Tuesday, July 29, 2008

AIDS "A Black Disease"

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- The AIDS epidemic among African-Americans in some parts of the United States is as severe as in parts of Africa, according to a report out Tuesday.

"Left Behind - Black America: A Neglected Priority in the Global AIDS" is intended to raise awareness and remind the public that the "AIDS epidemic is not over in America, especially not in Black America," says the report, published by the Black AIDS Institute, an HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on African-Americans. "AIDS in America today is a black disease," says Phill Wilson, founder and CEO of the institute and himself HIV-positive for 20 years. "2006 CDC data tell us that about half of the just over 1 million Americans living with HIV or AIDS are black." Although black people represent only about one in eight Americans, one in every two people living with HIV in the United States is black, the report notes. The report uses just-released data from UNAIDS and existing CDC and Census data to highlight grim statistics: • AIDS remains the leading cause of death among black women between ages 25 and 34. It's the second-leading cause of death in black men 35-44.• In Washington, more than 80 percent of HIV cases are among black people, that's one in 20 residents."Five percent of the entire population (in DC) is infected... that's comparable to countries like Uganda or South Africa," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN for the recent "Black in America" documentary. According to this report, if black Americans made up their own country, it would rank above Ethiopia (420,000 to 1,300,000) and below Ivory Coast (750,000) in HIV population. Both Ethiopia and the Ivory Coast are among the 15 nations receiving funds from the President's Emergency Plan For Aids Relief. The United States has given about $15 billion to PEPFAR nations in the past five years. The Black AIDS Institute says it's not criticizing the federal government for helping poorer countries cope with the AIDS epidemic. Rather, it's saying the "AIDS epidemic [in the U.S.] is not getting the kind attention that it merits."


Monday, July 28, 2008


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Carson descendants....

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Vin Deisel Break Dancer?

Humble Begginings.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What size again?


Doesn't matter. We got you covered with heat in every size.
9-9 1/2
10-10 1/2
11-11 1/2
12-12 1/2
13-13 1/2.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Be there.


Sunday, July 20, 2008


This guy deserves some kind of award.
The accuracy is almost perfect...

Halo Kid

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sweet T.


We got Sunny Jackson in the house!
Along with Fellow friend Aki Turner!
Make sure to be at vets park next week yall!
Even Derrick (http://dunaganthegreat.blogspot.com/) rolled through to chill and cop the New LODED tee!
And when I say rolled, I literally mean rolled. Lol.
And idk who this was, but he rolled up in a sweet car!
Matt strives to remain un-captured by my lens.
So far he's winning.
Thanks for the free kicks!
Always in a rush....
I haven't been beat in any game yet. Like that hat, I remain UNFTD.

LODED tatoos.

Need a tat? Short on cash?
Nico's got you covered. Best price and quality tats around.


Dominique "DOMO" Blackman pays LODED a visit today bearing news of his decision to attend Washington.

One of the standouts at the US Army Combine for juniors. Blackman finished his 2006 junior campaign completing 123 of 215 pass attempts for 1,673 yards, 14 TDs and seven interceptions. He also rushed for eight scores. A second-team All-City selection, he figures to be one of the top prospects in Southern California for the class of 2008; He benches 255 pounds, squats 515 and has an impressive 40-inch vertical jump.

Blackman reports a 3.8 core GPA and an 1140 SAT and says he may try to graduate early.


Blackman is an impressive, powerful pocket passer with prototypical size and excellent arm strength. He reminds us of a left-handed Dante Culpepper only Blackman is taller and displays more polish as a passer. He has a lightning quick release and it is refreshing to see a left-hander with an over-the-top throwing motion and no sidearm delivery. Gets set quickly and does a good job of making coverage reads in his drops. Surveys the field very well. Possesses powerful arm strength when he needs it. Can drive the ball downfield. Is an accurate deep ball passer. Will fit the ball into tight spots. Shows good zip on the deep out route and can make all the throws. Has adequate-to-good touch and timing. He does a good job of getting rid of the ball quickly on underneath routes. Shows good ball skills on playfakes. Will sell his fakes and does a good job of seeing them through. Has ability to read defenses and spot coverages pre-snap. He's a fine athlete for his size, but he lacks great initial quickness or change-of-direction skills. He tends to build speed as he goes and will have some trouble avoiding the rush if it requires him to make a swift, quick move out of his set. He will take some risks with the ball because of the confidence in his arm strength, must become more patient and disciplined. Blackman is a guy with loads of physical tools and upside to work with and he has a high ceiling for development. Excellent prospect.

Holding approximately 20 offers (June) 2007. 2006: Completed 123 of 215 attempts (57.2-percent) for 1,673 yards and 14 touchdowns... Rushed for seven touchdowns. Originally attended Gardena for freshman season. Also recruited by Arizona State, Florida State, Fresno State, Iowa State, Kansas State...

Domo has also been created as a prospect in NCAA 2008 acording to IGN


Thursday, July 17, 2008



TEO and Brandon Stopped by to cop!
And also dropped off some tees! Get yours now for $20 now until Saturday!





Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Loded Days....

Thanks "Baby Boogie" for all the help! She's always eager to handle some inventory.
I know I'm late but....thanks for the parting gift!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ethiopia hunger averted, food prices escalate!

Government and U.N. action has averted an immediate hunger emergency in Ethiopia, but high food prices are still making it hard for parents to feed their children, a major medical charity said.
The cost of teff grain -- used to make the thin, round spongy bread that accompanies most Ethiopian meals -- has more than doubled in the past year, and lentils have quadrupled in price, said International Medical Corps (IMC).

"There is a food shortage," IMC's country director in Ethiopia, Seifu Woldeamanuel, told Reuters in a telephone interview from Addis Ababa. "I don't know how people will cope if no food is injected."
This year, aid agencies have issued warnings about similar problems in nearby countries dealing with the overlap of drought and high global food prices -- Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and parts of Uganda.

The outlook in Ethiopia is a little less bleak than it was a few weeks ago, when Woldeamanuel raised the alarm about a brewing food emergency.
The shorter of two annual rainy seasons had failed, and aid agencies had said people did not have enough potatoes and sweet potatoes to get them through until next harvest. Sharp rises in global food prices were also taking a toll.At the same time, the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) was warning it could not afford to provide for hungry Ethiopians, and the U.N. children's fund, UNICEF, said as many as 6 million children under five were at risk of acute malnutrition.
Now respite has arrived on several fronts -- the rains have come, and the government and WFP have stepped up their promises of food aid. Woldeamanuel said the extra food would not only feed people but help bring prices down.

"WFP is normally the only source when there's drought or shortage ... (and it) didn't have enough. Now it seems they're planning to find more," Woldeamanuel said. "It's in control (now). We're expecting food to come."

Ethiopia accused some aid agencies last month of exaggerating the drought's impact to raise money under false pretences.It acknowledged that some 4.6 million people and around 75,000 children needed help because of the failure of the March-April rains, but said that did not add up to a famine.Woldeamanuel said he was still concerned about some parts of the country -- particularly Oromia in the southwest -- where aid workers say more children than usual are being brought to feeding centres in need of 24-hour care.According to the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, more than 83 percent of Ethiopia's 81 million people live in rural areas. Most families farm their own food, which is risky in a country regularly ravaged by drought.The World Bank says Ethiopia needs to rethink its dependence on subsistence agriculture and Woldeamanuel said the country needed to find alternative ways of creating employment and modernise its farming -- for example by introducing small-scale irrigation to increase yields. (For the latest humanitarian news visit Reuters AlertNet http://www.alertnet.org/)

-The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.-


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Nike Air McFly Hyperdunk's

1989 was a big year. The Berlin Wall fell. The Exxon Valdez spilled its guts. And there were protests in China's Tiananmen Square. But those were just side attractions to the year's most memorable moment—the debut of Nike's "Air McFly" sneakers in "Back to the Future 2."
The film, which largely took place in the year 2015, introduced viewers to many a futuristic wonder, but none were so iconic as the light blue high-tops worn by
Michael J. Fox. Ever since the film premiered, folks have been begging Nike to produce the shoes for the masses. Now, Nike has finally obliged... sort of.
The shoes were recently revealed at an event headlined by
Kobe Bryant . Ever the showman, the hoopster even arrived in a DeLorean. Fans lined up way in advance, but according to Wired, many went home disappointed. Nike only made 350 pairs of the specially designed kicks, not nearly enough to satisfy the fans.
The shoes were released in a very limited quality, but for hardcore fans who were shut out, there's always the capitalist slaughterhouse that is
eBay. Pairs are currently going for up to $1,000 (power laces not included). As Doc Brown would say, "Great Scott!"

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Alex Pardee “Scratches & Abrasions” Exhibition

In what amount to Alex Pardee’s only exhibition of the year, “Scratches & Abrasions” is the latest collection of art inspired by many years of horror movies, graffiti and gangster rap. Marked by a distinct comparative art style which includes elements of torment and absurdity in a vivid form of visual communication. This effectively creates a mood altering experience as viewers are instantly forced to create their own feelings upon each Pardee piece. However with all this deranged art before him, the whole process is interestingly therapeutic. The show “Scratches and Abrasions” begins at 7:00 pm on July 12th with products coming in the forum of limited prints and a SURU t-shirt.

Alex Pardee “Scratches & Abrasions” Exhibition

7662 Merose Ave
Los Angeles CA

Source: Hypebeast


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

South Africa releases Mandela's 90th birthday coin

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The South African Reserve Bank says 5 million coins featuring a smiling Nelson Mandela will go into circulation on July 18, the former president's 90th birthday. The new five rand coin is South Africa's largest coin, worth about 65 U.S. cents. It shows Mandela in one of his signature patterned shirts and is the latest in a series of events honoring the anti-apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner.In June, Mandela was the special guest at a star-studded birthday concert in London's Hyde Park. Well-wishers can also pay 20 rand (about US$3) to text Mandela a happy birthday message in a fundraiser organized by his foundation.