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Swain Basketball Academy Accepting Registrations

The Swain Basketball Academy is now accepting registrations to develop your student athletes Individual development and training through group training, team training, basketball camps and shooting gun workouts. They are committed to small one on one development as well. What makes the Swain Basketball Academy stand out as a staple Atlanta training facility? I would have to say it’s the passion and drive of it’s founder Robert Swain.

In case you are not familiar with Robert Swain’s principles. Players are welcome to all different skill levels who have a desire to learn, train, and compete in basketball. Courtcred.com describes Robert Swain by saying the following:

A three-time National AAU champ with the Atlanta Celtics, Swain averaged 29 points, eight rebounds and five assists during his senior year at Tri-Cities High School. Regarded as a Top 50 recruit, Swain committed to UConn and rounded out a recruiting class that included McDonald’s All-Americans Taliek Brown and Scott Hazelton, Caron Butler and Johnnie Selvie. The following year with the additions of Ben Gordon and Emeka Okafor, UConn won the Big East Championship and made it to the Elite Eight. However, minutes were scarce for Swain in Storrs and he transferred to the College of Charleston. He played two season for the Cougars before graduating and then finally playing professionally in Europe.

During his time back home from overseas Swain would hold free training sessions for the kids in the community. These sessions would fill up with about 70 to 80 kids. But it wasn’t until Swain hit rock bottom that he realized his ability to motivate and help others get better as a real gift from above. Swain got himself into some legal issues and had to serve two years in the federal penitentary. Having felt like he lost it all, it was basketball and his relationships developed through the game that kept him sane. His former head coach Jim Calhoun was the recipient of many collect calls and answered them every time. To keep himself occupied, Swain began to train prisoners and came up with the business plan for “Swain Basketball Academy” during a stint in solitary confinement. The company’s current slogan, “Own Your Moment,” came from behind those walls.

Today, The Swain Basketball Academy offers two different locations where your child can be properly developed.

Register Today $35.00 fee

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As various states move towards the legitimation of marijuana, professionals are noticing the addition of a specific illness that is connected with systematic use of the drug. Emergency rooms have been beholding an inflow of patients with the same symptoms, severe abdominal pain and intense vomiting , and this increase is especially high in certain states that have already decriminalized the use of marijuana.

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Dorian J was born in Buffalo, New York, to Rhonda Henderson who was a singer then and now is a pastor and author and Stevie Jordan who is known as 4x Grammy Award Winner Hitman Stevie J. With both parents being musically inclined it is no surprise that Dorian J. known to the world as Stevie J’s son would continue in his parents musical endeavors.

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Change Or The Same

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What about this life that you live and want to see change, I mean your waiting on something to change but are you taking the necessary steps to make that change. Good old fashion hard work still pays off. I know that we live in microwave world and we expect so much but do very little to bring what expect to come to past. Take this new month in consideration, you know there were some things that you didn’t like about last month but what steps did you first plan to do to something about it. What steps did you take to make sure that your results are going to be different.

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Black Lives Matter To Who?

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Today we as people have embarked on a new era. The times have changed, the seasons have turned and the people have become vain and numb to the sensible way of living. The things we had once cared about have become waste, the decisions we’ve made as a people have created a generation of lost love for souls. Where as before the founding forefathers were brought over to America fought against the slave owners to keep their families together. Where as now people fight against their own families to get away from them by getting a divorce, or legal separation, or even as far as creating baby daddy’s and baby momma’s. How can we as a people want more out of life when life is demanding more out of us and we refuse to give more of what we have to offer back to life. The challenge to overcome every obstacle is not won by fighting the obstacle itself but by overturning its intentions to break us down and keep us from moving in the direction we were attempting to go before the challenge was in our way.

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Happy 4th Of July!

 

Fourth-Of-July-PicturesSo today is the 4th of July and it is also our independence day!! As I grow older I start to question these holiday’s that society is kind of brainwashing people to celebrate when the real reason for celebrating it is overlooked. You might think that I am reading into it too deeply but in reality the majority don’t look into it deep enough!

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Our flag colors red, white, and blue. Does anyone know what they signify? I haven’t looked the significance of the colors up but I do know that red stands for blood and blood is related to pain. If pain is on our flag and we portray to other countries that we are so just, fair, and liberal than why do other countries hate us so much?

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I really don’t get it and I do not want to take away from people’s true beliefs in this festive day but I really just want you to think about what you are celebrating. It never hurts to do a little history on everything that occurs around you!

 

Stay woke everyone and have a SAFE happy 4th of July!

Billion Dollar Contract With Adidas, Guess Who?

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Money, Money, Money! The quickest and easiest way to stay ahead of the game is to be educated, correct? Well, guess what artist is on the rise in making a billion, yes I said BILLION, dollar contract with Adidas? Don’t worry I’ll wait…

Okay, I’m tired of waiting, Kanye West is at it again and he will never stop, yes he is in the process of making a big money deal with Adidas. But I know everyone wants to know why Adidas, right?

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Wednesday Adidas announced that they made a deal breaker contract with the genius Kanye West that could have a seismic impact on the sport and street fashion worlds. Well, we never expect less from Kanye anyways so I honestly can’t wait for that collaboration to unfold, how about you?

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He is also getting his own design team made up of the best of the best in the industry!

 

We are told that part of the contract will include Kanye actually designing clothes for basketball and football players. The only thing is that this will take some time. Anything worth it takes valuable time and precision with all this being said it will take a couple of years to get the proper merchandise and materials but it will be worth the wait!

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We love you Kanye keep inspiring these artistic people all over and being a smart businessman!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Imprint Of Jesse Williams’s Words!

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Let me just start by saying that the 4 minutes of spotlight that Jesse Williams was allotted had the potential to change someone’s life. While he was speaking last night I was speechless as I’m sure many others were. The truth was reiterated time and time again in Jesse’s speech at the BET Awards when he was presented with the Humanitarian Award.

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Jesse started his speech off strong and humble, saying that the award was not just for him but the struggling people all over the world. He gave special and much needed recognition to the African-American women and mothers of the world because he realizes that they are rarely appreciated daily for everything they go through. Beyond this he goes into talking about the racial dynamics of this country and the breakdown of where it all starts.

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Yes, African-Americans were oppressed (and still are) and our ancestors fought to get us out of oppression so why do we continue to do the dirty work for them by oppressing ourselves? His speech was honestly a s for everyone to wake up because it i so much bigger than making money and throwing a couple of name brands on your body.

Look at the bigger picture!

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I strongly urge everyone to take 4 valuable minutes of your life and analyze each bullet that Jesse hits in his speech, it is amazing.

Btw, Jesse graduated from Temple University which is my school! Great minds really do think alike, that gives me so much hope for the future!