Rest in Power Jim Kelly

Posted in Blogroll on June 30th, 2013 by Michael Tillery

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Cause of death has yet to be reported. Kelly was 67.

Sure at this site, readers have full knowledge of who Jim Kelly was and is to our history. He was not a side kick but a karate master. Those who don’t know him, when you google James Milton Kelly, don’t just stop at the first reference. Rest in power sir.

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Seth Jones and Darnell Nurse make history at the 2013 NHL Draft

Posted in Blogroll on June 30th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Associated Press)

Seth Jones, a defenseman, stands with officials from the Nashville Predators sweater after being chosen 4th overall in the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Newark, N.J

Seth Jones is a key piece in the Nashville Predators’ effort to return to the playoffs

It has been a historic day already at the 2013 NHL Draft. Standout defensemen Seth Jones and Darnell Nurse were selected 4th and 7th, respectively in the first round of the NHL Draft.

Jones joins Evander Kane of the Atlanta Thrashers (2009) as the two highest selected Black players in the NHL Draft. No two African-American players have been selected in the top ten of the same draft.

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Tip-Off for 6/28/13 (featuring Tichina Arnold): Celtics trade Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Nets; 76ers look to the future

Posted in Blogroll on June 28th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Boston Globe)

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are looking at another potential title run in Brooklyn.

Once the wrecking ball was put away in Beantown, memories of the Boston Celtics 2007-08 championship lingered among the rubble. The C’s lost Ray Allen to the Miami Heat in free agency last season. Earlier this week, Celtics GM Danny Ainge let Doc Rivers out of the final three years of his deal to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.

With the Celtics unable to compete with the immense talent in the Eastern Conference, Danny Ainge traded veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets.

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Philadelphia 76ers to name San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown as head coach

Posted in Blogroll on June 28th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(My San Antonio.com)

Brett Brown brings championship intensity to a very young 76ers roster.

An already eventful evening has taken another dramatic turn for the Philadelphia 76ers. The New York Daily News is reporting the team is planning to announce the hiring of San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown.

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Tip-Off for 6/27/13 (featuring Mike Tyson): Chill! You may need someone like Rachel Jeantel one day

Posted in Blogroll on June 27th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(The Blaze.com)

Although she was hard to watch at times, Rachel Jeantel gave critical testimony in the trial of George Zimmerman.

Prosecution star witness Rachel Jeantel may not have received many points in courtroom etiquette, but the 19-year old did give the court critical evidence in the final moments in the life of Trayvon Martin.

Jeantel took a beating on social media for her demeanor — which at times appeared testy. It wasn’t the greatest testimony by a star witness, but far from the worst. At some point in our lives, we all needed a Rachel Jeantel.

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Aaron Hernandez is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd

Posted in Blogroll on June 26th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Pro Football Zone)

A bad day has gotten progressively worse for Aaron Hernandez.

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd — a former semi-pro football player  — who was the boyfriend of Hernandez girlfriend’s sister.

Hernandez is being arraigned by North Attleborough court.

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Tip-Off for 6/26/13 (featuring Roy Campanella): The ripple effect of Doc Rivers

Posted in Blogroll on June 26th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Donald Sterling has 21 million reasons to believe Doc Rivers is the man for the L.A. Clippers.

The Los Angeles Clippers hiring of Glenn “Doc” Rivers is meaningful in many ways. Rivers becomes the NBA’s highest paid coach at the helm of one of the league’s most exciting teams. More importantly, Doc Rivers’ name alone may shift the balance of power in the NBA — something no African-American coach has done to this point.
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Aaron Hernandez is taken into custody and released by the Patriots

Posted in Blogroll on June 26th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(NBC News)

Aaron Hernandez began his day with a visit from the police and a release from his employer.

At approximately 8:45 am, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken into custody by North Attleborough Police. Hernandez is a person of interest in the murder of Odin Lloyd — whose body was found a mile from the Hernandez home nine days ago. Within the hour, the Patriots have announced the release of Hernandez.

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The Diva Debate: Sandra Clark (Jackee Harry) vs. Wilona Woods (Ja’net DuBois)

Posted in Blogroll on June 25th, 2013 by Ron Glover

 

Sandra Clarke and Wilona Woods brought sass and class to their respective sitcoms.

This week’s Diva Debate involves two of the sassiest women not play leading roles in their respective sitcom series nevertheless, their appearance each week was mandatory.

Sandra Clark was the too sexy neighbor of Mary Jenkins (Marla Gibbs) on ‘227’. Wilona Woods was the chatty, yet dependable neighbor of Florida (Esther Rolle) and James Evans (John Amos) on ‘Good Times’.

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Tip-Off for 6/25/13 (featuring Michael Jackson): Who’s your team’s man in the NBA Draft?

Posted in Blogroll on June 25th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Syracuse.com)

I would mortgage my team’s future for a chance at Georgetown’s Otto Porter.

This Thursday’s NBA Draft doesn’t have the league-altering talent of a decade ago, but there is plenty of talent to go ’round. Where is your team selecting and who is a realistic pick at that spot?

With the No.1 overall pick still a mystery, this should be interesting.

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Denver Nuggets hire Brian Shaw as head coach

Posted in Blogroll on June 25th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(VigilantSports)

Brian Shaw finally has a team to call his own.

After several near misses,  longtime NBA assistant Brian Shaw was named the new head coach of the Denver Nuggets.

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Tip-Off for 6/24/13 (featuring Public Enemy): The George Zimmerman Trial: We watch and wait

Posted in Blogroll on June 24th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Chicago Now)

As the opening arguments in the trial of George Zimmerman begin, there is a feeling of unrest in the African-American community.  Justice has been less than favorable to us in these yet-to-be United States. I pray continued healing for Trayvon Martin and his family, but how can we not think about Sumner, Mississippi (Emmitt Till), Simi Valley, California (Rodney King) or New York City (Sean Bell).

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Tip-Off for 6/21/13 (featuring A Tribe Called Quest): Arrest warrant issued for Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez

Posted in Blogroll on June 21st, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Yahoo)

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has some serious questions to answer.

Police in Boston have issued an arrest warrant for New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez has become a person of interest in the murder of Odin Lloyd.

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LeBron James takes ownership of his legacy as the Heat defeat Spurs 95-88 to repeat as NBA Champions

Posted in Blogroll on June 21st, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Steve Mitchell/USA Today)

Game 7

The once cloudy legacy of LeBron James is coming into clearer focus with the shine of his second world title.

Unable to place his fate in the hands of his teammates, LeBron James took control in the second half of Game 7 scoring 22 points. James scored a game-high 37 points as the Miami Heat held off the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win their second consecutive NBA Championship.

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Tip-Off for 6/20/13 (featuring Dilated Peoples): Jay-Z freestyles a blueprint for African-American athletes

Posted in Blogroll on June 20th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(BET)

Seth Jones, Jay-Z

Roc Nation Sports has targeted among others top NHL prospect Seth Jones.

Jay-Z has done everything possible in the music industry. The Hip Hop icon has been the driving force for more than a decade spitting out multi-platinum albums, a successful clothing line and his wife just so happens to be the “hottest chick in the game”.

His recent certification as a sports agent is proof Shawn Carter is determined to literally change the face of representation for African-American athletes.

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