Grand Central Publishing (GCP), a division of Hachette Book Group, is excited to announce the acquisition of COACH WOODEN AND ME by sports icon and bestselling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about his 50 years of friendship with –and the life lessons he learned from — legendary college basketball coach John Wooden, including many never-before-told personal stories.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is also a regular contributing columnist for The Washington Post and Time Magazine, where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation. After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and New…

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According to many politicians, America has a life-threatening illness more deadly than the Zika and Ebola viruses combined. Its name: political correctness. Since the early 1990s, politically correct has been the go-to phrase to whip up support from people who think social tolerance has become threatening, excessive or frivolous. The 2016 presidential campaign has been…

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Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures; Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images [‘Birth of a Nation’ (Inset: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)] “Innocent until proven guilty,” writes the cultural critic and former Lakers star of the movie: “Lopsided racial presentation makes it less accessible.” Telling the story of Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion seems to have a cursed history. In 1967, William…

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Last Friday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose not to stand with his teammates during the national anthem. To some, Kendricks embodies traditional all-American Forrest Gump values of patriotism, while Kaepernick represents the entitled brattish behavior of a wealthy athlete ungrateful to a country that has given him so much.

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