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The Miami Heat Retires Its Shaquille O’Neal #32 Jersey (Video)

Miami doing the right thing: Retiring the jersey & number of the man who helped bring the franchise its first NBA title… Shaquille O’Neal. Great ceremony. Moms rolling in the scale replica ‘Shaq Diesel’ rig, Coach Pat Riley lavishing the big man with justly deserved praise, and much more. Great watch.

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Dominique Wilkins Rocks ‘2 Chainz’ In 3-Point Shootout (Video)

Three-point shoot-out between two Atlanta icons makes for one hell of a vid! Highly entertaining, and we got it cued up for you above. The Human Highlight Reel is nice shooting that pill …still! Wonder if 2 Chainz could talk him into stepping into the booth, though? He did ask about performing as part of the bet. Hmmm. NBA Ballers do be trying to rap. Hahaaa!

(The 2 Chainz rant about possible Russian involvement, too. A must see! Oh, and 2 Chainz is rocking the home crowd at Philips Arena on December 30, 2016. Ought to be a great event all-around.)

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Event: My City, 4 Ways Atlanta (Video)

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Essence Magazine and Ford kicked off their ‘My City, 4 Ways Atlanta’ event at the Mason Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta (Georgia, USA) this past Saturday, December 10th, with a blend of food, music, art and style featuring some of the city’s influencers such as Anthony David, Algebra, Tweet, Loni Love, Chef Ahki, Erica Key, Kenya Freeman, Kashmir Thompson and DJ Princess Cut.

(More, including video clips, after the jump.)

Carmen Breezy

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Watch This Record-Breaking 593-Foot Basketball Shot (Video)

Now, that’s how you go viral! Film yourself as you take a shot – sure. Back up…far – okay. Now go up…All The Way Up (pause for music break, haa!)… Up in the Swiss Alps (WHAT?!) Nowww take that shot. Like Derek Herron did here #Swish

(Nothing but NET!)

@ojones1

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KRS-ONE Live In Concert (Video)

Turn the music UP! KRS-ONE aka The Teacha is coming through live and direct!!! Real Hip-Hop is over here. Two and a half of it in fact. What have we done for you lately? This! Peep.

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The White House Welcomes The 2016 NBA Champions Cleveland Cavaliers (Video)

Come back from a 3-1 situation to win the NBA Finals… and a trip to the White House. How dope is that?

Please watch footage from the Cavs visit with the U.S. President and First Lady, as well as Vice President Joe Biden. And reeeeally watch as Present Obama daps-and-back-pats the bruhs while offering ‘official’ handshakes to the rest. Just like on Key & Peele. Hahaa!

Respect and honor to the veterans assembled there, and to all who’ve served. Just like First Lady Michelle Obama and the Cavs showed.

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J-Live’s Mortier/Verzatyle Showcase Oct 5th 9pm (A3C Event)

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The 2016 A3C Festival/Conference kicks off Wednesday October 5th 2016 here in Atlanta, GA. We are talking about 5 days full of shows, panels and events all over the city. With so many events going on it’s hard to choose. Do not worry we have you covered so for Wednesday October 5th the opening day of the festival. We already informed you about the Digital Marketing:What’s Working in 2016 panel that will be happening that afternoon. So one of the showcases you need to see that night is J-Live’s Mortier/Verzatyle Showcase that will be going down at Space 2 on Edgewood at 9pm. Listen to this lineup J-Live, Kemba, Roqy Tyraid, Ekundayo, Rome Supreme, DJ Tone Fresh, John Robinson, Mahogony Jones, Simba, Marc 2ray, Osmic Menoe, & DJ Kenzhero.

So get your A3C passes and enjoy the festival Jayforce.com will be there in full effect!

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A3C Conference Presents Digital Marketing: What’s Working in 2016 Panel

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One of the largest music festivals in the South East the 2016 A3C Festival is almost here. This year’s lineup is impressive with a throwback to 1996 Hip Hop as the theme. Rick Ross, Royce the 5’9, Bone Thugs, Redman, Bun-B, Too Short, are just a few of the acts performing this year. In recent years the conference portion of the festival has become just as popular.

Numerous workshops & panels to help push you in the music industry. One of the panels to check out is Digital Marketing: What’s Working in 2016 (Wednesday October 5th, 2016 12:30). Just getting on social media posting on twitter & Instagram is not a marketing plan. Learn some tips and methods to take your brand and image to the next level. Panel consists of ArtByOdell: Odell’s RoundTable, Jayforce.com (Moderator) Dave Cool: Director of Artist/Industry Outreach BandZoogle.com, Jose Cuello: CCO at TuneCore Music Publishing, Mike McGarry: Director of Emerging Content at Fitzgerald & Co. So make sure you get your passes today and our own ArtByOdell is moderating this panel so make sure you say hello!

-ArtByOdell Twitter/SoundCloud

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Killer Mike Asks The All Black National Convention: “Are You Ready For The Revolution?” (Video)

You will FEEL what Killer Mike is saying here like you were there and he was speaking to you. Guaranteed! For those who are familiar, mix in the sentiments of Marcus Garvey, Muslim idealism, and modern day survivalism and you get this powerful response to the All Black National Convention discussion topic. Part chastising and part challenge, ALL Power To The People! Some folks there did not like some of what Mike spit into the mic. Some folks who watch it here might not like it.

Deal with it. Press play. This is a MUST WATCH! After watching, you must ask yourself, “Are you REALLY ready for REVOLUTION?”

@ojones1

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Gary Vaynerchuk Gives His ‘Amplify Live Experience’ Keynote Address (2016) [Video]

Be self-aware. Know thyself. Then be that to make your way to the top! Don’t be that entrepreneur trying be something else or trying to sell what you have… that line about business coaches who have not made money in any business other than ‘being a business coach’…zing!

And that’s just the beginning (really starting at 3 minutes). This is over an hour strong of Gary, the whole Gary, and nothing but Gary Vaynerchuk. But of course, in expected Vaynerchuk fashion, the time is mostly spent in question & answer format. But still… this is the realest of real talk (with a LOT of f#cking cussing). Press play now.

@ojones1

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DJ Rasta Root – “SeratoCast Mix 58” (2016 Official One Musicfest Mixtape)

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Point blank: To start, you NEED to catch the homie DJ Rasta Root on deck at the Smokin Shells DJ Stage for this year’s One Musicfest in Atlanta (Georgia, USA), Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Lakewood Amphitheatre.

As an enticement for those who have yet to make that go-no go decision, as well as to serve as a consolation for those who cannot make it to The ATL, here is DJ Rasta Root’s 2016 Official One Musicfest Mixtape“SeratoCast Mix 58”

DJ RASTA ROOT – SERATOCAST MIX 58 (2016 OFFICIAL ONE MUSICFEST MIXTAPE)

Excuse Me, Young Knight. You Got Knocked The F*ck Out! (Video)

Knockouts during knights’ fights are very rare, but when they happen, they look very impressive!

So… first of all… KNIGHT fights? Where they do that at? Apparently, on M-1 Global – that and all kinds of MMA videos, fights, promo, interviews with fighters on there. Like this one right here. CRAZY fight to the finish: the finish being one dude in armor beating SHIelding off another!

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Watch Sunday’s NYC #GoTopless Parade 2016 (Video)

You know how folks say, “It is what it is.” Here it, well, they are what it is all about. Naked breasts… all the way down to the nipple… all throughout the streets of Manhattan, New York, and [actually] various other places in the U.S.A. It is a peaceful protest for women’s rights to not be criminalized if they choose to go topless. Currently, men can; and it is no big thing (no big law against it).

On August 28, 2016, the women’s rights organization GoTopless held Go Topless Pride Parades and other events in New York, Los Angeles and over 60 other cities worldwide for the 9th annual GoTopless Day.

Surprising thing you will realize moments after watching: It’s just another parade… not even a protest. They’re boobs; women’s and men’s. Some folks are even pushing strollers. Perhaps, the biggest thing to gawk at is how this whole event is a relative non-event… perhaps, as it should be.

(Of course, I have NO problem admitting that I clicked to see some big ole breasteses… but that’s just me, I’m sure.)

#FreeYourBreasts
#FreeYourMind

@ojones1

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Watch The First Flight Of The Largest Aircraft Ever (Video)

You see… it’s not the size of… Nah, #$%! that, homies. That Airlander 10 is a big azz airship; the biggest that ever took to the skies! Why’s any of this matter? Well, check this out:

The ship is part  helicopter, part blimp and at 92 meters (301 feet) long it is the largest aircraft in the world. Though its maiden flight was only 15 minutes, flights when it enters normal operations could be as long as five days and night with passengers or up to two weeks at a time when controlled remotely and unmanned.
– FastCompany

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The National Conventions Are Over. The Battle For The U.S. Presidency Truly Begins (Video)

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One week after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Democrats from both near and far set their sites on the City of Brotherly Love for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. National, International and local media converged on the Wells Fargo Center for this star-studded event attended by Hollywood A-listers, civil rights activists, hall of fame athletes and thousands of Democratic supporters.

The culmination of four days of notable keynote speakers kept both delegates and attendees engaged. A host of speakers which led to endorsements for Hillary included one-time presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, Senator Cory Booker, First Lady Michelle Obama, President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama and many more.

The DNC brought excitement to the city of Philadelphia although it wasn’t met without any drama. Bernie Sanders’ supporters voiced their disapproval of Hillary throughout the week and several arrests were made. One thing is sure: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will battle for the title of the 45th President of the United States and may the best candidate win.

SGIII

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Marvel Comics Universe Featurette: Chadwick Boseman As T’Challa AKA Black Panther (Video)

See? See how EVERYBODY… including the cast of the movie… had been waiting on Black Panther to join the Marvel Comics Universe on screen??? C’mon, Hollywood. Sure took ya long enough. But now we’re here. Great featurette above on Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa / Black Panther.

The cast and crew reveal the importance of Black Panther’s role in a featurette for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” available on Digital HD September 2 and on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital SD and VOD September 13!

More video, from Boseman at Comic-Con, after the jump.

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Comedy/Politics: Stephen Colbert Officially Opens The ‘Hungry For Power Games’ At The RNC (Video)

[Stephen Colbert] Julius and his pet weasel Caligula report from the 2016 Republican National Hungry For Power Games at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, where Tribute Trump is set to accept the party’s nomination.

Haaaa! The polished segment turned out even better than anticipated. Watch The Late Show segment that Stephen Colbert crashed the RNC to shoot (raw footage we posted from that here). So many comic jabs landed in this bit. You gotta watch!

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Watch Stephen Colbert Crash The RNC Stage (Video)

Getting a bit of footage for a skit for The Late Show, Stephen Colbert sneaked up onto the podium and ‘gaveled’ the Republican National Convention (RNC) to order this past Sunday ‘Hunger Games’ style. However, the words he uttered as he struggled with the security staffer firmly escorting him away from the mic should prove to be most poignant and memorable:

“Look, look… I know I’m not supposed to be up here. But let’s be honest, neither is Donald Trump.”

Solid. Satirical. Political. GOLD!!

@ojones1

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Jesse Williams Delivers A Powerful Acceptance Speech At The BET Awards (Video)

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A system meant to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do.
Jesse Williams

Time to stand up Black people!

By now you have probably heard, or at least heard about the speech Jesse Williams gave in acceptance of the Humanitarian Award. We will steal NONE of its fire. PLEASE click the pic above or the link below and watch the full speech given at the BET Awards. Best three minutes you will spend today. Guaranteed to light a fire that burns in the depths of your soul. Let’s go!

#BlackLivesMatter

JESSE WILLIAMS ACCEPTS THE HUMANITARIAN AWARD (BET.COM)

(The speech is transcribed after the jump.)

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Interview With The Creators Of “Tuskegee Heirs” at AwesomeCon 2016 (Video)

Major COOL!

Full disclosure: The cameraman/interviewer, going by the ‘Big O’ moniker, is NOT me. However, I am kind of envious of him. Watch this Blerd Verse Podcast ep with the artists/creators of the comic concept “Tuskegee Heirs” at AwesomeCon 2016. Blerd Verse – as in Black Nerd Universe all smashed together. Get ready to geek out on these guys homage and futuristic reinterpretation approach to the story of the heirs of the World War II pilots, The Tuskegee Airmen.

(More disclosure: I’m from Tuskegee… so I am extra GEEKED about all of this!)

#Afrofuturism

@ojones1

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