https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/sports/Kareem-Abdul-Jabbar-Speaks-About-Basketball-Writing_Washington-DC-475014953.html News4’s Barbara Harrison sat down with history-making basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He told her his story of how he grew up loving books and basketball and how both have influenced his career. (Published Friday, Feb 23, 2018) See more at NBC Washington 

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By Matt Wilson (Listen to the full interview on the Live Different Podcast.) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares imporant life lessons including how to find great mentors and coaches. He is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a six-time NBA champion and the league’s only 6x MVP. Kareem is one of a handful of influential and respected black men in…

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Focusing on how the Oscar-nominated movie trivializes racist police brutality misses its bigger message, writes the NBA legend and THR cultural critic. [This story contains spoilers for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.] Despite four Golden Globe wins and seven Oscar nominations, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri asks a lot of its audience. It wants us to forgive the…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 8pm (doors open at 7) Fox Riverside Theater Foundation 3801 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501 An Afternoon with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discussing his book, “Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring,…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 8pm Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre 3131 Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404 An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discussing his book, “Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, he has been an…

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Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2pm Machale Athletic Center in the  University Center on Main 169 S. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 The moderated lecture, “Becoming Kareem” will explore issues such as political activism in sports, race relations, and facing life’s struggles with positivity. He will also address the importance of STEM education in underserved…

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Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 6pm Hyatt Regency Bellevue 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue WA, 98004 The KCLS Foundation’s annual fundraiser, in its 25th year, is the library event of the year. More than 700 community members join together to raise funds for programs and services at the King County Library System. Guests have the opportunity to have books signed by their…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Travels from Court to Classroom to Highlight History of African-American Inventors The NBA all-star says he hopes young students realize the power and influence they can achieve in STEM-related fields By Sam Spengler SMITHSONIAN.COM FEBRUARY 16, 2018 Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wants kids to stop looking up to basketball legends. The 19-time NBA All-Star believes we…

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Director Ryan Coogler sits down with the NBA legend and cultural critic to assess the film’s significance: “It’s a little like witnessing the unveiling of an enormous statue on the public square — with the public square being the world — of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela dressed in…

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By JOHN ROGERS | AP NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. One thing Abdul-Jabbar has never been — at least not in public — is chatty. “I’m not known for being a blabbermouth, you know?”…

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