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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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