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Halle Berry Wants Folks To Do More Than Talking

ARTICLE FROM hiphollywood.com (Full story click here)

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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I Have Much Respect For John Legend

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

john-legend-billboard-650I have learned to respect singer John Legend. We all know he is a great singer and songwriter. A Grammy and Oscar winner.

But I am also learning to respect Legend not only for his singing, but because he is a community activist. John is using his platform as a performer to help change a way of thinking about problems in the inner cities of America.

Legend is a member of President Obama’s “Brother’s Keepers” organization to help young African American boys in America. The group also has former guest on “Music Inner City TV” Tyrese Gibson and others in the group.

John Legend was born in 1978 in Xenia, Ohio. He is one of four children of Phyllis Elaine and Ronald Lamar Stephens. In his childhood, Legend was homeschooled on and off by his mom. Like many other African American singers, he started singing in church. I hear this from guests all the time.

He started playing the piano at age seven. At age 12, Legend attended North High School. He attended the University Of Pennsylvania where he studied English and African American literature.

In college, John served as president and musical director of a co-ed jazz and pop froup called Counterparts. His lead vocals on the group’s recording of Joan Osborne’s “One Of Us” received critical acclaim landing the song on the track of the 1998 “Best Of Collegiate a Cappella compilation” CD.

And I guess the rest is history. He has went on to become a superstar. But like I said I am respecting Legend more because of his speaking out on issues in the African American community.

Most performers sit back and count their money and buy cars and boats and expensive stuff. Which Legend may also do. But unlike others, he has also decided to use his name to speak out on issues. Like for instance he and Donald Trump Jr. recently had a Twitter battle about Trump Sr.

Big shout out to John Legend. A man I have learned to respect on stage and off and you should too!!

 

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