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Criticism of Frederick Morton Jr.'s 'Tempo'

Dear Source:
My congratulations to Mr. Morton on what seems to be a successful career. His desire to unify the varied Caribbean cultures is commendable. It is almost impossible to miss the Tempo commercials and this prompted me to switch to the advertised channel for a peek on several occasions. Granted as a member of the over forty generation this is not my genre of music but I was quickly turned off by the nauseating videos portraying young black women as trophies for some male-wannabe-famous ego. What's new here? Do we really need any more negative black images for our young men and women to aspire to? Isn't BET and MTV enough? In an attempt to be fair, I have deliberately forced myself to switch over to Tempo on several occasions, (usually after I see the commercial) and I have yet to see anything besides black music videos with the usual bump and grind sexual images. Surely there are more positive aspects of Caribbean culture to offer the world instead of these cloned American images. If not, I for one will not be embracing the TEMPO.
Carlene Prosper
St. Thomas

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