Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chalked City: Howard University Suspends All Athletics?!

This JUST in, Howard University has suspended each and every one of its intercollegiate athletics teams. Why? Great question, it appears to be over a violation of NCAA rules.

It is with great regret that we have temporarily suspended intercollegiate athletic competition. This is a self-imposed action while the University conducts a review. We are working quickly to resolve this issue.

- University spokeswoman, Kerry-Ann Hamilton

To self-impose a cross-program suspension, this situation has to be something very real. What the hell is going on down there?!



Done Deal: Paramount, Meet Youtube. Youtube, Paramount.

Mega site YouTube, and Paramount Pictures have agreed to a deal to digitally make approximately 500 motion pictures available to rent online. The prolonged agreement was inked just a few moments ago, even while Viacom, Inc. and Google parent companies of both parties continue to feud over an astonishing $1 billion lawsuit. Big Business.

Paramount is the fifth major studio to join YouTube's online video store, leaving 20th Century Fox as the lonely stoner amongst the group of a rapidly developing online film library.

The Paramount films will be available on YouTube Rentals and Google Play. This undoubtedly creates more leverage for the Youtube x Google machine as they look to further infiltrate other online movies and pay-per-view options such as competitors like Apple Inc.'s iTunes store, Inc.'s website and the subscription video service from Netflix Inc.

"Paramount Pictures is one of the biggest movies studios on the planet," said Malik Ducard, director of content partnerships at YouTube. "We're thrilled to bring nearly 500 of their films to movie fans in the U.S. and Canada on YouTube and Google Play."

YouTube's library now sits at about 9,000 titles with the closing of this deal, which still leaves them among the smaller film streaming options. For most movies, users have up to 30 days to begin watching a video but must complete the viewing within 24 hours after starting. As some Paramount movies have already been added to the collection, you can expect more (Martin Scorsese's "Hugo," Michael Bay's "Transformers" and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" trilogy) to be made available within the next few months.



Gizzle Rose (@GizzleRose) x ILLA Flow (@ILLAFLOW) - "Same Ol' Thing" [Video]

Y'all know is always supportive of up and coming artists, attempting to provide them with a platform to express and showcase their talent. Knowing that, you should know, we are fans and loyal supporters of Asterik Entertainment. Check out their latest visual, "Same Ol' Thing" off of the High Learning project.


What Andre Iguodala Did In Miami [Video]

When the Philadelphia 76ers took their collective talent to South Beach last night to hook up with the likes of LeBron James, who torched for a season high 41 points, Andre Iguodala decided to take out any recent frustration on the rims. WARNING: what you're about to see was conducted by a professional athlete and should not be tried at home.

Miami Heat guard Terrel Harris must have missed the Spol's pregame.


We Didn't Forget: Russell Westbrook Rises On Omer Asik [Video]

Although this happened a few days ago, we couldn't resist shinning even more light on the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook and his throw down on the Chicago Bulls' 7-1 Center, Omer Asik. He, uh, didn't mean it...


Deron Williams Buries Matt Barnes' Ankles [Video]

Deron Williams couldn't pull off the down-to-the-wire win against the Los Angeles Lakers, for his New Jersey Nets at The Staples last night...but he sure pulled something off on LA Forward Matt Barnes. Somebody get that boy some ice!

Word to the BEST PG in the NBA.


5th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup [Info Inside]

Set for Saturday, April 14, the slogan is “Keep Up the Sweep Up!”

As the 5th "go" rolls around, Philadelphia looks to make strides to a cleaner city, by putting an end to litter and illegal dumping – permanently.

Last year’s Cleanup delivered the most projects for a single Philly Spring Cleanup yet. And in all cleanups so far, more than 45,000 volunteers have collected 5.8 million pounds of trash (enough to fill Lincoln Financial Field up to 17.4 feet high!) from more than 175 Park & Recreation areas.

The 2008 Philly Spring Cleanup even set the record for the largest one-day Cleanup in the history of America.

Meet contributing editor, JP, out there Saturday, April 14th. Start by registering RIGHT HERE.


Philly Spring Cleanup 2012
When: Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (rain date, Saturday, April 28)
Where: Sites throughout the city
Cost: $Free.99
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