Saturday, August 23, 2008
New York Senator, Hillary Clinton, spoke to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the loss of her good friend Stphanie Tubbs Jones. I vividly remember watching Tubbs Jones appear on the nightly cable show supporting her good friend Hillary Clinton when was competing against Barack Obama. I also remember her stating that she knew Hillary Clinton well before she knew of Barack Obama, and despite criticism from the black community she never wavered in her support of Clinton.
Clinton will honor her good friends memory by supplying buttons with Tubbs Jones' photo to her supporters at the Democratic Convention next week.
Obviously BET still doesn't get it. This week will be one of the most historical weeks in our lifetime and they're only providing sporadic coverage. Don't get me wrong, I love watching reruns of "Girlfriends" or the latest "Access Granted", but come on BET, "You're Better Than That."
Miller is alleging that Shaq threatened to pay performers $50,000 not to work with her, and of sending her threatening e-mails.
I always thought that Kobe Bryant was the crazy one, when he and Shaq played together with the Lakers. Obviously, with Shaq's career winding down, he's also starting to lose some of his brain cells. Shaq's estranged wife Shaunie had even indicated this week that the two would be reconciling. This new revelation may put a damper on that one.
Friday, August 22, 2008
In light of the the recent revelations concerning Michael Vick and countless other athletes who earn millions, only to be penniless once their careers are over, Nelson is doing the right thing for his teammates.
Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes).
Pain in the upper or middle abdomen and back.
Unexplained weight loss.
Loss of appetite.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Besides being a superb singer and dancer, Usher is a persuasive speaker and ardent supporter for Sen. Barack Obama. Thanks the the Detroit Free Press for the article.
L.A. and Face went their separate ways as a production team in the the mid nineties, and individually carved out their own indomitable niches in the music industry. Good to see them back together for a good cause.
Obama has been open about his family roots, and his brother's living conditions is a reflection on his "rolling stone" father, and not the Illinois Senator. George says that he's only met his brother on 2 occasions, and stated that the last time he met him 2 years ago, "it was like meeting a stranger."
Obama obviously has work to do, to solidify his base. Next week's Democratic Convention will be very interesting as we will find out if the Clinton support of Obama will be lukewarm or joyous.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Like swimmer, Michael Phelps, Bolt has captivated a worldwide audience, and hopefully brought back some credibility to a sport that has been tarnished in recent years by steroids. Keep running like a gazelle young brother.
If anyone is interested, Michael Vick's home is still for sale in Duluth, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The asking price is $4.5 million. Vick reportedly had a mortgage on the home of $2.85 million. I wonder why Vick didn't just pay cash for the home. This is why athletes and entertainers need an education. Thanks to the Atlanta Journal Constitution for the article.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
One of the white guys took a swing at the black guy, and Mills said that he yelled out something like, "Yo, they're jumping that black guy!"
The pack of white males turned their attention to Mills and Lee, while the guy they were chasing took off toward Penns Landing and disappeared.
"That's when they came running towards us and said, 'You f------ n------,' " Lee said.
I've stated many times that Obama should pick Hillary Clinton as his running mate to help heal the party. Perhaps giving Hillary a roll call vote at next week's convention will be enough appeasement for her constituents. Obama's campaign has been politically savvy up until now, so it'll be interesting to see if the campaign can continue that trend when his running mate is announced.
Olympic star, Michael Phelps uses the music to fuel his quests towards greatness. If you've ever see him with his iPod prior to a race, he could be listening to any of the following songs:
1. “Overnight Celebrity” - Twista
2. “Burn” - Usher
3. “Roses” - Outkast
4. “Till I Collapse” - Eminem
5. “Smile” - G Unit
6. “A Milli” - Lil’ Wayne
7. “Hustlin” - Rick Ross
8. “Hello Brooklyn 2.0” - Jay-Z (featuring Lil Wayne)
9. “I Got What It Takes” - Young Jeezy
Phelps, who grew up in Baltimore, says that he will be returning to his roots to give back to his community when he's finished this year's Olympics. His success transcends race, and hopefully using hip-hop music as a motivational source can be adopted by more kids who may look up to him.
Monday, August 18, 2008
The Innocence Project, a legal group that has sought genetic testing and led the charge to free innocent inmates contributed much of the information for the article. the Project points out that since 1991, 218 people have been exonerated through DNA testing, and in more than three-quarters of the cases, mistaken eyewitness identifications were crucial in the wrongful convictions.
Hopefully with more proponents out there working on behalf of the wrongly accused, mistaken identity will be less of a problem.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Kilpatrick obviously knows that the end is near, and he's trying to be proactive in bringing an end to this whole sordid mess. Worthy appears to be taking the stance of being as accommodating to Kilpatrick as he's been to the residents of Detroit.
Obviously the results of the increased traffic stops has been effective, but unfortunately the sample size is very small. It would be great if similar tactics could be implemented by police in our larger urban areas.
Now 18 and entering her final year of high school, Gerren is a promising volleyball player. She still models occasionally, but now has set her sights on attending college and majoring in psychology. Watching her promising modeling career grind to a halt did leave Gerren with self esteem issues, but with the help of her mother and her church, Gerren appears to be as well adjusted as an 18 year old can be who's 6 feet tall. Hopefully Gerren will be a role model for other young black females who have seen their dreams derailed, only to resurface stronger and more focused on achieving their future goals.
Lester Munson, an attorney and legal writer for ESPN has delved into Vick's poor decision making and written an article that profiles the decisions that led to the decimation of Vick's fortune. Munson points out that when Michael Vick was forced to pay the restitution to the State of Virginia for the dog fighting charges, he had to borrow the money.
I've heard other stories of NFL players who have squandered nearly $1 million bonuses in less than a year. I assume the the NFL and other professional sports leagues give all of their athletes basic financial planning advice. The advice that they don't give them is how to keep the vultures away, who simply want to steal their money.