Video provided courtesy of U.S. State Department. [flv:https://secureservercdn.net/198.12.145.239/m5i.ffd.myftpupload.com/flv/kajrio596x336.flv 596 336] Newly appointed Global Cultural Ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spends time in Brazil to speak with youth about the importance and power of education.

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Today is an exciting day because it’s my first day as Cultural Ambassador in Brazil, spreading the value of education, but it’s also a big day because “What Color is my World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors”, has just released. 

”What Color is my World?” is my first children’s book and it sheds light…

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State Department Release with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Exclusive [flv:https://secureservercdn.net/198.12.145.239/m5i.ffd.myftpupload.com/flv/KAJ_ECA_596x336.flv 596 336] State Department Release [flv:https://secureservercdn.net/198.12.145.239/m5i.ffd.myftpupload.com/flv/kajhilary002a596x448.flv 596 448]

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I am honored to have been chosen to represent my country as a Global Cultural Ambassador. My first assignment will be in Brazil, a country that I’m thrilled to visit. The culture there is so vibrant and engaging. I’m a big jazz fan and Brazilian jazz is a very popular part of the nations cultural…

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