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Reverend Samuel Rodriguez Endorses THE IDENTICAL

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National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference President and CEO, Reverend Samuel Rodriguez endorses the new television show, “IDENTITY”, and upcoming film THE IDENTICAL.  “There are movies that are entertaining and then there are movies that have the potential of changing lives,” said Reverend Rodriguez. “This one will speak to your heart, your head and your hand.”

Rodriguez encourages the body of Christ to see the movie giving church leaders this charge, “Every pastor should not only watch this film, but should make attending, viewing this film an integral part of what they are doing this fall…without a doubt.”  The overall message of  both the series and the film are to encourage both Christians and non-Christians to embrace their unique, God-given life purpose.  Any one struggling to find out where they belong, who they are and what God designed them to do should watch.

See IDENTITY the series on television throughout the month of August. For local listings or for churches interested in taking advantage of video streaming, visit TheIdentitySeries.com . For more information on the movie THE IDENTICAL, in theaters September 5th, visit TheIdenticalMovie.com.

Ballmer is Officially Named the New LA Clippers Owner

posted by Angela Guzman

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The Los Angeles Clippers have a new owner – Steve Ballmer officially purchased the Clippers. Following the entry of an order by a California court, Shelly Sterling was granted the authority to sell the team.

Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO, bid $2 billion for the Clippers. “It’s very, very exciting. I’m a basketball nut,” Ballmer said ESPN. “I’ve got time. I love Los Angeles. I love Seattle, too, which is where we have our home. But the notion of spending a lot of time in Los Angeles has been exciting to me for years. The community down there is great. I look forward to supporting the community, the fan base, the staff, Doc and the players to take this thing to higher heights.”

During the court proceedings, Ballmer admitted to various outlets that he was very frustrated with the waiting and the court proceedings but throughout the process he remained optimistic that everything would work out.

“My job has been to complete the deal and there were a lot of people, including me, working on it for a long time,” Ballmer said. “Was I kind of itchy? Sure. But I knew the only thing I could do or should do was complete the final deal, and we were able to do that this morning.”

On July 15, The NBA’s board of governors interviewed Ballmer and they took a vote electronically last week in which he was unanimously approved as an owner.

Ballmer’s takeover of the Clippers follows weeks of legal tussling between Shelly and Donald Sterling, the 80-year-old billionaire whom the NBA banned earlier this year for making offensive remarks about blacks.

The Clippers were bought in 1981 by Sterling for $12.5 million. Including Ballmer, there were six other serious bidders. The three highest bids were $1.2 billion from a group including former NBA player Grant Hill and Los Angeles businessmen Bruce Karsh and Tony Ressler, $1.6 billion from a group fronted by music mogul David Geffen, and $2 billion from Ballmer.

San Antonio Spurs Hire NBA’s First Female Assistant Coach

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Becky Hammon

The NBA champion San Antonio Spurs added WNBA star Becky Hammon to their the team as an assistant coach for the 2014-2015 season. Hammon will be the first female assistant coach paid by an NBA team.

“Having observed her working with our team this past season, I’m confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to the Spurs,” said head coach Gregg Popovich in a team released statement.

Hammon has played 16 seasons in the WNBA and will retire at the end of the 2014 campaign. Hammon, who played eight seasons for the New York Liberty and is now in her eighth season with the San Antonio Silver Stars, ranks sixth in games played all-time in the WNBA, second in career three-pointers and fourth in assists.

During a press conference Hammon commented on her new position. “I think this happens to be a situation where they have been observing me for years playing down here,” said Hammon. “They decided this can work. There’s a lot of things that go into it besides ‘This would be a cool idea.’ It’s got to fit and it’s got to be the right fit and it just so happens that it is down here — and the environment they create.

“It is big and I definitely hope little girls can say, ‘Hey look people can do whatever they put their mind to.’ It’s exciting and honestly it’s too early to tell what kind of [future] impact it is going to have,” said Hammon.

Lisa Boyer became the first woman to join an NBA coaching staff in 2001 with the Cleveland Cavaliers however she was a “volunteer assistant coach” and did not travel with the team.

J.K. Rowling Makes Magic Again

posted by Corine Gatti

Famed Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling sent a letter to 15-year-old Cassidy Stay, whose parents and four siblings were killed in their Houston, Texas home in July by their uncle, Ronald Lee Haskell. Stay survived the ordeal by faking her death.

Haskell murdered the family after they refused to tell him where his ex-wife was.

Days after the mass shooting Casey quoted Harry Potter’s mentor Albus Dumbledore from  the film “The Prisoner of Azkaban” during the eulogy.

‘Happiness can be found even in the darkest times, if one only remembers to turn on the light,’ Dumbledore told his students.

JShortly, a Facebook campaign was started to connect Rowling to the bereaved that ballooned t0 7,000 fans.

It worked.

Stay received from Rowling a hand-written letter in purple ink from Dumbledore, gifts that included a wand, school supplies, and a signed book.

“I know that my mom, dad, Bryan, Emily, Becca, and Zach are in a much better place and that I’ll be able to see them again one day. Stay Strong.”

Supporters donated 400,000 for medical expenses for Stay, but the family asked for people to now help others suffering from tragedy.

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