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Why Do African Americans March on MLK Day In Seattle?

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

kenya marketLadies and gentlemen thanks for coming to my website to read my posts and my thoughts here on “Music Inner City News Magazine” and “Sports Inner City Online” www.sportsinnercity.com  It means a lot. It really does. One thing that bothers me is MLK Day here in Seattle.

WHY do African Americans get together every year at Garfield High School to talk so called “unity” and to speak about racism and exclusion of African Americans and people of color and more topics concerning people of color? Why? To me every MLK Day here in Seattle gets me very very upset! People then march to downtown. FOR WHAT????

Watching African Americans “trying” to have some type of unity FOR ONE FREAKIN DAY!!! It is a damn joke ladies and gentlemen! Do we as African Americans have unity during the year? I SAY HELL NO!!

Readers AFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE NO UNITY IN SEATTLE as far as I am concerned. African Americans have ZERO mom and pops stores in the Central Area or Rainier Valley. ZERO folks!! Also African Americans have ZERO malls full of businesses like the picture here of a mall on Rainier Ave South here in Seattle FULL OF BUSINESSES RAN BY CITIZENS OF KENYA!!

I ask you readers how come we do not a mall full of businesses ran by African Americans? NOT ONE!! The Asian American community and now East Africans HAVE MALL AFTER MALL AFTER MALL AFTER MALL of businesses. AFRICAN AMERICANS A GRAND TOTAL OF ZERO!! Asians run Viet Wah grocery stores and of course have a community in the INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT/CHINATOWN FULL OF BUSINESSES RAN BY ASIAN-AMERICANS!!

I listened online to the MLK Jr. event at Garfield High here in Seattle. I did NOT hear speakers telling us or asking us African Americans to be small businesses owners like other races. What I did hear is the same ole same ole blaming the white man for our condition.

This is BS!! Truth be told my worse enemies as a business man HAS BEEN MY AFRICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE!! Real talk ladies and gentlemen Uwajimaya-Pics_Outside-Store-Front_IMG_0812real talk for sure. Blaming Trump for everything. Can we blame Trump for African Americans not opening up MALL AFTER MALL of Asian and now East African businesses? HELL NO!! Can we blame Trump for many young poeple buying $5,000 rims to put on a 1989 Monte Carlo?

Buying rims instead of pooling our money like the Asians and East Africans and having a meeting at someone residence to discuss opening up a new business. This is what African Americans as a whole in Seattle like to do. Buy a new car etc instead of opening a new business.

Asians and East Africans have total unity. They do not wait until a special day to unite. Truth be told I have a story to tell but NO AFRICAN AMERICAN has asked me to speak on MLK Jr. Day. I had and still have a dream. I wanted to be a broadcaster when I was a teenager and I worked my ass off to have a name all over the music industry. I have TWO PROGRAMS that air 24-7 all over the west coast and stream online. Now I am trying to blow up my NBA webcast “Sports Inner City/Off The Court”

Hopefully I will obtain a badly needed Angel Investor or major sponsor. I say a prayer everyday. I don’t wait until MLK Jr. to try to act African American for a day and then the next day back to the same. That ain’t me. I can go on and on about the fake MLK Jr. Day here in Seattle.

Where are these so called leaders who show up at MLK Jr. Day every year when ANOTHER young brotha or sista is shot and killed in the streets of Seattle? WHERE IS THE DAMN OUTRAGE??? I don’t see it!! But let a white officer shoot a black person we are outraged. Give me a break readers. This upsets me big time.

So in ending, why do African Americans march on MLK Jr. Day in Seattle? Sorry to say to me it is a joke and total waste of time. I am sure many of you will not agree. That’s ok. I am a big boy.

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Why Millions Of Americans Miss The Obama’s

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

Obama-Barrack-Obama-Fist-Bump.021916I think back nine years ago when President Barack Obama became the first African American President Of The United States and Michelle Obama became the first African American First Lady. As a African American I was so very very happy. I am not going to lie, I cried!!

I never thought I would ever see a black man as the most powerful person in the world. But it happened. When President Obama became President millions and millions of citizens felt proud. Proud to be a American. I should say more proud to be a American. Truth be told, every time I saw President Obama or First Lady Michelle I was happy. When EVER I saw Prez Obama or Michelle on TV I stopped what I was doing to watch. Press conference after press conference. Speech after speech.

Of course President Obama and First Lady Michelle became role models for millions and millions young African Americans and people of color and we felt it was great to have someone who looks like us in the White House.

Of course the President could have done more as a African American in the White House. He could have spoken out more on all the killings in his home city of Chicago. He could have made more visits to Chicago. And he could done more on the unemployment situation going on in the African American community. We can also say of course all President’s could have done more….right?

But again millions of us felt happy and proud to have a African American as President and felt proud Michelle Obama was our First Lady. Michelle Obama used her platform to speak to young African American girls. Asking them to take education serious and stay out of gangs and do not use drugs. She was a TREMENDOUS First Lady. Hell many say she was more popular than her husband. And she is popular as hell right now as is her husband.

As we know, President Obama not only won the first time he ran he won a second term also! A African American man won two terms as President Of The United States. Unreal ladies and gentlemen.

Readers I was lucky enough to cover President Obama aboard Air Force One when ever he visited my city of Seattle, Washington. In the eight years he was President I covered Air Force One at Seattle-Tacoma International airport five times and EVERY time it was a thrill to see the big 747 with the United States Of America land and then finally stop about a 100 feet from all the reporters.

It was just great!! I can go on and on about my thoughts on the eight years of the first black President of the U.S. During the last few years in the White House, this businessman Donald J. Trump said over and over that President Obama was born in Kenya. Even with the President showing his birth certificate that let EVERYONE see Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. Last time I checked Hawaii is a state in the U.S.

Trump continued time and time again to say Barack Obama was born in Kenya. Today as the so called President, Trump STILL thinks President Obama was born in Kenya. It is a fact that Donald Trump (will NEVER call him President) has shown that he HATES President Obama!!

Since he has been in office Trump has NEVER said ANYTHING positive about the eight years of President Obama. NEVER ladies and gentlemen has Trump said anything positive regarding President Obama. This is just flat out wrong!! Keep in mind readers, President Obama walked out the White House with a WHOPPING 60% APPROVAL RATING!! Currently Trump’s approval rating is at a VERY VERY LOW 36%!!

President Obama is smooth! He knows how to handle Trump. Yes I wish Prez Obama would speak out more when Trump criticizes him over and over but this is the way he has decided to handle Trump right now. But Prez Obama is writing a book.

Cannot wait until his book comes out. It should be VERY VERY interesting!! I just am thankful that I had a chance to witness eight years of President Obama and First Lady Michelle. A dynamic couple. Two very intelligent people. Two tremendous role models for younger African Americans and people of color. And oh yeah it has been great to see Malia and Sasha grow up to be beautiful young ladies.

For sure from time to time I will be writing about President Obama and First Lady Michelle (will ALWAYS be First Lady to me)  activities as private citizens. Slowly Prez Obama is doing more public speaking and Michelle also. Hopefully both of them will soon give their honest feelings on this fella who lost by a 3 MILLION votes and a man who is totally unfit to be President…Donald J. Trump.

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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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Is Race Behind Donald Trump Rants Against President Obama?

ARTICLE FROM new.yahoo.com (Click here for full story)

Readers as a African American I am really upset at this clown Donald Trump. He is a guy I used to respect as a big time real estate holder who flies around in his own jets and a big helicopter with his last name on it, hotels, casinos, golf courses etc.

But now I have lost total respect of Trump. He has shown me and many other African Americans that he is a racist in his treatment of the first African American President of the United States Barack Obama. It is as obvious as night and day.

This cat put President Obama on blast over and over and over about his birth certificate and where is it and where was President Obama born. Why did Trump do this. Why is he doing this? So now the President had to bring out his birth records to “try” to shut this clown Donald Trump’s mouth. BUT it did not work!!

First Trump took credit for forcing the President to bring out his birth records. But while doing this, he still wonders if the President’s birth records are real!! THEN to make matters worst, the clown Trump now wonders about the President’s school records and if he went to this school or not. Did he graduate or not etc.

Sorry readers this is first class racism on the part of the clown Trump! Let me ask you this. Where was the clown Trump when President George W. Bush was President? And where his friends on the right and tea party? Did the right and the tea party ask where was President Bush’s birth records? Did they do that? NO THEY DID NOT!! So why ask these questions of the first African American President? Why are the clown Trump and other clowns and bigots asking these questions of President Obama when 2012 is right around the corner?

It is a OUTRAGE!! The treatment of President Obama by the clown Donald Trump is flat out racist and flat out wrong. Sorry to say even with a African American President……..racism is alive and well in America.    Gordon Curvey

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