Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the Academy Awards & Representation: “This Year, the Oscars Got It Right”

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For marginalized groups — in the industry and at home — recognition by the Academy is more than an ego boost or a glamorous diversion but signals to the world that “the lives they live, the struggles they face, are worthy of depicting.” The Oscar competition means different things to different people. For the average moviegoer, it’s Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Chosen as 2021 Commencement Speaker for Washington University in St. Louis

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Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will deliver Washington University’s 160th Commencement address in May at a small, in person ceremony with guidance and approval from St. Louis regional health authorities. The university will award him an honorary doctor of humanities degree. “Abdul-Jabbar’s address to the Class of 2021, which will be video recorded in advance to accommodate the Read More »

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