niksofly, Author at Baller Alert - Page 21 of 21


I don't write to appease those that are unsure of themselves. I write to create a space for thought and conversation.

Fight For Freedom: Leon Ford ::: by @niksofly

While America was coming to grips with the “Stand Your Ground” law and its fatal use against Trayvon Martin, a young man in Pittsburgh was experiencing his last night as an individual that could walk. In 2012 , Leon Ford’s life was changed forever when a routine traffic stop by the …

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Being Rich: The Irony of Life – by @ niksofly

Preparing  for the release of his highly anticipated effort “Bigger Than Me” (due September) , the Houston native- Kirko Bangz released the visual to his melodic song “Rich “. The fetching  track laced with nuances of  old school melodies  features the sensual vocalist- August Alsina .It is an ingenious collaboration. …

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Colorism: The War Is Internal – by @niksofly

We live in a society where the juxtaposition of political correctness and truth often mirrors the violation of an individual’s  right to prefer.  I tend to steer clear of the #TeamLightSkin v. #TeamDarkSkin battle because the entire premise is regressive in nature and does absolutely nothing for the progression of …

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What Has Darnell Dockett Taught Us Today?

by @niksofly Arizona Cardinal’s defensive end Darnell Dockett has once again sent social media into a frenzy with his latest statement dividing the sexes. The tweet ruffled more than a few feathers ( No pun intended). I cringed in my seat as I  buried my face in my palms for …

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The Miseducation of Andre Johnson by Niko Rose

  On the heels of completing OTA’s , most teams are looking forward to the new season, while one team in particular can’t seem to give a definitive answer on what exactly is going on with their veteran receiver- Andre Johnson.  His absence from OTA’s in Houston has rumors swirling …

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