started, it was mainly black, along with a few mixed race artists.
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London, UK

#4 Aug 6, 2011
TruthbknownLDN wrote:
[QUOTE who="^\^-_-^/^"]< quoted text>
Haven't read
But the mobos was never black- only black origin.
It was started by a biracial who knew she would get blacks to support it no matter what if she included the word black which is why I never supported it.
Plus black British as a culture is pretty much a joke that isn't really based on race."

I see your point about it being a joke now, but at the time when the MOBOs started it wasn't. We were beginning to establish a culture then, but like I said, some time in the late 90s everything changed. Back when it started, it was mainly black, along with a few mixed race artists.
What changed was that the black community decided it was better to assimilate and become chocololate English people instead of being black people. I dont see this changing, but I think there will be a small number of us british born black folk left who actually care about being black and want to retain our blackness while living in the uk.

It's a shame about the mobos though. On paper it seems good, but it tried competing with American awards like bet and MTV and lost because Americans are the main creators of popular black music.
Did you notice how many Black Americans couldn't even be arsed to show up and collect their awards at the mobos or how a few of them turned down the opportunity do host the awards?
I think he people at mobo hq need to decide whether it's a black thing or a non racial/multicultural thing that wants to compete with the Brits. but then, what would be the point?

Since: Jul 09

London, UK

#5 Aug 6, 2011
[QUOTE who="^\^-_-^/^"]< quoted text>
What changed was that the black community decided it was better to assimilate and become chocololate English people instead of being black people. I dont see this changing, but I think there will be a small number of us british born black folk left who actually care about being black and want to retain our blackness while living in the uk.
It's a shame about the mobos though. On paper it seems good, but it tried competing with American awards like bet and MTV and lost because Americans are the main creators of popular black music.
Did you notice how many Black Americans couldn't even be arsed to show up and collect their awards at the mobos or how a few of them turned down the opportunity do host the awards?
I think he people at mobo hq need to decide whether it's a black thing or a non racial/multicultural thing that wants to compete with the Brits. but then, what would be the point?[/QUOTE]

Ezactly. The big shame about that is, that a lot of successful British born blacks who actually have some pride in their blackness, we seem to lose to the U.S.(Estelle, Idris Elba, etc). So you'd think they'd return the favour.
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London, UK

#6 Aug 6, 2011
The people at the Mobos will probably nominate this song for an award

Since: Jul 09

London, UK

#7 Aug 6, 2011
[QUOTE who="^\^-_-^/^"]The people at the Mobos will probably nominate this song for an award
[/QUOTE ]

They'll probably nominate Justin Bieber as well.
Remember when Joss Stone was at the Mobos and said there was no such thing as black music?
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London, UK

#8 Aug 6, 2011
TruthbknownLDN wrote:
[QUOTE who="^\^-_-^/^"]The people at the Mobos will probably nominate this song for an award
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =FAN6kkEonScXX"

They'll probably nominate Justin Bieber as well.
Remember when Joss Stone was at the Mobos and said there was no such thing as black music?
Well I kind of agree that there's no such thing as black music.
English lang popular music doesn't have a race or ethnicity. If it does, you might as well give it a nationality and gender. It might be created by a particular race but that's it. Folk/ethnic music probably does.
POWERHOUSE

Luton, UK

#9 Sep 10, 2011
white people are greedy, they want to be involved in everything and just take over. They cant stand they sight of black people outshining them in something. kmt

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