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Allen Iverson Gets What He Deserves From Philly

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By David Bloodsaw Say what you want, love him or hate him, but the 165 lb “little big man” Allen Iverson is not only a hall of famer, but a cultural icon. The once polarizing figure whose “practice” press conference is the most famous (and oft imitated) in history was honored by the Philadelphia Sixers with his Jersey being retired The Root reports. The crossover king took to the podium on Saturday night…

Pharrell Williams To Drop New Album in March

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David Bloodsaw After Pharrell’s entertaining performance at the Grammy’s we are all ready for  more. Pharrell Williams’ new album G I R L is scheduled to be released on March 3 according to Electronic Urban Report. The single, Happy, from his second solo effort has already been released and he will perform the song at the Oscars on March 2. Happy is also on the Despicable 2 soundtrack and has already…

Remember Bow Legged Lou? He’s Back In The Media After 20 Years

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By David Bloodsaw Full Force group member Bow Legged Lou wrote a letter of appreciation to Questlove and The Roots wishing them continued success on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon according to The Electronic Urban Report. The catalyst for the gesture was Questlove’s participation in the hit TV show Unsung, in particular the episode that featured Full Force. The Roots will be the first hip-hop genre band on the Tonight Show in its many year…

How Is Diddy’s REVOLT TV Comparing To BET?

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By David Bloodsaw Black Entertainment Television (BET) has enjoyed unbridled success in the urban market on cable TV for decades. However, there is now a new player on the block that is being rolled out by Sean “Puffy” Combs that could possibly be competition for BET according to Electronic Urban Report. Stephen G. Hill, president of music programming at BET commented that there is enough space for the two channels and…

Recording Artists Gamble And Huff Make Mega Deal With Sony

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By David Bloodsaw 6abc.com (ABC Action News Philadelphia) reports legendary producing duo Gamble and Huff, who are the pioneers of the Philadelphia Sound have reached a historic deal — to sell their entire catalog to Sony.  Let’s back up to the Philadelphia Sound (PS). For those that don’t know, the PS is a style of soul music that is characterized by funk, rich instrumental arrangements with “sweeping strings” and “piercing…

Magic Johnson Encourages Black People To Work Hard For Their Dreams

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By David Bloodsaw The Tampa Bay Times reports that Earvin “Magic” Johnson was the keynote speaker at the eighth annual Black, Brown College Bound Summit, recently held in Tampa Bay, Florida. The BBCB is a 4-day conference that addresses the underrepresentation of Blacks and Hispanics in higher education through a series of workshops and panel discussions. In addition, national leaders, experts, and students meet to brainstorm strategies for increasing the…

Actor Lance Gross Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence

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By David Bloodsaw Actor Lance Gross , who played Calvin Payne in Tyler Perry’s House of Pain and starred in his latest movie Temptation: Confession of a Marriage Counselor is now a part of Verizon Wireless’ Hopeline project. According to the Washington Post Hopeline project is an initiative that donates refurbished cell phones to domestic violence agencies. Gross, along with Keke Palmer and Regina Hall will be joining him as…

Will Smith Won’t Be Doing Independence Day 2

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By David Bloodsaw It seems like just yesterday when Independence Day was released starring Will Smith in one of his first blockbuster roles. Released on July 4th 1996 Will Smith played Captain Steven Hiller, which catapulted his career to mega-star status. Things have surely changed and now the superstar leading man has turned down the role to reprise his character for Independence Day 2. The sequel is slated for July…

Marvel Is Releasing A Set Of Heroes And None Are White Men

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By David Bloodsaw It looks like there are big things coming from Marvel Comics this year. This is no surprise, because Marvel has been rocking the comic book industry with big events in recent years. Big events are character re-boots or a major catastrophe in the comic book world that requires superheroes joining forces and forming new alliances. In order to keep with the story line you must buy different…