Lexington Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a brooding sportsman-sage The former basketball player detects a bright moment for black activism ADDRESSING the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sounded uncharacteristically optimistic. “Those who think Americans scare easily enough to abandon our country’s ideals…underestimate our resolve,” said the former basketball player, betraying, as he stooped over…

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This is an utterly idiosyncratic list of books that were the most powerful for me over the past 12 months. They range across all categories, and I recommend each for your reading pleasure. Unshakeable by Tony Robbins (Simon & Schuster). I’m a huge Tony guy, and he lays out the clearest path I’ve ever seen…

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  The best books of 2017 In the latest offering in Herron’s brilliant spook-related series, British intelligence agent River Cartwright’s grandfather, a former spy himself, may be succumbing to age-related memory loss and endangering MI5 — or is there something more sinister afoot? “Two Kinds of Truth’’ by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) Connelly’s second offering…

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Illustration by Kyle Hilton Sexism, racism and attacks on dissent made an ugly return in 2017, but the movement could make next year the “year of kicking ass rather than groping it,” writes the NBA great and THR columnist. Man, 2017 has been the Tommy Wiseau of the century. A whole year of our short…

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  New York, New York, 12 December, 2017– Today Guardian US announces Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a new contributor and columnist. Legendary NBA champion, best-selling author, and recipient of 2016 Medal of Freedom Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will write on sports and social issues in America. His first column on Guardian US launches today: The NBA has surpassed…

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   In TV, Netflix has 23 nominations, while OWN has 17. Universal Pictures has 10 nominations, while Annapurna and Open Road each have five bids. The two-hour special will air live on TV One on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and will be hosted Anthony Anderson. The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of…

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