๐Ÿ”ฅ | Latest

America, Family, and Growing Up: LeBron James Talks The Political Climate And Racism: "They Will Always Try To Figure Out A Way To Let You Know You're Still Beneath Them." @balleralert Read More: www.balleralert.com LeBron James Talks The Political Climate And Racism: โ€œThey Will Always Try To Figure Out A Way To Let You Know Youโ€™re Still Beneath Them.โ€ - blogged by @MsJennyb โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € In a recent interview with Cari Champion for her show, โ€œRolling With The Champion,โ€ LeBron James and Kevin Durant spoke on their success straight out of high school. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € As the three drove around Akron, Ohio, Jamesโ€™ hometown, the three discussed their lives and careers, including the negativity that comes along with being the greatest in the world. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € In particular, James discussed the 2017 incident, when his old Brentwood home was defaced and spray painted with the n-word while his family was away. Despite the money and fame, James divulged about the climate, as an athlete, to discuss politics and racial injustices in the world. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ€œWe cannot deny that we are very divided especially in the political arena,โ€ Champion said. โ€œThe warriors said, โ€˜If we had an invite weโ€™re not going to the White House,โ€™ LeBron, you called them a โ€˜bum,โ€™ - prompting James and Durant to both interject, saying โ€œstraight up,โ€ as Champion continued, asking, โ€œHow do you describe the climate for an athlete with a platform, nowadays, that want to talk about whatโ€™s happening in our world?โ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ€œWell, the climate is hot,โ€ James responded. โ€œThe number one job in America, the point of person, is someone who doesnโ€™t understand the people and really donโ€™t give a f*ck about the people.โ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ€œWhen I was growing up,โ€ he continued, โ€œthere were like three jobs that you look for inspiration or you feel like these were the people that can give me life. It was the President of the United States, it was whoever was the best in sports and then it was like the greatest musician at the time. You never thought you could be them, but you could grab inspiration from themโ€ฆ. And this time right now, with the President of the United States, itโ€™s ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
America, Family, and Growing Up: LeBron James Talks The Political Climate And
 Racism: "They Will Always Try To Figure Out A Way
 To Let You Know You're Still Beneath Them."
 @balleralert
 Read More: www.balleralert.com
LeBron James Talks The Political Climate And Racism: โ€œThey Will Always Try To Figure Out A Way To Let You Know Youโ€™re Still Beneath Them.โ€ - blogged by @MsJennyb โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € In a recent interview with Cari Champion for her show, โ€œRolling With The Champion,โ€ LeBron James and Kevin Durant spoke on their success straight out of high school. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € As the three drove around Akron, Ohio, Jamesโ€™ hometown, the three discussed their lives and careers, including the negativity that comes along with being the greatest in the world. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € In particular, James discussed the 2017 incident, when his old Brentwood home was defaced and spray painted with the n-word while his family was away. Despite the money and fame, James divulged about the climate, as an athlete, to discuss politics and racial injustices in the world. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ€œWe cannot deny that we are very divided especially in the political arena,โ€ Champion said. โ€œThe warriors said, โ€˜If we had an invite weโ€™re not going to the White House,โ€™ LeBron, you called them a โ€˜bum,โ€™ - prompting James and Durant to both interject, saying โ€œstraight up,โ€ as Champion continued, asking, โ€œHow do you describe the climate for an athlete with a platform, nowadays, that want to talk about whatโ€™s happening in our world?โ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ€œWell, the climate is hot,โ€ James responded. โ€œThe number one job in America, the point of person, is someone who doesnโ€™t understand the people and really donโ€™t give a f*ck about the people.โ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ€œWhen I was growing up,โ€ he continued, โ€œthere were like three jobs that you look for inspiration or you feel like these were the people that can give me life. It was the President of the United States, it was whoever was the best in sports and then it was like the greatest musician at the time. You never thought you could be them, but you could grab inspiration from themโ€ฆ. And this time right now, with the President of the United States, itโ€™s ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

LeBron James Talks The Political Climate And Racism: โ€œThey Will Always Try To Figure Out A Way To Let You Know Youโ€™re Still Beneath Them.โ€ -...

Arguing, Family, and Friends: Rap Pioneer Who Popularized Term 'Hip Hop,' Lovebug Starski Dies At 57 @balleralert Rap Pioneer Lovebug Starski, Who Popularized The Term โ€˜Hip Hop,โ€™ Dies At 57 - blogged by @lanaladonna โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Kevin Smith, a DJ from the Bronx, and better known as LovebugStarski who coined the term โ€œhip-hop,โ€ unfortunately passed yesterday at age 57. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € RollingStone reports his death was caused by a heart attack he had in Las Vegas, where he recently relocated. Starskiโ€™s daughter, Tiffany Smith, confirmed the cause of death. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Starski was among a core group of DJ pioneers that include DJKoolHerc, AfrikaBambaataa, GrandmasterFlash and GrandWizardTheodore. Rolling Stone says they all helped shape hip-hopโ€™s parameters in the days before recorded rap in the 1970s. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € DJ Grandmaster Flash told rolling stone what made Starski so different from the rest. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € "What set him apart was he was able to DJ and talk on the mic and do both at the same time, and he was really really good at this," explained Flash. โ€œHe played an extremely important role in the development of this. We all do it now, talk on the mic and DJ same time, but in the hip-hop world, Starski was probably the first to handle it." โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Some may argue that Keith โ€œCowboyโ€ Wiggins of Grandmaster Flash and the FuriousFive introduced the word โ€œhip-hop,โ€ but Smith accepted credit for the term in an interview with Amoeba Music in 2017. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € "That was one of my rhymes when I would get stuck for words and I used to go 'hip, hop, the hip, the hip, hip the hopping," he said. "You know it was just a nursery rhyme that coincided with the music, and that's the God's honest truth." โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Condolences are sent to Smithโ€™s family and friends. Salute to all โ€œhip-hopโ€ icons everywhere.
Arguing, Family, and Friends: Rap Pioneer Who Popularized
 Term 'Hip Hop,' Lovebug Starski
 Dies At 57 @balleralert
Rap Pioneer Lovebug Starski, Who Popularized The Term โ€˜Hip Hop,โ€™ Dies At 57 - blogged by @lanaladonna โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Kevin Smith, a DJ from the Bronx, and better known as LovebugStarski who coined the term โ€œhip-hop,โ€ unfortunately passed yesterday at age 57. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € RollingStone reports his death was caused by a heart attack he had in Las Vegas, where he recently relocated. Starskiโ€™s daughter, Tiffany Smith, confirmed the cause of death. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Starski was among a core group of DJ pioneers that include DJKoolHerc, AfrikaBambaataa, GrandmasterFlash and GrandWizardTheodore. Rolling Stone says they all helped shape hip-hopโ€™s parameters in the days before recorded rap in the 1970s. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € DJ Grandmaster Flash told rolling stone what made Starski so different from the rest. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € "What set him apart was he was able to DJ and talk on the mic and do both at the same time, and he was really really good at this," explained Flash. โ€œHe played an extremely important role in the development of this. We all do it now, talk on the mic and DJ same time, but in the hip-hop world, Starski was probably the first to handle it." โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Some may argue that Keith โ€œCowboyโ€ Wiggins of Grandmaster Flash and the FuriousFive introduced the word โ€œhip-hop,โ€ but Smith accepted credit for the term in an interview with Amoeba Music in 2017. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € "That was one of my rhymes when I would get stuck for words and I used to go 'hip, hop, the hip, the hip, hip the hopping," he said. "You know it was just a nursery rhyme that coincided with the music, and that's the God's honest truth." โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Condolences are sent to Smithโ€™s family and friends. Salute to all โ€œhip-hopโ€ icons everywhere.

Rap Pioneer Lovebug Starski, Who Popularized The Term โ€˜Hip Hop,โ€™ Dies At 57 - blogged by @lanaladonna โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Kevin Smith, a DJ from...

Community, Family, and Family Guy: Kevin Hart Scores New Animated Comedy Series Called "Lil Kev' @balleralert Kevin Hart Scores New Animated Comedy Series Called โ€œLil Kev"- Blogged by @tktrinidad โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € According Deadline, Fox is helping KevinHart take his career to another level with a new animated series called โ€˜Lil Kevโ€™, which is based on Hartโ€™s childhood. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € The show will be written by Michael Price and Matt Claybrooks. It will detail the story of a 12 year old kid, growing up in North Philly's inner city. Other characters include a fiery mother, drug addicted father, pessimistic older brother, ex-con uncle, and of course, a talking dog. Wanda Sykes, Keith Robertson, Gerald Johnson, and Deon Cole will be some of the people voicing the characters on the show. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € The show will be added to the Sunday line up. Michael Thorn who is Foxโ€™s Entertainment President said, โ€œItโ€™s About Kevin Hartโ€™s experiences growing up and how his relationship with his mother and his community led to his optimistic, positive outlook despite some of the challenges and circumstances that he grew up with. I really want a new animated series, thatโ€™s a huge priority. Itโ€™s such a strong part of our brand. I think what many people think of Fox is they think of our animated shows, and it would be great to add another original animated series to go with the three series we have on right now: The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Bobโ€™s Burgers." โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Just in case you didnโ€™t think Hart is busy enough, a sequel of โ€œJumanji: Welcome to the Jungleโ€ is scheduled to be released in December 2019 by Sony.
Community, Family, and Family Guy: Kevin Hart Scores New Animated
 Comedy Series Called "Lil Kev'
 @balleralert
Kevin Hart Scores New Animated Comedy Series Called โ€œLil Kev"- Blogged by @tktrinidad โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € According Deadline, Fox is helping KevinHart take his career to another level with a new animated series called โ€˜Lil Kevโ€™, which is based on Hartโ€™s childhood. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € The show will be written by Michael Price and Matt Claybrooks. It will detail the story of a 12 year old kid, growing up in North Philly's inner city. Other characters include a fiery mother, drug addicted father, pessimistic older brother, ex-con uncle, and of course, a talking dog. Wanda Sykes, Keith Robertson, Gerald Johnson, and Deon Cole will be some of the people voicing the characters on the show. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € The show will be added to the Sunday line up. Michael Thorn who is Foxโ€™s Entertainment President said, โ€œItโ€™s About Kevin Hartโ€™s experiences growing up and how his relationship with his mother and his community led to his optimistic, positive outlook despite some of the challenges and circumstances that he grew up with. I really want a new animated series, thatโ€™s a huge priority. Itโ€™s such a strong part of our brand. I think what many people think of Fox is they think of our animated shows, and it would be great to add another original animated series to go with the three series we have on right now: The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Bobโ€™s Burgers." โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Just in case you didnโ€™t think Hart is busy enough, a sequel of โ€œJumanji: Welcome to the Jungleโ€ is scheduled to be released in December 2019 by Sony.

Kevin Hart Scores New Animated Comedy Series Called โ€œLil Kev"- Blogged by @tktrinidad โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € According Deadline, Fox is helping...