Kareem Abdul-Jabbar meets with President Barack Obama at the White House
Crowds lined the sidewalks outside Sacramento’s California Museum Wednesday evening to see this year’s California Hall of Fame inductees walk the red carpet prior to the award ceremony which took place inside the museum.
“The more Hollywood in Sacramento the better,” quipped Governor Jerry Brown in a conversation with media. “In fact, we probably need a little Sacramento in Hollywood.”
The 8th annual class of inductees is made up of some instantly recognizable icons, and others who are lesser known but have made giant contributions.
Mimi Silbert was honored for her work as head of the Delancey Street Foundation which helps addicts, prostitutes and ex-convicts turn their lives around.
“And they who have dreams that no one understood have made this whole thing happen,” Silbert told FOX40.
Late scientist Stephen Schneider was honored for his contributions to the field of climatology.
“And he started in 1972 telling people we had to worry about climate change,” explained Schneider’s widow, Dr. Terry Root, on the red carpet. “And it’s because of him that I think we’re going to do something sooner than we would have if he hadn’t started.”
Basketball great, author, broadcaster and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is no stranger to awards. But earning a permanent place in this California Hall of Fame class is something he will treasure.
“I’ve been a California resident now so long,” said Abdul-Jabbar. “And it’s nice to be recognized and honored like this.”
Fellow inductee, Oscar-winning filmmaker and entrepreneur, Francis Ford Coppola, expressed a similar sentiment…
“Reaching for the Stars” 19th Annual Awards Event To Benefit Los Angeles County Foster Children.
Spend the evening with Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and Lakers’ legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! At All for the Love of Kids, Wednesday, October 8, 5-7pm.
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration 500 West Temple Street, 8th Floor Balcony, Los Angeles, 90012
Adults – $45
County Employees – $35
Children Under 12 – Free
To purchase tickets, Click Here
All proceeds benefit the Children’s Trust Fund which for more than 45 years has provided foster youth with services and opportunitites not typically covered by government funding – such as orthdontia, academic tutors, education field trips, sports equipment, and music lessons.
For more information, call Candice Brown at (213) 763-2949
Sure, there are assumptions he makes that are cringeworthy—but the questions about how to attract more white fans were entirely reasonable.
Well, the pitchforks are already sharpened and the torches lit anyway, so rather than let them go to waste, why not drag another so-called racist before the court of public opinion and see how much ratings-grabbing, head-shaking and race-shaming we can squeeze out of it? After all, the media got so much gleeful, hand-wringing mileage out of Don Sterling and Michael Brown.
The only problem is that Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson is no Donald Sterling. Nor is his email racist. In fact, his worst crime is misguided white guilt…