Kevin41, we usually agree on most issues, but your last post, "What the hell makes you think blacks are so simple that f-king entertainers are heros?", we part company.
While it does not apply to all Black folk, or maybe even most, but just about everything our youth wear is first seen on videos. The type of vehicles they aspire to drive, along with the accouterments, it straight from songs and videos. Heck, the postures and "culture of hardness" are from the entertainment industry. It's sad, but true.
If you ask any school age child to name his/her heroes, a large percentage will name athletes or other entertainers, not for their contributions to the community, but for their ability to entertain.
Again, while most of us are far more thinking and/or aware, a significant portion of our community identify our heroes based on what the media shows us.
BTW, and a big BTW, this is not exclusive to the Black community, White young are similarly influenced.