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Rap Icon Nas Receives W.E.B DuBois Medal From Harvard

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

NAS_320One of the reasons I started my website years ago was to bring more positive information to my readers and “Music Inner City TV” fans about African Americans and people of color.

Why you ask? Because the “majority” media does a great job in NOT telling you the stories I try to bring to our readers. To many times we hear and read about African Americans and people of color when they do NEGATIVE NOT POSITIVE. This is a fact. So I do my best to bring positive stories to everyone but of course I have to bring a few negative stories to our site too. That is just the way it is sorry to say.

But here is a positive story about rap icon Nas. He recently received the W.E.B. DuBois Medel from Harvard University. Keep in mind also Harvard established the “Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship” in honor of the rapper.

This great award is the highest honor given out by Harvard’s African and African American studies department. And the medal goes to Black people who have had an influence on the world.

Others who have won the award include the legendary Muhammad “The Greatest” Ali and former Attorney General Eric Holder and other Black scholars. So this is a great award given to Nas. And one reason he is one of my favorite all time rappers is because this brothas tells a story in his music. It ain’t about f..king females and smoking weed and his videos are not full of brothas driving around in Bentley’s and big Mercedes and Ferrari’s they cannot afford!! If you do not understand this go look at some Nas videos.

I truly think that young rappers of today need to study a artist like Nas. A true hip-hop/rap artist. It ain’t about the big cars and the females almost naked in the music videos etc. It is about songs and videos that make you think and learn. A lot of artists today make songs that make you think about firing one up or other negative crap.

But Nas ain’t about that. That is why he is a legend and a icon. Shout out to the brotha for keeping it real for over 20 years. And I hope he continues to bring us knowledge behind the mic.


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NBA Player Found Not Guilty In New York

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon E. Curvey

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As some of you may know I am a tremendous basketball fan and a NBA junky. As a sports fan one of the worst days as a sports fan was when our NBA the Seattle Sonics left town in 2008 for the dust town OKC.

Many of you also know that the NBA is around 80% African American and the sports media in Seattle likes to put African Americans on full blast any chance they get. For sure on sports radio like 710 ESPN and sportsradio KJR. Mainly KJR.

And also the Seattle Times and the Seattle PI (online). It is a severe problem in my opinion. When brothas do wrong it is all over the radio and TV and newspapers.

But when brothas do right we hardly here anything and this is real. Or when a brotha is found innocent of charges put against them. Like what happened recently to NBA player Thabo Sefolosha of the Atlanta Hawks. Did not hear anything on radio about this.

A New York jury recently found Thabo innocent on three misdemeanorJames-Blake charges. In April, Sefolosha said police caused his season ending leg injury after he left a nightclub in NY. Sefolosha suffered a fractured fibula and ligament damage when he and a teammate were arrested near the scene of the stabbing of another NBA player Indiana Pacer forward Chris Copeland.

After the incident, TMZ Sports released video that shows a group of police arresting the 6-7 Sefolosha and taking him to the ground. But as I said a NY jury found Sefolosha innocent of all charges on him. This is great news. The brotha should NOT have been arrested at all. Again mistreatment of a African American/black man by the police.

Also recently former tennis pro James Blake met with NY Mayor Bill de Blasio and police commissioner William Bratton. This happened because of Blake being taken to the ground AGAIN by NY police after Blake was thought to be a suspect in another crime. Again this incident was flat out wrong on the part of the NY police. These type of incidents are happening all over America.

Finally let me say this. I am very happy justice happened for Sefolosha and Blake. But I also think pro sports stars should stay away from nightclubs because terrible things seem to happen time and time again. We do not hear about Lebron James or Carmelo Anthony or Kobe Bryant or Chris Paul or Russell Wilson or Richard Sherman hanging out a nightclub. Brothas should do the right thing and have a good time at home!!

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Wendy Williams Goes In On Terrence Howard!

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I do not know how you feel about talk show host Wendy Williams but I have some strong opinions. I first heard about Wendy when she and the late great icon Whitney Houston had a tremendous fall out over the air on the radio in New York where Williams was a huge radio dj. That is how she made her name. Blasting folks over the air on NY radio.

You can You Tube the fight between Williams and Whitney. It got real deep. Because Whitney had “the street” in her and truth be told it never left her all the way to her untimely death. So Whitney stood up to terrence-howard-empire-foxWendy. She was not having it at all. That is for sure.

So if you watch Wendy’s show on TV you know she does not have a problem of going in on folks. I am very surprised no one has confronted Wendy more often over the years like the late great Whitney did. I am shocked. I mean Williams calls folks names and every thing. From Chris Brown to Donald Trump or from 50 Cent to Taylor Swift or Kanye West. It does not matter to her.

Now her latest blast is against actor Terrence Howard who is currently starring in the hit TV show “Empire” which I refuse to support by viewing it because it is on Fox owned by Rupert Murdoch who allows Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly and others put President Obama on full blast EVERYDAY since the President has been in office. This is real talk. I refuse to give Fox my support.

But guess what folks? When it comes to Terrence Howard I agree with Wendy. Please read the article above and for more information on Howard attacking ladies please Google it and a lot of information will pop up. Readers I DO NOT AGREE WITH A MAN HITTING A LADY FOR ANY REASON!! And Howard has admitted hitting females.

THIS IS WRONG WRONG WRONG and I agree with Williams and maybe Terrence should not be employed on the hit program “Empire” and should enter a program to help him with his temper. Until he does that, he should not be employed on any TV show or any movie role!!!

I think EVERYONE should do what I am doing and not watch “Empire”because you are supporting a business that is owned by a person who has a entire TV network that has been against President Obama in every way possible for seven years let by Hannity and O’Reilly. It has happened on a every day basis. Please try to understand what I am saying readers. Thanks.

Gordon Curvey

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WHY Do Black Folks Hate Each Other?

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mlkhatepicReaders one thing I am TIRED of hearing is how certain people do not like me as a person. I have heard this over and over and over. So I said I am going to find out some info on this topic on African Americans hating on each other.

Above is one of the best information I found on this issue. This brotha threw down on the topic. In Seattle there seems to be very little unity among African Americans. Unlike Asians and East Africans and Hispanics. It seems we as black folks seem to be full of hate and jealous feelings against one another.

Heck their is a female having a event that gives out awards in November and in the media section yours truly is not nominated for two years in row!! How can that be readers?

Not only that, their are four radio talk shows in the Seattle area ran basically by African American hosts and yours tuly has not been invited on to be a guest to discuss my long history of broadcasting. All of them have had every Tom, Dick and Harry as guests except for yours truly.

One hosted by my childhood friend Mr. Eddie Rye, one hosted by a person I respect as a broadcaster Mr. Frank P. Barrow, one hosted by Mr. James Gore and one hosted by Mr. J Moore. The question is why? Is it hate? I say yes ladies and gentlemen. BUT I can be a guest on a well known sports program on a “big” local station basically at any time!!

The person having this event I have known since she was young. There are outlets that are nominated in the media section that cannot hold my jock. Real talk folks. I am just keepin it real. The problem is the “Stockholm Syndrome” Pure hate against yours truly folks. And jealous feelings towards ya boy too!!

The article above breaks down in his opinion why we hate on each other. One of the reasons is called the “Stockholm Syndrome” which is a mental illness folks. Yes it is. It started in the 16th century after slavery became legal in the U.S. Read the article to find out more on the “Stockholm Syndrome”

I mean I have a friend who (i think) is part of the “Music Inner City TV” team. I have known this person for years. This person has told me she has tried to sell a few ads for my TV program and people will not do business with my program because they do not like me as a person. Otherwords they let their personal feelings towards me get in the way of business. The “Stockholm Syndrome”.

This is CRAZY. The “Stockholm Syndrome” in full effect baby!! This is one of the reasons why in a small way American black folks cannot build wealth like Asains and now East Africans and of course the Hispanics.

People who talk negative about me DO NOT KNOW ME!! They hear crap about me. It also seems rich NBA players have no desire to be in a position to help other African Americans. I know this for sure. Because I reached out to a prominent very rich NBA player from Seattle who I have known since he was a teenager. I got nothing. Not one red cent. One of the reasons is others who want possible help from this NBA player might have said to him do not help him….help me with my business. So I end up at the bottom of the totem pole sort of speak.

Please read this article folks and LEARN something from it. Because I learned a lot. Real talk. Like I said I am flat out TIRED of hearing people tell me they hate me. Truth be told readers IT HURTS ME VERY VERY BADLY. I mean I am only human. I try to understand why folks do not like me. When all I try to do is provide some entertainment and education that no one in the Northwest is bringing to the table.

When you finish reading this article I posted, think about it. WHY DO BLACK FOLKS HATE EACH OTHER? It is a question that needs to be answered. If not we will NEVER EVER EVER prosper like the Asains and East Africans and Hispanics. If you have a comment on this article and what I am saying also holla back 206-445-3989 or or or

Gordon Curvey

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Lebron To Expand Scholarship Program To Parents In Ohio

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If you are a fan of “Music Inner City News Magazine” and “Sports Inner City TV/Online” you know I am a tremendous fan of Lebron James. What James does on the court as we all know is great but what he does off the court to me is even greater!!

James announced a few ago that his Lebron James Foundation is going to help 1,000 kids get a college education as long as they get good grades and graduate in his home city of Akron, Ohio. Now he is taking his help even further.

James “I Promise” program will help parents obtain their General Education Development (GED) The program will pay for testing fees, laptops, bus passes and hand out prizes for good work. Also parents who have children in the Lebron James Family Foundation and wish to obtain their GED are automatically welcome. Readers this is great!! It really is.

Lebron’s program will also ensure parents are prepared to enter the workforce. James has partnered with adult education organization “Project Learn Of Summit County” which will also cover costs for the newly launched program.

Ladies and gentlemen what Lebron James is doing, EVERY ONE should do. James is from the hood or the inner city. He has got filthy rich BUT the inner city has not left James. He cares about kids. He cares about kids and now parents in getting a education and then obtaining a job or even starting their own business like for instance the Asians and now the East Africans.

In ending readers. Here is a big problem. A huge problem. The sports radio business in Seattle (KJR and 710 ESPN) and the U.S. and sports media in general do not want to discuss this issue. They do NOT want to discuss when African American brothas and sistas do great things like what James is doing. Like what NFL legend Dion Sanders is doing opening a school, what former NBA star and now NBA commentator Jalen Rose in also opening a school for kids.

The media do not want to discuss this positive stuff. But let Sanders and Rose and James and other brothas allegedly hit his lady or get caught with drugs and other stuff and it is headlines. YOU KNOW I AM RIGHT!! Shout out to Lebron and Rose and Sanders and other African Americans who are showing concern for inner city kids!!!!

Gordon Curvey

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1 Trillion Dollars Black Buying Power/Gentrification Of Seattle

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AQH4034.TIFI am here in my home town of Seattle, Washington. I have been in or near the Central Area my entire time on this earth. The Central Area used to be the African American community. But sorry to say not anymore. It is not the same Central Area anymore.

This word..gentrification has hit my town just like it has hit other major cities.  Whites have moved in and African Americans have moved out.

To me it is truly sad and depressing. The area I grew up in is no longer the same. When I came into the Central Area I see plenty of white folks walking their dogs. Some two to three dogs at a time.

African American owned businesses like Mrs. Helen’s, Thompson’s Point Of View, Oscars, Deano’s, Sammy’s, Jordan’s and more are gone.

No place in the Central Area for black folks to hang out and play pool and have a drink and watch the fight or dance etc.  Things are much much different.

Some say the gentrification of the Central Area here in Seattle was planned. Bring up property taxes to the point where many African Americans cannot pay the taxes and there goes their homes and white folks move in. Now big townhouses and apartments are being built in the Central Area where only a person working at Microsoft can afford to stay their!! The rent will be SKY HIGH!!

Folks another thing is going on here in Seattle and in the US. There is another side to the financial situation. And that is African Americans have a 1 TRILLION dollars of buying power. Yes many of us cannot afford to pay our taxes etc. But then again it seems we want to invest the money we do make in new cars we cannot afford. Expensive Jordan’s sneakers, extensions and other new things.

BUT it seems Vietnamese and now East Africans are opening up new businesses in the Central Area selling EVERYTHING!! And African Americans seem to open up another church or bar be cue place or beauty shop. We seem not to want to open a variety of places like the Asians and now East Africans. I wonder like others where does our 1 trillion dollars of black power is going?

Here in Seattle, on MLK Way South and also Rainier Ave South in the Rainier Valley you can start on East Jackson St. and drive to South Henderson and see very few African American owned businesses. You will see mall after mall after mall full of Asian and now East African owned businesses and ZERO malls full of African American owned businesses. It is just amazing folks.

And the few African American owned businesses we have in the area it seems African Americans do not support them as we should. Ladies and gentleman this is a HUGE problem in my opinion and many others.

Gordon Curvey


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Miche’le Speaks Up On The Movie “Straight Outta Compton”

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In case you have been under a rock somewhere or maybe on the moon or Mars you know a new movie recently opened about the legendary rap group NWA. Commercials were EVERYWHERE on TV. I mean EVERYWHERE!!

Of course the movie is named “Straight Outta Compton”. About the rise of Ice Cube, MC Ren, Dr. Dre, the late Eazy E and Yella. Who started in the hood of Compton as kids and they became rich and famous and for sure trend setters. The group was known for their violent street lyrics on their songs as well as violent music videos with gun play all over the videos.

I started my program in December 1990 when NWA was still very very hot and I ain’t gonna lie I played their videos because they were so hot.  Ice Cube had just left the group. I caught heat from folks for sure for playing their music. Believe me I did readers.

Of course Cube left the group in 1989 to be solo artist and soon a movie actor and writer and producer. Eazy nwa-movie.pngdied in 1992 of AIDS. And the group was history including Dre becoming a billioniare. But their music kept on selling to this day.  But there have been a lot of rumors about relationships that went sour a few of the group and that is mainly Dr. Dre.

Back in the day cats knew about the Dr. Dre’s stormy relationship with entertainer Miche’le. Word is Dre beat her up a few times. And so it was no surprise that Dr. Dre and Miche’le relationship was left out of “Straight Outta Compton”

Miche’le was recently on Vlad TV and said “Why would Dre put me in it. I mean cause if they start from where they start from I was just a quiet girlfriend who got beat up and told to shut up”

But she said said she would go and watch the movie but she said that she has her reservations on how the group may be portrayed. By the way Dre and Miche’le have a son who is now 24. Very interesting comments from her and her relationship with Dre. A relationship that she stayed in despite rumors of abuse by Dre.

Oh yeah, the movie opened up making a whopping $56 million in it’s weekend opening!!! The largest opening EVER for a music biopic in the U.S. Projections had the film grossing only around $25 million!!! In second place for the weekend openings was “The Man From U.N.C.L.E” which took in only $13 million.

Check this out finally readers. The NWA movie had a budget of $29 million to make compared to “U.N.C.L.E” which cost around $80 million to make. WOW!!! I have a 70 in TV with a home theater system. I am going to wait for the movie to come on Comcast On-Demand. It will hopefully be on real soon.

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Oscar De La Hoya Wants To Fight Again…WHY WHY WHY??

Jean Pascal and Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins Announce Upcoming Fight“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

As a sports fan you have to see great sports stars hang around way past their prime. It hurts to see this happen and you should too. Muhammad Ali stayed around to long. Willie Mays stayed around to long. Micheal Jordan stayed around to long. Ken Griffey Jr stayed around too long. Bernard Hopkins stayed around fighting to the age of 49!!

Many others stayed around because their mind says they could still do things they could do when they were younger and their body says another thing because father time waits for no one folks. I will catch up to everyone. So when I see a great fighter in Oscar De La Hoya thinking about coming back to fight again I ask…why Oscar?

De La Hoya is 42 years old. And his promotions company Golden BoyPromotions is doing very well promoting big fights. It makes no sense why Oscar wants to come back. Maybe he notices the huge paychecks Floyd “Money” Mayweather is getting these days. In his last fight with pay per view numbers added on, Floyd made around $200 million. So I guess Oscar says he wants a piece of the pie.

De La Hoya says if he comes back he wants to fight Mayweather or Gennady Golovkin. What I am reading I wonder if Oscar wants to have a couple of warm up fights before he fights huge talents in Floyd or Gennady. I would think so,

So as a sports fan I hope and pray that Oscar De La Hoya will not be given a license to fight again. It will be truly sad to see him get his ass beat at 42 years old. Oscar should just concentrate on his Golden Boy Promotions and leave the fighting to younger fighters. Please do not come back Oscar. It will be a huge mistake if you decide to come back!!

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Did Nick Gordon Give Bobbi Kristina A Toxic Cocktail?

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This story is one of the worst stories ever in entertainment history. This is a fact. As we all know Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late great Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown recently passed away at the too young age of 22.

She died in hospice care July 26 hear Atlanta six months after Brown was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan 31. Her mom was found almost in the same way when she died in Los Angeles more than three years ago. By the way I was in L.A. with Tammy Jackson-Cloy when Houston died. It was a day I will NEVER EVER forget.

Now Whitney’s daughter has died. Truly sad. And many think this dude Nick Gordon is the reason Bobbi Kristina is no longer here. Bobbi Kristina and Gordon say they were married. Some say including the Houston family say they were not married. And some say that Gordon fed Brown a lot of drugs including drugs that killed her. And that he spent a lot of Bobbi Kristina’s money that her mom left her in her will. So now we have big news.

The administrator of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate has filed a wrongful death count to a lawsuit against Nick Gordon. This is only to get more nasty ladies and gentleman. One reason is this. Whitney left about $21 million for her daughter that the bulk of it she was going to obtain by age 30. Many of us have saw in social media and elsewhere that the Houston family may be in a battle over the money with Bobby Brown. Who will control the cash? Guess we will see.

Again readers this is  a very very sad situation. Bobbi Kristina just could not handle the passing of her mom. She just never got over it. Whitney and her daughter were very very tight. Brown is having a rough time right now dealing with the passing of his daughter. We will keep you informed on the latest news here on our site.

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Watch Tyrone Produced Music Video On “M.I.C-TV”

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You have to check out the new hot music video on “M.I.C-TV” with guest Wyking/Comcast-Xfinity On Demand/”get local and then “around the sound”/24-7/Western Washington State.

The video “Red Hot Remix” released by Tyrone by Jahdan Blakkamoore is from Babylon’s Nightmare album. The song talks about the ills of growing up in the ghetto and how poverty affects children.

Jahdan Blakkamoore has long made a name for himself as a gifted and inspiring Reggae/Dancehall/Hip Hop/Dubstep artist-both nationally and internationally. Jahdan’s sense of melody, superb song writing skills and ability to effortlessly cross genres has solidified his status as a relevant artist in the music industry.

The video depicts the life of three ghetto or inner city youths as they travel though the projects and contemplate their fate.

The cinematography drives home the point as Tyrone produces the background music on his “sound system”; blending the accapella of Jahdan’s vocals with a menacing beat and bass line. The Tyrone directed video provides the perfect visual of the soundtrack. Visit to download this song and others!!

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Bill Cosby: Camille Cosby Should Leave His Ass!!

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

bill-cosby-wife-camille-defends-husband-fe_2014-12-15_23-20-29Readers at first when it came to William H. Cosby Jr aka Bill Cosby, I was riding the fence when it came to all these ladies coming out against Mr. Cosby. Most after 30 to 45 years of saying nothing.

I was saying why did these females say nothing for decades and then all of a sudden when a basically unknown comic made a comment or joke during his stage act regarding Cosby and past stories about rape charges against him, lady after lady came out the woodwork saying Cosby raped them after he allegedly give them a pill. From former supermodels Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickerson to many others.

Some famous people like Whoopi Goldberg and former guest on my program “Music Inner City TV” singer Jill Scott stood behind and supported Mr. Cosby until recently when new information has been released to the public by first the NY Times and now CNN. The news is flat out devastating against Cosby.

It shows and tells us that Bill Cosby lied to us. He had us fooled. We loved Fat Albert and loved the movies he made with the legendary Sidney Poitier and his various TV shows like “I Spy” for which he won a Emmy and of course..”Cosby” Where he played “America’s dad” Cliff Huxtable for years on TV. He had all of us fooled readers. And I am upset at Bill Cosby for fooling me and millions of others who looked up to him.

Bill Cosby was having sex or near sex with plenty of ladies behind his lady Camille Cosby’s back. But then again Mrs. Cosby may have known about her husbands cheating ways and STILL stayed with him.  Well readers maybe we know why. MONEY MONEY MONEY for which Bill Cosby has plenty of. Mr. Cosby is worth a reported $400 to $500 million.

Because I think most females would have left a man who was cheating all over the damn place. Did Mrs. Cosby see $$ signs? But wait a minute. If she left Bill Cosby she would have got millions and millions from her husband in a divorce settlement. This is a fact!!

A few weeks ago I hear a comedy routine from a young Bill Cosby in which he told a so called joke about giving a pill to a lady and then the lady was ready to get busy if you know what I mean. Then I also saw a interview with Cosby from the early 90′s in which he ADMITTED to a affair with a lady behind Camille’s back. BUT Mrs. Cosby STILL stayed with him. The question is why?joseph-c-phillips

This story has got real real ugly for Bill Cosby at age 78. Concerts have been cancelled, “Cosby” reruns have been removed from TV and his great reputation he earned since the 60′s has gone completely downhill. This is sad. But I have to say this.

This dude who played Cosby’s son in law on “Cosby” His name is Joseph C. Phillips.(pic) He has turned into a conservative motor mouth. I have seen him on Hannity’s show on Fox News putting down President Barack Obama.  He has recently come out and said “Cosby should go away” and more. THIS DUDE HAS HIS FREAKIN NERVE!! Not trying to take up for the cheating monster Bill Cosby..BUT I am supporting Mr. Cosby on this point when it comes to Mr. Phillips.


Yo Phillips Mr. Cosby hired your ass and you made thousands and thousand of $$ for your part on “Cosby” He may have “fooled” you like he has fooled us but I strongly feel you should have kept your feelings to yourself instead of blasting a man who paid you big time and put your name in the public eye. This is real talk. Some of you may disagree. This is how I feel folks.

Finally I think the elegant and beautiful Mrs. Camille Cosby should leave the cheatin ass Bill Cosby!! He has played SERIOUS games for decades behind her back. Mrs. Cosby has come out recently and said these ladies who have came out against her husband knew what was going on and played along with Cosby. Wow Camille!! Come on now.

Quaaludes was the pill Cosby ADMITTED in 2005 he gave to females to have sexual relations. That ALONE is reason enough for the dignified Mrs. Camille Cosby to pack up and leave Bill Cosby. This is my opinion. More to come right here on “Music Inner City News Magazine”

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2015 BET Awards: One Of The Best In Years!!

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

2015 BET Awards - ShowAs always since the start of the Black Entertainment Television event “The BET Awards” I applied to cover the event for our fans and followers of “Music Inner City TV” and “Music Inner City News Magazine” For the first years we were allowed on the red carpet and I made my way to L.A. happy as hell to obtain interviews with the entertainers on the carpet.

But for the last seven years for some unknown reason my program has been refused coverage on the BET Awards red carpet and of course yours truly is very sad about this but hey what can I do? Nothing. Just try to cover the “BET Experience” and be happy with a second prize.

So as millions of others I watched the red carpet coverage and the main show. And as far as the main show was concerned in my opinion it was one the best BET Awards in YEARS.  The almost four hour event was very very entertaining and that is real talk readers. For those of you who do not know it was the 15th anniversary of the BET Awards.

The program started with a powerful performance by Kendrick Lamar standing on top of a police car. In a short speech by actor Micheal B. Jordan, he dedicated it to the”BlackLivesMatter” movement and he spoke about the terrible terrible savage killings of 9 African Americans at the historic Emanual A.M.E. church in Charleston, S.C. and Jordan spoke on the police shooting Ferguson, Mo and also brotha Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore. Of course it was veryjanetwithgordonpic timely. And I enjoyed the Bad Boy 20th year performances by Diddy, Mase, 112, Lil Kim and Faith Evans and of course Biggie from heaven.

All night it was one great performance after another.  And the program was hosted by “Black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross and they did a real good job in my strong opinion. Much better than recent hosts of the event.

The  legendary Smokey Robinson was honored with a award and he spoke to the audience in a deep way. Asking  young stars who “think” they are a huge stars to slow their roll and “Don’t get full of yourself” The crowd stood up and gave the Smokey a standing ovation. Then Smokey sang a few of his of course MANY MANY MANY hits he has wrote for himself and MANY others. In the audience was his lady and also his best friend, another flat out legend Barry Gordy the founder of Motown. By the way I had to meet Smokey in L.A. And asked him a quick question.

Also it was great to see Janet Jackson (pic of yours truly hangin with Janet here in Seattle a few years ago) who has been away for awhile out of the public eye for the most part. BET honored Janet with the Ultimate Icon Award and for sure she is a icon. Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe danced to the music of some of Janet’s big hits. Ciara did a great job! You know they had to be nervous performing in front of there idol.

The BET Awards was a great and very entertaining program, it really was. Wish I was in L.A. to cover it for “Music Inner City TV”.  Gordon Curvey


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Akon Wants To Help People In Africa With Electricity

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akonpic#4To many times we read about the negative things black people are doing or have done. Not enough is said about the positive things black people are here in the U.S. and in the world. I find this to be a huge huge problem.

Hell if you watch “The Insider” or “Access Hollywood” or “Extra” or “OK TV” you would think black folks are not around making movies or making good music. If you do not understand what I am saying then watch the programs readers it will prove my point. But let Chris Brown or Lil Wayne etc do something wrong and BAM!! HEADLINES BABY!!!

But here is a singer/songwriter who is doing things that NEED TO BE DISCUSSED AND TALKED ABOUT!! His name is Akon (pic of Akon on “M.I.C-TV” in L.A.) The Senegalese-American entertainer is doing something that is off the hook for sure. He started “Akon Lighting Initiative” in 2014 with Thione Niang and Samba Bathily to help 600 million Africans who still don’t have electricity.

Akon’s website at said without power more than 3.5 million Africans die every from harmful pollutants or fores in the home produced by costly and toxic solid fuels. So Akon and his crew has a goal to develop and innovative solar powered solution that will provide African villages with access to a clean and affordable source of electricity.

Thione Niang said “Africa, with its 320 days of sunshine a year is suited to the development of solar power, particularly since 622 million Africans still do not have access to electricity”

Check this out readers. 70% of Africa population under 35, Africa is the country with the youngest population today in the world. One of the challenges it faces is trying to train and create sustain employment.  “We expect the Africans who get trained from the center to devise new, innovative, technical solutions,” said Niang. “With this Academy, we can capitalize on Akon Lighting Africa and go further”

So again big shout to Akon and his crew. What is doing for the people of Africa is just great. And as I said this kind of story needs to be talked about on all the gossip programs. But let Akon beat his lady or get caught speeding and is given a DUI, it is all over the place in the media and this is just plan wrong.

By the way a few years ago Akon came to Seattle and appeared for my TV program at Rainier Community Center and did a interview and signed pictures and take pics with his fans. Akon is a good dude!!

Gordon Curvey




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Another Article On Seattle’s Changing Central District

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rosaliejohnsonpiccentralareaI was born and brought up here in Seattle’s Central Area or Central District or what a lot of us call the CD. My mother still has a house on 30th and East Spring St. My mom bought the house in 1957. It was bought for around $7,000 and now it is worth more than $800,000. Amazing right?

If you know me I speak up on issues that others are afraid or just refuses to touch. The changing of the CD here in Seattle bothers the hell out of me. I really does readers. And others it seems have picked up on this issue too. Because their has been numerous articles lately on the topic of how African Americans have been forced out of the Central District.

The latest article on the changing CD is in the Seattle Times and it is a good article. To be truthful readers all the articles about how whites have taken over the community I grew up in really bothers me. I am a school crossing guard on 34th and East Union here in Seattle and it is truly sad that I hardly see any African Americans when I am on my shift. Very few.

This is in a community keep in mind that was 70% African American just a few years ago. Because of HUGE property tax increases in the Central District African Americans have been forced out of the community and whites saw the opportunity to pack up from their homes in Ballard and Mercer Island and elsewhere and move to homes they can pay for in the community I grew up in…the CD.

In the Seattle Times article the long time CD resident said that white folks have moved in the Central District and do not speak to African Americans etc. Basically they hang to themselves. That is TRUE. BUT readers check this out as a school crossing guard  on 34th and East Union, I catch it from BOTH ANGLES.

The angles are this. A lot of white folks pass right by me and have a mean look on their face. So I do not say anything to them like ‘Good morning” Then sometimes I will go out my way and speak to them…then they will speak. Most of the time just barely. On the other side of the coin. A lot of African Americans do not speak too!! And they have a angry and mean look on their face too. Here is a question. Why is this? You see I am a nice person. When I walk out my door I leave all my so called problems at home and put a smile on my face.Space Needle and Mount Rainier

So in Seattle’s CD, there is unfriendly white folks AND the few African Americans I a lot of them look angry and unfriendly. Things was just NOT this way in the CD a few years ago. People were more friendly and we spoke to one another. There was places African Americans can go hang out and have a beer or play some pool or dominos like Thompson’s and Oscars and Deano’s and have great soul food with Mrs. Helens and a great hamburger and fries at Sammy’s and The Doll House. Or go buy a sports book or the latest Ebony Mag or get your medicine at Jordan’s.

Things ain’t the same anymore. The CD has turned into yuppie land with white folks walking there dogs all over the cd the area and folks driving very expensive Volvo’s and Mercedes and Audi’s and etc up and down the streets of the Central District. It is just very very strange readers to a fella who grew up on 30th and East Spring St. When you pass by Powell Barnett Park you mostly see white parents and their kids playing.

I have had white folks sit and stare at me while they are sitting on a bench on 34th and East Union. Like they are looking at a alien from Mars or Jupiter instead of a black man doing his freakin job!! It is just amazing readers. Like the lady said in the Times article “The Central District is not the same” It makes her sad and me too.


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New Respect For Taylor Swift/Letterman Retires

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

taylorswiftpicAs a person who loves music. All types of music, though the years of producing “Music Inner City Television” I have seen artists come and I have seen them go after one hit. One hit wonders as they say.

But young artists come along when they are teenagers and keep growing as a artist and they prove they will not be one hit wonders. Artists like Usher, Beyonce, Lil Wayne and others including a artist that started out singing country type music and I have to say I love music but I am not a big fan of country music. I just have to tell the truth.

This artist I am talking about is Taylor Swift. I have a new found respect for Taylor. She has shown me and the most important point her fans that she is here to stay. Taylor is just producing hit cd after hit cd.  She can go country if she wants or go pop if she wants like she has done lately. It does not matter. Swift produces hits for her millions of fans all over the world. Even if you are not a fan of her music, you have to respect Taylor Swift.

And she also seems to be a very down to earth young lady and it seems her great success has not gone to her head and it seems she really cares about her fans. This past week Taylor packed in more awards at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. And her new music video was shown that features rapper Kendrick Lamar. The song is off the chain. Another hit for sure by Taylor Swift.


THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMANDavid Letterman Reires: As I type this article it is the day talk show legend David Letterman is having his last program of  ”Late Night With David Letterman” He is retiring after 33 years behind the microphone.

Letterman is the best late night talk show host in my opinion. Some say he is better than Johnny Carson. But one thing for sure Letterman retires as a entertainment legend.

Dave also gave a lot of hip-hop and r&b artists a national stage to peform in front of millions of people, Letterman had every genre of music artists on his program through the years. Country, pop, hip-hop, rap, r&b, classic soul artist and on and on. Every big comic has appeared on Letterman. Of course big Hollywood stars got interviewed by Dave as well as Presidents like President Clinton and President George W. Bush and of course President Obama.

We do not know what Letterman will do in retirement. Will he just go fishing and enjoy his millions or will he make a appearence on TV once in awhile. I know he has a NASCAR team too.  Wish the best to David Letterman and thanks for all the entertainment you brought to us for 33 years.

Here is a short interview “Music Inner City TV” did with David Letterman’s band leader Paul Shaffer a few years ago in Los Angeles.

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Diddy Is Hip-Hop Wealthiest Artist Beating Dr. Dre

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

combs8Listen to “Music Inner City Radio” podcast right here. Entertainment and political news plus classic soul and hip-hop music and exclusive interviews and public service announcements. Grab your headphones and enjoy the program!

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In some circles hip-hop/rap takes a huge hit. Like making artists the reason for violence in the community and so on. But one thing for sure hip-hop music makes a whole lot of money for a whole lot of people. For some they are very very very rich because of hip-hop and their side ventures that have started.

Recently Forbes released its annual Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest list and the lists says that Sean “Diddy” Combs is the number one artist thanks to his many businesses he is running. That includes Ciroc vodka, Sean John apparel and the recently started Revolt Television. And the list says all the before mentioned businesses has earned Diddy $735 million. Diddy was #1 on Forbes list in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Combs said recently “I did the research and did the work to make sure thatdr-dre I was a master in whatever category I went into, too” during a 2013 interview with the Huffington Post. He went on to say “If I went into apparel, I wanted to know everything about that. I went into spirits, so I knew everything about that. I’m starting Revolt, and I’m still learning on that one.

Also Combs is busy promoting a new business and that is Sean John unisex fragrance called 3AM which was recently put in stores. Diddy beat out Dr. Dre for #1 artist making $700 million.

#3 is Jay Z at $500 million and #4 is Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson at $155 million. At #5 is Birdman of Cash Money at $150 million. Cats making a lot of money for sure!

Of course the guys are not just making money from their music. They have spread their wings to start other businesses. Of course they have started businesses that have flopped. That happens all the time. Bill Gates and and others have experienced disappointments in business ventures. But that did not stop these fellas for their dreams to make money.

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Manny Obtains A Boxing Lesson From Floyd In Big Fight

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floyd-mayweather-beats-manny-pacquiao-via-unanimous-decisionWell all the hype is over readers. For a long time as a sports fan we waited and waited for this fight. And it finally happened in the MGM in Las Vegas with Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao meeting Floyd “Money” Mayweather.

As a sports fan I have waiting for this fight and I was happy as hell all day long knowing the fight was finally going to happen. So as many expected, it turned into a complete boxing lesson from a master boxer in Mayweather. Basically he just played with Manny and did what ever he wanted all 12 rounds of the fights. It was another day in the office for Floyd.

Yes Manny scored with a big punch now and then but it did not bother Money. He just stuck to his game plan made by himself and his dad Floyd Mayweather Sr. During the fight Mayweather Sr was pushing his son to do more. But his son kept to what he wanted to do and that is stick and move, stick and move. And after 12 when it went to the scorecards it was 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 all in favor of Money Mayweather. Some say the fight was boring. Not to me. I was watching a great boxer in action.

Pacman said after the fight in the press conference he had a injury to his shoulder that flared up early in fight. Yeah right Manny!! Give me a break. Give us a better excuse than that. Floyd did not fall for the excuse by Manny. He said after the fight that he was fighting hurt too.

Mayweather is a master boxer pure and simple. His record is now 48-0 and he said he will fight one more time in September. He also said he will give up his many belts he holds before September. So younger guys can have a chance to hold a title.

Someone got PAID a whopping $100 million after the fight and it was Floyd. Might of fact he was flashing to the media his huge pay check so they can see the many zeros on his check. Heck before the fight Money was already worth a half a BILLION dollars. Of course he has many big and expensive cars, houses in many cities, a new jet and many many other things a man with that much money can get.

So let’s see what happens next for Floyd and also Manny. Will there be a rematch? Who knows. We will see.   Gordon Curvey



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Are African Americans Upset Over “Black On Black” Crime?

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

Suspect Dies BaltimoreI have not wrote my opinions on this topic but enough is enough readers. I have been watching CNN and MSNBC this week and coverage of the African American who died in the jail after being arrested for who knows what.

Word is he had a legal knife on him but the public is still wondering why he was stopped by police in Baltimore.  It appears the black fella had problems with his breathing while police was taking him in there van. While in the van it seems something very very wrong may have happened.

Because the fella died with a broken neck!!! Something went very very wrong it seems in the hands of Baltimore police and citizens in Baltimore are very upset. They are marching and saying “black lives matter” and another black man is dead in the hands of the police. And I agree readers. SOMETHING IS VERY VERY WRONG!! To many black men are dying in the hands of the police all over the US.

But readers something else is VERY VERY wrong. And that is black on black crime. That means blacks killing other blacks in the African American communities of the United States. And readers I am sorry, I do not see the outrage and where are the marches in the community about blacks killing other blacks????

I want to see the outrage when a black person kills another black person, young or old  just like when a white police officer kills a black man in New York, South Carolina or anywhere!! Where is the marching when this happens?

I do not see or hear the outrage about “black on black” crime in the communities of the United States. The question is why readers? The last few days I called into a local African American radio station called the Ztwins about the topic of black on black crime here in the Seattle area and something VERY interesting happened.

And that is regular callers who call in EVERY DAY on every other topic did NOT call in on the topic of “black on black” crime BUT let a situation come up that a black man is shot or killed by a white police etc…the phones at the station are RINGING OFF THE HOOK!!! This is VERY VERY STRANGE! Again the question is why readers?

In my strong opinion, Rev Jesse Jackson, Rev Al Sharpton, Dr. Micheal Eric Dyson, Cornell West, Tavis Smiley and yes our President..President Obama and you and myself should care more about blacks killing other blacks in the ” hood” or community. This is  “One Man’s Opinion”

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Nelly Is Arrested For Felony Drug Charges In Nashville

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nellyWell I guess it was going to happen sooner or later right? Though his career Nelly has basically stayed out of trouble and out of negative headlines but now it has finally happened readers.

Nelly was arrested recently in Nashville after police pulled the tour bus over he was riding in for not having proper tabs or display a U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association sticker.

The arrest was made of Nelly because troopers allegedly found five rocks was said to be meth and also they found some weed. Nelly who is 40 years old and whose real name is Cornell Haynes was released the other day after posting a $10,000 bond. If this story is true, it is truly sad and I hope he was not involved in using meth etc. Because he should be a role model for his kids.

Again if true this will be a sad story to follow for his kids who I have seen on his reality program. If true how will Nelly explain this to his children readers? This is the major question. Too many times folks are in the limelight seem to forget they are in the limelight and do stupid things and things that is not role model like for their kids. This is wrong and in my opinion should never ever happen.

Of course Nelly will plead not guilty to the charges against him. We will see if his “star” status will stop him from getting a few days in jail or a heavy fine.  And what will this negative story do his career? Time will tell.

Of course this is not good when a lot of citizens think rappers/hip-hop artists are full of thugs and people who do not follow the law. In my opinion if you are going to be in the public you CANNOT be at clubs at 2 or 3am and getting in fights and and other thinks. It just should not happen. In a small way, I cannot hang up at a club and getting drink after drink etc

I hate to see this arrest happen to Nelly. We will keep you informed on this case against one the favorites in hip-hop music.  Gordon Curvey


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Music Inner City Bio: Usher Raymond

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usher-raymond2I first interviewed this r&b singer and actor when he was about 13 or 14 years old when his career first got off the ground here in Seattle. You could tell at that very young age that Usher would be a star in the music industry.

A lot of young talented people come and then they go but not Usher Raymond. He has followed up one hit with another hit and then another hit and so with that when Usher does a concert he has a concert if you know what I mean. He FOR SURE ain’t no one hit wonder. He has a catalog of hits to play at his concerts. And of course Usher has fans in every part of the world so he can have concerts in every part of the world.

Of course he is not the late “King Of Pop” Micheal Jackson (who is) but in my opinion he has been the nearest thing to MJ. And yes of course MJ is a idol of Usher and if you go to a concert by Usher you will see the dancing by Raymond that can remind you of MJ. The same goes for Chris Brown.

Yes Usher has had some controversy in his life but that happens to high profile entertainers from time to time. So it happened to Usher with problems with his former lady and his kid he had with her. It got real deep and it was covered by the media big time but that case was settled and Raymond has moved on with his career. Which for him is a good thing.

And Usher is still a young man even though it seems he has been around for decades. When you are as talented as Usher is his career can continue until he is a old man or should I say older like Sammy Davis Jr. or Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly did. Because like the folks I just mentioned, Usher not only can sing and dance but he can act too. And he is a good actor too. He is a triple threat in entertainment. Like Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Lopez.

Please read the bio link above and learn more about Usher and stay tuned for the next move by this talented fella. By the way, “Music Inner City Television is featuring Usher and the making of one of latest music videos “Good Kisser” on Comcast-Xfinity On-Demand/24-7/Western Washington state/go to “get local” and then “around the sound” and online soon too right here!!  Gordon Curvey

Coming up on “Music Inner City Television” will be “M.I.C-TV” from the red carpet from the 2015 Stellar Gospel Awards from Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted by Tammy Jackson-Cloy aka Twin Tammy J and also Power 99.1 Pasco-Kennewick, Wa morning host Reka Robinson.

And soon check out the “new look” of our program. And hopefully soon we will have a “gossip” segment on the program much more entertainment including of course hip-hop/r&b/pop AND gospel music videos and of course interviews with folks in entertainment, sports and more!

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How Come Baseball Players Are Not Doing National Marketing?

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

vlcsnap-2014-09-30-21h45m59s59Some FYI for our readers. I am a tremendous sports fan and their are many issues that local sports radio here in Seattle are not touching or seems to be afraid to discuss over the air. Why I do not know.

And if you know the history of “Music Inner City Entertainment” I have ALWAYS mixed music and sports since we started in late 1990. I covered our dearly departed Seattle Sonics for over 15 years at morning shootarounds and was lucky enough to conduct interviews with Charles Barkley, Chris Webber, Shaq, Isiah Thomas (the Hall of Fame member), Phil Jackson, Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Coach George Karl, Rip Hamilton, Coach Doc Rivers and many many more at Key Arena.

I have also covered our Seattle Mariners over the last six or seven years at afternoon batting practice at Safeco Field and have been lucky enough to interview the legend Reggie Jackson (two times), another legend in Derek Jeter (two times), CeCe Sabathia, Torri Hunter, Dave Henderson, Andrew McCutchen, Mariner broadcasters Dave Sims and Rick Rizzs and many many more over the years. And we have covered our Seattle Seahawks the last three years at training camp and we hopefully can start covering games during the season at Century Link.

Readers what do Dr. J, Barkley, Damian Lillard, JJ Watt, Payton Manning, CP3, Blake Griffin, LeBron, Curry, Shaq, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Reggie Miller, Steve Smith, Kenny Smith, Brett Farve, Aaron Rodgers, our own Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson plus NASCAR’s Dale Jr and more have in common? I will tell you want they have in common.

They are are doing national marketing of products on TV and online and radio. BUT for some reason, Major League Baseball players ARE NOT DOING NATIONAL MARKETING OF PRODUCTSAND THE QUESTION IS WHY?

It seems ONLY L.A. Angel star young Mike Trout and even retired star and the all time hits


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The Gentrification Of Seattle’s Central Area

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

KIMG0052I am a person brought up on 30th and Union in Seattle, Washington’s Central Area.  Until recently it was known as the African American  community. With plenty of African American businesses and a few white and Asian owned businesses in the area.

There was Sammy’s for a great hamburger and fries, Oscars and Deanos to go and hang out and have drink or play some pool and even watch a great boxing match. There was Mrs. Helen’s, Thompson’s, Pal’s Tavern, Little Record Mart, Doll House, Jordan’s Drug and Grocery, Singletary’s Gas Station, Joe’s Grocery with Joe and May (pic of Joes Grocery ORIGINAL SIGN  hanging in a Madrona area restaurant/bar on 34th and Union right here)  IGA Grocery Store, Madrona Pharmacy, Erma and Daye’s Barber Shops, Richlens, Catfish Corner and more. It was a great community to be in.

I remember the Mardi Gras Festival at Garfield Playfield and Powell BarnettKIMG0061 Park with big ferris wheels and a big and huge sound stage and speaks and thousands of folks in attendance. Had plenty of rides for the kids, cotton candy and every thing a festival should have including a big parade with Seafair floats and a nationally known star riding in the parade every year.

I remember shootin hoops every summer at Madrona School and the park across the street from Madrona School. It was ALWAYS full of cats shootin hoops on a spring or summer day in the CD.

I can name many more businesses but here is where I am going in this article readers. My community is not my community anymore AND IT HURTS ME BIG TIME!! The Central Area here in Seattle has turned into a majority white community because of the word GENSTRAFATION.

Whites have taken over the African American community. When I come into the CD every morning to conduct my Seattle Public Schools Adult School Crossing job on 30th and Union, I basically see nothing but white folks walking their dogs all over the place. I think I have seen EVERY BREED OF DOG on god’s green earth since I started this employment. No joke!

I see white folks hanging with white folks. The parks in the CD is full of white families and there dogs of course. Because of gentriafication of the Central Area, it is to the point that when I see African Americans hanging out walking etc, I am HAPPY!! I really am!! It is JOY AND HAPPINESS  as Rev Al Green sang. I will even stop and tell folks I am happy to see them. And I tell them why.

What has happened is this. When former Mayor Norm Rice was the Mayor of Seattle, all of a sudden property taxes started to go sky high in the Central Area because the CD is near downtown, near Safeco Field, Century Link Field, near Pike Place Market and the waterfront etc.  So because of this situation, it pushed African American families out to the surburbs and whites moved in because sorry to say whites income level is triple that of African Americans. Readers that is just the way it is. Check the stats.

My mom has been on 30th and Spring St. since 1957. She is 90 years old. My mom bought her house for about $7,000. Now in 2015 it is worth around $800,000! And like I said her property taxes have jacked up big time.  She is lucky enough where she can afford to pay it. But many African Americans cannot. So as I said, whites have moved in so now my African American is no more and it makes me mad.

My good friend Charlie James said on Facebook the gentrification of Seattle’s African American community happened because of one word and that one word is RACISM. James and many many others INCLUDING MYSELF thinks it was all a plan that started even before Mayor Rice became Mayor. The plan was to price African Americans out of the CD so whites can move in. Like Charlie, I truly believe this is what happened.

Readers the other day I was on my job and a few white folks was sitting on a bench basically looking at me for 20 min like “Who is this black guy in my community” So when they crossed the street I asked them why was they looking at me for almost a half hour. Of course they told me they was not looking at me. But that was a lie!! I told them this. “This is MY community where I grew up..the Madrona area, and you are not going to intimidate me and you can move back to Ballard or the Roosevelt area where you came from!!”

So readers I am not happy with the genstrification of the Central Area of Seattle. It has turned into yuppie land. But the CD will STILL be MY COMMUNITY and I REFUSE to let white folks intimidate me in MY COMMUNITY!! REAL TALK!!! Comments? or 206-445-3989 or  or


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Is Leonardo DiCaprio & Rihanna A New Hot Couple?

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rihannaleopicNEW “Music Inner City Internet TV” webcast via USTREAM TV is now online. Topics include singer Angie Stone, “Blurred Lines” vs “Got To Give It Up” and more classic soul from the “Queen Of Soul” Aretha Franklin. Just click the USTREAM TV SCREEN. Produced with the USTREAM PRODUCER.

New story  about my views of the “Gentrification Of Seattle’s Central Area” coming right here very soon!!

I was digging on the net for interesting stories for my website and came about this story that hit me like a ton of bricks..bam..pow!! Is superstar actor Leonardo DiCaprio dating superstar Rihanna?

Guess it may be true readers. They have been seen at different parties together and DiCaprio attended Rihanna 27th birthday and they were seen hanging on to each other all during the party.

But there is also rumors Leonardo has eyes for a model named Kelly Rohrbach who is a lady born in Barbados.

So I guess it is known that DiCaprio is known playboy when it comes to the ladies.

Rumor is Leo is the one who put on the birthday party for Rihanna. Word is when it comes to Rihanna they have been seeing each other since January. Both of these people have been rumored with plenty of others. But truth be told I do not think this couple will last long at all. DiCaprio like I said is a playboy. Will Rihanna stand with this cat when he is rumored with this lady and that lady in social media?

And on the other side, Rihanna is a beautiful female who guys want to be with. With social media the way it is, a rumor can hit Twitter or Facebook etc that Rihanna was seen with this dude or another dude what ever and the relationship is over with Leo.

Yeah they look good together but that mean NOTHING when they are as high profile as they are. So is this couple a real couple? Are they in love or trying to be in love? How will “Uncle Jay Z” feel about this relationship? Time will tell.

Gordon Curvey

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Giulina Rancic Makes Terrible Comment About Zendaya’s Dreadlocks!

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giulinapicRancic UPDATE: E Network thinking about firing Rancic. People at the network are very very upset at her and want her removed from the network. Follow up story soon right here.

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I have always liked to watch the red carpet events from Hollywood and then I watch the late great Joan Rivers put folks on full blast over their outfits on “Fashion Police” on E Network.

On the program was Kelly Osborne and Rivers and Giuliana Rancic and another person. I always thought Rancic was a very down to earth person and host. But now I think totally different about her because of her comments about Zendaya Colman who is a  star from the Disney Channel.zendaya

Zendaya came to the Oscars and went down the red carpet with her head in dreadlocks. Guess it shocked a few people including Rancic. Who went on “Fashion Police” and said that Zendaya’s dreadlocks smells like “patchouli” and weed!! SAY WHAT? I know Rancic did not say that over the air but she say that and a lot of people are really upset at Giulina.

What Rancic comments about Zendaya show again is racism is alive and well in America/Hollywood and I feel in a big way that Giuliana should be fired or suspended for a month without pay from the “Fashion Police” What has happened is Rancic saying she is “sorry” for her comments yesterday on “E News”. To me that ain’t enough. I am not buying this “sorry” crap. Rancic said after she is being blasted all over social media that all this is a “learning experience” The hell with that!!

She should have already been educated! Kelly Osbourne is very very upset at Giuliana over her dreadlocks comments and said she may stop doing “Fashion Police”. And I do not blame her at all. How can Rancic have the freakin nerve to say what she said about Zendaya’s dreadlocks?

It is VERY OBVIOUS that Giulina needs to take DIVERSITY TRAINING as soon as possible. E Network should suspend her without pay for a month a two right now. Saying she is very sorry is not enough.

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Only 32 African American Winners In 87 Years Of Oscars!!

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The Academy Awards was held in Hollywood and I decided not to watch the event. I boycotted the Oscars because of the flat out racism going on with the organization of the Academy Awards and the event.

And I have learned today that the ratings for this years Oscars telecast were down 19% and the lowest since 2009. Maybe because millions of other African Americans and people of color decided to boycott the Academy Awards also like yours truly.

It is a outrage what is going on readers and everyone should be shocked that this happened in 2015 in America. It is like African Americans are not making movies or acting in movies. If you watched the Oscars you would think it is 1935 instead of 2015.

How can it be that ALL 20 ACTING CATEGORIES WHERE WITH WHITE ACTORS? How can this be?

Here is some more shocking news. There has been ONLY 32 TIMES IN 87 YEARS OF THE ACADEMY AWARDS THAT A AFRICAN AMERICAN HAS WON A AWARDS!! ONLY 32 TIMES!! That means ONLY 32 WINNERS OUT OF MORE THAN 2,900 WINNERS. That number includes John Legend and Common win this year for best original song. THIS IS A OUTRAGE!

The Academy Awards committee is made up of 94% whites!! Plus Halle Barry is the ONLY black female to win Best Actress in the HISTORY of the Oscars for her performance in “Monster’s Ball” in 2002. THIS IS JUST FLAT OUT WRONG!! You cannot tell me that a black female has not had a performance in a movie worthy of Best Actress. Cannot tell me this readers!!

Something is VERY VERY wrong when it comes to DIVERSITY in Hollywood. The question is what can be done about this huge problem? Will it take a major protest by the NAACP or National Action Network or the Rainbow Coalition? Action needs to be taken about the racism going on in Hollywood. With only 32 winners of Oscars in 87 YEARS, everyone should take notice and work on this problem immediately!!


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Amber Rose/Khloe K Beef: Is O.J. Her Real Father?

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amber-rose-1024BREAKING “MUSIC INNER CITY SPORTS” NEWS: Former NBA player and former Seattle Sonic Jerome Kersey has died at age 52. More details to come.

As some of you know I have wrote stories regarding how amazed I am at the popularity of the Kardashian Family. I have always wondered why are they so damn popular. It is crazy readers. It really is.

All you have to do is go to the store where the magazines are and look for the gossip area and you will see the Kardashian Family all over the place in different magazines. Then go online to gossip sites like Eonline, The Insider, People etc.  Kardashian stories everywhere! The question is why readers? This is a family with zero talent. Cannot sing or dance or act. Why are they so popular?

If it is not Kim, it’s her sister Khloe, or it’s their mom, or it’s Kim and Khloe’s little sister’s and brother. Or it is Bruce Jenner. They are all over the headlines when it comes to gossip. Unreal folks..unreal.

Of course Kim is always in the news because she is married to Kanye West. Man…what a couple! I am surprised the relationship has lasted this long to be truthful. And Kim is always in the news for what she is wearing or even not wearing. Of course we first learned about Kim when a sex tape got out to the public with former boyfriend Ray J.

So lately their is news that model Amber Rose and Khloe are beefing. And recently Amber says that football legend OJ Simpson is her real father and this story about OJ might being Khloe’s father is not a new story. It has been in gossip news before. Maybe Khloe should address this rumor but I guess it will be hard to prove with OJ in jail.

Anyway I am wondering what is the next Kardashian story that will be in gossip headlines? All this about a family with ZERO talent. Gordon Curvey

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Hip-Hop-Rap Categories NOT Shown On Grammy Telecast!! WHY?

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 Well as a person in the music industry for over 24 years producing my program “Music Inner City Television” I could not wait to watch this years Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. I could not make the event this year.

As always the legendary LL Cool J did a great job. He always holds it down at the Grammy Awards.  It was a good show readers but there is a major and huge problem. And here is what it is. The 57th Grammy Awards decided to announce the Hip-Hop-Rap categories BEFORE the freakin broadcast on CBS. This was the first time this has happened since 1990.

MTV said this “If rap decides that it wants to regain respect at the Grammys, given what happened Sunday night, though deciding the annual event is out of touch and doesn’t matter is another valid option , it may be time to again do what Will, Jeff and the rest did in 1989″

Led by Will Smith and Jezzy Jeff, they boycotted the 1989 event in protest kanye-west_1200-600x600for the lack of recognition of hip-hop on the Grammys telecast. I agree with MTV who always shows hip-hop-rap respect during their MTV Video Awards and movie awards. Hey how come Kendrick Lamar did not perform? At this years event?

You KNOW Kanye West had something to say about the total disrespect shown by the Grammys in showing the hip-hop-rap awards during the broadcast. West said “If the Grammys want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain’t going to play with them no more. Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his awards to Beyonce and at this point, we are tired of it. Because what happens is when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in there face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you are disrespectful to inspiration”

West went on to blast the Grammys and I agree with everything he says. In my opinion it is the same as the Oscars disrespectful actions by not nominating NOT ONE African American for the top awards. When it comes to African Americans only John Legend and Common and the movie “Selma” was nominated for anything. This is sad. This is racism.

Some could say a lot of hip-hop/rap songs this past year was not the greatest. Some say also hip-hop-rap may be in serious trouble. Everything sounding the same. Some say hip-hop needs a infusion. But that is no excuse for the Grammys to not show the winners during the more than two hour program. This is just flat out wrong. Period.

And folks, Beck beating out Beyonce for a award is just FLAT OUT WRONG!!!! How did this happen? How could it happen? Who votes for winners? Are they all old white guys and gals like who vote for the Oscars? I think so. I really do readers.   Gordon Curvey

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Do You Think Beastmode Was Not Wanted As Super Bowl MVP?

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marshawn-lynch-31superbowlpicNEAs many of us in Seattle try to get over the stupid ass play that was responsible for the Seattle Seahawks not repeating as Super Bowl champs, a lot and I mean a lot of tweets by guys and gals on Facebook are saying something ain’t right when it comes to Marshawn Lynch.

Something just does not smell right. Entertainers and sports stars are coming out saying is very very wrong as to why Beastmode was not given the ball at the one yard line for a most likely touchdown. Inside in a matter of freakin seconds Russell Wilson for some unknown reason tried a damn pass and it was intercepted by a unknown player on New England.

And before you know it, game over. Repeat over. As a sports fan I WILL NEVER EVER EVER EVER get over this loss. NEVER NEVER NEVER again readers!!! I just do not understand and will not understand why this play was called by the Seahawks. A stupid inside slant call at the freakin one yard line. INSTEAD OF GIVING THE DAMN BALL TO THE BEST DAMN RUNNING BACK IN THE NFL. Just pure stupidity readers!!

I went from pure happiness to pure depression as a sports fan in a matter of seconds. I was ready to grab my video camera and run down to bars and other places by Century Link where the Seahawks play. I stay a few minutes away from the stadium. I wanted to catch the pure joy of fans because of our hometown team repeating as Super Bowl champions.

Twitter and Facebook was full of former and current NFL players in total flat out disbelief.  They just could not understand WHY Marshawn was not given the damn ball. Guys like Dieon Sanders, and new rushing king Emmett Smith and former Seahawk Golden Tate just could not understand the play call. Smith said it was the worst play call in sports history!! Tate said Beastmode should be “livid”

A report has came out that Lynch was offered a huge contract extension by the Seahawks that would make him one of the highest paid running backs in the NFL. Here is a question some are asking. Will Marshawn want to come back to Seattle? This problem of Lynch not getting the ball near the goal line is nothing new. Google it readers.

Finally some think Marshawn was not given the ball at the end because most likely if he would have scored he would have been named the Super Bowl MVP. And then their would have been a good chance that Beastmode would not talk to the media like he has recently. Maybe only for businesses he is getting paid from like Skittles etc. Many people think this is a fact.

Sports radio hosts on local sports radio KJR and 710 ESPN totally put this down but many in the black community think some may not have wanted Marshawn Lynch to be MVP. I think it is true. I will never ever get over this call until I die. I do not care if the Seahawks return to the Super Bowl and win, I will never get over Marshawn not getting the damn ball. Play calling by the Seahawks has been a problem. This problem is a serious problem. Will it get better next year after this crap at the Super Bowl in Arizona? I guess we will see.

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Beastmode Has Been Offered Massive New Contract By Seahawks

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Marshawn-Lynch-3My thoughts on the TERRIBLE 28-24 loss by our Seattle Seahawks to New England just hit the Ustream TV screen. 24-7 on-demand.

As I type this article I have learned some great news for here in Seattle and Seattle Seahawks fans. All season we fans and media in Seattle have asked a question that none of us had a answer for.

Over and over on sports radio callers and hosts have asked will this season that we all know has ended with the Seahawks returning to the Super Bowl down in sunny Arizona be Marshawn “Beastmode” Lynch last season in Seattle as a running back. We have asked this question because we all know what Lynch means to this team. Some say he is the real face of the Seahawks. Not Russell but Marsahwn Lynch!

Well fans this morning the morning of the Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks vs the New England Patriots, we have a answer. The Seattle Seahawks have offered Marshawn a huge contract extension that will make Lynch the second highest paid running back in the NFL behind Adrian Peterson. And who knows where he will be playing.

It is reported that “Beastmode” will be offered a $10 million a year contract and will most likely keep Lynch as a Seahawks for the rest of his playing career. It is also reported that the Seahawks and Marshawn reps have been working on this extension for weeks. Of course this is BIG BIG news for all Seattle Seahawks fans here in Seattle and all over the world.

This will be good for Marshawn’s kids he is leading in his hometown of Oakland. Hey hopefully Lynch can start doing some work for kids here in Seattle too. Because I DO NOT see enough Seattle sports stars a lot of work with young African American kids and people of color. Which I will be writing about right here in “Music Inner City News Magazine”.

Stay tuned for my information on this breaking news regarding a huge new contract offered to Beastmode. And please listen to “Music Inner City Radio” podcasts and “Music Inner City Internet TV” via Ustream for more sports news and entertainment news and of course news on our Seattle Seahawks!!

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After MLK March In Seattle Back To Same Ole Same Ole

“One Man’ Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

mlkpicseattleIf you know anything about ya boy Gordon, you know I do not have a problem speaking my mind on issues. Some of you may disagree and some may agree with my views. But I will say how I feel.

In this story I am writing about something I feel very strongly about. And that is our so called African American community or should I say Negro community here in the home of the Seahawks..Seattle, Washington. I have been here all my life folks. But we have a huge program in this city in my strong opinion and that is NO UNITY!! NO UNITY IN THE NEGRO COMMUNITY OF SEATTLE!! A SHAME!

As Negros here in Seattle we have no unity. We don’t speak to each other, we do not open up different kind of businesses other than ANOTHER church or ANOTHER restaurant serving food to make you fat and have diabetes and high blood pressure, ANOTHER barber shop or beauty shop, and that’s about it as whole.  It is a shame. You know why? Because the few businesses we have we do not support them.

Look at the Vietnamese and Koreans and now the East Africans. They come to America to make money and bring up their kids. Most come here with NOTHING but a pair of worn out shoes and what they and their children are wearing on their backs. BUT guess what? They will go to school and learn a trade and safe their money and have a meeting at someones place and pool their money and then open up a mom and pop store or a cell phone business or a travel agency or a $1 store or a grocery store(s) or a donut place and MANY OTHER TYPE OF BUSINESSES.

Meanwhile we as Negros in Seattle walk around and past by each other and do not speak to one another etc. Here is a example. I am a Adult School Crossing Guard for the Seattle Public Schools at 34th and Union here in Seattle. I am telling you the truth folks most white folks pass buy and speak to me with “Good morning” or “Good afternoon”. Some will say “The sun is out and it going to be a nice day” or “Have a good weekend” or “How about the Seahawks” etc.

BUT sorry to say most African Americans or Negros will pass right by and say NOTHING!!! Like I am a invisible man or Casper the Ghost or something. Most Negro females will pass by looking mean like a parent just died or their dog ran away or they just had a argument. So I will go out my way to speak to them after they pass by. Some I will ask….how come we do not speak to one another as Negros.

Some will say “I am sorry I was day dreaming” or “my mind was drifting” etc.  Give me a break with the “day dreaming” crap. We have a very serious problem readers if you are a African American reading this. Yeah we can get together once a year and “act” like a real black man or lady to sing “We Shall Overcome” and then march to a empty building on MLK Day. Meanwhile MLK Park is empty.

But guess what readers, the next day IT IS BACK TO THE SAME OLE SAME OLE. No unity, not speaking to each other, not opening up new businesses etc. If you are in Seattle, get on the bus or your car and start in the International District/Chinatown and then get on Rainier Ave South or MLK Jr. Way South and count how many small malls FULL OF ASIAN OWNED BUSINESSES. It is unreal. Count how many African American/Negros with a mall full of businesses. The grand total will be ZERO!! The Asians have Chinatown for goodness sake. FULL OF BUSINESSES!! Owned by Asians.

We don’t have a problem getting loans to buy a new Cad SUV or buy $5,000 rims on a 1979 Buick Regal, but how about opening a different kind of business like the Asians and now East Africans? Our priorities are twisted. Very twisted readers. We need to wake up and smell the coffee like other races. They smell the color of money every day when they run to the bank with a smile on their faces and we have frowns and walk  around looking angry and not speaking to one another.

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Seahawks/Patriots In Super Bowl 49/N.E. Robert Kraft Interview

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

jermainekearseafterTDpicAs millions of other football fans I thought it was over for our Seattle Seahawks. Way behind with little time left. As a sports fan who is here in my hometown of Seattle and I said to myself our run is over.

But OMG! Things started to happen. Seattle obtained a onside kick and then “Beastmode” Lynch blasted for a 24 yard td run. Then Russell Wilson tossed a long 2 point conversation to Luke Willson to make the score 22-19 Green Bay. Then Russell scored on a td. Then Aaron Rodgers led his team down the field and GB kicked a field goal to tie the game.

Then all of a sudden Russell Wilson hit Doug Baldwin for a long pass and then BAM!! Wilson FINALLY connected with a cat who he had tried to hit all game long…local native Jermaine Kearse for td  and GAME OVER!! THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS ARE RETURNING TO THE SUPER BOWL!! It has to be one of the best NFL games EVER!!

Since I was not covering the game in the press room (only one game in two regular seasons in the press room), I had to provide some type of coverage for my African American owned sports media. So I charged up my video camera and hit the road to Century Link Field which is a few minutes from my residence here in South Seattle.

And I posted up right outside of Century Link Field and got a few VERY excited fans to tell us how they feel about the impossible Seahawk win and even tried to holla at a few disappointed Packer fans. You can watch that PLUS my short interview I did with New England owner ROBERT KRAFT a few years ago in Los Angeles. Mr. Kraft was real nice to me to stop for the short interview. So check it out below.

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Phylicia Rashad Finally Takes A Stand On Bill Cosby

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Holly ThomasOne thing for sure others have spoke out supporting the legendary icon Bill Cosby with all the ladies screaming rape and sexual abuse by Mr. Cosby and it has been very very sad in my strong opinion.

Jill Scott, Whoppi Goldberg, and others have taken a stand in support of Mr. Cosby. All of the stars of the “Cosby” show have been silent. Until now because the beautiful Phylicia Rashad has finally spoken out in support of Bill. And I like it. Read her comments in the link above. Ms. Rashad also beautiful sister the multi-talented Debbie Allen has also spoke out in support of Cosby. And that is great.

I am so glad Phylicia has finally spoke up. Because I have ALWAYS respected her as a very intelligent and talented and thoughtful African American sista who is respected in the entertainment industry and out. So in my opinion her words and comments mean something. It realy does.

These ladies have almost destroyed Mr. Cosby’s legendary career by bringing up so called incidents that was supposed to happen as long as 40 years ago at the Playboy mansion and other places. No charges have ever been made against Cosby. The question is WHY? It is flat out amazing readers that none of these females have made charges against Mr.Cosby. The latest, another icon Beverly Johnson. I have lost respect for her.

Johnson comes out of nowhere and blasts Cosby on Dr. Phil and on CNN. Saying Cosby sexually abuse her MANY MANY YEARS AGO!! Give me a freakin break!! In my opinion she and the other ladies are looking to make money doing interviews etc and seeking their “15 min of fame”. Ms Rashad and her sister Debbie ARE NOT seeking their “15 min of fame” Hell no! They are busy producing shows and acting and more. The have never been out the public eye. So again this is why Goldberg and Jill Scott and Phylicia and Debbie support of Mr. Cosby means something and mean something to me and others.

So I am glad Ms. Rashad spoke up supporting Bill Cosby. And I hope more will speak up too.  Gordon Curvey

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Should “Sorority Sisters” Be Removed From The Air On VH1?

sororitysisters2“Music Inner City Television” webcast from outside of Century Link Field after our Seattle Seahawks beat the Carolina Panthers. With fans giving there comments about the game. Webcast up very soon right here!!

I do not know about you readers but their is one thing I am TIRED of and that is turning on TV and seeing motor mouth African American females cussing and swearing all through the programs. TIRED!!!!!!

The question is why does this continue to happen? Are the producers of these programs white or African American? “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” and “Love & Hip-Hop” and more have black females not acting like REAL ladies. Instead they act like clowns and buffoons. Calling each other bitches and MFs and “you ain’t shit” and “I fucked you man” and much more!! Are these real classy females readers?

Now ANOTHER classless program has joined the mix…the terrible terrible “Sorority Sisters” on VH1. Who in the HELL gave the green light on this worthless program?? Who are the producers of this crap? It is suppose to be about African American females who are part of college sororities and the things they go though in their routines of being in a sorority. This show should hae NEVER EVER BEEN MADE!!!

But check this out folks. Sorority presidents from Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta and Alpha Kappa Alpha have asked VH1 to remove this piece of a show called program. I do not blame them readers. I have watched two of the programs and I just cannot understand why this crap was put on the air. I am amazed. This so called program is one of the worst reality programs in the history of reality programs!!!

Sorority presidents have said in a statement that “Sorority Sisters” is not a accurate reflection of these organizations” Man that is the freakin truth! I know African American females DO NOT act like these motor mouth and loud ladies. Or should I say so called ladies. Using all the cuss words in the dictionary. It is truly truly embarrassing as a African American to see this BS on national TV where millions can watch it.

Folks here is a fact. Millions of non African Americans who watch these reality programs with African American so called ladies cussing and swearing, they think this is the way most black females really really act. Now this is very sad. I hope and pray that VH1 will remove this BS program off the air ASAP!!

Gordon Curvey

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As A “Businessman” My People Have Hurt Me The Most!!

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

eddie ryeI have been waiting to write this story because I have a rep in the area of being a “whiner” But I cannot hold back any longer folks. The icing on the cake for myself writing this piece is what happened when it comes to the recent Usher concert here in Seattle.

I asked a long time friend of mine to go to the Usher concert to write a review of the concert for me to talk about here on my site. Maybe three paragraphs or so. I got him in the concert for free. So this friend got in the concert and went on to NOT write a review of the concert I got him in for free. So in reality he got to see a FREE CONCERT ON THE BACK OF YOURS TRULY.

This is the most recent situation with my African American people as a businessman that is negative. This month is my 24th year of producing “Music Inner City Television” We are the ONLY program of it’s type on Comcast-Xfinity On-Demand that is locally produced.  On the air 24 hours a day basically without the financial support of African American artists and business people. It is truly sad readers.

Here is another story of negativity. As I have said “Music Inner City Television” is having a 24 year birthday this month and their are THREE radio shows hosted by African Americans in the Seattle area. One on the Ztwins, one hosted by my childhood friend Eddie Rye on KKNW and one hosted by James Gore also on KKNW. I have not been a guest on none of the programs to discuss my long history of my program. Nor have I been invited to be on J. Moore’s radio program on KUBE93. I have know Mr. Rye and his family since I was five years old because the Ryes home was right around the corner from mine in the Madrona area when I grew up.

Eddie’s family Brenda and Sally and Jackie and Jerry and Tony and the late Mr. Rye and Mrs Rye are like family to me and every time I see Eddie’s daughter Angela on CNN and MSNBC I feel very happy. I have known her since she was a child.

I have asked to be a guest on Eddie Rye’s program and though a friend of his Haywood Evans, Eddie goes back to a incident about three or four years ago where I spoke out about folks being in the “trenches” in working with inner city kids at a press conference at a local church.

Mr. Rye I learned though Mr. Evans has refused to allow me on his radio show because of that. Even if I did some You Tube work for Eddie, he has refused to allow me on his radio show but he has had folks on who cannot hold my jock. His actions towards me is childish for a man of his age.

Mr. Frank P. Burrow is the host of a morning talk show on the Ztwins radio stations in the Seattle area. I respect Frank because he has been in broadcasting more than 50 years and is a real nice dude. The station is owned by Mr. Chris H. Bennett. I had a TERRIBLE fire in 2005 and Chris helped me THAT NIGHT and bought me hundreds of dollars of equipment at Fry’s to help keep my TV show going on the air. I will FOR EVER let me repeat FOR EVER be grateful to Chris for the help he gave me in my fire in which I lost every thing. VERY grateful to Chris Bennett.

Having said that I have never been a guest on the daily morning talk show on the Ztwins. I have never been given a reason WHY readers other than “Music Inner City is competition to the Ztwins”   The answer is just no all the time I ask Frank. I have a TREMENDOUS  story to tell listeners about having a dream like Dr. King and I have made most of my dreams come true. Not money wise but the legends I have interviewed is UNREAL. Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Al Green, Ernie Isley, Quincy Jones, George Duke, Big Daddy Kane, Smokey Robinson, Micheal Jordan, Phil Jackson, Ike Turner, Rick James, Chaka Khan, Run DMC and many more.

Plus I never gave up after having this fire and the loss of my right lung due to a rare form of pneumonia in 2011. I hung in their and kept my TV program on the air with very little support.

Finally readers, to the point above. While my African American brothas REFUSE to invite me on their radio shows,  the white man will allow me on their media. For instance their is a sports show called “Northwest Sports Tonight” hosted by my friend Paul Silvi who is the sports director of KING5 TV station here in the Seattle area.

Paul of course is white. I have been a guest on “NWST” at least FIVE OR SIX TIMES OVER THE YEARS! I just pick up the phone or email or tweet Paul and ask him if I can come down to the KING5 studios to tape a segment and talk about the Seahawks or other sports topics and Paul says no problem ALL THE TIME!! But again my African American folks tell me NO as a guest on their programs.

I am trying to figure out why this happens. I have much more to say coming up soon so stay tuned. This is not “whining” readers!! These are facts. If any of you have any feedback please send me your views. email   Facebook   Twitter  Phone  206-445-3989  When you respond please let me know what city or country your are in.  And thanks for your support!!

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Much Respect I Have For LeBron James

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lebron-james-2-e1412772182241For years and years African American sports stars have stayed silent on issues off the fields and courts of America. Back in the day NFL great and some say the best running back of all time Jim Brown gathered a bunch of great black sports stays to take a stand against racism.

Brown, Kareem, Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali and others got together and held a powerful press conference to speak up. But since then it seems African Americans in sports are afraid to speak up on issues. Micheal Jordan barely takes a stand on anything. He FINALLY spoke up about the killing of Trayvon Martin. Mainly after many others have spoke up on the issue.

Including a sports star who I am gaining major respect for and that is LeBron James. James is not afraid to speak and take a stand on issues.

He uses social media to make comments about the Martin killing, and other issues that deal with African Americans. Including the recent terrible choice to allow the police officer Darren Wilson to walk free for the killing of unarmed African American teen Micheal Brown Jr.

Of course he led his former teammates for the Miami Heat to wear hoodies in protest of the Martin killing. He also spoke up big time on the racist comments by former L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and other issues while others have stayed silent.

When LeBron is finished with basketball he will do well in the business world. He has become a friend of billionaire Warren Buffet and wants to be like him and Magic Johnson and Bob Johnson the former owner of BET and the Charlotte Bobcats now Hornets. He is making investments right now to secure himself of having businesses to run now and when he retires from the NBA.

Much respect to Lebron James. This cat wanted to return home to try to bring Cleveland a world title in sports it has not have in decades and decades and decades. And I hope it will happen for the city of Cleveland and for Lebron.

Gordon Curvey

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Will & Jada’s Kids Release New Single “Melancholy”

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Willow Smith, Jaden SmithUPDATE ON SHARPTON STORY: Rev Al Sharpton AGAIN is out front on a major case. Now it is the Eric Garner case in NY. WHY does Rev Al put himself outfront in headline making cases? Read my article below.

We have seen these young teenagers grow up because they are the kids are very famous parents Will and Jada Smith. Of course we know Jaden and Willow have decided to follow their parents and be in the entertainment business.

Will has been in the public eye since he himself was a teenage rapper and became a Grammy winning rap artist as a member of the group DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince with his childhood friend Jazzy Jeff. And soon after having huge success as a rap artist he went on to star in “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” and then he became a superstar movie actor and make millions and millions in Hollywood.

So Willow and Jaden did not have to worry about meals that is for damn sure. They grew up with very rich parents. So when they decided to act and be in music they for sure had doors open up for them. Come on folks we know this for sure. The do NOT have to worry about a damn thing when it comes to putting out music and even getting parts in Will and Jada’s movies.

Something we have seen sorry to say is kids of famous parents having huge problems with drugs and even depression and even yes…suicide. It has happened over and over. Kids of famous parents sometimes feel major pressure being a son or daughter of a famous and rich mom or dad and they have problems dealing with normal things we deal with in life.

But it seems Jaden and Willow Smith are growing up without big time headlines. Willow was in the news recently about taking a questionable pic with a fella a little older than her in a bed but that drama quickly died down.

So here is a new single called “Melancholy” by Jaden Smith featuring his sister Willow. I have my thoughts on the song but I will keep my thoughts to myself. Click on the link above listen to the song and email me your thoughts at

Gordon Curvey

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Tired Of Rev Sharpton Out Front Of High Profile Cases/Fox News

“One Man Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

sharptoninfergusonpicLadies and gentleman I watched the press conference today in Ferguson that featured the Micheal Brown family’s lawyers and others. I just KNEW that the Rev. Al Sharpton would be in front of the freakin cameras.

I was right folks. It seems Rev. Al loves to see himself on TV and online etc. Why is he always out front of high profile cases? Rev Al always says he was asked to show up all the time. I think that is BS. I truly believe Rev Al puts HIMSELF in front of the cameras to be seen. There is no doubt in my mind that this is the case. He likes some Rev Al!

I used to be a tremendous supporter of Rev Al but it has got to the point where I am tired of seeing him out front in press conferences in big cases all over the US. And readers DO NOT think he is doing this in these different cities for free. Hell no! He is making money for himself and his organization the National Action Network.

How come other leaders cannot be out front like Rev Dr. Micheal Eric Dyson or National Urban League President Mark Marial or other leaders in the African American community? Most of the time Marial is there at these press conferences BUT Sharpton is the one HOGGING the microphone all the time. At the press conference today in Ferguson, it was Rev Sharpton out front as always. I am tired of this happening readers.

I am mad as hell that Officer Wilson is allowed to walk in his killing of young unarmed Micheal Brown. It is a OUTRAGE! It seems a black life means NOTHING when a white police kills a black man. The police is ALWAYS found innocent. THIS IS WRONG READERS!!fox-news-logo-png-136240

Having said that I think it is WRONG for folks to riot and destroy black owned mom and pop stores. It is very very sad to see this going on in Ferguson. Yes I understand folks are upset. I am very upset. But people do NOT need to destroy their community. I hope this will stop.

Also readers let me say this. FOX NEWS LED BY SEAN HANNITY AND BILL O’REILLY ARE RACIST BIGOTS along with Megyn Kelly.  I watched Fox News for a little while after the wrong decision was made to let Wilson go. Hannity and O’Reilly and Kelly all were on the side of the killer Wilson. Saying the decision was correct etc. FLAT OUT AND PURE RACISM!!

Finally I wish ALL OF MICHEAL BROWN’S LAWYERS WOULD STAY OFF OF THE RACIST HANNITY AND O’REILLY AND KELLY’S PROGRAMS!! It is beyond me why they would go on Fox News. When they have shown they are racist bigots. Look at the way Hannity and Kelly treats President Obama. I THINK THEY HATE HIM. I also think they are the reason people want to kill the President. I truly believe this readers and I will not change my mind on this.

It is to bad that BET is such a TERRIBLE TV station. They do not have a nightly news show for African Americans and the same goes for TV One. This is truly sad.  Story on this issue soon right here on “Music Inner City News Magazine”

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Good To See A “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” Reunion @ DWTS!!

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

FRESH-PRINCE-REUNION-570There are very few movies and TV shows I can watch over and over. I have watched “Coming To America” starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall maybe 30 times in the past. And it is funny every time I watch it.

The part with Eddie playing all those guys in the barbershop is funny every time I watch the movie.  And on TV I can watch “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” over and over. Of course the star of the show was Will Smith who played Will Smith on the show. The program was started and made for him by the legendary and former Seattle resident Quincy Jones.

It had a long six year run on NBC and truth be told the show could have lasted longer but of course Will was becoming a huge Hollywood star making huge hit box office movies. So he said “see ya” to the TV show. In TV six years is long time for like “Fresh Prince” We got to see little girl Tatyana Ali grow up to become a beautiful young lady.

“Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” was just a very good and funny program. Pure and simple. It is STILL doing very well in reruns for sure. With great stories and great timing of the jokes by the entire cast. Karyn Parsons played Hilary, Tatyana played Asley, Joesph Marcell played the butler Geoffrey, Will played Will and the late James Avery was the father and uncle of the family. Avery passed last year. And Alfonso Ribeiro played the popular Carlton on the show.

There has been rumors of a “Fresh Prince” reunion for years but that was ended by cast members when Avery passed. But every now and then the other cast members get together and a event. Rebeiro has said they are like family to him and will always be that way. You can You Tube a program where Will and Carlton got together in England on a TV show while Smith was promoting a movie and they performed the Carlton Dance for audience. It was great!!

Parsons, Ali, Marcell and Alfonso all hooked up for a mini reunion on the set of “Dancing With The Stars” where Ribeiro did very well in and he even did his famous Carlton Dance on the program to the delight of millions. It got plenty of views on You Tube. So again it was great to see most of the cast of “Fresh Prince” again and RIP to James Avery.



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Music Inner City TV At Oprah’s “The Life You Want” Event In Seattle

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

KIMG0068While B.E.T. (Black Entertainment) continue to totally disrespect us, OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) continue to respect us at “Music Inner City Entertainment”.

There are a few people I really truly truly respect as a African American and a role model. oprahinseattleOne of them is media icon and former guest on “Music Inner City Television”, Oprah Winfrey. A TRUE MEDIA ICON.

Oprah started from nothing down in a small hick town down south and became a billionaire. It is just amazing when you look at the story of Oprah and it can be a story for young people to look at and realize they can be somebody like the Rev. Jesse Jackson says. Oprah wanted to be known and wanted to be famous and help people. Well she is doing that for sure now.

For 25 years she hosted the “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that aired all over the world. She had entertainers on her show, President’s on her show, people she totally disagreed with on her show. She has used her fame to help people in the U.S. and all over the world. Including starting a school for young kids in South Africa.

Iyanla Vanzant in seattle picWinfrey has also gave millions and millions of dollars to black colleges in the U.S. Oprah Winfrey is just a dynamic ladKIMG0066y. Pure and simple folks and now of course she has new network called OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). At first the ratings were terrible. But recently show hooked up with Tyler Perry to do produce a series a programs on OWN and her network ratings have really improved. And I am very happy to see this happening.

“The Life You Want” tour held by Winfrey came to my city Seattle and with the support of OWN “Music Inner City Television” was in the building at Key Arena to tape video both days of the event. I am one of the few people in the Northwest who is lucky enough to say I have met an interviewed Oprah. That took place in Seattle in 2003.

We will have two programs from the event on “Music Inner City Television” from the event. Details soon right here and on my Facebook page at and on my Twitter page at  I want to thank Mike Check for his support and of course OWN for their great support.

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Why Is Brezzy ALWAYS In Trouble?/Watch Prince On SNL!

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

chrisbrownIt is AMAZING to me that a young man that is worth about $24 million is ALWAYS in freakin trouble. The question is why is Chris Brown always getting in trouble and when will it stop.

Of course it started with him beating up his former girlfriend Rihanna in Los Angeles a few years ago. Myself and Twin Tammy J was in L.A. when that incident happened.

Hell if I was a young lady I would have nothing to do with Brown because it is obvious he has a big time temper and can blow up at any time. Some say it he hits a lady once he will do it again. And I think it is a matter of time before he does attack another female.

But Brezzy does more to stay on the police blotter than iust beating up a female. He goes to clubs and gets in fights and now he recently got a speeding ticket. Of course Chris spent months in jail for his fighting in a club. His probation says he has to stay out of trouble.

Again it seems to me and others that it is a matter of time because Brown goes to jail for a long long time. If this happens readers it will be very very sad for him and his millions of fans. The question is does Chris care about his fans when he is always in the news for the wrong reasons? He is very very talented as we all know. He can sing, dance and even act. He is a potential triple threat in the entertainment industry.

Other triple threats in entertainment include Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and a few others. But if Chris Brown is in jail he cannot be a triple threat. It is for Brown to get his act together…before it is too late. Real talk.

Chris Brown needs to realize he has young fans who look up to him and follow him good or bad. He is only about 26 years old. Of course it is not to late to change for the good. He can do it. He seems to be a intelligent fella who makes stupids moves. He needs to pick a different crowd to be in his inner circle of friends.

Maybe he needs a new manager. Where is his mom and dad giving him advice? How bout a family member who can talk to Chris about good and bad. How bout another entertainer who can talk to Brown. I want to see this talented cat do well because he is so damn talented!

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Watch superstar Prince performing on Saturday Night Live.

prince420One thing for sure when Prince performs HE PERFORMS!! To really experience Prince you have to watch him and band in person. It it something you will never forget.

Some people do not like Prince and his music. And truth be told their are MANY of his songs he puts out I do not like at all. But when he puts out a song I am feeling….I really feel it!! The band that performs with Prince is just tight!! It has ALWAYS been that way. Just like back in the day with the band that performed with “The Godfather Of Soul” the late James Brown. Prince and Brown made sure that their bands is the top of the line. Justin Timberlake is the same way.

Anyway check out Prince who performed on SNL recently hosted by Chris Rock.

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Suge Knight And Katt Williams Arrested For Robbery

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suge-knight-katt-williamsThere is one dude I wish the worse for. And that is Suge Knight. I just do not like the dude. He is a big arrogant thug. If you know me I hate the word “thug” but when it comes to Knight I will use this word. He is a thug!

Of course many think he damn sure knows how and why the late great 2pac was killed. If you think Knight does not know who killed Pac, I have a bridge in North Korea for sale! He knows who killed Pac and maybe even Biggie. It is flat out crazy that NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR THE KILLING OF 2PAC, BIGGIE AND JAM MASTER J!! Something is flat out shaky as hell.

I am not to crazy about Katt Williams too who is always getting in trouble. He is a very funny dude and is very talented but he is wasting all his talent by always being in the news for the wrong damn reason. The question is why cats like Katt, Chris Brown and Knight are always in the news for the wrong reasons?

So now their is a report that Williams and Suge were arrested for robbery. Read the story above for details. Of course folks are innocent until found guilty but as far as I am concerned when it comes to Suge Knight he is ALREADY GUILTY!!! I hope he is convicted and is thrown in jail with a quickness. Maybe one day Knight will come out with the truth on who killed 2Pac. All of Pac fans all over the world want the truth.

Gordon Curvey

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Berry Asks For Reduced Child Support Payments

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

berryLet’s be truthful Halle Berry’s movie career lately has not been the best. Yes she gets paid top dollar as a Oscar winner but I guess she has not got real good roles to play in Hollywood. This is very obvious.

But then again, as a African American actress or a person of color in Hollywood and a female too it makes it even harder. When I watch “Access Hollywood” and “The Insider” and “Extra” and “Entertainment Tonight” you do NOT see stories on black actors male or female. It is like black actors are not in Hollywood. For real readers.

Also Berry’s love life has not been the best too. It seems she goes from man to man. And now she is in a sad battle with one of her ex men over child support payments for her child Nahla.

Halle was ordered to pay $16,000 a month child support payments to Gabriel Aubry. But Berry wants the payments to be reduced to $3,000 a month because she feels Aubry is not looking for work while getting the payments for little Nahla. First of all how does Berry know what Aubry is doing with the payments? She does not know in my opinion.

Also in my opinion Berry should not have had the child. But they did and the judge said pay $16,000 so she should do what the judge says and pay the money. I cannot believe that Halle would ask the judge to reduce the payments. She is worth millions so she should stop complaining.

The poor child is in the middle of this crap. This is why some children grow up with problems with their parents constantly at each other. Truly sad readers. Truly sad.

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Sasha & Malia Named On 25 Most Influential Teen List

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

obamasI kind of feel sorry for Sasha and Malia Obama the daughters of President Obama and First Lady Michelle. Why you ask? It is because these young ladies will have secret service with them for the rest of their time on earth as daughters of the President and First Lady.

Hopefully they will grow up and become well rounded females and hold jobs and have fun as young teens. Of course President Obama and Michelle do there best to keep their daughter away from the public eye as much as they can. Heck when was the last time we have heard them talk in the public eye? It has not been since they were younger in the interview I think on 60 Minutes.

They have appeared at a Washington Wizards NBA game and a few other public events but in reality we really do not see Sasha and Malia much ad this is fact and that is the way the Obama’s want it.

To keep it real this happens to many kids of U.S Presidents. They are kept away from the public eye until they are older. Malia is 16 and Sasha is 13 and we have seen them grow up in the White House. What a way for two young ladies to grow up.

Recently Sasha and Malia were named in a list of 25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014 by Time Magazine. Which is great. A lot of young people want to know what is really going on with Sasha and Malia. How do they enjoy going to a movie or do they go to the movies or what kind of young lady things do they do as daughters of a President of the U.S.

It will be very interesting to see as the young ladies grow older and when there parents leave the White House, what paths Sasha and Malia will take. Will they be more public and do interviews? What college will they go to? Will they play sports? Malia is tall and we do know she is interested in sports. Guess we all will see.

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Again ZERO Seattle/Tacoma Hip-Hop Artists On Awards Program

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey


My views on our Seattle Seahawks loss to the St. Louis Rams on Monday and I for sure have some views..right on Monday on “M.I.C News Magazine” Sports fans be sure to come back!

I may get some folks mad at me but I have to say how I feel instead of holding it inside because that makes stress. I have enough stress as it is readers and that is real talk.

Many times I have told folks that what would make me happy is to see someone from the Seattle-Tacoma area OTHER THAN MACKLEMORE blow up and I can see him or her on “106th & Park” and other programs. Also I want to go to and look at the charts and see a local artist blowing up on the charts OTHER THAN MACKLEMORE!!

The only time I really smiled was when the ladies of hip-hop took over the stage and ALL OF THEM HAVE BEEN GUESTS ON “Music Inner City Television”, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Brandy and Yo Yo!!

Well after watching BET’s Hip-Hop Awards program tonight it really upset me AGAIN to not see a Seattle-Tacoma rapper in the Cypher throwing down lyrics. It really bothers me this has happen EVERY year since the start of the program.

So of course if they are not performing in the Cypher, they for sure are not performing in the main part of the show. What upsets me is cats and gals from EVERY REGION IN THE U.S. PLUS TWO PERFORMERS FROM CANADA performed on the Cypher, BUT AGAIN ZERO FROM THE SEATTLE/TACOMA, WASHINGTON AREA. Terrible!! The question is why does this continue to happen?

Is it artists around here know nothing about marketing themselves and their music? Is their music good? What in the hell is the problem? Readers as a REAL O.G. in the music industry after running “Music Inner City Television” since 1990, I can go off and say a lot of stuff and give my honest and true opinion on this topic but I will just toss this topic out there like I did on Facebook for people to think on.

E-Dawg has had 8 or 9 events called “Shut The Stage Down” here in Seattle where artists can perform their music. I have seen a lot of talent their plus I just know their is talent in the Seattle-Tacoma area. But it just seems people just are not doing something right to blow up like artists in EVERY OTHER REGION IN THE U.S.!! After watching BET Hip-Hop Awards AGAIN it was another wake up call about the local hip-hop scene and how cats do not want to do the right type of marketing and do not want to improve their craft. As the late Teddy Pendergrass sang “Wake Up Everybody”

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Tamar Braxton’s New Single/Listen To it Right Here!

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tamar-let-me-know-artOne thing you can say about the Braxton’s and for sure Tamar Braxton, they know how to keep the family name out in the public and in social media and more. You have to give it to them.

The Braxton’s mom did a great job in bringing up her kids. I watch their reality show all the time. Of course I wonder like many other reality programs if things are fake or is it real. Some seems it is fake to keep it real. But anyway that is just me. But one thing is for sure and that is Tamar for sure is trying to come from under big sis Toni’s “superstar tent”

Yes we all know when we think of the Braxton’s we think of Toni first. It will always be this way. No matter how hard the other family members try and that is a fact readers. But soon folks will think of Tamar too along side of Toni. Because the lady is making a name for herself singing and also her other reality show with her husband Vince and her new talk show “The Real”. By the way the talk show is a good program I must say.

With so many people trying to make a name for themselves in the music industry, Tamar needs to thank god everyday that she is doing well on TV and now in music. Truth be told Tamar can really sing. This is a fact. She can really sing. The thing is in the music industry of course is to find good songs to record for the listening audience. Songs can sell and that people feel.

Listen to Tamar’s new single called “Let Me Know” right here on “Music Inner City News Magazine” by clicking the link above. It is a good song by Tamar Braxton. The female can sing and has of course like the rest of her sisters…personality. That is what I like about her.  Gordon Curvey

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Legendary Beverly Johnson Not Happy About Lack Of Diversity

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beverlyjohnsonIf you are a fan of the fashion industry and is a minority you cannot help from noticing the lack of diversity in the industry. I am not a fan but I do notice the front of magazines in the fashion industry.

On the front of magazines sorry to say you barely see African American females and males on the front of magazines. The question is why? Is the fashion industry trying to say there is not beautiful black ladies and males around the world? What is the problem readers. Something is not right and it is very unfair because I know and many people know their are millions of nice looking people of color in the world.

Look at “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider” and “Extra” and “Inside Edition”. When they do stories on the fashion industry or even just plain stories on what is going on in entertainment it is like people of color are not in Hollywood or New York etc. Again something is very very wrong and a legendary fashion icon is upset.

Her name is Beverly Johnson who is one of first black females to be on the front cover of a fashion industry magazine back in the day. Johnson is speaking out on the lack of diversity in the fashion industry. And she has a point readers.

All you have to do is this. Next time you are in a grocery store or a place that sells magazines, take a look at the magazine section and count how many black females you see on the covers of fashion magazines. You will see very very few if any. So the icon Johnson is speaking out about the lack of diversity. And if anyone can speak out this topic it is Beverly Johnson. This is real.

It is sad here in 2014 that Ms. Johnson has to speak up about the lack of diversity but she feels she has to be a voice on this. Maybe another African American fashion icon, Tyra Banks can lend her voice to this topic. She is coming back to television with another talk show soon so hopefully the two fashion icons can discuss this situation on Bank’s new talk show.

Gordon Curvey

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Tavis Smiley Is A CLOWN And A First Class HATER Of The President

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tavisfull2Let me make this clear I think our President Obama has not done everything right. He has not been a perfect President. Who is right? But I support the President and have from day one when he and his family moved into the White House as the first African American President. I DON’T CARE WHAT TAVIS IS DOING ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS”!!

But there a clown who I used to really like as a community activist, radio show host and writer and his name is Tavis Smiley. I listen to his radio show at every week. I watch his forums on C-Span he puts on all the time. Some of them are very informative with great guests all the time discussing issues in our communities.

But one thing I am FED UP with readers and that his Tavis Smiley’s hatred toward President Obama. Yes I think Tavis hates our President. It is very very obvious folks. He has wrote two or three feakin books on President Obama and his hatred toward the President. I had a copy of one of them but after reading it I quickly tossed it in the garbage.

Here is what Tavis Smiley hatred towards President Obama is about in my strong opinion. The reason is this. Smiley has invited the President to his forums as a guest a few times. He has even asked Michelle Obama. Each time they have refused. And I do not blame the President because he has noticed Tavis blasting him from the start of his term as President. Tavis was a supporter of Hillery Clinton in 2008. A huge supporter.

So why would the President be a guest on this haters events when he has wrote three books bashing him? Would you be a guest folks? I would not and that’s a fact. Because Smiley has went below the belt in bashing the President. He and his best friend Dr. Cornell West. Both have been on a mission against President Obama.

They both think the President has not done enough for the African American community. They have been VERY outspoken on this too. The President is not stupid. he hears of Smiley and West bashing him. He knows Smiley has written books about the President and what he is not doing for the African American community.

Tavis Smiley is a fool and a clown. He is now saying that the African American race has went down and is doing worse under the President. Why would Smiley make such comments? What is the reason? What Tavis needs to realize is that the President is the President OF EVERYONE!!Not just black folks. When you read Smiley’s books and watch his forums he has NOTHING good to say about the President. NOTHING. The question is why readers? In my opinion he is mad that the President goes to Rev Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention as a guest every year but the President does not attend Smiley’s events.

Also when the President calls a meeting at the White House with African American leaders, Rev Sharpton and others are invited BUT Tavis and Dr. West are not invited. Tavis and West are mad about that so they go on a crusade and put down the President at every chance they can get.

Tavis Smiley and his friend Dr. West are flat out haters against President Obama. It is truly sad reader. They need to “grow up” and stop hating the President and realize that the President does not have to attend your events Tavis.

And why should President Obama and his wife attend a event the guy putting it on has wrote book after book putting him on blast and not only that Smiley was putting the President on blast when the President was running back in 2008. Again remember guys like Magic Johnson and Bon Johnson as well as Tavis support Mrs. Clinton. So Tavis and West need to give the President a break and stop the public hate.

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I Saw Trouble For Minorities With TMZ Sports

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

TMZ SportsI am a true sports junky readers. I love the basketball and football and baseball and boxing. Those of the sports I love the best. As many of you may know I have been very very outspoken on the lack of diversity on local sports radios stations KJR and 710 ESPN here in Seattle.

Where there are only one African American on the air on a regular basis and he is Jerry Brewer. He is only on for two hours a day on KJR. And that is it. None on 710 ESPN. Heck on 710, Mike Salk comes from Boston’s sports radio station WEEI to obtain a on air position on 710. Then after a few years he leaves 710 to return to Boston and WEEI. Then a few months ago he leaves WEEI and returns to Seattle to guess where? That’s right to 710 ESPN with Brock Huard in the mornings. UNREAL!!

I say that to say this. With the lack of black faces on sports radio I saw trouble when TMZ started TMZ Sports. I saw trouble for African Americans who play sports in America. The trouble I saw is African Americans being blasted on the website. I saw it happening and I was right.  TMZ Sports is more “fuel to the fire” for the media to blast African Americans with the lack of black voices around. To me it is unfair. With people of color dominating the major sports I saw the handwriting on the wall when it came to TMZ Sports readers sorry to say.

As we know TMZ Sports broke the Ray Rice situation in the elevator with his lady. Then they broke a second tape of Rice. Since theMI city 1n the “majority” media has beat up on not only Rice but other African Americans in sports.

All this why their needs to be more African American voices on TV and sports media/radio. To in some cases have the “other point of view” because rather if you agree or not whites and blacks think different on just about every thing including sports issues. There needs to be more minority voices readers. This is a fact.

This is why “Sports Inner City TV”/”Sports Inner City Radio” is needed. Another black voice giving the other point of view. Big shout out to Stephen A. Smith and Mike Wilborn, and Jason Whitlock and the hosts of “Numbers Never Lie” on ESPN and few more. But we need more black voices in sports media in America. With all the brothas in trouble in the NFL lately we need black voices to give us some positive stories. Well with “Sports Inner City Radio/TV” god willing I will be another voice in my small way.

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Are Tamar And Hubby Vince Having Big Problems?

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tamarandvinceRight from the start I knew this relationship was doomed. And I am sure many others felt the same. Big Vince and Tamar Braxton just did not look righ

But you can bet that no more children will around for this couple. Because as it says in the article it seems there is trouble in their relationship and again it is not surprise to me. Tamar has a tremendous ego. She is about Tamar. Again that is why I was shocked that she gave up nine months to have a child. But readers everyone knows if you watch the Braxton sisters program and Tamar and Vince program, Tamar has a big mouth. Let’s just tell it like it is folks. She does.

And in my strong opinion and others, Tamar and her sisters ALL ride the coattails of Toni. Toni will always be the star of the family. ALWAYS! This is just a face and everyone knows that. Toni Braxton even though she has not had a hit record in years she is still a superstar. The other Braxton sisters are followers and always will be. Yes Tamar had a marginal hit and got nominated for a few awards, but STILL Tamar is a follower of Toni.

So we will see what happens to Tamar and Vince and their relationship. If I was Vince I would say see ya to the motor mouth Tamar. I would not be with a egotistical female like Tamar. It ain’t worth it. His health is already not good. Why ruined it more. Gordon Curvey
t and sound right. It just gave me the wrong vibe when I watched their reality program.

I was shocked that they had a baby. I think it was a plan by Tamar. You see if many of you do not know Vince is paid. He runs the career of Lady GaGa and other big stars. He makes a lot of money and Tamar knew this folks. She ain’t no dummy. She she’s a cash machine. When I watched their program, I hardly ever see Tamar looking in Big Vince’s eyes. When I see this, their relationship just looked one one-sided to me. It looks “fake”

It seems Vince really loves Tamar but I do not think Tamar loves Vince as much as he loves her. Mainly Tamar is about Tamar. Vince basically talked Tamar into having a child. And Tamar finally gave in to have a child. But she REALLY did not want to do it.

Gordon Curvey

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