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Selig Starting Task Force Concerning African Americans In MLB

ARTICLE FROM usatoday.com (Click here for full story)

I saw this happening folks. I look at our Seattle Mariners and I no why a task force is being started by MLB head Bud Selig concerning the alarming decline of African Americans playing Major League Baseball. Our Mariners have zero African Americans on the team this year. This is sad readers.

Currently 7.7% of players in MLB are African American. Why is this alarming to Mr.Selig and many others? Well look at the NBA and NFL. Enough said. MLB has done a TERRIBLE TERRIBLE job in marketing to the African American community. They have started the RBI League to “try” to reach young inner city kids but that is token and it is not working.

Young African American kids are turning to football and basketball when they turn 11 or 12 years old and can care less about playing baseball. When a African American kid turns on the TV they see LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Shaq, Kevin Durant, Kereem, Magic, Kobe, the Manning Brothers, Drew Brees, Chris Paul, Charles Barkley and more. The only MLB players you see are Ryan Howard for Subway and that’s about it. Locally we see former player Jay Buhner doing commercials for goodness sake!! Yes Jay Buhner folks.

Young inner city kids need to see more African American baseball players doing marketing like CeCe Sabathia, Matt Kemp, Adam Jones, Torii Hunter and the Upton Brothers etc. When they see these players they might say “I want to play baseball like Matt Kemp”

As I type this blog, the Mariners are playing the Houston Astros here in Safeco Field. Readers I am searching to see ONE black face in the crowd. The three games so far at Safeco I turn on the TV and cannot find ONE African American in the crowd. Something is very very wrong on the field and off when it comes to African Americans and Major League Baseball.

So Commissioner Selig is starting this task force to see what in the world is going on when it comes to the huge decline of African Americans playing Major League Baseball.  I am glad to see Hall of Fame member Frank Robinson on the task force. As a sports fan it hurts to see the Seattle Mariners with a all white team along with players from South America etc. This week the Texas Rangers will hit Seattle with another team that has zero African Americans on the team. A African American manager but no African American players. WHAT? Their will be two teams on the field with ZERO African Americans on the field and in the dugout. Something is wrong.

This week a new movie on the late great Jackie Robinson hits the theaters. And on the 15th it is Jackie Robinson Day in MLB. I will be writing another story on my views of MLB and celebrating Jackie Robinson Day right here in the next few days. Comments? gcurvey@yahoo.com    Gordon Curvey

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Mitt Romney: Zero Support By African American Voters!

ARTICLE FROM bet.com (Full story click here)

I was really not shocked when I saw this story regarding Mitt Romney. The story says Romney has ZERO support from African American voters according to a new poll by NBC/Wall Street Journal. Again I was really not shocked.

Republicans have a LONG history of little outreach to the African American community. It is like they do not care. Yes Romney made a “fake” showing at the NAACP convention a few months back and he met with a few black folks concerned with education but that has been it readers.

When Romney spoke at the NAACP event he told the crowd “I am your man to help with problems in the African American community” I almost to call 911 when he said that!! We heard cheers. But we found out later that the “cheers” came from his supporters that were planted in the crowd to cheer for him!! I am telling you the truth folks! That really happened.

Of course President Obama has a 94% ratings in the poll. That is not a shock right? And of course our First Lady Michelle Obama is VERY popular. She is just a great lady.

It is no surprise that I am a supporter of our President. And like Spike Lee told Piers Morgan the other day, I am going to do my part, little as it is to help him get re-elected in November.

It is a fact that the Republicans led by Romney are trying to STOP AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM VOTING IN KEY SWING STATES LIKE OHIO AND FLORIDA. This cannot happen!! It is a fact that the race between Romney and President Obama is a dead heat right now and the right is trying to play games with African American voters. IT HAS TO STOP AND STOP NOW readers. This cannot happen!

So Mitt Romney with ZERO support among African Americans…..not a surprise.   Gordon Curvey

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President Obama Sings Al Green’s “Let Stay Together” @ The Apollo

ARTICLE FROM eurweb.com (Full story click here)

President Barack Obama flew into the Big Apple for a fundraiser after a trip to Disney World In Florida for a major announcement. This is 2012 the year of the big election for his current job so he is hitting the road to talk to the people.

He is letting the people know that his job will take longer than one term. And he asking his supporters to support him in the elections so he can finish his job that he started. He has a hard job in front of him but but we here at “Music Inner City” is a supporter of the President.

Yes things are rough. Companies like Clear Channel are cutting back big time but slowly but surely things are getting better. He needs another term to help get people back to work.

I watched the CNN Debate on TV from South Carolina and it was a outrage what the candidates was saying about the President of United States. Romney said the President is “dangerous” Readers how can President Obama be “dangerous” when under the Prez, the most dangerous man in the world Bin Liden was caught and killed. A man who killed more than 3,000 folks in 9-11. How can Romney say the President is “dangerous” I do not understand this AT ALL.

The other candidates also blasted the President at will. Remember one of them called President Obama “a food stamp President” What kind of insane comment is that? It has to stop.

While in New York he went to a fundraiser at the home of filmmaker Spike Lee that brought in a lot of money and then he went to the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem to speak. In the crowd was another legend. Former guest on Seattle’s “Music Inner City TV” Rev. Al Green.

President Obama noticed Rev. Green was in the audience so he said a few things about Rev. Green and then sang a few words from a Green hit “Let’s Stay Together” and the crowd went crazy. President Obama can hold a tune folks. Click the link above to see the Prez at the Apollo. Gordon Curvey

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