In 2014 we have a far different view of the world than we did 50-60 years ago. From what is socially acceptable to economics and everything in between, it’s safe to say that we have evolved as a country and a world. So it always seems hard, often times downright impossible, to understand how or why the people who came before us made the decisions that they did.

I think that inquiries like this lead us to cases, such as that in most recent news with ultra-famous comedian/actor Bill Cosby. For the last two months, news has resurfaced about Cosby’s sexual assault counts, some of which date back as far as the 60’s. In addition to resurfacing news, recently, he has been publicly accused of sexually assaulting and or raping more than 20 different women, some of which exist in the same Hollywood realm that he did, like Beverly Johnson, who came forward and spoke on it.

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Most  NBA teams have played a quarter of their games so far, and though judgments still may be premature. The sample size is large enough to make some of those judgments with conviction. Here are five more things we’ve learned from the NBA this season.

1. Through 21 games Steph Curry is your 2014-15 NBA MVP. If you didn’t believe Curry was a top 10 player in the league coming into the season you must now. The five-year veteran is averaging 23 ppg (6th in NBA) 7.7 apg (5th in NBA) and 1.8 spg (T-8th in NBA) while leading the Golden State Warriors to the best record in basketball at 19-2. Not only has Curry’s sharp shooting helped the Warriors be one of the top offenses, but his improved play on the defensive side has allowed for Golden State to be a top 5 defensive team as well. If the NBA MVP award goes to the best player on the best team, then so far it is clear that Steph Curry is that player. Not to mention him and his wife can get it cooking with the pot, and that alone deserves some MVP consideration.

2. Derrick Rose looks healthy, and that should scare all the teams in the Eastern Conference. After not consistently playing to start the season. Derrick Rose had appeared in nine straight games. While this might seem insignificant to some, Rose playing consistently is the first step for the former league MVP who has played a total of 10 games over the past two seasons. Rose is at 14 games played this year, and as he continues to play he shows more signs of being the old D-Rose. Take the last two games for example, Rose averaged 27 ppg & 4.5 apg on 56 percent shooting from the field. The Bulls currently are in fourth place, 2 1/2 games out of first place in the very open Eastern Conference. If Rose continues to get back to playing the way he did before the injuries that Bulls championship window looks wide open again. Read More

 

Start your 2015 off right with one of the biggest parties to ever hit the DMV – YOUMIGHTNOTGETIN is brought to you by the Chosen F.E.W. and will feature performances from some of the DMV;s hottest up and coming artists such as FRSHMNxVRSTY, DARREN HANIBLE and J.ADDO to name a few.

It all goes down January, 2 2015 at the Hampton Conference Center in Capitol Heights. This is an 18+ event, you should’ve already brought in the New Year right, so why not continue with the biggest party to ever hit the DMV, #YOUMIGHTNOTGETIN sponsored by ZIPZ WINE, MOLOWO and others.

 

 

 

S.T.A.R.S. teams up with GLS9K and brought us two new tracks that I think you’ll all enjoy. The DC rappers have been putting out music on their own for a while now, but this is the first time they teamed up together for a collaborative effort.

The two tracks they released together Deez Days and ??? both have a distinct sound that many won’t expect from D.C. rappers. To listen to more music from S.T.A.R.S. and GLS9K visit their Soundcloud.

 

G Suave da poet releases the video for his second single off his debut mixtape “Half Past Dead”. The video entitled I’m Sorry portrays an unapologetic young man looking to get rid of his grimey while explaining his reasons for breaking up with a former love interests.

The 20-year-old PG County resident, G Suave da Poet, is not your typical rapper. With his vivid descriptions of imagery and quotable word play, he catches the attention of many listeners with ease. With subjects ranging from flirtations with love to growing up in a west African household, almost anyone can relate to the various topics he brings to attention.

As an artist from the DMV area. G Suave brings a unique style to his music that will surely make him stand out in the highly competitive DMV music scene, you add his West African heritage, G Suave resembles another DMV rapper, does Wale sound familiar?

Listen and check out his music in the link below: https://m.soundcloud.com/gsuave

On the night of November 18th, the very underrated Paper Magazine, along with Kim Kardashian, released the cover of their upcoming Winter issue. The title alone “Break The Internet” let you know from the gate that this wasn’t just any magazine cover, this was a magazine cover with one of the most famous people of all-time completely naked, displaying nothing more than some pearls and a very prideful (Kanye) smirk.

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Now, in my humble opinion, if my body paralleled Kim Kardashian’s then I would also be smirking exactly like my millionaire husband, but my humble opinion is not the same as those on our apparently newly broken internet. Instead, the reactions on social media, from sexist men to your favorite Twitter-feminists, were mainly those of ostracizing ridicule. As usual, here at Hazie, we’d like to shed some light on why we think Kim, despite her insanely amazing ASSets, didn’t break the internet at all because it was, in fact, already broken.

In order to convey our point in a way in which we will cover all of our bases, this post will be done a little differently, as it will be an interactive conversation between myself (Taylor) and Chuck. While we are quite the collaborative effort, when it comes to topics like sexism, feminism, and other social groupings, we tend to possess oppositional stances, so with that said, this should be interesting.

Taylor: Is the Internet broken Chuckie?

Chuck: Yeah, I heard Michael Wilbon say once that he hates Twitter specifically because it’s a cynical space. When it comes to the internet, people just love to project their insecurities and other negative feelings onto it, mainly to get a reaction and just to be heard. Yet they get mad when there’s an oppositional rebuttal.

Taylor: I see. I’m in complete agreeance with you, the internet is definitely broken. But, do you think Kim Kardashian broke it?

Chuck: No. People enjoy it when the neighborhood chick tries to show off her goods. And they like it when Tumblr chicks do the same thing and explain/defend it as art. But all of a sudden, Kim K does it and the morality Gods come out of nowhere.   Read More

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Earlier this week former CNN host Piers Morgan wrote an op-ed piece on the use of the n-word in black communities. In doing so Morgan tried to solve the problems of black America with one simple solution, stop saying the word nigga.

Well though I disagree with the overall gist of Morgan’s piece I can’t deny that there are some points that he is correct on.

Yes the n-word is a heinous, disgusting word with a long horrid history – and yes many black people, especially young black males have become desensitize to the word through the world of hip-hop. That’s where my agreement with Morgan ends.

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