The HNIC Report

Month: December, 2011

A Reluctant Fan Welcomes Back the NBA with Unopen Arms

by Dax-Devlon Ross

The 2011-2012 NBA season is barely two weeks old and already the machine is in full effect mode. League headlines have been an almost daily occurrence. The retirement of promising young Portland star Brandon Roy; Jeff Green’s season-ending, contract voiding heart ailment; Nets owner Mikhail Portokohov’s campaign presidency; Kobe’s divorce; Lamar Odom‘s dis; Dwight Howard’s free agent status; Chris Paul’s on again off again on again trade situation and the stench of collusion it stirred. Gone is the budding chatter about players forming a new league. All that remains of the ‘we stand together’ mantra that the Players Association successfully engineered and executed (yep, I said it) for nearly five months is the sporadic spatter of the sullen superstar here and there. Meanwhile, the owners have quietly retreated to their respective behind the scenes sanctums and resumed business as usual.

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Vibe and Vegas Show: Dax-Devlon Ross – 2011 Through The Mind, The Mouth, The Heart and The Soul Of Black Men

by Dax-Devlon Ross

From The Vibe and Vegas Show:

During the month of December, we are going to present an interview series titled, “2011 From The Mind, The Mouth, The Heart And The Soul Of Black Men”. These interviews will feature Black men talking about what events or subjects impacted them during 2011.

Dax-Devlon Ross is a writer, author, lawyer and a artist.

During our conversation about 2011, Dax speaks about the “Occupy Movement” and Blacks reaction to it, Barack Obama, Herman Cain, Black male and female relationships, Blacks and their belief in God, homosexuality and the Black church, individualism and North American society, Troy Davis, Black men and the criminal justice system, the strikes in the NFL and the NBA and the message that it sends and what he is looking forward to in 2012.

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