By Sean Woods,  Apr 2013, Men’s Journal The NBA’s all-time leading scorer on growing up during the Civil Rights era and why even a big man needs a good left jab. What’s the best advice you ever received? I didn’t appreciate this at the time, but one of the things UCLA coach John Wooden always…

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by Dawn Dellasanta-Swann / JNS.org Standing behind the podium of the 2013 NAACP Image Awards is a man in a tux with a red tie whose smooth, dark skin is stretched over a frame so long that it cannot fit through a standard doorway. Behind the same podium, a woman comes up to maybe the…

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By Garry Smits for The Florida Times-Union Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played professional basketball for 20 years and retired after the 1988-89 season as the NBA’s career scoring leader, a six-time MVP and member of six championship teams. In recent years, he’s turned a corner in his life: he’s been an author, philanthropist, motivational speaker and actor…

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