Magic Johnson

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    January 24, 2013

    Let's Talk About Sex, Baby (and HIV and AIDS Awareness)

    It was just over two decades ago that seminal rap group Salt-N-Pepa helped usher a discussion of HIV and AIDS awareness into the hip-hop community with their single "Let's Talk About Sex" and its reworking "Let's Talk About AIDS." Continuing that tradition of outreach, last weekend Pepa was on-hand ... More >>

  • News

    October 24, 2012

    The MJ of Dwarves

    Jahmani Swanson is the best little-person basketball player on the planet. And he's just getting started.

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    July 12, 2012

    "How Did Magic Johnson Get HIV?" Asks Gossip Site

    Spurred by a Frontline documentary on AIDS and the African American community, Gawker posted a blog saying they doubt Magic Johnson really got AIDS as he said he did--by sleeping with a lot of women, which they consider low-risk activity. They even offer a bounty to anyone who can offer info as to ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Q&A: DJ Red Alert On Kiss-FM, The Bridge Wars, And Breaking "Rappin' Duke"

    In October of 1983, Kool DJ Red Alert broadcast his first rap radio show on Kiss-FM. It would soon bloom into an essential listening session for hip-hop junkies, a jump-off point for upcoming artists, and a long-running part of New York City's musical soundtrack. So with Kiss closing its doors as we ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Magic Johnson Show Doesn't Shy Away From His HIV

    Remember that Broadway musical Fela, which told you everything about the lead character's life--except his HIV? That would scare away the tourists, you know. But according to someone on who saw the new Broadway play Magic/Bird, "the disclosure bookends the show."

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    February 11, 2011

    Magic Johnson Now Working as Alarm Clock for Kids Who Hate School

    ​Celebrities including R&B crooner Trey Songz and Magic Johnson are now helping wake up kids who don't want to go to school anymore. It's part of a plan called "Wake Up! NYC," which is attempting to get kids motivated to wake up in the morning and go to school. The celebrities taking part in t ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Being Fat Costs America $168 Billion; Peanut Brittle All the Rage

    ​A new study reveals that nearly 17 percent of U.S. medical costs can be blamed on obesity - some $168 billion. [USA Today] Conceiving your child in early spring can increase its chances of developing food allergies, according to Finnish researchers. [BusinessWire] Meanwhile, men who eat a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Rachel Uchitel Story Loses Sex, Gains 9/11, Outrage

    ​Our esteemed colleague Ward Harkavy is correct that there are no authoritative accounts of sex between Rachel Uchitel and Tiger Woods at this writing, under the Post headline or anywhere else. Happily for journalists, there is a 9/11 angle. Uchitel lost her fiance, banker Andy O'Grady, in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    I Played Sarah Palin on Olbermann's Show!

    How far will I go to get attention? Think of the farthest thing you can think of--say, Magic Johnson's penis--and quadruple it a few times. To wit: Last night, I went on Countdown With Keith Olbermann, with guest host Lawrence O'Donnell, to recreate bits of speeches Sarah Palin was going to recit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Mr. Magic Funeral Details Announced

    ​Best part of the New York Times obit was the kicker: "Mr. Magic was often described as arrogant, although his on-the-air manner was smooth and warm," wrote Douglas Martin, who really seemed to get it: "When he met Magic Johnson, the basketball great, he said, 'The world is not big enough for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Live Blogging the Michael Jackson Memorial

    Live Video streaming by Ustream For all the lovely grace notes, homages, and eulogies that have flowed from any number of erudite and compassionate individuals in the wake of Michael Jackson's untimely death at the young age of 50, a celebrity's death is not over in American until the huge, gaudy, ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    From the Voice Archives: Scott Poulson-Bryant Reviews the Michael Jackson/Michael Jordon Collision That is "Jam"

    In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Below, Scott Poulson-Bryant's review of the Michael Jackson/Michael Jordan convergence that was the video for "Jam," first published in August, 1992. Be Like Mike By Scott Poulson-Bryant August 4, 1992 You've been ruminating on Black Beaut ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Morning Joe's Willie Geist on the NCAA's Final Four

    Knowing that our friend, Morning Joe's Willie Geist--"The Oracle of MSNBC"--is a big sports fan, we thought we'd check in with him about the NCAA's Final Four. Willie has fielded some questions from us before, so we're pleased he had time--between Indian-wrestling matches with co-host Mike Barnicle- ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Magic Johnson's Greenpoint Luxury Condo Bankrupt

    As the blind man cries in Los Olvidados, "One less! One less!" Magic Johnson's Viridian condoplex in Greenpoint opened its doors to buyers optimistically with a "Buy Low -- Live Large Party." But even before it debuted, people were skeptical: Miss Heather laughed at it ("Who wouldn't want to pay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Inauguration Coverage Continues!

    photo by Whitney Dafoe Magic Johnson was just on ABC, filling some time with a reporter, and said that Obama had promised to turn the White House bowling alleys into a basketball court. Johnson hoped to be invited, and expected to "throw some elbows" on the court with the President. When the report ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008
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    November 14, 2008

    Best Buy Opens Bronx Store Before Inevitable Bankruptcy

    Best Buy is opening a new store in the Bronx tomorrow, and what an exciting event that will be -- especially right on the heels of the parent company's dismal financial report, which showed October sales down seven percent due to "rapid, seismic changes in consumer behavior." Maybe they hope to pick ... More >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2008
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    November 9, 2005

    Mike's Big Night

    In 2001, the cozy B.B. King Club on West 42nd Street was adequate for rookie candidate Michael Bloomberg's election night crowd. Last night, Bloomberg's spare-no-expense campaign booked the city's biggest meeting venue east of the Javits Center-- the vast Metropolitan Ballroom at the Sheraton New Yo ... More >>

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    October 25, 2005
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    September 6, 2005

    The Long Road to Washington

    As AIDS kills black America, activists try to raise awareness a step at a time

  • Specials

    August 10, 2004
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    March 9, 2004

    Jayson Blair Comes to Harlem

    Plagiarizing, Fabricating, Way, Way Fallen Black Dude Seeks Salvation on 125th

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    May 27, 2003

    The Foreign Invasion of the American Game

    Euro: New Currency of the NBA

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    May 6, 2003

    Magic Elixir

    The NBA Great Dishes Out a PR Assist to a Besieged Drug Behemoth

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    January 28, 2003

    Pataki's Man in Harlem

    How Randy Daniels Helped Put Chain Stores and Market Prices Uptown

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    November 12, 2002
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    June 18, 2002

    Hoop Dreams

    Imagine It: Tim Duncan as a Net, and LeBron James as a Knick

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    May 7, 2002

    Here's Looking at You, Kidd

    Just Give Him the Damn Ball!

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    March 12, 2002

    Beauty and the East

    Can the Nets Survive a Bashing by the Ugly Stick of Playoff Ball?

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    September 25, 2001

    The Kid From Aberdeen

    The Most Important Thing in Life Is Just Showing Up

  • NYC Life

    August 21, 2001

    Room Service

    A Teenager Was Recently Abducted by a Couple She Met in an Internet Chat Room. Spent Time in Cyberspace?

  • Film

    June 19, 2001

    Driven to Perfection

    Art & Industry

  • Film

    April 17, 2001
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    January 2, 2001
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    October 31, 2000

    The King of Coonology

    Spike Lee Mounts His Revenge on Black Hollywood

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    September 5, 2000

    Brooklyn Betrayal

    Una Clarke Tramples on the Truth, Friends, and the Law

  • Specials

    August 29, 2000
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    August 15, 2000

    The Uncle Tom Dilemma

    Are Blacks Like Colin Powell Asking African Americans to Sell Out?

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    June 20, 2000

    Basketball’s Bush League

    Playground Legends and Local HS Hoop Stars Mix It Up in the USBL

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    May 9, 2000

    The Same Old Song

    Knicks Heat: A Ragged Rivalry Made of Worn-Out Story Lines

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    January 11, 2000

    The Century in Sports

    The Eighth Annual Village Voice Sportswriters' Poll

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    November 9, 1999

    Part 2: A Tale of Two Brothers

    Fela Didn't Believe AIDS Existed. But then he died of the disease. His brother is still trying to convince Fela's fans that HIV is real.

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    July 27, 1999

    Playground vs. The Pros

    Could New York's Summer League Legends Hang With The NBA Stars?

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    June 1, 1999

    Sideline Stoic

    A Man of Few Words, Larry Bird Still Gets Through to His Players

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    April 27, 1999

    Dream Makers, Heartbreakers

    Strawberry and Other Star Athletes Who've Suffered Self-Inflicted Tragedy

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    January 5, 1999
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    August 25, 1998

    Rage Against Muhammad

    An investigation by the joint terrorist task force adds to the Million Youth March leader's woes