Sterling Brown and the tasing of the black American dream (The Guardian)


Milwaukee police didn’t just assault a basketball player, they damaged the hopes young people of color have of a better life Sat 26 May 2018 05.00 EDT Another day, another black man violently assaulted by five rogue police officers for the ever-increasing crime of BWB (breathing while black). This time it was NBA player Sterling Brown. In January, Read More »

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The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Southern Charm’ Is the Anti-Romance Reality Show


Brianna Stello/Bravo While ‘The Bachelor’ is an aspirational romantic fantasy, writes the THR columnist, the Bravo show, whose castmember Thomas Ravenel has been accused of sexual assault, is an object lesson in how not to pursue love. Can reality shows accurately convey the shambolic complexities of seeking romance in America? Watching the desperate relationship-challenged compete Read More »

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Athletes Shouldn’t Have to Endure Your Cheating Stereotypes (Cosmopolitan)


APR 16, 2018 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar In an essay for, the former NBA star sounds off on the fallout from Tristan Thompson’s alleged unfaithfulness to Khloé Kardashian. Just days before Khloé Kardashian gave birth, reports broke that the baby’s father, NBA player Tristan Thompson, had allegedly cheated on her. One common refrain among outraged onlookers: Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Keynote 2018 National Trademark Expo

May 9, 2018 Press Release 18-07 CONTACT: (Media Only)  Paul Fucito (571) 272-8400 or Washington – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony for the 2018 National Trademark Expo at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. on Read More »

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‘Becoming Kareem’ stage presentation sets date for Uihlein Hall in Milwaukee


JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Dancing With the Stars” won’t be the last stage project for former Bucks and NBA superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and this time, Milwaukeeans won’t need a TV to watch. “Becoming Kareem,” a live on-stage performance with Abdul-Jabbar will take place at the Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Q&A: Dancing With the Stars, State of the Lakers and LeBron James


By DEANTAE PRINCE May 07, 2018 Dancing with the Stars has a rich history of promoting retired athletes and highlighting the footwork and precision that remains with them long after their playing careers. That said, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who retired from the NBA almost 30 years ago, might not be an obvious choice to join the show. He’s Read More »

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Kareem says ballers just want to have fun on ‘Dancing with the Stars’


BY JESSE WASHINGTON The 71-year-old Abdul-Jabbar may break out a skyhook in one of his routines The skyhook: Starting with precise footwork, rising through a leg lift, torso twist and arm extension into the stratosphere, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s signature move remains basketball ballet — and the most unstoppable shot the game has ever seen. Now we get to see Read More »

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