Posts Tagged ‘LeBron James’

LeBron James’ Love Letter To Single Moms On The Shriver Report

January 16, 2014 Leave a comment

by — Jan 15, 2014

Lebron James and Mother Gloria James

I caught the beginnings of the airing out of The Shriver Report, Maria Shriver’s multi-platform, nonprofit media initiative on the state of women, on the Today show earlier this week, and I have to admit: I was observing the series of TV interviews and the home website with a healthy bit of skepticism. You know me: if there’s no evidence that women of color are being included in the conversation about women, motherhood and how money, education, work and politics affect us all, I can’t hear, see or feel any of the words, thoughts or deeds you’re offering.

But I did give it a second look yesterday after articles on Jezebel and Time painted a bleak picture on the state of women in America. Some of the report highlights, as outlined on

  • 1 in 3 American women, 42 million women, plus 28 million children, either live in poverty or are right on the brink of it. (The report defines the “brink of poverty” as making $47,000 a year for a family of four.)
  • Nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women, and these workers often get zero paid sick days.
  • Two-thirds of American women are either the primary or co-breadwinners of their families.
  • The average woman is paid 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, and that figure is much lower for black and Latina women; African American women earn only 64 cents and Hispanic women only 55 cents for every dollar made by a white man. Read more…

Video: Mike WiLL Made It Scores LeBron James Nike Basketball Commercial

October 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Mike WiLL Partners With LeBron James, Nike Basketball To Provide Original Score For New Commercial

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The Video/News:

Mike WiLL Made-It has produced 13 Billboard-charting singles over the past 24 months; he executive produced Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz album and is executive producing FutureHonest album; his own single, 23,” which features Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J is currently #14 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and #5 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Disgusting Behavior of Rutgers Coach Mike Rice Is a Violation of Parents’ Trust

April 4, 2013 Leave a comment

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As a former athlete and the father of athletes who have played sports at every level up to NCAA Division 1, I have been around dozens of coaches in my lifetime. But never have I seen anything close to the behavior of just-fired Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice. This guy was unbelievable, kicking players, throwing balls at their heads, calling them “fairy” and “f**got”—exhibiting such extreme behavior toward his players at practice that it’s shocking Rutgers didn’t fire him right away in December when school officials first watched the video of him in action.

When a parent hands his/her child over to a coach, there’s an enormous amount of trust involved in the transaction. Not only are we expecting the coach to properly instruct our child on all the technicalities of the sport in question, but the coach is supposed to be a surrogate parent of sorts when we’re not around. That means caring about their well-being and their development. That means protecting them from physical harm and also from mental and psychological damage. That means sparing them from the violence of your emotional meltdowns. Read more…

Muhammad Ali is the Greatest Because He Fought for What He Believed

December 28, 2011 Leave a comment

By AJ Woodson

Many know Muhammad Ali as The Greatest Of All Time. He may have fought professionally for 21 years, on the world heavyweight title three times and paid a heavy physical price for his labors, but Ali was so much more than that. It still remains an unequivocal point of view that Ali was the most charismatic sportsman of all-time and retains a place in the hearts of millions. Ali was not only one of the greatest to ever lace up a pair of boxing gloves, but an individual who gave up the best years of his career because of a belief. Not just a belief but his belief in God. Which brings to the point of this article; What Superstar Athlete would give up the best years of their career today for a belief. Read more…

LeBron James is The Face of Selfish Multi-million Dollar Black Athletes That Have No Clue

June 26, 2011 4 comments

By Torrance Stephens

I am writing this not as an attack but rather to set the record straight. It is evident that the modern athlete, sports fan and sports talk radio pundit all contribute to what can be described as the selfish, self-centered, individualistic and money hungry mentality of grown men who play games for a living, especially African Americans.
Upon losing in the NBA finals to the Dallas Mavericks, the aforementioned was on full display with regards to the fans, the media and the super-talented African American athlete LeBron James. Although many in the media called him a kid and said he was scrutinized in the same manner of Muhammad Ali, it was James himself who said he desired to be a world Icon like Muhammad Ali. Read more…

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