Oprah's Town Hall Meetings

If you were lucky enough to have tuned in to two days of town hall meetings on Oprah this past Thursday and Friday then you know how refreshing and thought provoking they were. If not, let me give you a quick overview. The town hall meetings were prompted by the firing of radio talk show host Don Imus after the derogatory statement he made about the Rutger's women's basketball team, calling them 'nappy headed ho's', and consisted of a panel of well respected, black columnist, psychologist, ministers, rappers, women's rights activist, and record producers.

The subject of how hip hop music has negatively affected our country and reflects poorly on the black community was taken up with gusto by all. And though a long time coming, the honesty and open communication, often tinged with anger, shown by this panel tells me that there will finally start being some accountability put into place and some boundaries on the messages that are being sent through music about women. It is about damn time.