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Being Alone, Children, and Fresh: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks 'Black Panther' with Ryan Coogler: "If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To" @balleralert Read more: www.balleralert.com Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks ‘Black Panther’ with Ryan Coogler: “If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Black Panther’ isn’t just another film; it’s a moment of cultural celebration and appreciation, especially for the mainstream representation of blacks in Hollywood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here you have a traditional superhero film spearheaded by a predominantly black cast and Mr. RyanCoogler, a black man who not only directed, but also co-wrote it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That alone speaks volumes, particularly in today’s pop culture climate. It’s innovating, refreshing, revolutionary, and even groundbreaking. This is a milestone for the culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The film—based on Marvel Comics’ fictional character of the same name, debuted on February 16th, breaking worldwide box office records and setting the table for national dialogue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One day before its release, Coogler sat down with retired NBA player KareemAbdulJabbar to share his views on why ‘Black Panther’ is such a big deal and why it could be beneficial for all races. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The concept of an African story, with actors of African descent at the forefront—combined with the scale of modern franchise filmmaking, is something that hasn’t really been seen before,” Coogler told Abdul-Jabbar. “You feel like you’re getting the opportunity of seeing something fresh, being a part of something new—which I think all audiences want to experience, regardless of whether they are African descent or not.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Later in the Hollywood Reporter piece, Coogler detailed what he strives for viewers to gain from watching ‘Black Panther’. “I hope they take out of it a sense of enjoyment [but also] something that is not disposable,” he ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
Being Alone, Children, and Fresh: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks 'Black Panther' with Ryan
 Coogler: "If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter
 Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a
 Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To"
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 Read more: www.balleralert.com
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks ‘Black Panther’ with Ryan Coogler: “If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Black Panther’ isn’t just another film; it’s a moment of cultural celebration and appreciation, especially for the mainstream representation of blacks in Hollywood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here you have a traditional superhero film spearheaded by a predominantly black cast and Mr. RyanCoogler, a black man who not only directed, but also co-wrote it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That alone speaks volumes, particularly in today’s pop culture climate. It’s innovating, refreshing, revolutionary, and even groundbreaking. This is a milestone for the culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The film—based on Marvel Comics’ fictional character of the same name, debuted on February 16th, breaking worldwide box office records and setting the table for national dialogue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One day before its release, Coogler sat down with retired NBA player KareemAbdulJabbar to share his views on why ‘Black Panther’ is such a big deal and why it could be beneficial for all races. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The concept of an African story, with actors of African descent at the forefront—combined with the scale of modern franchise filmmaking, is something that hasn’t really been seen before,” Coogler told Abdul-Jabbar. “You feel like you’re getting the opportunity of seeing something fresh, being a part of something new—which I think all audiences want to experience, regardless of whether they are African descent or not.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Later in the Hollywood Reporter piece, Coogler detailed what he strives for viewers to gain from watching ‘Black Panther’. “I hope they take out of it a sense of enjoyment [but also] something that is not disposable,” he ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks ‘Black Panther’ with Ryan Coogler: “If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your Afr...

Fire, Football, and Head: An Assistant Football Coach Lost His Life Shielding Students Against Florida High School Shooter @balleralert An Assistant Football Coach Lost His Life Shielding Students In Florida High School Shooting - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An assistant football coach lost his life protecting students during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Wednesday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AaronFeis worked as a coach for the high school’s football team. This Thursday, the team tweeted that he “selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nicolas Cruz is the 19-year old student who carried the act of terror onto his former school. Before the shooting, students thought they were merely performing a fire drill, which is what sent them filing into the hallways. That’s when Cruz, who was wearing a gas mask, toting smoke grenades and several magazines of ammunition for his AR-15 rifle, opened fire killing 17 and injuring more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feis at the time was on duty as the school security guard and responded to a call over walkie-talkies that there were loud pops coming from somewhere in the school. A witness said Feis was seen jumping “in front of bullets to save some students' lives.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The brave coach was also an alumnus of the high school. He graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in 1999 and became the junior varsity head coach of the school’s football team in 2002. Feis leaves behind a wife and one daughter.
Fire, Football, and Head: An Assistant Football Coach Lost
 His Life Shielding Students Against
 Florida High School Shooter
 @balleralert
An Assistant Football Coach Lost His Life Shielding Students In Florida High School Shooting - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An assistant football coach lost his life protecting students during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Wednesday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AaronFeis worked as a coach for the high school’s football team. This Thursday, the team tweeted that he “selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero and he will forever be in our hearts and memories.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nicolas Cruz is the 19-year old student who carried the act of terror onto his former school. Before the shooting, students thought they were merely performing a fire drill, which is what sent them filing into the hallways. That’s when Cruz, who was wearing a gas mask, toting smoke grenades and several magazines of ammunition for his AR-15 rifle, opened fire killing 17 and injuring more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feis at the time was on duty as the school security guard and responded to a call over walkie-talkies that there were loud pops coming from somewhere in the school. A witness said Feis was seen jumping “in front of bullets to save some students' lives.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The brave coach was also an alumnus of the high school. He graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in 1999 and became the junior varsity head coach of the school’s football team in 2002. Feis leaves behind a wife and one daughter.

An Assistant Football Coach Lost His Life Shielding Students In Florida High School Shooting - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...

Air Jordan, Instagram, and Life: Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With Jordan Brand @balleralert Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With Jordan Brand - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Someone is following in his father’s footsteps early! It has been announced that AsahdKhaled, DJKhaled’s firstborn, and star since birth (literally) has officially signed a deal with Air Jordan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At just one-years-old, Baby Khaled is the face of Jordan’s first kid's collaboration for apparel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Ok world here I come,” captioned Asahd on his Instagram page, announcing his major deal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Khaled’s caption in an IG post, the collection will include a range of colorful and sporty tops, bottoms, hats, and socks that bring out the style of Asahd through the lens of the Jordan brand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the same caption, Khaled expressed how proud he was of his son. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Today is a proud day for me not only as a father but for the young kid that still lives inside my heart. I was a kid when I was introduced to the iconic Jordan sneaker. It represented everything I wanted to be aka a winner and the flyest kid on the block. So imagine the joy I felt knowing that my son Asahd Khaled would have the opportunity to have his own partnership with the Jordan brand. @wethebestmusic” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think it’s safe to say that Asahd is the busiest baby Hollywood’s seen. From executive producer of his first album, ‘Grateful,’ that went platinum, to an award show performer, and now this? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I guess that’s the life you live when ‘you the best.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congratulations Asahd!
Air Jordan, Instagram, and Life: Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With
 Jordan Brand
 @balleralert
Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With Jordan Brand - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Someone is following in his father’s footsteps early! It has been announced that AsahdKhaled, DJKhaled’s firstborn, and star since birth (literally) has officially signed a deal with Air Jordan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At just one-years-old, Baby Khaled is the face of Jordan’s first kid's collaboration for apparel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Ok world here I come,” captioned Asahd on his Instagram page, announcing his major deal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Khaled’s caption in an IG post, the collection will include a range of colorful and sporty tops, bottoms, hats, and socks that bring out the style of Asahd through the lens of the Jordan brand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the same caption, Khaled expressed how proud he was of his son. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Today is a proud day for me not only as a father but for the young kid that still lives inside my heart. I was a kid when I was introduced to the iconic Jordan sneaker. It represented everything I wanted to be aka a winner and the flyest kid on the block. So imagine the joy I felt knowing that my son Asahd Khaled would have the opportunity to have his own partnership with the Jordan brand. @wethebestmusic” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think it’s safe to say that Asahd is the busiest baby Hollywood’s seen. From executive producer of his first album, ‘Grateful,’ that went platinum, to an award show performer, and now this? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I guess that’s the life you live when ‘you the best.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congratulations Asahd!

Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With Jordan Brand - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Someone is following in his father’s footsteps early! ...

Baller Alert, Fashion, and Instagram: BA's Who Wore lt Better: Tommie vs. Evelyn Lozada Wearing Gianvito Rossi's Laced Over-the-Knee Sandals @balleralert も: BA’s Who Wore It Better: Tommie vs. Evelyn Lozada Wearing Gianvito Rossi’s Laced Over-the-Knee Sandals -blogged by @peachkyss (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is nothing wrong with a friendly fashion battle among the celebs. Many celebs have been seen out and about in some of the same haute pieces. The pieces are possibly the hottest and trendiest items in Hollywood. In today’s showcase of Baller Alert’s Who Wore It Better, we have Tommie vs. Evelyn Lozada wearing Gianvito Rossi’s Laced Over-the-Knee Sandals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the weekend, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta reality star Tommie took to her Instagram to give nothing but sexiness in a custom CarlosWayne two piece and GianvitoRossi’s $1,295 Laced Over-the-Knee Sandals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ EvelynLozada also showed off her all black look with the Gianvito Rossi sandals with a leather skirt and Nirvana tee. The ”Basketball Wives” reality star went for a rocker chic look with a genie ponytail. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Both ladies looked absolutely amazing. Who do you think rocked the laced sandals better: Tommie vs. Evelyn Lozada?
Baller Alert, Fashion, and Instagram: BA's Who Wore lt Better: Tommie vs.
 Evelyn Lozada Wearing Gianvito Rossi's
 Laced Over-the-Knee Sandals
 @balleralert
 も:
BA’s Who Wore It Better: Tommie vs. Evelyn Lozada Wearing Gianvito Rossi’s Laced Over-the-Knee Sandals -blogged by @peachkyss (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is nothing wrong with a friendly fashion battle among the celebs. Many celebs have been seen out and about in some of the same haute pieces. The pieces are possibly the hottest and trendiest items in Hollywood. In today’s showcase of Baller Alert’s Who Wore It Better, we have Tommie vs. Evelyn Lozada wearing Gianvito Rossi’s Laced Over-the-Knee Sandals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the weekend, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta reality star Tommie took to her Instagram to give nothing but sexiness in a custom CarlosWayne two piece and GianvitoRossi’s $1,295 Laced Over-the-Knee Sandals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ EvelynLozada also showed off her all black look with the Gianvito Rossi sandals with a leather skirt and Nirvana tee. The ”Basketball Wives” reality star went for a rocker chic look with a genie ponytail. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Both ladies looked absolutely amazing. Who do you think rocked the laced sandals better: Tommie vs. Evelyn Lozada?

BA’s Who Wore It Better: Tommie vs. Evelyn Lozada Wearing Gianvito Rossi’s Laced Over-the-Knee Sandals -blogged by @peachkyss (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...