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Steve Harvey Discusses Infamous Trump Meeting

[caption id="attachment_182930" align="alignleft" width="458"]rfocus.org Bounce TV's primetime news magazine show Ed Gordon returns for an all-new episode on Mon. Oct. 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET. Award-winning journalist Ed Gordon serves as executive producer and host of the new Bounce TV original series, sitting down for revealing interviews with top headline makers, entertainers and pop cultural figures. Ed Gordon also includes investigative pieces, celebrity profiles, current event segments and human-interest feature stories. @BounceTV (PRNewsfoto/Bounce)[/caption] Bounce, the nation's fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences, will premiere an all-new installment of its primetime newsmagazine show, Ed Gordon, on Monday, October 2 @ 10:00 p.m. The new episode features in-depth conversations with famed comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey, outspoken U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, rising star of ABC's black-ish Yara Shahidi, and GRAMMY®-winning singer-songwriter Gregory Porter. Harvey discusses with Gordon the public backlash he faced regarding jokes about Flint, MI, his infamous leaked office email and his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Harvey says of the attacks by some African-Americans: "The attack was so vicious from Black people…Black people doing this to me? And I'm telling you the real funky part…people I thought I was 'so-called' cool with it…sitting on the radio show talking about me, people who have come to me in private and I helped, just jumped on what was trending…that hurt me personally." Harvey went on to say (half) jokingly "I knew I was in trouble when Bill O'Reilly defended me." Longtime Congresswoman Waters (D-Calif.) discusses her outspoken perspective on the Trump administration and other American issues. Among other questions, Gordon asks the Congresswoman if she thinks President Donald Trump is a racist. Waters said, "Yes I do, now more than ever. I didn't think deeply about it until I learned about his connection with [Steve] Bannon and with other White Nationalists. Everything from pardoning [Sheriff Joe] Arpaio, to having all these White Nationalists in the Cabinet around him. Yeah, I do believe he's a racist." Waters adds, "When I see injustice, it moves me. When I move, I try to do the best that I can to speak truth to power." Catch these interviews and more on Ed Gordon on Monday, October 2 @ 10:00 p.m. on Bounce

Former VIBE Writer Suing “All Eyez on Me” for Plagiarism

rfocus.orgA former Vibe writer, Kevin Powell, who wrote many of the stories and headlines for the late Tupac Shakur in the magazine is suing the film All Eyez on Me for plagiarism. Some would cite it's not possible to sue for actual events that took place but the problem is Powell admits some of the stories were embellished and that the script for the film lifted and used the factual stories as well as his embellishments. Powell's attorneys feel that this has opened the door for infringement considering Powell was not given credit for the story or embellishments. We'll keep you posted.

La La Anthony, Lamar Odom (Exclusive) & Sean “Diddy” Combs to Appear on Wendy...



Wendy Williams opens her daily syndicated talk show with her staple Hot Topics segment every single day and gives her authentic and candid "take" on today's celebrity stories. She says it like she means it and that's why her loyal audience keeps coming back. And now, with brand-new, original episodes slated to run through Thursday, July 20th, she welcomes some of the key players taking part in today's hottest stories live on her set during this week (June 26th).

On Tuesday, La La Anthony stops by to talk about her star making turn in Power and recent headlines with Carmelo Anthony, which Wendy has been following on Hot Topics. And on

Wednesday, Lamar Odom sits down to reveal details about his struggles with drug abuse and what it's really like to be a part of the Kardashian clan. Sean “Diddy” Combs stops by Thursday to talk about his new documentary, Can’t Stop, Wont Stop: A Bad Boy Story produced by P. Diddy himself, which is set to release through Apple Music, June 25th.

WCBS NEWSRADIO 880AM Hosts 50th Anniversary Event & Performance By Tony Bennett


A station renowned for its storytelling, WCBS Newsradio 880AM will present “Celebrating 50 Years of News: A Night of New York Stories” on Tuesday, August 8 at the PlayStation Theater in NYC’s Times Square. Hosted by 880AM’s Wayne Cabot and Alex Silverman, the event will celebrate the station’s 50th anniversary by bringing together some of NYC’s most notable names in news, politics, sports and entertainment. The evening will close with a special interview and song performance by the legendary Tony Bennett.

“Newsradio 880 is a trusted New York City news outlet with a rich history and legacy of delivering up-to-the-minute news,” said Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President/Market Manager CBS RADIO New York. “We are proud to be a part of the fabric of New York and will continue to tell the stories of the people, places and happenings from all around this great city. This special night is a chance to gather with listeners, station personalities and prominent figures to celebrate what the station has meant for the past 50 years and will continue to mean well into the future.”

Throughout the evening, WCBS 880AM will welcome a range of memorable personalities who will share stories that have shaped New York City over the last 50 years. Station personalities including Craig Allen, Joe Connolly, Pat Farnack, Brad Heller, Tom Kaminski, Paul Murnane, Steve Scott and Michael Wallace will take part in the program. Among the special guests sharing their New York stories on stage will be Jeff Fager and Lesley Stahl (60 Minutes), former New York Giants Co-Captain George Martin, Late Show with David Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer, and former New York Mets Manager Bobby Valentine.

Doors open at 6:30 PM; the program begins at 8:00 PM. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, June 23 at 10:00 AM, ET, via www.axs.com. Ticket prices range from $55 to $150. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Exploring the Arts Foundation, Tony Bennett’s charity organization dedicated to transforming the lives of young people through arts education.

Universal Music Enterprises Names Andre Torres VP/Urban Catalog

rfocus.orgUNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES (UMe) has appointed ANDRE TORRES, founder of WAX POETICS magazine and the former Exec. Editor of GENIUS, VP/Urban Catalog, effective immediately. He will work closely with UMe’s senior management team as well as the leadership at UMG’s labels to develop, implement and execute a global A&R, sales, branding and marketing strategy for hip-hop, rap, R&B, along with other genres in Black music. “At UMe, we are focused on elevating our artists and their legacies by engaging both fans and new audiences," UMe Pres./CEO BRUCE RESNIKOFF said. "With ANDRE, we are adding a very talented, innovative and entrepreneurial executive, who will collaborate closely with our labels and artists to develop unique experiences, products and releases based on our extensive and industry-leading library of Black, hip-hop and R&B music. With his unique perspective and background, ANDRE has the ability to authentically represent our artists and connect with their fans.” “I’ve spent my professional career helping artists tell their stories, some for the first time and sometimes long after they are gone," TORRES said. "This new role is the culmination of my entrepreneurial and journalism experience, my love and respect for these artists and the music they create and the opportunity to continue telling their stories. I’m excited to join Bruce, the incredible team at UMe and to work first hand with my musical heroes.”
If at First You Don't Succeed, Just Copy from Billboard 1

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Just Copy from Billboard

rfocus.org In today's episode of "journalistic integrity," The Urban Buzz saves a lot of time on writing stories simply by stealing what others trades write and taking credit for it (lol). No words... (click for larger image) rfocus.org