THE STARTING FIVE

Posted in Anthony Gilbert, Brian Westbrook, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Ken Griffey Jr., Larry Johnson, LeBron James, Malcolm X, Michael Tillery, MLB, NBA, NFL, UNLV on July 18th, 2008 by AXG

Black Power

“Why is the American black man so complacent about being trampled upon? Why doesn’t the American black man fight to be a human being?”

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Fight the Power

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A Vision in BLACK

Posted in Allen Iverson, Andre Miller, Baron Davis, Blogroll, Brandon Roy, Carmelo Anthony, Caron Butler, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Gilbert Arenas, Jim Crow, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Malcolm X, Michael Beasley, Michael Tillery, NBA, North Philadelphia, Paul Pierce, Philadelphia, Rasheed Wallace, Richard Hamilton, Tim Duncan on July 16th, 2008 by AXG

We declare our right on this earth…to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this Earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.

Malcolm X

This may seem a bit capricious when compared to how I usually write, however its quite the contrary. A quiet storm has been on the horizon for a few years…its just that I do not talk nor write about the trouble on my mind very often. This is a message to the BLACK journalist, about how and why we are essential to the media.
Sheed AG

‘Sheed and AG at their best in North Philadelphia

I am not going to give the negativity within the media against black people in America any love or support by mentioning them. If you have been paying attention you would know exactly who and what I’m trying not to talk about.

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Notes from the TNT NBA Playoffs Conference Call: The West Is Going To Be A Bloodbath

Posted in Blogroll, Charles Barkley, Michael Tillery, NBA, NBA On TNT, NBA playoffs, Reggie Miller on April 16th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Could this be the year KG and PP do the damn thing?

 

 

Notes from the TNT NBA Playoffs Conference Call

Wednesday, April 15, 2008

TNT tips off its “40 Games in 40 Nights” of NBA Playoff coverage on Sunday, April 20 with a first-round tripleheader (times TBD).

I got a chance to be a part of this call today with a lot of NBA beat writers across the country. I really appreciated Reggie and Charles’ honesty on some subjects. Can’t wait till Sunday.

Participants:

Charles Barkley – TNT NBA studio analyst

Reggie Miller – TNT NBA analyst

Jeff Behnke – Turner Sports executive producer

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We’ve Forgotten Our Negro League Past Part 2: Interview With Senior Writer Justice B. Hill of MLB.com

Posted in Anthony Gilbert, Babe Ruth, Barnstorming, Blogroll, Curtis Granderson, Hank Aaron, Henry Aaron, Ichiro Suzuki, interviews, Joe DiMaggio, Justice B. Hill., Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Martin Luther King Jr., Michael Tillery, MLB, MLB.com, Roberto Clemente, Stan Musial, Tiger Woods, Torri Hunter, Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb, Willie Mays on April 14th, 2008 by Michael Tillery


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Could you imagine looking out from the plate and trying to find a hole in this outfield? Arguably three of the best of all time

In Part II, Justice and I get into some issues that need to be addressed as well as the Willie Mays/Hank Aaron who is better debate. I’m spreading this interview out in hopes that baseball might seep into our collective psyche. Justice brings up some very important points as to why the game isn’t being played in the Black community and how we can address this dilemma. If at all it’s that important…

Part III will be posted next Monday.

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Lets Be Finishers!

Posted in Blogroll, Jerold Wells Jr., Michael Tillery, Vince Carter on April 14th, 2008 by Jerold Wells Jr.

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Vince Carter is definitely a finisher

What does it take to finish? In life there are a million and two starters. Those who can draw up plans, give motivational speeches, and rally the troops come a dime a dozen. There are significantly less people who can finish. People who can persevere and see the project through completion are more valuable than the idea or even the project itself.

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The Talented Tenth

Posted in Michael Tillery, North Philadelphia on April 9th, 2008 by AXG

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The inner-city way

There were/are not many options for those of us that grew up within the lower social economic class cities, like Philadelphia, Baltimore, Camden, Chester, DC, Detroit, etc.In my childhood, if and when the question was asked…what do you want to be when you grow up….I knew in my heart that I wanted to play basketball professionally. That dream shifted by the time I turned 15. It was then I realized that I wasn’t going to be good enough, so I put my energy into creative writing, and sports media.

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The Cardinal and the Blue Jay: An Excerpt of The Son Of Melancholy Jazz

Posted in bipolar, Blogroll, Brenda Russell, Cameo, Chester, Chuck D, Gittin' Funky, Kid and Play, manic depression, Michael Tillery, NBA, PA, Phyllis Hyman, Sherry Wiggins, The Son of Melancholy Jazz, William Penn High School on March 13th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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It’s been 20 years since my Mom passed. For anyone out there who has lost a parent, you know it doesn’t get any easier. I go through my own personal Ides of March every year, but as time passes, I’m able to reflect and recollect on the memories that have shaped my present existence. This is why I implore us all to have a sense of urgency, because when life is gone, it’s gone.

On March 13, 1988–Mom’s birthday, I had to work at 12 midnight and woke from a nap around 8. My sister and I were sitting on my bed laughing hysterically at something or other before Mom called around 8:30. I was in a giddy mood considering I’d tried to reach her earlier and wish her Happy Birthday to no avail. I fell asleep worrying, so when I finally heard her voice, I was noticeably relieved.

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Friday Fire: Is Brett Favre Better Than Warren Moon?

Posted in Blogroll, Michael Tillery, Speeding Bullet Media Group on March 7th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Click on the above pic to access my commentary.

Appeared on a internet radio program hosted by Florida broadcasting legend Ed Berliner yesterday and discussed some issues that just don’t sit well with the TSF collective. I’ll provide links to other topics as they are posted on SBN. I said stuff you will not hear the mainstream media say that needs to be stated even more.

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Lost in Translation

Posted in Blogroll, Michael Tillery, Scoop Jackson, www.anthonyxgilbert.com on February 25th, 2008 by AXG

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The one who hit TSF off with true inspiration, Scoop Jax, and AG do a Nike pose

When you think about translating one thing to another, you often ponder about language, or mathematics. However when I entitled this “Lost in Translation”, I was referring to the need of more journalists of color in general, and more specifically black, or African American journalists in this world of mass media.

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