Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Chadwick Boseman’s Importance to the Black Community


FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty ImagesChadwick Boseman The Hollywood Reporter columnist reflects on Boseman’s legacy: “We saw a whole history of our people’s struggles and triumphs shining in the bright eyes of one indomitable man.” Chadwick Boseman was not Black Panther. He was not Thurgood Marshall. He was not Jackie Robinson. He was not James Read More »

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The Guardian: Hope is a dying ember for black people in the US. Athletes have rekindled it

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When I boycotted the 1968 Olympics because of racial inequality I was ostracized. Now white athletes are joining their black teammates in protests Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Do you want to know what it feels like to be black in America this week? Think about Survivor, or Naked and Afraid, or Alone – or any of those wilderness shows in Read More »

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Vanity Fair: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Answers the Proust Questionnaire

The NBA champ, author, and Emmy nominee on fatherhood, jazz, and vintage cars. BY VANITY FAIR August 27, 2020 Illustration by Risko. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being surrounded by my friends and family. Just listening to them interacting, laughing, sharing. It is the culmination of everything I could have hoped for. What is Read More »

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