Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: what sports have taught me about race in America


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (front right) attends the Cleveland Summit alongside other prominent black athletes, such as Muhammad Ali, in 1967. Photograph: Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Tue 28 Aug 2018 10.24 EDT Sports is one of the few areas in which Americans of all races can talk to each other. Right now, it may be the country’s best hope for meaningful Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Keynote Address – 2018 National Trademark Expo


“We are thrilled to have Kareem Abdul-Jabbar involved with the 2018 National Trademark Exposition,” said USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison. “As a registered trademark owner, Kareem is well-versed in the importance of intellectual property protection and has long been a pioneer in promoting STEM education opportunities to underserved communities as chairman of his Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Joins ‘iZombie’s’ Final Season


(Photo courtesy of: Twitter/imrosemciver Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Rose McIver) The NBA legend and Hollywood Reporter columnist will play a Seattle councilman in the CW show’s upcoming season. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is stretching his acting muscles again with a role on the final season of iZombie.The NBA legend (and Hollywood Reporter columnist) will guest-star on The CW series in 2019. Read More »

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The Hollywood Reporter: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NFL, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ and the Summer Movie as Protest Song


6:00 AM PDT 8/14/2018 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Amid Trump’s national anthem rhetoric, Spike Lee’s latest film and Boots Riley’s ‘Sorry to Bother You’ reinforce satire as the preferred genre of the oppressed, writes the NBA Hall-of-Famer and Hollywood Reporter cultural columnist. “Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work,” observed ex-slave-turned-abolitionist Frederick Douglass. To Read More »

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An open letter to the NFL’s owners (The Guardian)


Tue 31 Jul 2018 04.00 EDT To deny professional athletes the right to express dissent in a peaceful manner is a disgrace to the Constitution, the opposite of patriotism and shameful moral weakness Dear NFL owners: Whew! What a tumultuous year for your league. Slipping attendance and ratings. Continuing concussion controversy. Lawsuits from cheerleaders who refuse to shut up and smile. Domestic violence accusations against Read More »

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