Radiofacts: Originally posted Jan 14, 2017 – While Steve Harvey and D.L. Hughley may have worked together as Kings of Comedy, they have also both ended up with nationally syndicated radio shows but their paths are very different. Some people may not realize that DL got his start at KJLH in Los Angeles in the early 90s and he’s not only politically savvy he’s an intellectual who was always deserving a greater platform than one radio station.
I have to commend DL on using radio for more than comedy but using it as an additional much-needed platform as an advocate for the black community. DL takes urban radio back to the black radio days when the airwaves were the saving grace and the alarm clock for the black community but he has managed to update the concept by still making it entertaining.
Harvey has to also be commended for his outreach and advocacy for young black men at risk with his mentoring programs.
Here, Hughley addresses the visit Harvey recently made to Donald Trump.
I hate that we can’t at least agree on what we have in common and that is SO much that we can all do for the issues Tavis finds so troubling instead of making up stuff over which to publicly denigrate each other. I’m thinking that Tavis, in his so-called journey toward truth believes the best way to find it is to declare everyone else as a liar. Just read an article in Newsweek in which he lambasted Quenton Tarrantino regarding his interpretation of slavery in D’Jango. Wow, really? Hey Tavis! Here’s an idea! Why not try to broker a deal with Hollywood heavy hitters to fund that ‘historical tableau’ you have identified as missing in our entertainment media??? DO THAT INSTEAD. Maybe then your legacy will be secure in your mind and perhaps in ours as well. Peace to all.
Tavis Smiley…. “can go to hell”!!!!
Which also begs the question; What good has he done?
Why all the fuss Tom, The African American People of the USA Are Not Talked About Much Anyway. Hispanics Are The New Kids On The Block. Stop This Mud Slinging And Help Fight This Poverty, Murder, and Joblessness. The Klan Are Loving This. Blacks Against Blacks. Every Man, Women, and Child Should Be Accountable. Why Not Make Our President Unaccountable For His Actions. His Cabinet is 98.9 % White. He Will Be a Lame Duck In Only 2 Years. Stop Spreading This BULL [email protected]…. Tavis is a Black Make Just Like You………Wall Street Boys Love To Keep Black Folk Distracted. I Stop Listening To Tom & Steve A Long Time Ago.Please Stop This End Fighting!
Spoken like a REAL MAN! Tell the truth Tyrese!!
Two questions: What does any of what Tyrese said have to do with Oprah and Obama–whom I think both do more for humanity than we might know–and what are YOU doing, Tyrese? You don’t have to be from Chicago to contribute. What are you doing about the situation in the city in which YOU live. It’s easy to blow into town to promote a book, speak a few noble morsels and be gone. I know a wayyou can help–how about less songs the objectify young woman? How about telling some of your fellow entertainers to bring it down on the booty music and all the songs about “Da Club” that these kids embrace as the truth? How about less pointing of the finger and more doing on YOUR part? Black folk still in search of someone to LEAD them. Look in the mirror and do for SELF. We LIVE in these communities; we can’t do something about WHERE WE LIVE?
I agree, I support President Barack Obama and I like Oprah Winfrey but I really believe more needs to be done The blood of Black Children runs through the streets of our urban cities. My heart goes out to the victims of Sandy Hook, my heart goes out to Congresswoman Gabby Gifford, my heart goes out to the Aurora Theater murders but black kids have been dying everyday in our cities and no one has been jumping up and down. Sometimes I think that white life is valued more than black life. I have been doing videos and speaking out on my Youtube Channel for four years about gun control and how we must ban the NRA to begin the process of stopping Gun Violence in America. My channel is “Urbansuperhero” I record a DangerMan Moment everyday. Our babies are dying we must do something now!!!
How come with this President, people are afraid to say, “what they need to say?” If this President was really concerned about innocent children being gunned down in the streets of Chicago or anywhere he would have done something about it long time ago. And don’t give me he’s got other things more pressing, really??? Children shot up in a classroom got his attention real quick and he still had those pressing problems he needed to take care of. Those killed in Chicago on the streets are still human beings that should deserve the same attention as those killled in a an area where you hear people say, “I can’t believe this happened in our neighborhood!”
We keep waiting for someone to come and help us. We have to start with helping ourselves with small steps. What can a President or Oprah due to stop the violence in Chicago streets? I am listening. Parents and community is where they learn and grown; and they show you want they know.
Please – you ” I Want Attention Actors ” need a Script that reads, You have not done your Political Homework, and that the words on your page does not describe your ability to get the Part – Please, research before you Open your feeble mouth to Call Time on the President or the Oprah… Where was your big mouth, when the White Presidents had the Seat??? Have Respect, You are not receiving any White House Memo’s at Alll…. Call Out the PARENTS!!!!!! The World Nor the President Obama, is not the low-life, non-raised trash that kill, kill and then go home to the theses people called Mother and Father… Call On Them Tyrese.;; You No Nothing; Write and Talk on what you know, UpFront & Personal.
That is just ignorance. you call yourself a man of the cloth. You should burn in Hell!!
This is to bad, Bobbie Brown is very talented but he needs help.DangerMan
Just a major correction: The title of the song is: YOUR PRESENCE IS HEAVEN not your presence IN heaven…..that is incorrect.thanks,Otherwise y’all are doing a great job!
I don’t know what to say about Ms. Kathy Hughes Hmm!DangerMan
Tyrese is right, they should be doing more. The military should have been on the streets in Chicago regardless of what these parents say. I heard that parents did not want the military there. Get your kids in order then! I don’t live far from the city and afraid to go in fear of a stray bullet but I have placed my trust in God that he will shield me and my family from this wickedness. Obama didn’t have a problem stepping up and speaking for 20 million illegals in this country while black children are being killed by the hour almost. Oprah is busy doing other stuff in other countries, how about right in your backyard? I say continue to put the pressure on these so called black leaders and hold them accountable. Black people paved the way with the help of God, so that they could be where they are so never let them forget.
Sometimes in life we are given opportunity to right a wrong. Whatever her reason she felt she needed to make that statement, I believe people can change. Should “we” allow this opportunity for her? Absolutely!Only time and God can judge her.
This kid was so smart but used it in the wrong way. Did he not think he would get caught, maybe he wasn’t so smart after all.DangerMan
Any trips from NJ/NY area????
I see both sides of this thought, but it boggles my mind that we broadcast school shootings with reverence and our President makes a statement and what not, but the same is not afforded to a community like Chicago where these wars on the streets are commonplace to kids who shouldn’t have to live in such conditions. I support Obama and he has a million other things to do, but I can see why Tyrese mentioned those two specifically, they both have ties to the state! however, parents have to be parents, communities and resources also should be available to aid in that process. the community village mentally was lost log ago and instead of the village raising the generation, they are are corrupted and robbed of a dream deferred! we the people have failed the children, and that includes Oprah, Obama, Tyrese alike. we can all stand up for what is right or die trying! My ancestors did that for me, and I’m in child welfare doing the same… by any means necessary!!!
black folks needs to stop complaining, immigrants are taking over and doing a great job, we don’t need another march, another foucus group what we need is to remember what brought us this far. blacks are still singing we shall overcome, and christains still have Jesus on the cross. Enlighten yourself and move forward.
Few questions I thought Tom sold at least most of Reach one to David KANTOR and RADIO 1 or was that story false?
Didn’t DL hughley agree with Don Imus when Imus or someone on his program called those sisters on the RUTGERS female basketball team out of their names,yeah he did!
Didn’t Tom get pissed Friday when people disagreed with his stance on Talledega,regarding I believe the Republican party giving a band from there 200k to perform at the inauguration of Satan on the 20th,when Tom felt it was ok for them to accept that money and perform,because (he) Tom has given so much to Black Colleges.
Some of us are paying attention and see the mixed signals by syndicated hosts including the aforementioned hosts and Harvey.
JJ, Tom did sell the majority share of Reach Media to Radio One which is why I state DL’s show is owned by Reach Media AND Radio One. Yes there was a controversy with DL and the Rutgers basketball team comments. Not sure about your other questions.
Not using the same 4 letter word but DEL I feel the same way. I have no feeling for this man because he’s a user and black some black rich people r falling for it.
DL Hughley is absolutely right. Very disappointed in Steve Harvey. Trump is making you look foolish for believing in him. Trump is not sincere. HE IS A CON MAN. And you’re falling for it. Shame on you Mr. Harvey.
Very disappointed in Steve Harvey; thought he was a better person than to stoop to the level of insensitivity to mankind expressed by Trump. Prayers for you Mr. Harvey.
I know Donald Trump is wrong for being disrespectful to all people. Just because Steve Harvey met with Donald Trump does not mean that Steve Harvey is a Donald Trump lover. The word of God us to love one another as he loves us. Please don’t miss out on your blessings.
That’s exactly right Marilyn, free your mind and your everything else will follow!
Right on, brother
Before I seen DL’s video I was thinking the same thing he said. If you listen to Steve Harvey during the election he was preaching to everyone about how bad Trump is what changed?
Steve Harvey is not an expert on the black community and it’s needs, therefore; that wasn’t his motive. There are people who are experts on this subject ; Why not meet with them. He picked Steve Harvey because he wants the support of a popular, famous , connected African American to sway others. If he needs expert advice on Blk communities talk to Den. Lewis, he has a record of public service dating back 29 yrs, Steve Harvey does not. Steve don’t take every job they offer….jeez, you should know your qualifications and limitations.
Thank-you DL ! My sentiments down to your last words !!!
I am a black man, and to see Steve Harvey go to this man kiss his ass like a dog looking for a bone or his master to pet him, woe has this man forgot where he came from, I remember when he was on TV crying talking about how he loves his people, what in the hell is wrong with Mr Harvey, if you wanted to make a difference do he really think trump is going to help. Thanks again Steve Harvey for letting us know who you’re God is, maybe we should boycott you are your show.
Did you ever think that God is putting Steve Harvey where he want him to be it’s not about Donald Trump is what God is putting Steve Harvey so let God do his job and stop thinking so negative. Praise God.
I spent 30years plus in the radio bus.Some in talk at KJLH in LA.I take my hat off to DL I too,will never forgive Rump,he is a sick ,sick SOB.He is an iligitimate President and should be challenged at every turn.Louis Morton.
Yes let’s boycott his show.Iam going to. So who’s with me. All his shows.And his Radio show 2.
Yes. Can’t support him. I LOVE GOD, but the devil is busy too.WHY Steve Harvey??. Because he’s black & famous. WAKE UP!!
Steve is a sucker uncle tom
I feel like DL,Trump should have met with city leaders to discuss or have Carson that nut case do it. I feel it as a ploy to bring Blacks over, for whatever reason. He is not a man to be trusted, I believe in God and the devil and the devil is clever and busy.
Good morning! I am going to be real, I was very disappointed with Steve meeting with Trump. People I watch trump and he is not a kind man . Steve had his reasons to meet with him (but) only he can answer your question.
Try being Christian before black. All of you who are hating on Steve Harvey deserve the wrath and judgment of god to be resting on your heads. Hate a man because he met with a white president how rediculious
Here Here D.L!
I support you 1000% percent. Tell it like it is, no sugar coating or making it easy to digest, he is a confirmed “Prejudice” man. He admitted that when he seem “surprised” Barack H. Obama was a smart Man AFTER he had met him. He had never met Obama but had his mind made up his mind about Obama being the worst president ever (yet he wanted advice and counseling) , this is PREJUDICE, he pre-judged the President. I can only hope that we as a nation will see the daily mental 10 year old melt downs. He is in way over his head and it will be proven within 2 years.
Um really appalled at the negative comments concerning Steve Harvey and his meeting with Donald Trump. I commend Steve for putting his differences aside for the betterment of inner cities.if meeting g with Steve Harvey is an advantage for our people, then what is the problem? Steve isnot a Trump lover but he’s set his differences aside at president Obama’s request! I understand how this may look to others but let’s stop bashing and give Steve a chance, Steve is no fool and I trust that if Steve sees anything foul pertaining to this he will back out and call out Donald Trump, let’s give Steve some credit, as far as dl hughley, if u was such a friend why did u come out in the media with your bashing instead of having g a man to man conversation with Steve?? Is it jealousy?
He is a fool. He’s being played. Trump chose him because he’s black& famous. To make Trump look good. WHY didn’t he choose someone who’s a expert on HUD. IT’S ALL FAKE. TRUMP IS DECEPTION. And Steve is falling for it. Smh
As black people we need to get a grip. We need to just stop talking. Jesus said he would keep us in perfect peace if we keep our minds on him. We spend way too much time thinking about who’s talking to Donald Trump who cares!!! And just maybe this will help us as a people. We got I don’t how many years with trump as president. Why we leave him alone if he trying to reach out to us!!! Maybe just maybe God will put it on his heart to make a difference if we pray!!
B. Brown. Did Trump leave Obama alone .No he tried to destroy him for 8 yrs. Yes lets pray. BUT the devil is not gonna change.
Steve Harvey is not new. Public and financial success for many people is an intoxicating cocktail which often gives the consumer a sense of self-importance and the moniker of perceived leadership. For all of his intellect and medical gifts, Dr. Ben Carson lost himself in the white smoothie called acceptance as one of the “good ones”. He, like other prominent men and women of color who choose to jump to the other side, have a pinch of self-loathing and racial discomfort when they are around whites who see them as worthy of their attention. They get lulled into a social nap and wake up thinking that they represent the people who helped foster their rise to prominence and success. Hey Stevie boy. We not only never asked your illiterate ass to speak for or represent us in the area of housing any more than we embraced DT’s selection of a totally unqualified Dr. Ben Carson for the cabinet position of HUD Secretary. Stay in your lane Steve and just shuck and jive and keep dancing for those white folks who are allowing you to be the face of Black folks in this land on TV and in the public arena. If you are the best we can do to move forward, we’re in trouble!
Ron Baker. Well said.
Donald Trump is a all time racist! One thing for sure he will have to meet Lord Savior Jesus Christ face to face, No one is born racist it’s taught, The way he degrade women, Mexican, and other race it’s pathetic, He has no respect for himself, He has no experience for this position and to let him win all because he’s Rich, He’s not rich, Trump has a child like mind that throws temper tantrum, What professional person goes on twitter and blast people? A child! Having a fit, Don’t pay taxes, that’s not right to other tax payers, Low Down Dirty!
Maybe we need to let Donald Trump listeners tune in to Steve Harvey morning show, and let’s see how those rating would go. Because I was very disappointed in Steve to the point I’m not listening to his show right now, because now he’s sounding like he’s talking out of the side of his neck.
I love DL. I’m right with him. I’m not turning the other cheek. Donald Trump helped get the birther movement going. He spewed nothing to hate his whole campaign and was rewarded for it. There is a time to be a bigger person and now isn’t the time. I will be as petty as Donald Trump his whole presidency. I may not have agreed with president Bush policies but I respected him. I have absolutely no respect for Donald Trump or what he represents. He doesn’t care about the American people white or black. Trump is for self and his billionaire buddies. Look at the cabinet he picked. You want to reach out to the black community. Come to where we are. Hold a town hall in Oakland, Cleveland, Detroit etc then we can have a conversation.
The ones we need to watch out for is Snoop Dogg ! and all his other rich privleged friends that live in the gated communities; but want us to think that they’re real O G’s. Their agenda is liberal and secular ! and if you don’t agree with them then you’re an outcast. Obamas been in office the last 8 yrs. ! so it’s not Trump fault that you have relationship issues, it’s not Trumps fault that blacks murder other blacks in Chicago high crime district, it’s not Trumps fault that you chose to do drugs, or chose to quit school ! Look in the mirror and stop blaming your problems on someone else, only you can up-lift yourself with Gods hard work and blessing ! Obama, Hillary, & Trump are only limited politicians. Gods unlimited ! and so is a righteous man in the mirror.
What are you talking about? Nobody’s blaming Trump for any of the things you mentioned.Just remember he is the biggest LIAR. He has NO RESPECT for women or people of color. He made America hate again. He wants to take away women rights. He wants to be like Putin & he wants the USA to be like Russia.
If Trump really care he would reach out to to the congress man/ woman and council members,that what they are elected and payed for .Timing was bad .!!!! Definitely publicity Stunt..And Strve you could have declined ,you are not the only instrumental Black Pearson..
Good day Mister DL Hughley I have encountered you twice on tour both times were in Dayton Ohio you high five me as you approach the stage I always dream of being a comedian like Redd Foxx Richard Pryor and many of the Great comedians of my life I have been too many comedy shows and my life when you the wife and I went to Indianapolis to catch the Tom Joyner Morning Show at 3 a.m. in the morning I’m up early on a Friday morning at 4 a.m. preparing to go to a hostile work environment since Donald Trump is president in the world is changing is it changing for good or that my message is clear it might offend you or it might Enlighten you of this situation help me to get my message to the world before I pass away and enjoy that internal peaceful sleep I was always afraid to make people laugh because I know that I will Offend them by telling the truth and caused a riot. I always pride myself on race relations with different nationalities and different people of this planet. Tell me why is man the most destructive creature on this planet and God’s heaven. Imagine being the only person of color in a factory of 2 to 300 white Americans. And have to listen to the Hostile acts toward toys a black president in the White House. That was a living hell. Get back with me if you ever want to Look for new comedians. Look me up I will make you laugh and think and cry thank you for hearing me out much love Cornelius Walker jr. AKA Bosco to my brothers and sisters
I join the chorus and felt Steve Harvey was used for a ‘Photo Op’ in meeting with Trump. While I know Steve Harvey is a good man and his intentions I believe were sincere, I cannot say the same for that snake in the Oval Office. Of course we should have a seat at the table. I just question the timing of this meeting. Why was it not held in the White House (not the Trump Penthouse/ Castle) after the inauguration and with other legislators present??? Also while I do not wish to boycott his radio show over this one indiscretion, Steven Harvey is clearly above the likes of a Don King and Omarosa Manigault who have made a career out of cooning. Also the comments made by MLK, Jr. after his meeting with Trump were despicable to say the least but that’s a commentary for another time.