1. A highly sophisticated and upper class black person. Usually a Black city or suburban resident with a well-paid professional job and an affluent lifestyle.Well the great cable channel of BET (said with all the sarcasm one can muster) has decided that they would like to present a reality-TV show about the buppies of Harlem: "Harlem Heights." I can not tell you how disappointed I was. Well actually, I can.
b(lack) + (y)uppie
2. Black Urban Professional. Black professionals and executives in their late twenties and early thirties.
- From purely a television stand point, it's bad. The people on there are not good in front of a camera. All the scenes are so obviously staged. The editing is cut and paste. Need I go on...?
- It is in this form that the content is presented: basically only the social lives of these handsome, smart, 20-somethings. We can't follow them to work or any place of substance, so instead we see Brooke recount a date to her girlfriend, cut to the guy telling his side of it to his homeboy. From what I could tell watching the show, nothing really happens. Hmmm.
- My friend made a good point: As much as I love Harlem, there isn't really much poppin' there. I mean yes, there are some great lounges, bars, restaurants, cafes etc. but for the most part, let's be real - people live uptown and work and party downtown. Unless they're throwing a house party.
Anyways, have you watched? What do you think? Am I off-base or are you also wondering how this got approved to be on television? I'm interested to know other people's opinions...