Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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TOPIC - Kickin it with Dead End Hip Hop 201! Join me and my special guests from Dead End Hip Hop...Modest Media, Feefo, Kinge, Beezy, and Myke C Town. Also meet the new host of the Ask Dead End Hip Hop segment...Sophie B.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
I was standing outside one day last week and a feeling came across me.
I hadn't had this feeling in awhile.
I felt a chill.
To say the weather that we've experienced in Atlanta has been weird is an understatement. A huge understatement. Much like the rest of the south, Atlanta is known for its brutally hot summers. Hot-lanta is what they call it.
I don't know what has happened to the weather here. Through the entire month of June, we only saw TWO days where the temperatures exceeded 90 degrees. That was weird. June is almost always hot. But July is even hotter. Not this year. We will finish the month of July having only ONE day exceed 90 degrees. That is crazy! We're talking about a place where 100 degree days are as synonymous with summer as mosquitoes and lemonade
So what happened? I'm not sure. I've always been a fan of meteorology and I've studied weather patterns. But this summer has me befuddled. Just a week and a half ago, there were cities like New York and Chicago that battled an extreme heat wave...we had spring-like 80 degree days in Atlanta. It was strange to see cities like Minneapolis and Boston with daily temperatures.
As the calendar turns to August, what should we expect here in the A? A few 70 degree days? I doubt it. I know this much...if you have a summer like this...the winter won't be pretty
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
TOPIC - Women vs Men co-hosted by Cryss Renee & Chantay.
Join us as we discuss for a no holds barred discussion about the differences between the women and men. If you have any questions about members of the opposite sex, then you want to tune in to this show and vibe with us. Don't miss it
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The verdict came on this past Saturday night.
I wanted to talk about it and what I was feeling. But I could not find the words. I had planned to do a blog about it. Then, I thought of something better.
Tonight on the 12 RADIO SHOW
Trayvon Martin vs George Zimmerman (a look at the trial and the fallout from the verdict)
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Monday, July 15, 2013
Gotta thank my home girl who shared this with me so that I could share it with you. It's all love!
I hope that you can appreciate it as much as I do.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tune in tonight to the 12 RADIO SHOW at 9pm EST
Topic - Dating and Relationships 650
co-hosted by Keli from www.boissuq.com
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You don't want to miss this show
Monday, July 8, 2013
And so it begins..
Today at 6:30 pm EST...we're back at it!
We officially start our football season! I'm looking forward to it. I'll be back on the sidelines coaching my son, Kameron. This year we'll be playing in the 10 and under division.
Last year, we finished with 9 wins and 2 losses. We made it to the championship game only to lose to a team that we had beaten earlier in the season. I look forward to the challenges that come with coaching. I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't interested in coaching when I first started. I was a player. I put everything into playing every game like it was my last. I had a passion for the game. My first love.
How do you coach someone to do THAT?
You can't. You accept the kids for who they are. While it has been a pleasure coaching Kameron...and now watching his younger brother, Brandon (he plays for the 6 and under team)...I know that no kid can be the player that you were. You can only hope that they develop skills and a love for the game. The rest will take care of itself.
As a team we have some unfinished business to take care of. It hurt to get to the championship game and lose. The tough thing about sports is that you can't just pick up where the previous season ended. It doesn't work that way. The hard work, blood, sweat, and tears start all over again.
So how do you bounce back and get back to the championship game and win it all??
Check back with me in November and I'll tell you how we did it!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With changes to its unemployment law taking effect this weekend, North Carolina not only is cutting benefits for those who file new claims, it will become the first state disqualified from a federal compensation program for the long-term jobless.
State officials adopted the package of benefit cuts and increased taxes for businesses in February, a plan designed to accelerate repayment of a $2.5 billion federal debt. Like many states, North Carolina had racked up the debt by borrowing from Washington after its unemployment fund was drained by jobless benefits during the Great Recession.
The changes go into effect Sunday for North Carolina, which has the country’s fifth-worst jobless rate. The cuts on those who make unemployment claims on or after that day will disqualify the state from receiving federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation. That money kicks in after the state’s period of unemployment compensation — now shortened from up to six months to no more than five — runs out. The EUC program is available to long-term jobless in all states. But keeping the money flowing includes a requirement that states can’t cut average weekly benefits.
Because North Carolina leaders cut average weekly benefits for new claims, about 170,000 workers whose state benefits expire this year will lose more than $700 million in EUC payments, the U.S. Labor Department said.
Lee Creighton, 45, of Cary, said he’s been unemployed since October, and this is the last week for which he’ll get nearly $500 in unemployment aid. He said he was laid off from a position managing statisticians and writers amid the recession’s worst days in 2009 and has landed and lost a series of government and teaching jobs since then — work that paid less half as much. His parents help him buy groceries to get by.
“I’m just not sure what I’m going to do,” said Creighton, who has a doctorate. “What are we to do? Is the state prepared to have this many people with no source of income?”
With the changes to North Carolina law, state benefits will last three to five months — at the longer end when unemployment rates are higher. Qualifying for benefits becomes more difficult. Weekly payments for those collecting the current maximum benefit of $535 drop to $350, falling from the highest in the Southeast to comparable with neighboring states.
Republican leaders who control the General Assembly sought an exception to the federal law two months before voting to change unemployment benefits. Congress last year allowed Pennsylvania, Indiana, Arkansas and Rhode Island to proceed with cuts to weekly benefits that their legislatures had approved for after the expected expiration of federal benefits, which later were extended.
North Carolina’s request was never acted on.
Other states this year cut unemployment benefits and restricted eligibility, but none included drops in weekly benefits, said George Wentworth of the National Employment Law Project, a worker-advocacy group.
All states are aware of the no-reduction provision, said Doug Holmes, who heads the National Foundation for Unemployment Compensation & Workers’ Compensation, which represents businesses on unemployment insurance issues.
“Many of them considered doing something that would reduce the weekly benefit amount, but for whatever reason chose not to take the step of enacting legislation,” he said. “But North Carolina also had one of the biggest problems.”
Twenty states carry such federal debt. The Labor Department declined to comment on North Carolina’s looming situation but said no other state is considering changing benefits in a way that would imperil U.S. help.
Supporters of the new North Carolina law say the reduced benefits and increased business taxes are necessary to repay the federal debt — the third-largest in the country.
Labor groups, Democratic congressmen and the state NAACP want to delay the cuts until the federal program expires in January, but lawmakers and GOP Gov. Pat McCrory have refused.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
I'm don't watch Oprah's OWN network.
I'm not sure how long it's been on the air but I'm sure I've probably spent less than an hour watching it since it's been on tv.
That all changed the other day as I found myself watching Oprah interview 50 Cent. I'm not sure why I was compelled to watch it. Maybe because I wanted to hear what 50 had to say.
She was halfway through the interview and she asked 50 Cent..."Who loves you?"
50 smiled. Paused. He was almost stunned. He appeared as if he wasn't sure how he'd answer it. He didn't want to start naming people. Oprah interjected before he could respond "The list is a lot shorter than you think it is."
The question made me think about myself. Who loves me? Oh...I'm sure that a LOT of people love me. What's not to love? Seriously, I know that several people love me. But it's deeper than that. Do people really love you for who you are? Do they love you for what you do for them. Do they genuinely love you unconditionally?
So I ask you...
WHO LOVES YOU???