Dubba AA the super producer is responsible for several top hits of super star artists like NBA Youngboy, Kodak Black, Quando Rondo and more. He and his team decided this summer was the perfect time to drop his solo project “Flex Tape 3.” READ MORE
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D’Angelo Russell burst on the scene all the way back in his High School days at Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida in his sophomore season in 2014 where he helped Montverde win back-to-back High School National Tournament championships. Later that year D’Angelo played in the McDonald’s All-American game and the Jordan Brand Classic as a commit to Ohio State as Rivals.com rated him as a five-star recruit.
After only playing at Ohio State for 1 year D’Angelo declared for the NBA draft and became the 2015 Round 1 #2 Draft Pick to the Los Angeles Lakers and played 1 year and was traded to the Brooklyn Nets.
While the whole world was watching to see what D’Angelo Russell was going to do as he takes on his new home as a Brooklyn Nets player family ties don’t fall far from his tree dreams of becoming a professional basketball player and playing in the NBA.
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.
Actor, Comedian, Athlete, Businessman and Recording Artist Kevin Hart surprised everybody in the ATL by falling through Atlanta’s legendary Uptown Comedy Club with his homies The Plastic Cup Boyz to share a few laughs and have a good time.
As you might have heard Kevin Hart has been spending a great deal of time in the ATL filming his new film “Jumanji” a classic children’s story about a game that goes haywire. Kevin Hart has been working hard and decided to have a little fun by spending some quality time with his homies, his lady, and the good peeps over at Uptown Comedy Club as he spent a little time embracing his first love: STAND UP COMEDY.
I had the pleasure of taking pics and kicking it with his crew as they shared jokes and entertained the good peeps who decided to drop by the funniest spot in town.
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Atlanta PAY ATTENTION!!!!
Queen U is coming to your city and Ms. Julia came to slay!
Her intention is not to slay only in fashion as she does in the pic below; nope, her purpose is greater and BIGGER than fashion, she came to FREE YOUR MINDS!
So who is this innovative powerhouse diva that dares to get ya’ll in formation?
Her name is Ms. Julia Sewell.
She is the Chairwoman and CEO of Sewell Speaks LLC, a company specializing in the arts of motivation, training and the development of individuals with whom she comes in contact with ,she is also the Founder of Queen U!
Ms. Sewell has spoken at more than 200 conferences and events and has worked with various prominent entities state-wide such as, St.Paul and New York public school districts, Minneapolis Park Board, BET, America’s Promise Alliance, City Year, Special Olympics, and Youth Leaders International, just to name a few. Her most recent feat was the launching of the Queen U initiative with her vision being the complete and world changing evolving of women globally. When asked what was the difference between Queen U and other women’s empowerment organizations she responded with this, “Queen U will revolutionize the world, because we are empowering women to be their highest selves by first modeling it in our lives. I strongly believe that when you empower the women, you empower the man, you empower the child, thus a nation rises.”
Queen U is the brain child of Ms. Sewell and was formed with the vision of empowering, teaching and helping women around the world to find their happiness and life success by reaching into themselves and utilizing the talents and gifts that they possess to truly maximize their best potential, not only for themselves but also so that their contributions to the world would ultimately assist in making it a “better” place, “Queen U will be that aid to guide us in elevating our nation by gathering queens with the purpose of unification and manifestation of our best selves. When we are at our best, we have more to offer around us” Sewell said.
Earlier this year, Ms. Sewell advertised with the online blogging site The Shaderoom for an Ambassador search to progress her initiative. Since then, Queen U is able to boast 33 women ambassadors worldwide with the intent to double that within the next few months.
In a series of monthly conferences scheduled for each calendar month this year around the world, Queen U’s conference is scheduled for July 16th this month in Atlanta. Queen ambassador Jaya Cain, alongside Queen U founder Julia Sewell, will host a women’s empowerment conference under the theme “Knowledge of Self”. This workshop styled conference will engage participants in a series of self analysis activities that aim to teach women how to positively, cognitively and smartly assess their life’s choices to discover whether or not they are living their best lives.Women are expected to walk away with a wealth of new found networks, a sense of empowerment and a new drive to maximize the best that life has to offer to them and to embody that “can do” attitude.
If you would like to be a part of this great movement, or if you would like to attend the Atlanta event, you may visit the organization’s website at www.queensspeak.com for tickets and more information about Queen U.
Good morning, it’s Mother’s Day and it is the Lord’s Day! I hope everyone is out and about appreciating their mother’s today as well as everyday. Thank you for the mother’s who believe, trust and love us unconditionally because you are responsible for where we all are today!
On this day, for people who have lost their mother’s or grandmother’s who played the motherly role in their life I want you all to remember this quote by Dr. Seuss.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
I know this quote hits home for me, being the 9th year that my grandmother isn’t here with me. However, I find comfort in knowing that my goal on earth is to make my mother and my grandmother proud and I will not stop until I fulfill that. Today think of all the people who ever told you, “no” or gave up on you and your mom was there to pick you up.
Think of the distasteful or disrespectful things that you might have done towards your mom and remember how she still embraced you each and every time because she never ceases to see the good in you. I believe mother’s are the rocks, they are the full circle, without them and without women in general there would not be a human race. Today I encourage you to tell your mother’s: “Dear mama, you are appreciated.”, and then show it each and every day in each and every way!
Blake Michael along with other Atlanta socialites stop by T.I’s restaurant in Atlanta. The actor, singer, musician and model stopped by one of the best places in Atlanta to catch any and everybody.