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Matt Calkins Of The Seattle Times Should Be Fired!!

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

My opinions on Seattle Times sports writer Matt Calkins AGAIN putting a African American on blast in his articles in the Times. He has done this over and over and over again. In my opinion Matt Calkins should be fired asap!!

gordonandmichealbennettTo my many FB friends the following is kind of long but it is my true feelings on the BOGUS charge against former Seahawk Michael Bennett. It is how I feel. It is a reply to motor mouth Matt Calkins of the Times who has made a habit of putting Bennett/Sherman on blast in the Times sports section. He should be fired!! PLEASE READ BELOW.
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AGAIN Matt Calkins is giving his one-sided white man’s views on a black man in the white owned media..The Times. A opinion on a intelligent, educated African American man in Bennett who is bold enough to challenge racism in America which has got worse with the fella in the White House.

Bennett also speaks out against police who has shot unarmed black men OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN WITHOUT WHITE OFFICERS NOT SPENDING ONE DAY IN JAIL for their actions!! Hell Bennett has also spoke about the shooting and killing of the African American sista Charleena Lyles by the police in the area.
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BREAKING NEWS: TWO WHITE POLICE OFFICERS IN BATON ROUGE, LA WILL NOT BE CHARGED IN THE TERRIBLE AND WRONG KILLING OF 37 YEAR OLD ALTON STERLING. Again white police kill a African American and will NOT spend ONE DAY in jail and will NOT be charged!

Another black man has been shot and killed in Sacremento. Will the white officers who killed this African American brotha be charged? HELL NO!!!
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So we in the black community know black folks will NEVER see a white police officer get charged and convicted of killing a black man or lady. NEVER!! Including in Texas!!! These are some of the issues Michael Bennett AND Richard Sherman were bold enough to speak out about off the field.

So all of sudden in Trump loving Texas (who has a governor who is a friend and a tremendous supporter of Trump) Bennett a 6-4 265 pound HUGE black man is charged with pushing a 66 year old paraplegic lady after New England won the Super Bowl last year. A game in which Bennett’s brother won as a member of NE. GIVE ME A FREAKIN BREAK!! This is a bunch of BS!! PLUS THEIR IS NO VIDEO OF THE ALLEGED INCIDENT!!!!!!!

When I saw all those white policemen in Texas hold that bogus press conference about the bogus charges on Michael Bennett I thought about racism against black folks in the 60’s in Selma, Alabama or in Mississippi.

Don’t get it twisted, IF Bennett did what he is charged with then BENNETT IS WRONG!! But in my strong opinion this is all about a outspoken, intelligent and educated African American man who has spoken out AGAINST white officers killing unarmed black folks, being retaliated against by white folks in a state that supports one of worse so called President’s already in American history!! a ALLEGED INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED MORE THAN A YEAR AGO!!!!!!

Finally I continue to see Matt Calkins give his opinions on African Americans here in the Times. Calkins KNOWS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT OUR AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE AND KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THE DAILY RACISM WE BLACK FOLKS DEAL WITH EACH AND EVERY DAY IN WHITE AMERICA!!

It can be blatant or subtle but we African Americans deal with racism everyday when we walk out our doors. Has Calkins experienced this as white man putting African Americans on blast in the white owned Times? HELL NO!!

To have this blog with this title (“REACTIONS TO MICHAEL BENNETT ARREST WARRANT SHOWS THAT FACTS DON’T MATTER”) AGAIN Matt Calkins as well as many other folks who have left their comments here are brainless with it comes to what black men like me or even a black man with money in Bennett go though EVERYDAY in white America. THESE CHARGES AGAINST BENNETT ARE BOGUS!!! REAL TALK!!! And again MATT CALKINS SHOULD BE FIRED BY THE TIMES!!

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Bennett/Sherman Follow Reynolds Out Of Seattle!

ARTICLE FROM seattletimes.com (Full story click here)

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

meandbennett2016I knew this was going to happen sports fans. The removal of Micheal Bennett from the Seahawks or from my city of Seattle. And it happened because Bennett was traded to the champion Eagles for a 5th round pic and some dude no one knows of.

The Seahawks removed Bennett from the team because in my strong opinion him being a leader in speaking out on the way former guest on “Music Inner City TV” QB Colin Kaepernick was treated by the NFL. Plus Bennett took stands on the African American sista who was shot by the police here in Seattle and other issues that have to do with the African American community.

Now Richard Sherman is gone. Signed with the 49ers less than a day after being cut by the Seahawks. He signed a three year contract. Wow it will be very interesting when the Seahawks and 49ers meet.

Sherman did a lot in the community for inner city kids. Held a big softball game every year at Safeco Field. He did not have it last summer. Ummm I wonder if that was a signal of his departure from Seattle? Maybe so ladies and gentleman. All I know is Sherman and Bennett are gone. Sherman is a 49er and Bennett is a Eagle.

Bennett had became a leader in speaking up on issues PLUS he did a lot for young African American kids. Speaking at schools and community centers in the Seattle/Tacoma area. But I guess the Seahawks said enough is enough we have to get rid of you. Sherman did the same.

Of course Bennett took a stand for Kap in not standing for the anthem. As did Sherman. In the end the Seahawks said no more of this radical stuff shermanso bye bye Micheal Bennett and Philly will say hello Micheal Bennett. Surely it is not because of Bennett’s play on the field he was traded.

This is a fact. Some say the “Legion Of Boom” for the Seattle Seahawks is over. The Seahawks have made massive changes to it’s coaching staff. Hell just about everybody is new except for Coach Carroll.

In my opinion the Seahawks have got afraid after a 9-7 season. I just do not understand readers. Bennett has been traded and guess what sports fans? Richard Sherman another outspoken African American man who like Bennett are very intelligent, follows Bennett out of Seattle and maybe even Earl Thomas. This is crazy in my opinion.

Bennett and Sherman follow another African American sports star out of Seattle who took off their uniform and went on to help the African American community and youth. former Seattle Mariner Harold Reynolds.

haroldreynoldsReynolds along with Wayne Perryman formed a organization (read link above) to try to help young black kids to look good when looking for a job and other helpful things. Guess what readers? Soon Reynolds was shipped out of Seattle just like Sherman and Bennett were shipped out of Seattle by the Seahawks in my opinion.

Yes I know MANY will disagree with my thoughts. Guess what? I don’t give a damn! I am hurt that Bennett and Sherman are gone from my city. Bennett has formed a relationship with schools and he said that will continue even if he is in Philly. I do not know about Sherman and the relationships he formed here.

Hell If I was a African American sports star in Seattle, I would be afraid to really speak up and help the African American community like Harold Reynolds and Bennett and Sherman. Because if they do, they are asking for a ticket out of Seattle!

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Halle Berry Wants Folks To Do More Than Talking

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halleberryWe have followed her career and the men have always said DAMN SHE IS FINE!!

After two decades men are still saying those words readers. And oh yeah she is a Academy Award winning actress.

But Halle Berry has something to say to the black community. We have to do more than talk about work in our community. We have to do some work.

Ms. Berry wants to say people have to do more than scream “Black Lives Matter” People in the community have too dig deep and give back in our communities and do some work.

The Academy Award winning actress wants to say a few things to her Hollywood friends say they support the “Black Lives Matter” movement.  She is tired of folks running their mouths but then do nothing to help make a change. I hear Halle on this!!

Berry said she is “tired” of folks complaining. She said recently “In my world, I get so tired of people complaining about oh Black lives matter and they pontificate and pontificate about it, and I say, well what are you doing about that? It may not seem significant to you, but that’s how we start. Have you called your local politicians? Have you written a letter?”

Halle Berry went on to say “I don’t have time for people who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk” SAY THAT MS. BERRY!! I feel the same. That is why I respect singer John Legend and Lebron James the our Seattle Seahawks Micheal Bennett and his brother.

Unlike Micheal Jordan and Tiger Woods and even Kobe Bryant, and many Hollywood stars and music stars, Berry and the Bennett Brothers and John Legend and Lebron are not afraid to speak out on issues when it comes to the African American community. It think this is great for them to not sitting back on their cash. They want to make a difference.

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Icon Jackie Robinson Would Not Stand For Anthem Too!

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

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I am sure that many many of you will disagree with me and what I am about to say here on my website. If so, I am sorry but it is truly how I feel about 49er QB and former guest on “Music Inner City Television” Colin Kaepernick. (pic with myself and Kaepernick)

First of all I am sure many of you have never met Colin. Well I have met him and interviewed him. He has appeared on “M.I.C-TV” two times. I interviewed him a few years ago in Los Angeles at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Party. And he also appeared on our program a few years ago at the Body@ESPYs pre show for the ESPYs also in L.A. Interviewed by Curtis “Boss” Elerson.

Kaepernick is a very intelligent young man. I am hearing and reading a bunch of crap from mostly white folks concerning Colin and his decision not to stand for the national anthem before a 49er per-season game. Ladies and gentlemen I DO NOT have a problem with Kaepernick and his protest.

And if he wants to not stand for the anthem all season, I do not have a problem with that. Colin feels America has not treated African Americans and people of color well and it is the truth. Kaepernick feels America allows racial inequality. Well it is the truth. If you think racism has got better in America because the first African American President..President Barack Obama was elected  and re-elected, you are wrong folks.

It does not matter if you have millions like Colin or if you are homeless, a black man experiences racism in one way or another EACH ANDJackie Robinson EVERY DAY! This is a fact. When Colin says his stance is bigger than football and it would be selfish on his part to look at it any other way. I agree again with Colin. He said that he was not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. He also said there are bodies in the street and people are getting paid leave and getting away with murder.

Yes, many folks think Kaepernick not standing for the anthem is disrespectful to America. People are saying he picked the wrong way of taking a stance. Well who says? In his mind he feels his way was the way to get attention. I do not have a problem with his feelings.

I have just learned that the great Jackie Robinson said in 1972 that he does not stand up and sing the anthem because of what black people experience in America. WOW!! Jackie Robinson said this folks!! A sports icon and legend! Now decades later, Kaepernick is basically saying what the great Jackie Robinson said decades ago. So now are certain people are going to bash Robinson in his grave? Ummm?

 

Guys like Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman says Colin could have picked another way of speaking up. Well I disagree with Sherman and by the way this is not the first time I have disagreed with Sherman. Real talk. A lot of times I agree with him, a lot of times I do not.

Some say he has basically made his way out of the 49ers camp by taking his stance. He was in a battle for the starting QB position. Head coach Chip Kelly already has a rep for really not getting along with African American players. Would it be a good look for Kelly to cut Colin now? I would say HELL NO!! He would catch hell from the NAACP, the Urban League, Rev Al Sharpton’s National Action League and Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition. Not a good look.

You know what REALLY REALLY GETS ME PISSED? It is listening to sports radio hosts who let’s keep it real, who are mainly white, TRYING to discuss a issue THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT!! And that is the topic of RACE AND RACISM.

I just listened sports radio KJR and Dave Mahler on the Kaepernick situation. I listened to a point then I had to turn the radio off with a quickness and that is for sure.  Mahler TRIED to give his CLUELESS opinions on race and racism. DAVE MAHLER AND MOST WHITE SPORTS RADIO HOSTS DO NOT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCES OF AFRICAN AMERICANS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR IN WHITE DOMINATED AMERICA!!!!!

It turned the radio off when Mahler started to take calls from KJR’s target audience….white suburb living, no African American friends or associates, no knowledge of our society or our culture listeners. Who of course would get on the radio and blast Kaepernick. Then Mahler had the nerve to have a African American former Seattle Seahawks player , Bryce Fisher on his show. I did not have to listen to know what Fisher was going to say because the brotha is a former member of the Air Force. You know he was going to disagree with Kaepernick and his protest.

It again shows something I have fought for and spoken out about for years and that is the inclusion, not the exclusion of African Americans as sports jocks on sports radio. Because readers IT IS A FACT, that whites and African Americans think differently on just about EVERYTHING, including the topics of race and racism.

Keep in mind readers that Colin has NOT broken any NFL rules. The 49ers released a statement supporting Kaepernick’s right to choose whether or not to acknowledge the national anthem.

I saw online that some brainless clowns have burned Kaepernick jerseys to protest the national anthem. Give me a break folks. Of course the folks doing this are NOT African Americans. Today thank goodness I have heard the leading scorer of all time in the NBA and now a community activist the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Seahawk player Michael Bennett and other sports stars support Colin and his protest. Including a mannwho is known for his famous protest in the Olympic’s back in the 60’s, Tommy Smith. That makes me very very happy. If you disagree me…sorry.

This young man is joining Lebron, Melo, CP3, D-Wade, WNBA players and more in speaking out in there own ways about police shooting of African Americans. Readers we know it is WRONG for police getting shot and killed. THIS IS A FACT. Also a fact is this. what Colin Kaepernick said is flat out true. And that is in just about EVERY killing of a African American by cops, they have not been charged or on PAID leave!! This hurts me, it hurts Kaepernick, hurts Melo, CP3, Lebron and D-Wade and millions of other folks.

YES, black on black crime is WRONG and it needs to stop. But also the killing of African Americans by police needs to stop. Sports radio hosts like Dave Mahler and others DO NOT spend time around African Americans in our community. They know NOTHING about us. They are guessing. They “wonder” about us. Guys like Dave Mahler on KJR here in Seattle NEED DIVERSITY TRAINING in a worst way!! It stands out like two left shoes the lack of knowledge guys like Mahler and other folks in the media when issues of race and racism like this Kaepernick protest comes up.

So again I am proud of Colin and protest. It makes me proud to see a man who in reality can take his millions and say f..k black folks! And not say anything about race or racism like Tiger Woods. Micheal Jordan in a surprise to everyone, recently donated to African American organizations and even spoke out about black folks getting shot by police as well as police getting shot. Colin can just get his millions, drive his Jag or Benz and be happy. He has decided not to do that!! He cares about the plight of black people.

The NBA and now the NFL. I am waiting on a few African American Major League Baseball players to stand up and speak out. Let’s see if this will ever happen. Until that time, shout out to Colin Kaepernick. A brotha who even with MILLIONS in the bank has not forgot where he has come from. That is a good look!!

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