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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sign Your Life Away to the NBA Prison System

With all of the money you can make and all of the lime light you received, I believe NBA players are realizing they have signed their lives away. The NBA has become the athletic prison. First no tweeting during games and now no vacations during off seasons. Read Yahoo sports story on Jerry Colangelo to get more.

Colangelo: Skip worlds at your own peril

USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo has a message for LeBron James(notes), Dwyane Wade(notes) and the rest of the NBA stars leaning toward skipping the 2010 World Championships without an approved alibi: You’ve lost your guarantee for a roster spot at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Dwyane Wade has expressed doubt about playing in the worlds.
(Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

“There are no free passes to London,” Colangelo told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday night. “There are no special rules for anyone. If someone decides to pass without a legit issue, they do it with an understanding of the risk.”

James publicly insisted Wednesday that “I’m probably not playing,” and his reasoning for sitting out the late-summer training camp and tournament – a busy schedule – doesn’t fall within the excused absences Colangelo has laid out. James hasn’t directly told Colangelo of his plans, but he joins Wade in publicly expressing doubt about playing in the World Championships in Turkey.

Two sources familiar with Wade’s plans say the Miami Heat star has already decided against playing for Team USA this summer. Colangelo has wanted to hold national team players to a revolving three-year commitment on the way to the Olympic Games. How can he still get his biggest stars to Turkey this summer?

Perhaps the shoes will help. Nike has a huge financial stake in USA Basketball, and James and Wade are two of the company’s most important pitchmen. The global stage is important for pushing product, and Colangelo isn’t fearful of exploiting this fact.

“The players are intelligent and they understand that some of this whole thing brands them in the international marketplace,” he said. “And maybe they’ll make some decisions based on the fact that certainly Nike has a big impact on them in terms of what their contract may or may not say about this.”

Free agency starts July 1, and the game’s biggest stars – James, Wade and the Toronto RaptorsChris Bosh(notes) – will likely have resolution on where they will sign by the middle of the month.

With several other stars also destined for free agency, Colangelo had no expectation they would play and risk injury in the July minicamp in Las Vegas. Colangelo calls himself “flexible,” and says he’ll accept contract status, injury and pressing family matters as reasons for an excused absence.

Nevertheless, he wants all of Team USA to minimally show up for the July minicamp while free agency gets underway, and expects that once deals are signed all the players will attend the August training camp in New York. Team USA has a pool of 27 players to bolster the roster; it would most fear losing Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard(notes) for the World Championships. Outside of him, the U.S. could be forced to go with Boston’s Kendrick Perkins(notes) to play center.

Team USA’s oldest and youngest stars – the Los Angeles LakersKobe Bryant(notes) and Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant(notes) – are committed to playing this summer. As one source said, “Kobe will probably take inventory on his body at the end of the season,” but he is planning to play. Durant nearly made the 2008 Olympic team as a 19-year-old rookie and promises to be an immense part of Team USA’s future. Durant will be a star among stars the moment he steps on the floor.

“He’s one of the best five, maybe six, players in the NBA already,” Colangelo said. “He’s a pretty good replacement for anyone.”

Durant is young and hungry, and Team USA can use him. The World Championships doesn’t inspire tremendous enthusiasm for the returning players who won a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Yet Team USA lost to Greece in the World Championships’ medal round in 2006, a deflating defeat that stays with some of that team’s players.

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Lady Gaga vs Erykah Badu: Who's New Single Draws The Masses?

There has been a lot buzz about these two major artist. Erykah Badu has just recently took her video "Window Seat" off of you tube after all of the controversy about her being naked and being snipe in the same location as former President "John F. Kennedy."

A lot of the buzz towards her is about a phenomenal soul singer going trashy.

Now Lady Gaga just release a new single featuring RnB Diva "Beyonce". In her video there were a lot of homosexuality, nudity, and advertisement. One major plot in her video reminded me of "Tru TV" with the show "Black Widows."

Both of these artist have major influence on the masses of the people, but how can we praised one and the other one be damned? Lady Gaga's single is one of the topped viewed and like videos, while Erykah Badu has done much less graphic attention and has been look at as a savage.

Well, why would they both be involved in making these type of videos?
If you look at the music industry from the past to now. You can see how much more graphic language and actions have taken place. This leads to Marketing and attention. Think about it. How many of your friends have you spoke to about anyone of these videos? how many times have you viewed it? There are others who have passed it on more than you have. One of the main focuses of strategy is "ATTENTION." Who can get the most attention. I love Erykah Badu's music and will continue to purchase her albums. Lets look at her situation.

When was the last time Erykah Badu had a major buzz on her music? I KNOW, you cant think of one. Oh, Yeah, "You better call on Tyrone" he may be able to give you an answer.

We must remember that these are artist and they have sells to make. If they do not make any sells they lose their jobs. yes, their jobs.

My dear sisters. this may have been a call for help, on behave of Ms. Badu. She has three children by three different men and a possibility of losing her job if she does not do well on the charts.

I want you to remember that, people have bosses and until we have our own we will be pimped.

Also remember, there is a double standard. If you can watch both videos you will be able to see how.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Doctors and Health Physicians Who Love the Black Community

These doctors below coordinated and took time out of their busy schedules to help the suffering black. This workshop that was put on by the Center for African American Health, Arizona (CAAHaz) was a great success. Be on the look out. They may be in your community.

I totally recommend that you reach out to them. They truly care.

Get information below.

Maricopa County

Wanda Thompson, BAHS/CPM
Coordinator, Family Health Partnerships

4041 N. Central Ave, Suite 1500
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone: 602-506-6142


Michele Y. Halyard, M.D.
Radiation Oncology

Scottsdale Campus
13400 E Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Phone: 480-301-8000

Abrazo Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology
An Affiliate of Abrazo Health Care

Nikkia Worrell, M.D.

4524 N. Maryvale Parkway, Suite 220
Phoenix, AZ 85031

Phone: 623-848-4480

Dr. Willie Finch

HIV Clinical Specialist/Lecturer Assistant Professor Graduate Nursing Research Participant/Federal-State Pfizer Pharmaceutical Speaker Bureau

Phone: 623-907-1022

I do apologies, but I was unable to gather the proper information to place by their pictures.

They showed the importance of Health. (Facial Expressions)

Blacks do care about their health. DO YOU? Get Checked Out Today!!!!!!!!!

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