Friday, June 23, 2017

NBA DRAFT 2017 - 2017 SUIT STYLE On ESQUIRE MAG!!!

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CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to ALL of the young men who were selected to join NBA teams at NBA DRAFT 2017 that took place Thursday, June 22, at the BARCLAYS CENTER in BROOKLYN, NY!!!

The really good people at ESQUIRE Magazine chop up and break down why 2017 DRAFT SUIT STYLE MEANS MORE Than EVER.

BTW; courtesy of HOOPS HYPE, here is your NBA DRAFT 2017 - SELECTION By SELECTION.


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KEVIN DURANT Of 2017 NBA CHAMPION WARRIORS On SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE Of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MAG!!!


CRAZY COOL GROOV0Y CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Owner JOSEPH S. LACOR, Head Coach STEVE KERR, Assistant Coach MIKE BROWN, 2017 NBA FINALS MVP KEVIN DURANT, and; the GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS for on Monday, June 12, defeating the CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 129 -120 during Game #5 of the 2017 NBA FINALS at ORACLE ARENA in OAKLAND, CA, to win the 2017 NBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

Having previously defeated the CAVALIERS for the NBA CHAMPIONSHIP in 2015, then the CAVALIERS defeating them for the title in 2016, these two teams set a new NBA record for the first time in NBA History that the sam'e two teams have met for THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS in the NBNA FINALS..

WARRIORS 2017 NBA FINALS MVP Forward #35 KEVIN DURANT holds his MVP Trophy as he covers the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED - SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE: 2017 NBA CHAMPIONS - The DUBS that YOU can purchase at SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.

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RELATIONSHIPS FRIDAY - NEW DATING APP WANTS To HELP YOU SCORE Your CELEB CRUSH!!!




With the number of dating apps available today nearly as high up there as the number of users on the market, matching with someone has never been easier!!!
The perfect match, well, that’s obviously another story, but who knows what someone is on an app for anyway. If superficiality is your thing, those swiping solely for the sake of vanity may have just hit the jackpot: 
DATING.AI is the new dating app that will provide suggestions based on looks, and looks alone. 
PLAYBOY Magazine  reports by uploading a photo, the app utilizes facial recognition software to scan for lookalikes (from top dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, Plenty of Fish), meaning if you have a type, a crush on a friend, an unrelinquished fantasy, hope to score a celebrity doppelganger, or perhaps even date yourself, then this app is for you. The app’s promotional video states, “Let’s Face It, Finding Love Starts with Attraction,” here purely physical, then goes on to provide a fictional success story centered around a user’s attraction to actor Chris Hemsworth, finding her average joe lookalike; thereby, assuming a happy ending.
The subscription-based app (following a free 7-day trial period, the app costs $7.99, renewed monthly) allows you to take a photo of yourself, upload your own photos, search photos of your friends or click on a suggested celebrity and see who comes up as a potential match. Describing itself as “the first dating app with Face Search,” Dating.ai claims “this powerful feature lets you instantly see the people you are really interested in meeting.” The developers “value your time, and want you to find the right person as quickly as possible” unlike other apps which “profit while you waste time swiping through thousands of profiles to maybe find someone you like,“ code for potentially setting you up with someone unattractive. How’s that for offering a solution to the problem you didn’t know you had? The app’s description touts exciting attributes, allowing you to “find your type fast,” “take a photo of your friend,” “see if you’re being catfished,” “see if they’re on the prowl,” and, the kicker, “find your look-alike.” 
To suck users in, the app allows everyone to do a “free celeb search,” which means clicking on a photo of A-lister, after which you’re shown flux of real-life options, redirecting to top dating apps. The usual celeb suspects are all there: hundreds of suggested Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus lookalikes, over 500 alternative Kims and Kanyes. Mark Zuckerberg even makes an appearance. Therefore, if you didn’t like the first Lil Wayne, Shakira, or Emma Roberts, just try another. 
To highlight the downside, the app seems to magnify the unfortunate side effect where dating apps seemingly make people disposable since the initial reason for attraction here is already so blurred. While that clearly may happen in any case, by matching solely on looks, the connection is based on an illusionary impression of a celebrity or perceived similarity to another individual.
HAPPY SCORE YOUR CELEB CRUSH RELATIONSHIPS FRIDAY!!!
PEACE, LOVE, And RELATIONSHIPS FRIDAY BLESSINGS;
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HOW MUCH MONEY YOU NEED To MAKE To AFFORD RENT In YOUR STATE!!!



According to a recent report from the NATIONAL LOW INCOME HOUSING COALITION (NLIHC), there is absolutely no place in the entire UNITED STATES Of AMERICA where a person working a full-time minimum wage job could afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment!!!

While working a minimum-wage job, downsizing to a one-bedroom apartment will get you only so far. According to the report, such affordable housing is only located between 12 counties in the states of ARKANSAS, OREGON, and WASHINGTON.

The WASHINGTON POST reports the current FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE is $7.25 per hour. That means on average, you would have to earn about $17.24 an hour to afford a modest one-bedroom apartment without having to spend more than 30 per cent of your monthly budget on housing costs. You would need to earn about $21.21 to afford a two-bedroom apartment of the same standard. That is nearly three times the federal minimum wage.

NLIHC CEO-President DIANE YENTEL said;
"The gap between wages and rent is growing. There's no doubt that the affordable housing crisis overall has increased since the foreclosure crisis in 2007."
The minimum hourly wage required to afford rent on a two-bedroom apartment, of course, depends on where you live -- ranging from a low of $11.46 in some counties in Georgia to a high of $58.04 in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The most expensive state for housing is Hawaii, where workers would need to make $35.20 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment. They would need to make $33.58 in the District of Columbia, $30.92 in California, $28.27 in Maryland, and $28.08 in New York.
In the District, where the hourly minimum wage is $12.50, a household -- say a single parent -- must earn $69,840 a year to be able to afford the fair market rent of $1,746 a month for a two-bedroom apartment.
Someone making the federal minimum wage would need to work 117 hours a week -- or nearly three full-time jobs -- to be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment.
U.S. Rep KEITH ELLISON (D: MN) said;
"For decades, politicians were told that the mortgage interest deduction was something you just couldn't talk about. It was the so-called third rail, and if you messed with it, you were going to be electrocuted. I actually think we should be directing our housing expenditures to people who need it the most."
President DONALD TRUMP, in his budget plan for the 2018 fiscal year, recently proposed $6.2 billion in cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the most dramatic reduction to the agency since President Ronald Reagan slashed its funding by 50 percent in the early 1980s. Trump’s proposal would gut federal funding for affordable housing, along with other programs designed to serve the poor.

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#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #BLACKGIRLSROCK - ISSA RAE: THR COMEDY ACTRESS ROUNDTABLE!!!



HBO series INSECURE Creator/Director/Writer ISSA RAE is joined by five fellow comedy actresses for THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - COMEDY ACTRESS ROUNDTABLE!!!

ISSA RAE is joined by AMERICA FERRERA, EMMY ROSSUM, KATHRYN HAHN, MINNIE DRIVER, and PAMELA ADLON.

Here are some interview interludes:

What's the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you as a performer?
KATHRYN HAHN (I Love Dick, Amazon) I did a sex scene and was wearing one of those modesty patches, which is like …
MINNIE DRIVER (Speechless, ABC) Chafing?
HAHN Chafing. And I could feel that it had shifted significantly to the left. And I could only imagine the POV of my co-star.
EMMY ROSSUM (Shameless, Showtime) That's only happened to me like 35 times [on Shameless]. Like every other week. (Laughs.)
PAMELA ADLON (Better Things, FX) I have a lot of those from Californication. Like, f—ing on the sink and then the sink breaks and then the water shoots out. And I'm in the little thin dress with the G-string, and I feel the dirty studio water going up my pussy. I'm like, "I have hantavirus now!" (Laughter.)
DRIVER This would never happen to you, but on many movies I've done with actors who are mostly short — I mean, most actors are short, certainly the ones I've worked with — they would dig me a ditch to do a kissing scene in. So, you'd be in there down with the mud and the dirt. And I remember just voicing early on, "Wouldn't it be just a bit easier if maybe he stood on a half apple or a whole apple [carton] than dig me a ditch?"
o you consider whether a part is unlikable before taking it?
ROSSUM I run toward it. My character on Shameless — 'cause it has been so many seasons now — has gone through so much. I went to jail for cocaine and overdosed a toddler and still found the humanity in that. I guess there was a moment where I thought, "Oh, God, is everyone going to hate me?" And then I felt like, "Who cares?" Whatever anybody takes away from it is a reflection on them, not you.
ISSA RAE (Insecure, HBO) That's so true.
DRIVER And nobody is one thing.
RAE I think it may feel more amplified because TV shows these days are more publicly social, in terms of the conversation. And people tend to be quicker to take sides. The character in my show is named after me and that was purely by accident. It was an untitled show, and I was just like, "Oh, I'll just call the character Issa for now," and then it just aired that way, and I didn't realize the implications of people being like, "F— her, f— Issa, she's trash."
ROSSUM You should know that people do that regardless. (Laughter.)
ADLON Yeah, yeah.
ROSSUM People scream at me like, "F— you, Fiona, you overdosed that baby." They actually think you're that person.
ADLON In the season I'm shooting now, I'm exploring this idea of people who have done f—ed-up things having a redeeming quality. Last season, the guy who is the father of my girls on the show and I have this sit-down in a restaurant, and it's so intense. He's like, "'I'm going to be in town, but I can't see the girls." And I'm like, "Are you saying you want me to manage the girls?"
DRIVER "So you want me to tell them in case you run into them?"
ADLON Yeah. And he was like, "Well, it's very complicated." And I'm like, "I'm sure it is." And he goes, "Thanks for your help." And I go, "Thank you for your help." And I stand up and I walk out. And the note was, "We don't want [the camera] to stay on him because we're feeling a little bit of empathy for him. We want to leave with you." And I said, "No, I'm interested in him sitting there in the fart that we just made in this restaurant and what's going on with this guy. That's the thing that's so great to explore."
Issa, you've tried to flip the script with nudity on your show and push for more men to be naked, too.
HAHN Let's get your balls out, boys. (Laughs.)
RAE Let's see some dicks. No, I've found that a lot of the guys who we've worked with have just been all in, like balls to the wall. (Laughter.) No balls have been on walls! They've been really great about, and generous with, their body parts. I've had some of the actors come up and just be like, "I think it's cool that the women aren't as nude on this show."
ROSSUM I think we should be equal opportunity P and D. (Laughter.) But I only really want to see any nudity if there's a purpose for it. For me, I am OK to be as naked as you want me to be, within reason, if it applies to the story. If it serves the character.
RAE Because I have seen gratuitous breasts and vagina, and it's just like, why?
ROSSUM I don't really have a problem with nudity. I have a problem about people's heads being f—ing bashed in and children watching that. I don't have any problem with children seeing a woman topless. I just don't.
DRIVER My son loves it. (Laughs.)
FERRERA How old is your son?
DRIVER He's 8. "Mom, look, something on the TV." (Laughter.)
HAHN It's tricky to have your child come up to you and be like, "You working on Dick today, Mom?" Like, just so casual.
ROSSUM Yeah, getting that Dick money. It's going to pay for your Little League, baby.
RAE Dick pays the bills!
What message does EMMY ROSSUM's battle for EQUAL PAY send to women in Hollywood?
RAE Don't even try.
DRIVER OK, so let me ask you this: What do we do? Do we do the Steinbeck thing where you all go, "Well, I'm not going to work for that," and they go, "Well, there are 20 other women who will." Do you take a stand and go, "I'm not taking that role because there is no parity, it's insane"? What do you do?
ROSSUM It's not just Hollywood. You look at the people in the medical industry. People in government … But my thing was just, "I need to do something to make it right for me, so that I can feel good about doing this job." And then it became such a big thing, I was at a health food store in Canada, and this little girl who worked there came up to me and was like, "What you did for gender equality really meant so much to me." And just the fact that I touched a real person meant something to me.
DRIVER So, are we supposed to say no? What do you think?
FERRERA I don't know that that's the solution. Each of us, we find ourselves in different places with different platforms and kinds of access, and we have to get it right with ourselves, the way you did, Emmy — saying "This used to feel OK to me; it doesn't now," and coming to terms with that. And then having the conversation with the entire system built around you to keep you from asking for more. I feel like most of the times that I have had to ask for something, I had to convince my agents to ask with me. Having to ask your agents, "I want this thing," and having them say, "We don't think you should ask for that."
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PENGUINS WIN 2017 STANLEY CUP On SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MAG!!!



CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Owners RONALD BURKLE and MARIO LEMIEUX, 2017 STANLEY CUP FINALS MVP/ Captain  #87 SIDNEY CROSBY, and the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS for on Sunday, June 11, defeating the NASHVILLE PREDATORS 2 - 0, i Game #6 f the 2017 NHL FINALS i NASHVILLE, TN, to win the 2017 NHL STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP!!

Having won the NHL Title in 2016, this year marks the second consecutive, and; fourth overall STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP for the PENGUINS. It also marks the second consecutive STANLEY CUP FINALS MVP for Captain SIDNEY CROSBY.

Sidney Crosby covers the current issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Magazine.

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MILITARY RACISM - VERNICE ARMOUR & DON CHRISTENSEN On AL SHARPTON!!!


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FATHER'S DAY SUNDAY, June 18, Retired UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS Captain/ Combat Pilot VERNICE ARMOUR and Retired UNITED STATES AIR FORCE Colonel DON CHRISTENSEN were interviewed by Rev. AL SHARPTON for his MSNBC show POLITICS NATION With AL SHARPTON!!!

Colonel CHRISTENSEN and Captain ARMOUR were on hand to discuss the CONTINUING evidence of rampant RACISM within our UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.

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NBA DRAFT 2017 - SELECTION By SELECTION!!!

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CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to MARKELLE FULTZ, LONZO BALL, JAYSON TATUM, JOSH JACKSON, DeAARON FOX, JONATHAN ISAAC, LAURI MARKKANEN, FRANK NTILIKINA, DENNIS SMITH Jr., and, ZACH COLLINS - the TOP 10 DRAFT SELECTIONS from the 2017 NBA DRAFT!!!

Hosted by NBA Commissioner ADAM SILVER, the 2017 NBA DRAFT took place Thursday, June 22, at the BARCLAYS CENTER in BROOKLYN, NY.

Courtesy of the really good folks at HOOPS HYPE , here is your  FULL LISTING of the NBA DRAFT 2017:

  1. 76ers: Markelle Fultz (G) - Washington
  2. Lakers: Lonzo Ball (G) - UCLA
  3. Celtics: Jayson Tatum (F) - Duke
  4. Suns: Josh Jackson (F) - Kansas
  5. Kings: DeAaron Fox (G) - Kentucky
  6. Magic: Jonathan Isaac (F) - Florida State
  7. Bulls: Lauri Markkanen (F) - Arizona
  8. Knicks: Frank Ntilikina (G) - France
  9. Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr. (G) - NC State
  10. Trail Blazers: Zach Collins (F/C) - Gonzaga
  11. Hornets: Malik Monk (G) - Kentucky
  12. Pistons: Luke Kennard (G) - Duke
  13. Jazz: Donovan Mitchell (G) - Louisville
  14. Heat: Bam Adebayo (C) - Kentucky
  15. Kings: Justin Jackson (F) - UNC
  16. Bulls: Justin Patton (C) - Creighton
  17. Bucks: DJ Wilson (F/C) - Michigan
  18. Pacers: TJ Leaf (F/C) - UCLA
  19. Hawks: John Collins (F) - Wake Forest
  20. Kings: Harry Giles (F/C) - Duke
  21. Thunder: Terrance Ferguson (F) - Australia
  22. Nets: Jarrett Allen (C) - Texas
  23. Raptors: OG Anunoby (F) - Indiana
  24. Nuggets: Tyler Lydon (F) - Syracuse
  25. 76ers: Andzejs Pasecniks (C) - Latvia
  26. Trail Blazers: Caleb Swanigan (PF) - Purdue
  27. Lakers: Kyle Kuzma (F) - Utah
  28. Jazz: Tony Bradley (C) - North Carolina
  29. Spurs: Derrick White (G) - Colorado
  30. Lakers: Josh Hart (G) - Villanova
  31. Pelicans: Frank Jackson (PG) - Duke 
  32.  Suns: Davon Reed (SG) - Miami
  33. Magic: Wesley Iwundu (SF) - Kansas State
  34. Kings: Frank Mason III (PG) - Kansas
  35. Grizzlies: Ivan Rabb (PF) - California
  36.  76ers: Jonah Bolden (PF) - Australia 
  37. Celtics: Semi Ojeleye (SF) - SMU
  38. Warriors: Jordan Bell (C) - Oregon
  39. Clippers: Jawun Evans (PG) - OSU
  40. Hornets: Dwayne Bacon (SF) - FSU
  41. Hawks: Tyler Dorsey (SG) - Oregon
  42. Lakers: Thomas Bryant (C) - Indiana
  43. Rockets: Isaiah Hartenstein (C) - Lithuania
  44. Knicks: Damyean Dotson (SG) - Oregon
  45. Rockets: Dillon Brooks (SF) - Oregon
  46. Bucks: Sterling Brown (SG) - SMU
  47. Pacers: Ike Anigbogu (C) - UCLA
  48. Clippers: Sindarius Thornwell (SG) - South Carolina
  49. Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar (SF) - Slovenia
  50. 76ers: Mathias Lessort (PF) - France
  51. Nuggets: Monte' Morris (PG) - Iowa State
  52. Pacers: Edmond Sumner (PG) - Xavier
  53. Celtics: Kadeem Allen (SG) - Arizona
  54. Suns:  Alec Peters (PF) - Valparaiso
  55. Jazz: Nigel Williams-Goss (PG) - Gonzaga
  56. Celtics:  Jabari Bird (SG) - California
  57. Nets: Aleksandar Vezenkov (PF) - Spain
  58. Knicks: Ognjen Jaramaz (PG) - Serbia
  59. Spurs: Jaron Blossomgame (SF) - Clemson
  60. Hawks: Alpha Kaba (PF) - France
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