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Why I Like Ron Artest… He Plays Adult Dodgeball!

I have mad love for Ron Ron. This video says it all about this kid from NYC.


Big Ups: Ex-NBA Star Kenny Anderson Earns Degree

Being a New York City point guard is a pretty big deal. The long and storied lineage runs from old-timers like Bob Cousy all the way to guys like Stephon Marbury(notes) and Sebastian Telfair(notes). If you’re good at playing point in NYC, odds are you’ll become a legend throughout the city.

However, the biggest of all the big deals is probably Kenny Anderson, who is the only player in history to be named all-city all four years of high school and is called “the best high school player I’ve ever seen” by scouts who have been watching basketball for 50 years. After a Final Four and two years at Georgia Tech, Anderson hit the NBA as the second overall pick in the 1991 draft. And while his NBA career was nothing to write home about, he banked about $60 million.

Then, when his career came to a close in 2005, he was broke. Between cars, seven children with five women and loving to party, Anderson was without a job, money or a diploma. So he went back to school, and this Saturday he’ll be graduating with a degree in organizational leadership.

A neighbor told him about the Institute for Professional Studies at St. Thomas, so he enrolled for his online program by himself — without a cadre of helpers hovering over him. He began working with an adviser, Jennifer Booker, who is a professor.

“What surprised me,” Booker said, “was the way he was willing to give credit to people who helped him, like a former trainer.” She watched him handle the online classes, but from the other side of the electronic connection she could not gauge the terror of a star who had once performed in arenas and now had to produce a paper.

“I’d ask people for help,” Anderson said. “This wasn’t like college. They’d say, ‘I’ll give you an idea, but you have to do the work yourself.'” He almost quit a few times but found a comfortable routine, helping get Ken Jr. and his wife’s daughter, Tiana, also 9, off to school. Then he would take off to Starbucks and study.

Big ups, Kenny Anderson. This kind of thing just makes you feel good. Not the losing $60 million part obviously, but the responding to that by doing something constructive part. That’s excellent.

Anderson is currently giving private lessons to basketball hopefuls, but he’s hoping for something bigger. Whether that ends up being coaching somewhere or something else, now that he’s got his degree, he’s got options. Very cool.


Press Release: The National Museum of Hip-Hop Hip-Hop Immortal Gala

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The National Museum of Hip-Hop Hip-Hop Immortal Gala

New York, NY – (March 15, 2010), the National Museum of Hip-Hop in collaboration with Power 105.1 FM and AllHipHop.com invite Hip-Hop’s hottest stars, both old school and new, with many familiar faces from Hollywood to Hip-Hop Immortal, co-hosted by Chuck D and KRS One. This is the museums first major event which will raise awareness for the construction of the world’s first hip-hop museum and for the implementation of its community programs.

The National Museum of Hip-Hop VIP event will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, from 7pm – 11pm at the Pink Elephant, located at 527 West 27th St, NYC. This VIP event is not open to the public. There will not be a Red Carpet. All interviews will take place in an exclusive press area.

NMoH “Hip-Hop Immortal” event will honor the Pioneers of the four elements of Hip-Hop: Rap, B-Boying, Graffiti, and DJing. The programming includes: VIP Reception, Live and Video Presentations, Special keynote Speakers and DJ performances.

Invited guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails and music by Grandmaster Flash, DJ Red Alert & DJ Chuck Chillout.

Guests include: Entertainment Executives, Celebrity and Pioneer Rappers, DJ’s, B-Boys, Graffiti Artists, Hollywood Entertainers and Community Leaders.

Attendees include: Mona Scott, Chuck D, KRS One, Doug E Fresh, Dana Dane, The Roots, Ja Rule, Ice T and Co Co, Busta Rhymes, Mc Lyte, Nice-n-Smooth, Rakim, Red Alert, Pete Rock, DJ Pooh, Melly Mell, Big Daddy Kane, Chubb Rock, Brand Nubian, Kid Capri, Funk Master Flex, Keon Bryce, DMC, Kid-n-Play, Method Man, Red Man, Reakwon, RZA, Lil Mo, The Retro Kidz, Rock Steady Crew, Chuck Chillout, 88-Keys, Roxanne Shante, Furious Five, Onyx, Black Sheep, Cold Crush Bros, D Nice, Just Ice, Marley Marl, Ralph Mcdaniels, Don Pooh, Smith N Wessun, Styles P, Mickey Factz, Keith Murray, Dame Grease, Tionne Watkins, Sway, Radio Personalities Ed Lover, Malikha Mallette, Raqiyah Mays and Star & Buc Wild, Actors Bokeem Woodbine, Gary Sturgis, Capone and Wives of DMX and Irv Gotti, to name a few.

Sponsored by Kah Tequila, New York Power 105.1 FM, AllHipHop.com. and Red Bull.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HIP-HOP

The National Museum of Hip-Hop (NMoH) is a NYC based non-profit 501 (c) (3) founded in 2005 and created to commemorate the historical and cultural achievements of hip-hop and artists, throughout the World, while educating area residents and global visitors about every aspect of the culture’s elements. Museum Board Members include: Mona Scott, Dr. Ben Chavis, Andre Harrell, Leyla Turkkan, Bill Adler, Bob Santelli and Terry Stewart.

NMoH has announced the “Hall of Hip-Hop,” a yearly ceremony which will induct legendary icons into the Hall of Hip-Hop. This will be a televised ceremony, unlike any other existing award show, created to both induct and honor the greatness of artists from all elements of hip-hop – Graffiti, DJing, B-Boying and Rap, as well as the producers, mixers, engineers, fashion designers, film makers and other outside components that help make up hip-hop culture, in its entirety.

For all media inquiries and interview requests contact Tafia L. Allah-Pringle at (O) 866-538-6040, (Cell) 973.902.6749 or (E-mail) tafia@tlapr.com, Publicist for the National Museum of Hip Hop, http://www.hiphopmuseum.org.


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Press Release: Steelers Ramon Foster Appearance At 32nd Annual Motorama

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2010

Pittsburgh Steelers Ramon Foster To Attend 32nd Annual Motorama
Meet the NFL Player at the PA Farm Show Complex Feb. 20th

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Ramon Foster (#73 Tackle) was a key contributor to the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line during the 2009 season. He came to the Steelers as an undrafted rookie, but quickly became the top backup at his position. Foster started a total of four games for the defending Super Bowl Champions and is expected to be a major factor next season.

All Steelers and NFL fans have a great chance to meet Foster at the 32nd Annual Motorama. He will be the VIP Guest of show vendor Bob Roland, owner of Roland With Sounds. Foster will be signing autographs and made available to take some pictures. Fans are welcome to bring their Steelers collectables as well.

Event Details:

• When: Saturday, February 20, 2010/2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Where: PA Farm Show Complex Harrisburg
• What: Foster will be signing autographs at the Roland With Sounds Booth (only)

About Roland With Sounds:
Roland With Sounds has over 23 years of experience building and installing car stereo systems from Basic to Competition installs. Roland With Sounds, along with their customers, have won numerous trophies and plaques ranging from 1st Place to “Best of Show”. Robert Roland – has been a certified installer since 1992 through the MECP (Mobile Electronics Certified Professional) program. For more information please visit www.rolandwithsounds.com.

About Urban Sports VIP, LLC:
Urban Sports VIP is a full service event management company. Urban Sports VIP manages events and talent who strengthen brand awareness and credibility for your business. For more information about Urban Sports VIP, visit www.urbansportsvip.com.


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