Time: Athletes Aren’t Dumb Jocks—We’re the Face of Change


As someone involved with professional sports for most of my life, I’m gratified to see that pro athletes and sports organizations are finally being embraced as leaders against social injustice. Wednesday night, NBA players Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James opened the ESPY Awards with a call for athletes—and everyone—to work toward Read More »

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Time: There Is Terror on Both Sides of the Badge


I’ve often explained my passion for history to my friends by quoting American philosopher George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The events of the past have the power to guide us to correct our failings so we don’t reprise the same painful mistakes. That simple concept of not Read More »

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July 21, 2016 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Debut EXCLUSIVE New Mycroft Holmes Comic Book at Comic-Con

An all-new comic book adventure, The Apocalypse Handbook – written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld (Joker and the Thief) – sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. A madman is on the loose with futuristic weaponry capable of destroying civilization in the most horrific manner. Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?

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July 22, 2016 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Speak at 2016 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments.  Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Case File Reveals A Mycroft Holmes Mystery


Not content with being an NBA legend and columnist for the Washington Post, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is adding a new career to his resume: comic book writer, as he explores one of his lesser-known passions, the mythology of Sherlock Holmes, and particularly the career of Holmes’ brother, Mycroft…

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Time: What ‘Game of Thrones’ Says About Our Election Nightmares


The last two episodes of Game of Thrones serve as a perfect parallel of the meh attitude of a majority of Americans toward our presidential choices: one brought back from the dead (of 2008) and the other wanting to feed his enemies (journalists, Mexicans, Muslims, women) to the dogs. The show is a subtle panorama of the Read More »

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