And now for your weekend sports break… it was a great weekend to be a Temple Owl! Temple University dominated at this year’s NFL Draft which took place this past weekend in Philadelphia, Pa. A record 250,000 plus people attended the draft which was held outdoors for the first time in the NFL’s history. TheContinue reading “#TempleFootball Dominates at the #NFLDraft2017”
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#JackieRobinson on Breaking the #ColorBarrier in Major League Sports
“Feels so good to be a Crooklyn Dodger!” – Masta Ace “Crooklyn Dodgers“ The day was April 15th, 1947. Seventy years ago today, to be exact. It was Opening Day for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the historic Ebbets Field stadium which was conveniently located in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. However, this OpeningContinue reading “#JackieRobinson on Breaking the #ColorBarrier in Major League Sports”
The #Artistry of #ChuckBerry
Today’s #TBT has to go to a true musical genius. R.est I.n M.usic P.aradise to legendary Rock ‘N’ Roll artist Chuck Berry! The music most certainly lives on!!! Check out Chuck Berry doing his famous “Duck Walk” via YouTube here.
#InMemoriam The Notorious B.I.G. Twenty Years Later
Check it/ I grew up a fuckin’ screw-up/ Got introduced to the game/ Got an ounce/ and fuckin’ blew up – The Notorious B.I.G., “Runnin’” What a difference twenty years can make. Or, in this case, what a difference twenty years can not make! It’s been two decades since The Notorious B.I.G. was tragically gunned downContinue reading “#InMemoriam The Notorious B.I.G. Twenty Years Later”
#TheAudacityOfHope: Obama’s Best White House Photos
The votes are all in and it’s official! Our beloved President Barack Obama is on his way out of the White House and Donald Trump is on his way in! *Takes 5 minute break to digest what I just typed.* Still, with that being said, nothing can take away from the two great terms thatContinue reading “#TheAudacityOfHope: Obama’s Best White House Photos”
The Side Effects of #MassGentrification in #NorthPhilly and #AnyTown, U.S.A.
This past Friday on October 21st, 2016 at approximately 8:30pm EST about 150 teens gathered on Temple University‘s North Philadelphia campus in front of the Pearl Theatre. The teens allegedly gathered after being called together via a social media post. Once the kids who were said to be between the ages of 14-17 years oldContinue reading “The Side Effects of #MassGentrification in #NorthPhilly and #AnyTown, U.S.A.”
On this day in history, forty-eight years ago to be exact, the imcomparable Arthur Ashe won the first U.S. Open title as an amateur athlete. On this day, Arthur Ashe set the bar for all the tennis greats (both male and female) to come. What a brave athlete and man. Salute to a hero andContinue reading “The #Trendsetter.”
The Hip-Hop Culture, Jordan Sneakers and Globalization
This is definitely the craziest photo that I’ve seen online all week. I had to repost this one. This photo was taken in Sirte, Libya for TIME Magazine by photographer Goran Tomasevic. If you look closer, the young man holding the machine gun is also wearing a fresh new pair of Michael Jordan (Air Jordan)Continue reading “The Hip-Hop Culture, Jordan Sneakers and Globalization”