The Hollywood Reporter: MoviePass Can Help Bring Marginalized Groups to Theaters


Illustration by: Tim Peacock The NBA Hall of Famer and Hollywood Reporter columnist argues for the controversial all-you-can-watch service, which may help with “democratizing” the kind of films that get made. During the 2016 Academy Awards, the year of #OscarsSoWhite, host Chris Rock provided the most subversive wake-up call that unwoke Hollywood ever received. He Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: My Bill Cosby Friendship and When Bad People Make Good Art


With the disgraced star’s second trial underway, THR’s columnist admits he can’t watch his former friend’s shows “without anger, guilt or shame” as he confronts what offenses are “great enough to condemn the art along with the artist.” Since the Oct. 5 New York Times article detailing the atrocities of Harvey Weinstein, a growing tsunami of outrage Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Details Sherlock Holmes’ First Case in ‘Mycroft and Sherlock’ (Exclusive)


by Graeme McMillan The follow-up novel to the acclaimed ‘Mycroft Holmes’ will be released this October. This fall, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will continue to uncover the secret history of Sherlock Holmes’ smarter brother with the release of Mycroft and Sherlock, his second collaboration with screenwriter Anna Waterhouse. THR has the exclusive debut of the cover for the book, above, Read More »

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The NFL’s plan to protect America from witches


By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar The NFL’s cheerleader problem shows exactly what’s wrong with the league’s management: They insist on being the self-appointed guardians of America’s mythological vision of itself Witches, man. Just when you thought we were safe from their malignant influence on America’s virtue, the NFL has proven we are still in real danger from Read More »

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Newseum announces Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as Free Expression Awards Presenter

Today, the Newseum announced that Cultural Icon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, retired professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers, will be presenting Dr. John Carlos and Dr. Tommie C. Smith with their 2018 Free Expression Awards on April 17, 2018. When American Olympians Carlos and Smith bowed their heads and raised their Read More »

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The Hollywood Reporter: Don’t Be Fooled, ‘Roseanne’ Is Really TV’s Most Anti-Trump Show


Adam Rose/ABC (‘Roseanne’) The NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist argues the politics on the revived sitcom are played for laughs like on ‘All in the Family’ or the ‘Colbert Report,’ but the daily economic struggles of the Conner family actually make a pointed anti-Trump statement. The day after the Roseanne revival premiered to massive ratings, President Donald Read More »

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July, 14, 2018 – A Conversation with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, ASCA Annual Conference, Reach for the Stars (Los Angeles, CA)

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:30am-12:30pm Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015   A Conversation With Kareem Kareem Abdul Jabbar, athlete, activist and best-selling author, is one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for Read More »

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June 7, 2018 – AHA! Festival -Becoming Kareem: The Importance of Reading Books (Cleveland, OH)

Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 7:30pm Keybank State Theatre Stage 1519 Euclid ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 Becoming Kareem: The Importance of Reading Books NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is considered one of the most influential black men in America. His new book, Becoming Kareem, is an autobiographical account of his tumultuous spiritual Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Derek Hough Come to Cleveland State University for AHA! Festival


The Arts and Humanities Alive Festival is back for the second straight year at Cleveland State University this June. And once again, CSU is partnering with Playhouse Square to celebrate dance, art, music, books and theater. Featured guests for this years AHA! Festival are literally and physically big. The six-time NBA champion and author, Kareem Read More »

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