Thursday, January 21, 2010


-This week, the official press release from the All American Basketball Alliance (AABA) was made public, and the recent announcement shocked...well...most. The AABA is  organization is starting a solely all-Caucasian basketball league. Yes. whites-only, and the organization is  looking for 12 major cities (of COURSE he's considering ATL?!) to host teams (get on board with the idea). The inaugural season is slated to begin in June, 2010. Whatthejoejacksonhell???!!!!???
AABA Commissioner, Don "Moose" Lewis stated,
"There's nothing hatred about what we're doing," he said. "I don't hate anyone of color. But people of white, American-born citizens are in the minority now. Here's a league for white players to play fundamental basketball, which they like."
Lewis pointed out his desire to emphasize "fundamental basketball" instead of "street-ball" played by "people of color." "Moose" even referenced the recent embarrassments of NBA superstars such as Gilbert Arenas (suspension for bringing handgun into locker-room/ place of business) as examples of frequent dissatisfaction with the current NBA roster.
"Would you want to go to the game and worry about a player flipping you off or attacking you in the stands or grabbing their crotch?" "Moose" said. "That's the culture today, and in a free country we should have the right to move ourselves in a better direction."
He continued,  "People will come out and support a product they can identify with. I'm the spoken minority right now, but if people will give us a chance, it'll work... The white game of basketball, which is essentially a fundamental game, works."

Considering that Black athletes aren't the dominate majority in any sport other than Basketball, as well as the parallels to modern-slavery that exist within professional sporting arenas, it is indeed insulting that a man dubbing himself "Moose", would continue to try and get this blatantly racist league approved?! There are so many ignorant layers to this story, from the outlandish requirements for eligibility, "Only natural born US citizens with both parents of Caucasian race" to the reasoning behind the racist exclusivity, "the white game of basketball...a fundamental game". If ever there was a reminder of the deeply racist sentiments that (Still) prevail in our everyday dealings, this is one. Thank you oh Grand Wizard "Moose" Lewis for jarring our memories to the reasoning and need for minority leagues, organizations, and groups that work to promote inclusion and equal recognition within a Western society.

-So yesterday ATL was abuzz that ex-reality tv star Markice "Kesan" Moore, formerly of MTV's "G's to Gents" fame, turned himself in after being on the run and on the Cobb County Most Wanted list. He is recently charged for the alleged abuse his 1-year-old infant daughter as she's suffering from two broken arms, a broken leg, 3 broken ribs, a broken clavicle bone, and multiple bruises. 
Though Kesan denied responsibility for all the charges of abuse against his daughter, he did admit to breaking her wrist post a fall from her bed... (side eye). He called into local Atlanta radio station V103 yesterday afternoon, and has since turned himself in. Kesan posted bail for $20,000.00 and is awaiting a court date. WOW. How in the world does one get involved in such MESS?!?! I will be praying for the recovery and safety of the little girl. Jesus... take the WHEEL!!!!

**Smaller Doses**
Oprah Pulls BIG Guests for HAITI Relief: RiRi, Maxwell, and Wycleff, OH MY!!!!
-Yesterday Oprah taped/ premiered her Haiti relief episode which featured live performances from Princess RiRi and Maxwell.
*RiRi (her acoustic version; she looked GREAT but sounded rather disappointing. Sowwwwy)     

Both performances are available for download and will go towards Haiti relief efforts. 
*Oprah also interviewed  Wycleff on his account of Haiti post-quake. Wycleff will announced that he will also appear on the much-hyped, much-anticipated, Viacom Networks-sponsored, celeb-studded,
prime-time telethon which will air on all of your favorite channels tomorrow night. Continue to pray & help HAITI!!!!!!
-Surprise, Surprise, J. Edwards admitted today (FINALLY) that he fathered Frances Quinn Hunter, the 2-year-old daughter of his former mistress, Rielle Hunter. He also expressed regret in the extended denial. WHOMP WHOMP!!
-Martin Lawrence is executive producing a new comedy on TVOne staring Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince Of Bel Air) and the show aired nightly all this week. I've heard not a PEEP about the show (reviews, raves or otherwise) which is abnormal. I flipped past the closing credits the other night... so has anyone seen it?? Anyone?? ANYONE?! *Crickets Chirping*

With that, I'm going to enjoy the rest of this rainy and lazy Thursday in the Atown!!



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