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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce Levenson Isn’t a Racist; He’s a Businessman

Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Graduation advice

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson (Dave Tulis—AP)

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…

Read the full article at TIME.com

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Stands Up to Cancer on the Cover of Parade Magazine

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Parade Magazine September 2014

 

The stars of the @Stand Up To Cancer telecast are calling you this Friday, September 5th! Sign up for #WERECALLINGYOU to get a chance to talk to your favorite stars: werecallingyou.org

Read the full article.

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Interview with Tokyo Journal

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Cover

Great 7 page interview with Kareem in the Tokyo Journal.

www.TokyoJournal.com

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On the Cover of Time Magazine

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Time Magazine September 2014

The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it’s about class warfare and how America’s poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century?

The answer can be found in May of 1970.

You probably have heard of the Kent State shootings: on May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard opened fire on student protesters at Kent State University. During those 13 seconds of gunfire, four students were killed and nine were wounded, one of whom was permanently paralyzed. The shock and outcry resulted in a nationwide strike of 4 million students that closed more than 450 campuses. Five days after the shooting, 100,000 protestors gathered in Washington, D.C. And the nation’s youth was energetically mobilized to end the Vietnam War, racism, sexism, and mindless faith in the political establishment.

You probably haven’t heard of the Jackson State shootings…

Read the Full Article

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Congratulations to Byron Scott Becoming the New Head Coach of the LA Lakers!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Congratulations to Byron Scott from the Cap on becoming the new head coach of the LA Lakers!

 

Commemorate this day with a unique, limited edition handprint basketball:

Byron Scott Handprint Spalding Basketball and SGC Lakers Basketball Display

Byron Scott Handprint Spalding Basketball and SGC Basketball Display

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