just a quick hit on the NBA moving away from the hip hop image.
From a hip hop perspective, the problem is not the NBA wanting to separate from the current hip hop image of guns, violence, and reckless materialism.
The problem is hip hop's image as guns, violence, and reckless materialism. We have to change the hip hop brand image, not scream racism at those who choose to disengage.
I hope TAN can help in that regard.
Because hip hop is definitely in the building.
(The NBA shouldn't get rid of hip hop, the NBA should get more TAN Hip Hop)
on a side but related note ...
how the race card is played in media is fascinating to me. The last two big race flare-ups, Bill Bennett and the NBA, are red herrings.
meanwhile in April, Princeton University reported that in New York City, "black applicants without criminal records are no more likely to get a job than white applicants just out of prison"
NBA's Employees Must Wear Collared Shirts
Black People On Same Ground As White Prisoners
which story do you run?