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WHAT MAKES MAGIC SO DAMN SPECIAL?

WHAT MAKES MAGIC SO DAMN SPECIAL? | hip hop | Scoop.it

Donald Sterling's interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, May 11, 2014. 

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WHAT MAKES MAGIC SO DAMN SPECIAL?

I’m not going to load this up with links – go to cnn.com and search Donald Sterling and I’m sure something will pop-up, if his picture is not already front and center on their site. Sterling had an interview Sunday with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, which aired last night. One of the gems to come out of that hot mess was Sterling asking (rhetorically, I guess) what makes Magic (Irvin Johnson) so special. I’m taking the liberty to answer the question myself. 

Magic, Norm Nixon, Bob McAdoo….do I need to say anything else? Back in the early 90’s, Magic Johnson was what LeBron James is today. Bigger even. But he was also young. He did dumb shit like we all did. 

The day that he announced that he was HIV positive was worse than watching O.J. riding down the California freeway after Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman’s death. Magic, to most of us, was (and still is) a basketball god, worthy of anything and everything except HIV. 

HIV and AIDS were still relatively new terms in 1991. It was being labeled as a disease that homosexuals got. At the time, we didn’t know any better. We were still trying to figure out what the CDC was telling us about this disease that had actors and dancers dropping like flies. At that time, people were not even trying to have conversations about it for fear of even appearing like you “might” know somebody that had it. Yes, it was that bad. 

Then Magic walks up to mike, and starts talking. We didn’t know. Leaving the Lakers, taking a sabbatical, another injury. Hell, we just didn’t know….until we kept listening. After the shock kicked-in, questions came from everywhere. Was he sure? Was he gay? Have other players been infected because he played with them? And yes, we were that dumb about HIV/AIDS back then. 

Magic didn’t go off into a “good night”, never to be heard of again. He stepped up. Hell, Cookie Johnson stepped up. Despite the negative, really negative, publicity the disease was getting at the time, Cookie said ‘He’s mine. Period.’ And stuck it out with Magic. Magic brought what he could do on the basketball court to the arena of HIV/AIDS. He spoke out about it. He made commercials about it. When some of the smoke cleared, he got other ball players involved. He reached out the Hollywood community. He sought out regular people that were battling the disease and offered his support. 

Unlike Donald Sterling, Magic walked right into the situation, apologized where he needed to and started working to make it better. He didn’t blame his contraction of HIV on some female. He didn’t get on national television and start criticizing anyone. He went to the Olympics as a part of the American Dream Team and whipped some ass. Came back home, and kept helping. 

Magic went beyond the HIV/AIDS community and stepped back into the Black community and said these people have to shop too. They need stores, movie theaters, fitness centers, things to do when they aren’t working or in school. He reached out drug dealers and gang bangers and told them it wasn’t all bad, all the time. He made corporate America take a step back and look at where the real dollars are. Never accusing. Never condemning. 

And that’s what makes Magic so damn special. 

Magic Johnson retiring from basketball, November 7, 1991:http://youtu.be/iSfy4AhDDnw

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Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”

Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency” | hip hop | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Cornel West talks Ferguson, Hillary, MSNBC -- and unloads on the failed promise of Barack Obama
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A must read from Dr. West....very interesting and telling interview. 

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Sir Mix-a-Lot Takes 'Baby Got Back' Classical With Seattle Symphony

Sir Mix-a-Lot Takes 'Baby Got Back' Classical With Seattle Symphony | hip hop | Scoop.it
Sir Mix-a-Lot's debut with the Seattle Symphony turned into a giant onstage party as dozens of women from the audience took the rapper up on his invitation to join him for a new orchestral arrangement[...]
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Ha! This is what I'm talking about...Orchestral Movements from Da Hood...Love it and love Mix-A-Lot for doing it! Go Seattle Symphony!!

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Here's a List of All the Rich People Who Say They Want to Buy the L.A. Clippers

Here's a List of All the Rich People Who Say They Want to Buy the L.A. Clippers | hip hop | Scoop.it
It's a rare event when a major sports franchise goes on sale in one of America's biggest and richest cities. So now that the NBA will force (or attempt to force) Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, it seems everyone with a checking account and a Twitter handle is saying they want a piece of the action. NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday that the league's board of governor's will vote to remove Donald Sterling as owner of the team as outlined by the NBA constitution.  Most of the league has come forward to publicly support Silver now, indicating he should have no problem getting three-fourths majority vote (or 22 team owners) need to banish Sterling.
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Here we go....wish I had a couple of nickles and dimes, I'd chip in too...much love to the Clippers!!!!

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Migos Shooting -- Rap Group Involved in 'Scarface' Style Shootout in ...

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Someone who's clearly not a "Versace" fan opened fire on the rap group Migos ... and the whole situation exploded into a rolling shootout in Miami…
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Violent Rap Lyrics Increasingly Used as Evidence in Court Cases - AllGov

Violent Rap Lyrics Increasingly Used as Evidence in Court Cases - AllGov | hip hop | Scoop.it
Violent Rap Lyrics Increasingly Used as Evidence in Court Cases AllGov In just the past two years, more than three dozen prosecutions around the country have involved the referencing or admitting of rap lyrics as evidence, according to Lorne Manly...
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2 Chainz, French Montana rap about Alex Rodriguez's steroid past in 'A-Rod' - The Star-Ledger

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Rap-Up.com 2 Chainz, French Montana rap about Alex Rodriguez's steroid past in 'A-Rod' The Star-Ledger It's doubtful Montana is actually worth the $25 million Rodriguez was to make in 2014 before he was banned 162 games, and the playoffs, for...
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28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 29) - HotNewHipHop

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28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 29). By Glennisha Morgan · Glennisha Morgan @LovehallMosley · Follow. Posted Mar 29, 2014 at 03:56 PM.
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Average User Rating: - HipHopDX

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Between Nipsey Hussle's $100 physical copies of “Crenshaw” and Kendrick Lamar's “Control” verse, Southern California artists have remained a part of Hip Hop's top stories this year.
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What the 'Illest' Hip-Hop Can Teach Us About Mental Illness - PolicyMic

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I thought a lot about hip hop and mental illness while I was watching Dirty, a heartfelt new documentary about Ol' Dirty Bastard (ODB).
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Justin Bieber Says 'I'm Retiring' From Music - ABC News (blog)

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So Cute! Rap Star Ice Prince brings his Son Jamal On Stage at the Fire of ... - Bella Naija

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Hip-Hop Rumors: Did Trey Songz and Fabolous Diss Busta Rhymes? - AllHipHop

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Boy Comically Protests Mother's Pregnancy News

Boy Comically Protests Mother's Pregnancy News | hip hop | Scoop.it
One of the biggest events in the life of a family is the arrival of a new child. It's almost always a very big deal for the expectant mother, as well as the friends and family members around her. Usually the announcement of the pregnancy is met with congratulatory feedback. But in the case of Shanee Gibson Hart, from Fort Lewis, Washington, telling her young son, Tré, and toddler daughter, Amaya, was more of an ordeal than a big deal. Filming the announcement to her children in the privacy of a car, Hart broke the news, and her little man was none too happy yet quite hilarious.
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Out of the mouth of babes....lol.....

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Sia | Sia's 'Chandelier' Video Draws Raves | VEVO - Yahoo Screen

Sia | Sia's 'Chandelier' Video Draws Raves | VEVO - Yahoo Screen | hip hop | Scoop.it
Maddie Ziegler, an 11-year-old cast member on Lifetime's "Dance Moms," delivers a jaw-dropping performance in Sia's new "Chandelier" video.

The talented preteen's moves help explain the video's popularity on the Web. In just a matter of days, it has scored more than 3 million views on YouTube.

Sia, who remains off camera, deserves attention, too. The 38-year-old Aussie may be best known for the songs she's written for others. Beyoncé's hit "Pretty Hurts" and Rihanna's "Diamonds" are both on her résumé.

This time, it's Sia's turn at the microphone, while Ziegler — wearing a Sia-like blond wig — energetically jumps, kicks, and twirls around a creepy, rundown house.

Critics have raved about the video, which was also co-directed by Sia.

"It's one of the best videos I've seen so far this year," Dee Lockett wrote forSlate.

"Sia's 'Chandelier' video might have the best dance routine of the year," Time posted.

"We have already been pushing Sia's 'Chandelier' as an early contender for Song of the Summer, and now that the full video has arrived we're even that much more in love," added VH1.

The video is an unlikely — but impressive — collaboration.

— Claudine Zap (@zapkidd)
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Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z because of Rachel Roy

Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z because of Rachel Roy | hip hop | Scoop.it
Beyonce’s sister thought her brother-in-law was spending too much time with designer after Met Gala.
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Really now? Hmmm....

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Donald Sterling's donations to NAACP led to latest award - USA TODAY

Donald Sterling's donations to NAACP led to latest award - USA TODAY | hip hop | Scoop.it
Donald Sterling's donations to NAACP led to latest award USA TODAY LOS ANGELES -- Donald Sterling donated money for years to the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, which honored the Clippers owner with a lifetime achievement award in 2009 and was...
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WE HEARD WHAT YOU SAID

“We heard what you said” was the first thing I thought of when I saw the Clippers taking their practice gear off and getting ready for warm-ups last night.  Donald Sterling needs to be tarred and feathered just for good measure. But what the heck happened with the NAACP? Did they not hear what Donald Sterling said, not yesterday, but for the last 30 years of yesterdays? And to hell with tickets to basketball games for “inner city youth”. 

 

If you ever want to wonder out loud, what is wrong with our kids, look no further than the L.A. Chapter of the NAACP.  That they would even consider giving Donald Sterling any kind of award based just on the strength that Elgin Baylor tried (although unsuccessfully) to sue Sterling for wrongful termination or better yet, how about the charges brought by the Department of Justice in 2006 for refusing to rent to African Americans….where he said something to the tune of Blacks and Mexicans not being clean. Really Mr. Sterling? While all the while you have not just a Black mistress, she’s mixed – but both Black and Mexican.  But we smell, right?

 

The whole scenario is wrong, however, it’s worse with the NAACP’s actions.  That they are accepting of this type of behavior and still allow our children to go to his games, what exactly does anyone think our children see? For two solid years – from 2012 to 2014, we have talked about nothing outside of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis and race relations in this country. I heard things like “What will I tell my son about Trayvon Martin” or “What do you say to kids behind Trayvon and Jordan?”  

 

Everybody had a question to ask, with everybody else giving an answer about how we answer and when we answer.  But what are we going to tell our kids about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and how they let a clown jack ass buy them out for some damn tickets to a game. What do I tell my nieces and nephews? “Oh, you can act like a slave as long as you get paid?” or “Don’t pay attention to that.  He just playing.”  Really? What message are we really sending our kids? 

 

I will not judge my brothers on the Clippers team.  They love the game.  I know this because they showed up last night, and while obviously shook by what is going on with their owner, they played.  My behind would have been at the house….chilling. Nor am I going to judge Sterling’s mistress. She’s an adult and I hope she knows the games that she is playing will come to haunt her when she gets older. The NAACP is on the list though.  They should pack it up and move it out.  They are no longer serving the greater good.

 

The NAACP  is in my sight.  I do not appreciate being represented by a so-called organization who claims its mission is-“To achieve equality of rights and eliminate race prejudice among the citizens of the United States” and “To remove all barriers of racial discrimination through democratic processes”(www.NAACP.org)– who in turn will recognize someone whose attitude towards Blacks is deplorable. The Clippers heard what you said Donald Sterling….and NAACP, I heard what you said and saw what you did.  It’s not acceptable.

 

The Black Bedouin

 

 

http://youtu.be/N_w_5R0JqMA

http://youtu.be/VH7ft2vziPU

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/magazine/archives/news/story?page=magazine-20090601-article25

http://youtu.be/67WhBlXssUA

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/15/justice/florida-loud-music-trial/

www.naacp.org

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Rap-Up.com || Birdman: Nicki Minaj Is 'Coming Hard' on New Album

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“It's more rap. This album is going to have a little bit of everything but more rap,” he revealed. She has yet to collaborate, but Birdman is sure that some of the YMCMB family will make appearances. “She's still doing her thing, ...
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Dave in Charge, David Palmer, Releases 'Habitat', Possibly The Poshest Rap ... - Huffington Post UK

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Hip-Hop Rumors: Is 2Chainz Getting Sued By Backstage Video Chick? - AllHipHop

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It was the prank that was seen all across the Dark World! 2Chainz put some chick on full blast as she made her way backstage as some concert.
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Sabotage! Beasties' iconic rap/rock video turns 20 - HLNtv.com

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A Look at Hip Hop's Moral Compass in 2013 - Flavorwire

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Rappy Christmas! The 10 best festive hip hop songs of all time - Metro

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Getting bored of Mistletoe And Whine and Noddy 'strangled cockerel' Holder? Here's an alternative Christmas playlist.
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Xbox Video, Xbox Music finally arrive on Windows Phone - PCWorld (blog)

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Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows Xbox Video, Xbox Music finally arrive on Windows Phone PCWorld (blog) Microsoft finally pushed its Xbox Video and a preview of Xbox Music to Windows Phone 8 on Wednesday, finally tying together its phone, PC,...
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Samsung's Music Partner 7digital Picks Up $1.6M Loan, Enters Into Reverse ... - TechCrunch

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