New Episode of Squeeze Radio Show from Thursday Jan. 24th, 08 is up on the Podcast.
This week features Sucio getting busy on a Juice Crew Set
Special Guests, Brooklyn Academy memeber Blok McCloud came threw with his new group Lost Soulz.
Check it out right Here.
Atlanta, GA – After successfully galvanizing young voters for the South Carolina primaries, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation ‘s youth division, Black Youth Vote (BYV) will host a Justice Speak Out Wednesday, January 30, 2008, on the campus of Clark Atlanta University. The town hall type forum is designed to mobilize young voters issues that impact them and ultimately increase youth participation in the Feb. 5 primary. The Black Youth Vote! Justice Speak Out Tour kicked-off last week in Orangeburg, SC and will move on to Alabama after galvanizing Atlanta youth. The event is free and open to the public.
WHO: Participants include: Jeff Johnson of the popular Jeff Johnson Chronicles and a moderator of the informative BET panel discussion “Hip-Hop Vs. America;” Diallo Brooks, National Co-Chair, Black Youth Vote; Kevin Parker, Chief Operating Officer, NCBCP; Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan; Miss Sophia, V-103 radio personality; Yemayah Bourdain-Stallworth, BYV Georgia; and SGA Presidents from Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College and Morehouse College.
Co-Hosts: NCBCP, BYV Georgia, Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, SGA Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College & Morehouse College, Center for Citizen Participation at CAU, Georgia Youth, college chapters of NAACP, and AUC Pan-Hellenic Council.
Clark Atlanta University
Haven Hall-Davage Auditorium
223 James P. Brawley Drive (second building on left from parking deck)
DATE: Wednesday, January 30, 2008
TIME: 11 AM –2:00 PM ET CONTACT: This is a FREE event. The public and the media are invited to attend. Media RSVP to Edrea Davis 818.613.9521 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Youth Vote!, (http://www.ncbcp.org/byv/) the youth division of the NCBCP, is a national grassroots coalition of organizations and individuals committed to increasing political and civic involvement among Black men and women aged 18-35. Founded in 1996, the youth led organization educates young adults about the political process and trains them to identify issues and influence public policy through participation. BYV! has been instrumental reversing the downward spiral among young voters and educating voters who are increasingly disenfranchised from the electoral and legislative process. (Source)
The son of the greatest basketball player in history averages just 0.9 points. But you would never guess that by listening to him describe his freshman season at Illinois.
“I’m having so much fun,” Jeff Jordan told me last week. “I’m glad I decided to give this a try.”
Yes, it’s true. With no athletic scholarship offer, Michael Jordan’s oldest boy had to join the Illini as a walk-on. He’s averaging a measly 4.2 minutes per game and has made just three shots all season. Statistically, he sounds like a rare heir to Rare Air.
|Jeff Jordan joined the Illinois basketball team as a walk-on and averages 4.2 minutes per game.|
The refreshing thing is that, at Illinois, no one seems to care.
Nearly three months into his college career, Jeff isn’t being deified by Illini fans. He said his classmates don’t sweat him because of his dad or tease him because he can’t do a 360-dunk.
Instead they’re treating him like any other college student, which is all Jeff ever hoped for in the first place.
“I actually dealt with it more in high school than I do now,” Jeff said of the attention he often receives because of his father. “On campus everyone has been great. Sometimes we’ll go out to eat when we’re out of town and people will (approach) me. But my teammates look out for me in those situations.”
“Even then, it really doesn’t affect me much,” Jeff said. “I’ve been dealing with it my whole life.”
It’s not as if Jeff hasn’t received any fanfare during the last few months. When Illinois opened the season with an exhibition tour of Canada, Jeff had to conduct a separate press conference each day to accommodate the throng of media that was tracking his every move. One evening, when players went eat dinner, strangers began yelling Jeff’s name and taking his picture as he stepped off the team bus.
Of course, at that point, he was just glad to be on the Illini roster.
Wasn’t long ago when Jeff figured his basketball career would end after his final high school game. He averaged 15 points as a senior at Loyola Academy in Highland Park, Illinois, but without any big-time scholarship offers, he seemed content to give up the sport and enroll at Illinois on an academic scholarship.
“I was just going to be a regular student,” he said. “But then I met the guys on the team and got along with all of them so well. I figured I’d come in with no expectations and see how I did the first year. If it didn’t work out, it didn’t work out.” Even though he hasn’t played much of a factor for the Illini, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Jeff said he couldn’t be more pleased with his progress the first year.
|Michael Jordan saw Illinois at the Maui Invitational.|
A wing player in high school, Jeff has moved to point guard at the request of head coach Bruce Weber, who praised the freshman for adapting to a new position.
“Even if you were a point guard in high school, the intensity level here is so much higher,” Weber said. “Some freshmen get in there and play scared. But he doesn’t do that. He’s very aggressive.”
Weber said Jeff’s biggest weakness is his 3-point shooting, but he praised his midrange game and his ability to slash into the paint.
Still, according to Weber, Jeff’s most impressive characteristic is the way he conducts himself off the court.
“He’s as humble as any kid we have in our program,” Weber said. “He’s proud to be Michael’s son, but at the same time he enjoys being Jeffery Jordan.”
As for dear old dad, Michael Jordan was on hand to watch Illinois play Duke in the Maui Invitational in November, but he’s yet to attend a game in Champaign because of his duties as the part-owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats.
Still, that doesn’t mean Jeff isn’t asking his old man for advice.
“He’s pretty hands-off,” Jeff said. “He only gives me information when I come to him and ask for it. I still take advantage of it. I’m not doing it as much as I did at the beginning of the year, but if I have any questions or I want him to watch me on TV and critique me, I call him so he can give me some feedback.”
The information seems to be coming in handy. Weber said he wouldn’t be at all surprised if Jeff became a significant contributor for the Illini by the time he’s a junior.
If that happens, the spotlight that seems so dim may suddenly become bright.
Yezure lets step into the time machine real quick. Electronic Arts created the video game “Skate or Die” in 1987 for various consoles such as the Commodore 64, Atari ST, and later on the Nintendo. Something to feed the youth while staying out the street. Throw the game on the Joust and watch you eat my shorts! The kid was a beast on the Freestyle Ramp! See about me! Oh…I’m sorry I blacked out real quick.
Well Nike, always inspired but the untamed youth in us, has brought the Nike “Skate or Die” Dunk. The colors and patterns are straight from the cover of the video game.
These should be on deck at all your local skate shops the first week of February. Step up and throw it back!