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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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Racism Is Still Alive And Well Despite Black President

ARTICLE FROM huffingtonpost.com (Full story click here)

BREAKING NEWS: Because of Hurricane Sandy all events have been put on hold by President Obama and Mitt Romney. The President has to be the President in charge the next few days.

If you have kept up with race for President between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney then you know the issue of race has shown it’s ugly face again and it’s ugly folks. Real ugly.

People like former Gov. John Sununu, Ann Colter, the son of Sen. Tony Thompson, Sarah Palin and other folks have shown that just because we have had a African American President for the last four years it does not matter. Racism is alive and well in America and it is truly truly sad. And it upsets me.

Gen. Colin Powell came out the other day and again put his support behind the re-election of President Obama. Then Sununu who is one of Romney’s tops aides, came out and said the Powell is supporting the President because he is a fellow African American. That is a bunch of BS!!

Then Ann Culter calls the President a “retard” Also former Gov. Sarah Palin says the President needs to stop “shucking and jiving” A very racist term that goes back decades. And Sean Hannity has the NERVE to say the left is playing the so-called “race card”.

And Thompson’s son said in a meeting that he hopes the President will get beat so he can go back to Chicago or maybe Kenya!! This is TERRIBLE!! What kind of off the wall comment is this readers?

First of all readers, this term “race card” is ONLY used by non-people of color. You have never heard a African American bring out the term “race card” If you have PLEASE let me know. Why is this term used against black folks? It is just like the word “thug”. It is used almost 100% of the time against African Americans and people of color. This is real talk!!

And keep in mind folks that President Obama has been fighting racism since day one by Fox News and right wing radio hosts like Mike Savage, Laura Ingraham, Mike Medved, and even John Carlson here in Seattle. It has been this way since the President and his beautiful family moved into the White House.

So with a few days to go before election day, we are getting plenty of reports of African Americans and the right playing games with our votes just like in 2000. So that will be what I will be writing about in my next story.  Stay tuned!   Gordon Curvey

 

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The President/ Clinton/ Biden/First Lady Knocked It Out The Park!

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

I don’t know if you are a supporter of President Obama or Mitt Romney but I will tell you what. I am a supporter of President Obama and I am going to support his re-election for four more years.

This week I watched great speech after great speech at the Convention in Charlette. Unlike the BORING Republican convention in Tampa Bay where they told lie after lie after lie about President Obama. Remember one thing readers and that is from day one the right had one thing in mind and one thing only and that is to make President Obama a one term President of the United States. Period.

They had a meeting with Republican leaders on the day the President was sworn in to plan on making him a one term President. And they have tried to do every thing that goes against our President. Heck some of them still think President Obama is not a American. Or he is “not one of us”

But in Charlette I watched some of the best political speeches I have ever seen. First Lady Michelle Obama walked onstage in Tampa with a great looking dress and gave a great speech. She knocked it out the park. The governor of Ohio gave a great speech. He knocked it out the park.

Vice-President Joe Biden gave a great speech too. Brought the house down and yes he knocked it out the park. And the best hitters in my opinion were President Bill Clinton and of course President Obama. The President NEVER gives a boring speech. When he speaks it is like a African American minister giving a sermon on Sunday morning. I feel insprired every time I here a speech by our President. Real talk.

But to be truthful the best speech in my opinion was by President Bill Clinton. It was a 45 min political lecture by the former President. I am not going to lie. It was the best speech I have ever heard. He just broke it down about the Republicans and Paul Ryan and Mit Romney. Point by point and issue by issue. Bill Clinton is one thing folks…a politician and that is what he is. Clinton in my opinion won the race against Romney with his speech.

The Democratic Convention was the most diverse event I have seen. All races and creeds. Keep this in mind readers. And that is the Republicans only had 47 African American delegates out of thousands. Only 47!! That is not American folks.

So let’s see what happens now that the two conventions are in our past. I hope President Clinton and others help out the President out on the road  to help re-elect President Obama so he can finish what he has started.

After all as Clinton said it is no way he can get every thing done the way President Obama wants in one term.  He has to have another term to help people get back to work.

If Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan wins well I might as well pack my bags and move to Africa or something. In my opinion if the Republicans win minorities are in trouble in America. This is a fact. It just cannot happen.

Gordon Curvey

 

 

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Foxs News Is On A Mission Against The Obama Administration

ARTICLE FROM cnn.com (Full story click here)

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

Unless you have been under a rock, you know Shirley Sherrod has fired by the Obama Administration for a speech she gave back in March at a NAACP event in which she talked about a issue years and years ago.

A guy who for sure is on Fox News secret payroll, doctored a tape of Ms. Sharrod’s speech and made it seem she is a racist against white folks and put it on the internet.

This same clown was responsible for taping a so called “pimp” who went inside of Acorn and found dirt and now Acorn is no longer around. All the secret video by the way backed by Fox News.

Fox News was also behind the firing of another Obama administration employee who is African American who they secretly taped and put that on the net and then  was broadcasted on Sean Hannity and Bill O’Rielly and everyone’s show on Fox News.

Now Fox News went on the warpath against Shirley Sharrod a very hard working lady whose father was killed years ago. He was a community activist. By the way, the killer(s) were never found.

Something has to be done about Fox News. From DAY ONE they are out to bring down the first African American president, President Barack Obama and his administration.

Finally, I think President Obama has to give a major speech on race relations again. I think he cannot run from it. He has to it. Sorry to say readers……racism is alive and well in America.

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