Abdul-Jabbar in Milwaukee: ‘Go out and make friends with somebody that doesn’t look like you.’

Milwaukee Bucks legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivered a poignant message Friday to the team’s business partners — understand your neighbors instead of being suspicious of them. “Go out and make friends with somebody that doesn’t look like you,” Abdul-Jabbar said during the “Diversity and Inclusion Conversation” gathering at the Mecca Sports Bar and Grill. “You’re going to find out your community Read More »

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The Hollywood Reporter: Kobe Bryant, Gayle King and Why Black Words Matter


Lintao Zhang/Getty Images (Kobe Bryant) Threatening and demeaning King for examining the late basketball player’s complicated legacy, writes The Hollywood Reporter columnist, fosters a “climate of disrespect” that Bryant himself would have never wanted. When Kobe Bryant died, African Americans lost a beloved and influential member of their community and Americans of all colors lost a major role Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on “CBS This Morning” Discussing “Black Patriots” Documentary


NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an executive producer of the new History Channel documentary “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution.” The documentary highlights African Americans who stood up to British rule and helped establish the United States of America. Abdul-Jabbar joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the documentary. View More on CBSNews.com

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The Hollywood Reporter: The Sad, “Disturbing Familiarity” of This Year’s Oscar Nominees


Illustration by Kyle Hilton Nearly as disappointing as the tired lack of inclusivity among this year’s best picture contenders, writes The Hollywood Reporter columnist, is “the timidity of the filmmakers” that did make the cut. In 2015, at the beginning of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, I wrote a column for The Hollywood Reporter called “Hollywood Diversity Is a Special Effect.” Read More »

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