Just shortly after midnight, on March 3, 1991, George Holliday woke up to the sounds of police helicopters and squad car sirens. Upon getting up to see what was going on, Holliday unwittingly found himself walking into history. What he saw was a group of Los Angeles Police Officers savagely beatings a Black Man that would later be revealed to be Rodney King. Presumably shocked, George Holliday pulled out his recently purchased camcorder and began filming what he saw. According to multiple sources, Holliday called the police seeking information as to what crime Rodney King could have committed, to warrant such treatment, but was given nothing. Sometime shortly thereafter he advised a local television station of what he had on tape, but was advised to just leave his tape and he would call him later. That evening the video was aired, and rocked the entire world. FINALLY, there was PROOF of the shear Brutality and Misconduct that Black & Brown People had been suffering from all over the country!!! We all know what happened from there. A rigged Simi Valley (the trial was moved from L.A.) jury failed to convict Stacey Koon, Laurence Powell, Timothy Wind, Theodore Briseno & the 1992 L.A. Riots were sparked. Eventually Officer Laurence Powell and Sergeant Stacey Koon would spend a few minutes in jail on Federal charges. The other two pigs were acquitted. The city would agree to pay out a $3.8 million dollar settlement to Rodney King. Rodney King died in 2012, from what I believe to be shady circumstances. George Holliday was never paid one dime for his video. Without him possibly no one else thinks to press record & document what happened to Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, walter scott, or the many other incidents caught on camera since 1992. #salute
This morning I heard a reference to "The Nigerian Nightmare" Christian Okoye, and got to thinking about the fear he put into defenders eyes when faced with the responsibility of tackling him. Truly a BEAST, he did not stick around long enough to merit induction into the Hall of Fame. He, like several others whose career unfortunately ended too early, will always be remembered. Not in any particular order, these other eight cats ran through, around, and by so many. And were the driving force behind their fair share of playoff victories. & a few Super Bowls too..
Corey Dillon rushed for Over 1,000 yards rushing in each of the first six of his seven years of playing for a horrible Cincinnati Bengals franchise. Finally allowed a chance to win in New England, Dillon would finally cop a Super Bowl Victory in 2004 with The New England Patriots. Amassing 11,241 yards & 82 touchdowns, over a 10 year career (1997-2006), Dillon played in four Pro Bowls & is the Cincinnati Bengals all-time career leader in Rushing Attempts, Rushing Yards, & Rushing Touchdowns. At one time, he even held the NFL’s Single Game Rushing Record (278 Yards in 2002).
Possessing a rare combination of speed & power, Chuck Mincie often finds his name left out of the conversation when football historians talk about the great "Air Coryell" Offenses of the early eighties. But without the Power Run Game, there's no way to set up for the Deep Ball & Chuck Muncie provided just the punch they needed. Voted into Three Pro Bowls Chuck Muncie rushed for 6,702 yards and 71 rushing touchdowns, in 110 career games, with the New Orleans Saints & San Diego Chargers. Unfortunately his career & early part of retirement would be hampered by drug addiction. Who knows what more he could have done with a clear head...
OTTIS "O.J." ANDERSON
Ottis “O.J.” Anderson was The NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1979 & a Two Time Super Bowl champion. But because he spent the first seven years of his career in the Western Region of Football Hell (Arizona), few were aware of just how good he was until he showed up in a New York Giants uniform in 1986. The first in a long line of dominant Runners to come from "The U," O.J. Anderson rushed for 10,273 yards & 81 touchdowns over an impressive 14-year career-capping it all off by being honored as Super Bowl MVP in 1991.
Remembered for an ill High Step style of running, Roger Craig played in four Pro Bowls and won three Super Bowls. Voted as The AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 1988, he was the first running back to gain more than 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season (1985). Since then, only one other running back has achieved the same feat (Marshall Faulk in 1999). Statistically speaking, Roger Craig posted totals of 8,189 Rushing yards, 566 receptions, and 73 touchdowns between 1983-1993. Craig is also
One of only three running backs to ever lead the league in receptions, with 92 receptions & 1,016 yards in 1985.
Christian Okoye Holds the Kansas City Chiefs Rushing Records for total yards in a season, attempts in a season, touchdowns in a season, attempts in a single game, 100-yard games in a season, and the first Chiefs running back to rush for 1,000 yards for more than one season. in just a quick look at the pics above, it is clear that few defenders really ever wanted to get in front of this dude. Only playinf from 1987, until 1992, Okoye picked up 4,897 Yards and 40 Touchdowns before moving on to do philanthropic work.
Herschel Walker changed the game on multiple levels. A true freak of nature, he stood as one of the first to be the subject of a bidding war & inadvertently would be the face of one of the most infamous trades to ever happen in The NFL. But before coming to The NFL, he took a detour through the soon to be defunct USFL. After setting The USFL'S
single-season rushing record of 2,411 yards, and being selected as MVP in 1985, Walker would sign a big time contract with The Dallas Cowboys. Now known more for The Trade that made The Cowboys, Herschel Walker would eventually find himself traded for five players and rights to a number of draft choices. Those draft choices would bring Emmitt Smith, Darren Woodson, Russell Maryland, and others to a Dallas Squad that would ultimately win Three Super Bowl Titles in Four Years. But it's the 8,225 Rushing Yards, 5,859 Receiving Yards, 21 Receiving TDs and 61 Rushing touchdowns gained between 1986 & 1997 that make him a legend. And that's after spending two years running over the competition in The USFL. After retirement, Walker would still go on to excel as a bobsledder, sprinter and mixed martial artist.
A 1st Round Pick in 1996, Eddie George entered the league with a big BANG-on his way to winning The NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. One of the cornerstones of the Tennessee Titans Franchise, Eddie would earn his way to four straight Pro Bowl Honors (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000). When the dust settled he would have narrowly lost a Super Bowl, gained 10,441 yards & scored 78 touchdowns. The year 2000 was clearly his best season, as he ran for 1,509 yards. However those 403 carries took their toll, and ultimately Eddie George's numbers would decline each year after that. Or maybe it was that old Madden Curse. Lol.
The first overall pick in the 1980 NFL Draft & later NFL Rookie of the Year, Billy Sims ranks second on The Lions’ all-time rushing list with 5,106 yards and 42 touchdowns in just five seasons. Truly a beautiful runner, he was additionally a versatile talent-adding 186 catches for 2,072 yards and 47 touchdowns to his career profile. A three time Pro Bowler, Billy Sims would see his career abruptly ended by a knee injury in 1984. At the request of his coach Wayne Fontes, Barry Sanders would later don the #20 in tribute to the Legend Billy Sims.
For a brief period, Bo Knew It All & Bo Was It All!!! Recruited by the New York Yankees in high school, Jackson chose football instead. Not to allow his talents to be limited to just one sport though, Bo would return to baseball after college in 1986-before becoming a Two-Sport Superstar joining the Los Angeles Raiders in 1991. In those four years Bo Jackson never played more than 10 games, but left a trail of broken & awe-struck defenders along the way. Sharing the load with hall of Famer Marcus allen, it's hard to believe that Bo only ran for 2,782 yards & 16 touchdowns. But it's the spectacular fashion in which he gained those yards that he will always be remebered...
For those that did or didn't see PARTS ONE, TWO &THREE, here's the Final Installment of my attempt to tastefully shout out some of the Ground-breakers & Most Beautiful Women To Ever Grace The Small Screen (or at least the Porn Screen Lol).
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Most famous for her roles in the "BootyTalk" and "My Baby Got Back" series of flicks, Obsession is credited with performing in at least 284 films between 1995 & 2009. With a bit of a Girl Next Door look, not common in her industry, this Black & Italian mixed heritage chick definitely left her mark!
9. TERA PATRICK
Perhaps one of the most famous & recognizable figures in the history of her business, Tera Patrick almost went down a totally different career path. Once enrolled at Boise State University, Tera earned an associate's degree in nursing and a bachelor's degree in Microbiology. Only being credited with just over seventy adult features, Tera Patrick went mainstream as re-occurring guest of The Howard Stern Show & several others. She is also featured as a character on at least four video games, including "Saints Row 2." She was inducted into The AVN (Adult Video News) Hall Of Fame in 2009.
8. LISA ANN
At 42 years old, Lisa Ann was still making films as of late 2014. In the game since 1994, Lisa Ann's fame & worth skyrocketed after playing failed Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin in the 2008 Parody "Who's Nailin' Paylin?" Her reach went on to expand into Directing, Management, and satellite radio. She rocks a 38DD Cup size & has won Multiple MILF/Cougar Of The Year Awards. She was also inducted into The AVN Hall Of Fame in 2009.
7. ASA AKIRA
In the business since 2006, Asa Akira has wonmore awards than any pornstar ever-including The AVN Female Performer of the Year, for her work over the course of 2012. This Japanese goddess has already performed in at least 297 films, and it doesn't look like she's gonna stop anytime soon...
6. DEE BAKER
Dee baker truly ranks among the most beautiful to ever work in the Porn Industry. The lovely Puerto Rican Mami worked an astonishing 400+ movie titles, before moving behind the camera as a producer. Her onscreen career lasted from 1997 until 2009, and she's even popped up in a few of those late night soft porn movies that come on cable. This Mami Puts In Work!!!
5. SKIN DIAMOND
Skin Diamond has to be considered as the most popular Black Pornstar today; and arguably the one of the Most beautiful of All Time. Starting off as a model for Louis Vuitton, American Apparel and other mainstream companies, this Lovely Hottie of Ethiopian, Danish, Czech, Yugoslav, and German descent, grew up with Missionary parents in Scotland. Credited with an unbelievable 300+ Titles, since her start in 2009, Skin Diamond has also been made into a featured character for Marvel Comics (Daredevil: End of Days) & starred in music videos.
Trained as a dancer, and even having tried her hand as a female emcee, Shamika Brown (aka India) performed in over 163 movies from 1997 til 2008. Of East Indian descent, this lovely Chocolate Wonder is universally ranked among the Top three Black Pornstars of All Time. Since retiring from Porn, India has transitioned into being a Novelist & and also has a radio show called "The Dollhouse."
3. DOMINIQUE SIMONE
One of the most recognizable Black faces, among other things, worked well over 200 films between 1990 & 2000. Already an amazing specimen to look at, Dominique Simone kept getting surgical enhancements over time. In the end, she was rocking a 36 DDD chest & more! Today she works as a Loan Officer, somewhere in California, while raising her two children. She became one of Only Five Black Porn Stars inducted into The AVN Hall Of Fame in 2007.
2. HEATHER HUNTER
hailing from The South Bronx, this Porn Actress, Painter, Dancer & Writer was discovered while dancing at the infamous Latin Quarter. Also a former Soul Train Dancer, Heather Hunter performed in just over 70 films between 1998 & 2004. Heather is Hip Hop Famous for being featured in Tupac's "How Do U Want It" video, and wrote the novel "Insatiable: The Rise of a Porn Star" in 2007. She was one of the ONLY Five Black Porn Stars inducted into The AVN Hall Of Fame in 2003.
1. JADA FIRE
The Amazingly beautiful & Sexy Jada Fire has performed in over 300 Films since 1998. Inducted into The AVN Hall Of Fame in 2011, she is the last of Only Five Black Pornstars ever to be inducted. With Incredibly High Energy & a Unique Frame, Jada made a mark unlike any other. Retiring in 2014, I'm pretty sure her fans hope that this is really not the end of this 36 DD Chocolate beauties career. Time will tell; but hopefully the internet will keep her memory alive forever...
For those that did or didn't see parts One or Two, here's the Third Installment of my attempt to tastefully shout out some of the pioneers in that industry, that broke down some of the barriers, and some of the most beautiful women to ever grace the small screen (or at least the Porn Screen Lol).
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20. ALEXIS AMORE
Alexis Amore is a 5'2" 34 DD Cup Wearing Peruvian Goddess. Previously working as a model for Nordstrom's, Aleis worked in Porn from 1999 to 2013. It is unclear just how many movies she played in; but it is definitely Evident that she made her presence known each time she showed up for work.
19. ALEXIS TEXAS
Uniquely put together of German, Puerto Rican and Norwegian descent, Alexis Teas has won too many "Best Of The Year" Awards to count. Breaking onto the scene in 2006, Alexis Texas has since risen to being considered one of the Top 10 Porn Stars today if not higher).
18. AURORA JOLIE
Born in Naples, Italy, this sister reigns as one of the most recognizable Black Women in the Porn Industry today. Debuting in 2006, and retiring in 2013, Aurira Jolie made the choice to do Only Anal Scenes-saving the rest for her future Husband. Interesting...
17. JAZMINE CASHMERE
Jazmine Cashmere is a BEAST!!! Hailing from Chicago, this lovely 5'5" 34 DD Cup Cutie is so bad that she was once allegedly offered $10K for a weekend Get Down with an unnamed Los Angeles Clipper. appearing in over 100 adult films, since 2004, Jazmine Cashmere retired after finding religion-also out of concern for her young children in 2010. If you ever saw her in action, she would be hard to forget.
16. JENAVEVE JOLIE
Said to have originally worked as a waitress, physical therapist, then Exotic Dancer, Jenaveve Jolie worked on at least 250 adult titles between 2004 & 2013 (some sites say as many as 400). This lovely little Mexican Hottie is truly to be considered to be among the Best Ever!
15. KAYLANI LEI
Kaylani Lei is a Beautiful mixture of Filipino & Chinese Descent. With over 200 films under her belt, Ms. Lee has also made her mark in Mainstream Television-most notably on "Zane's Sex Chronicles." In 2015, she was inducted into the Adult Video News, or AVN, Hall of Fame.
14. KAPRI STYLES
Not a lot of biographical information can be found about this 5'7" Georgia Peach; but So Much can be said about her presence onscreen. With 32A-19-36 Measurements, and alot of Personality, Kapri Styles is Truly Amazing!
13. MONICA SANTIAGO
Coming out of Porto Alegre, Brazil, Monica Santiago dodn't even start working on Porn until she was 31 Years Old. Working from 2006 til 2012, and working a little over 65 films, this Chica will assuredly never be forgotten. With 33-25-39 Measurements-one Very Obvious-Monica Santiago truly has the Best Barbed Wire Tattoo I've ever seen. Lol.
12. PRIYA RAI
born in New Delhi, India, this former fashion and swimwear model also worked as a stripper for 12 years prior to appearing in porn. Well known, and very popular, Priya Rai won the 2009 AVN Award for Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene. Short, but distinguished, her career lasted from 2007 to 2013.
11. NYOMI BANXXX
Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, The Lovely Ms. Baxxx didn't start working in porn until she was 33 years old. Imagine what could have been... Standing at 5'8, and working with a 36D-25-38 Frame, this Goddess won The 2011 Urban X Award for Female Performer of the Year. Absolutely one of the most beautiful women ever to grace ANY screen.
For those that did or didn't see part One, here's my attempt to tastefully shout out some of the pioneers in that industry, that broke down some of the barriers, and some of the most beautiful women to ever grace the small screen (or at least the Porn Screen Lol).
Feedback & Comments Welcome.
30. SINNAMON LOVE
Unsung as a pioneering force in the game, Sinnamon Love is credited with performing in over 200 films between 1993 & 2011. She is said to have always mandated that her male partner wear a condom-a practice rarely followed in The Porn Industry-and this to be highly admired. The Internet says that she's currently dating Jarobi, from A Tribe Called Quest. #CougarLove
29. LUSCIOUS LOPEZ
This uniquely figured Latina put in work in at least 136 films, and will NEVER be forgotten. The Internet says that Luscious Lopez was working as a Teacher before somehow landing in the Porn Industry circa 2004-2005. Not sure if she's still working today; but she difinitely did her thing!
28. MELROSE FOXXX
This real life Preacher's daughter dove into the hardcore industry in 2007 at the age of 24. She spent 5 years as an active performer and was credited in 128 different films. Beautiful as can be, she put in an impressive amount of work in a such a short period of time. I wonder what she's doing now?
27. NAOMI RUSSELL
Per the internet, this chick was the daughter of a Rabbi (go figure, I always thought she was Brazilian or something). Between 2005 & 2010, Naomi Russell performed in more than 250 films. and trust me when I say she definitely made her presence known...
26. ANNA AMORE
This voluptuous former biochemistry Student ending up earning a Finance and Marketing degree, from the University of Michigan, before somehow ending up as one of the baddest chicks in Porn History. She is said to have done over 100 films, between 1995 & 2002; somehow her name rarely comes up in the conversation of the best ever. She has my vote though.
25. LACEY DUVALLE
Starting in The Biz at the age of 18, Lacey Duvalle set fire to the screen from 2000 until 2012. Credited with at least 120 film titles under her belt, she was as beautiful as she was sexy & alluring.
24. LUCY THAI
This 5"1' specimen of pure beauty has been around since 2003. Not alot is known about this Korean & Thai mixture of Loveliness-except that she also has a sister in the biz (Lily Thai). She is credited as having worked on at least 150 films, and is truly one of the Top Ten most beautiful EVER to grace the screen.
23. ICE LA FOX
her mother is the porn star and adult film director Angela DeAngelo. Not sure if there are any other mother/Daughter teams out there. This lovely & talented Chica started working at 18 years old, and worked well over 200 films, between 2001 & 2010.
22. JOYCE OLIVEIRA
How do you make a list of the Top Pornstars of all time, with only 21 film credits? One look at Joyce's amazing physique will answer that. Now google her & see what she did with it. Nuff said! This Brazilian Goddess put it Down!!!
Not necessarily one of my favorites, Pinky's work still can't be ignored. Her amazing 4"11' frame & body of work cannot be ignored. She is one of the most popular 7 recognizable Porn Stars ever, and was yet another trailblazing Proponent of HIV awareness, taking a test live on camera for the world to see. Pinky, aka Sarah Mirabelli was a Beast!
Visuals courtesy of Our Brother Rasool M. Hashim-Ruffin, The DCDrama Magazine/Atlanta Inc's BEHIND THE LENS department pays homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his lovely wife Coretta. They were not only soldiers of LOVE, but two of the most eloquent human beings of their time.May we never forget the sacrifices those before us made.
THE PASSION OF SENATOR CLAY DAVIS
Sheeeiiiiitttttttt... One elongated Word of genius. Enjoy with me this look-back at what was the Passion of Baltimore's fictitious Senator clay davis. #ThewireIsTheBestShowEver
THE TIME BIG VAN VADER WRESTLES ALMOST THIRTY MINUTES-WITH HIS EYE OUT OF SOCKET...
While everyone knows that wrestling matches are scripted, so many Unbelievable Moments can happen while the wrestlers work toward that "Scripted Finish." And in the old days, when wrestlers truly Lived & Breathed the Business, things could often get ugly quick! Case in point, the October 1990 match between Big Van Vader & Cowboy Stan Hansen in Japan's infamous Tokyo dome. Before the bell was even rung, Stan Hansen had already accidentally broken Big Van Vader's nose with an errant swing of his cowbell. Roughly two minutes into the match, things would take an even more bizarre turn, as Vader would suffer breaks to his Orbital Bone & Eye socket. based on the story that leon white aka Big Van Vader tells [here] he was twice thumbed in the eye-the end result was that he would find his Right Eyeball falling out of the eye socket. In the video below, the incident happens at about the 2:30 mark. within the next minute, Vader would be in so much pain that he had to remove his mask & an amazed crowd goes into shock! What's really amazing here, is that he went on to fight for another 15-20 minutes. And I mean into the crowd, all over the concrete floor, etc. Simply amazing!!!
In the aftermath, Leon white aka Vader would have to endure two surgeries to repair the damage to his eye-and one additional surgery for his broken nose. today there are steel plates in his nostrils. Ouch!!! For wrestling enthusiasts, and those not completely grossed out at this point, you can here him tell the full story to Stone cold Steve Austin at by clicking on the Link Below. He tells many great stories; but the Tokyo Eye Incident story begins at about the 19-Minute Mark. http://cdn46.castfire.com/audio/522/3352/24890/2211978/2211978_2014-06-05-012018-7770-0-11-0.64k.mp3?cdn_id=46&uuid=ccb5399d8c5f853eac1dafa042df3c6a&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fpodcastone.com%2FSteve-Austin-Show
REMEMBERING THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR (Rest In Peace)
There are so many ways to look at it; but it's just simply hard to ignore the irony. Former Mega-Star Pro Wrestler rises to become the Biggest Star in the Business, Trips into Vincent Kennedy McMahon's Doghouse, Becomes Irrelevant (because The WWE owns EVERYTHING now), makes Peace with Vince & goes into The WWE Hall of Fame...And then Dies Three Days Later. Wow. While most sites would automatically post video of The Ultimate Warrior's Crowning Achievement, winning the WWF Title from Hulk Hogan, this match between he & The Macho Man Randy Savage stands out to me-because it's simply a far better match. One might also take note that ALL THREE PARTICIPANTS IN THIS MATCH DIED-likely from the same complications of decades of steroid abuse & more.
R.I.P. Jim Hellwig
3.26.2001 - THE END OF AN ERA