The Writings of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American icon, legendary NBA champion and recipient of the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Among his long list of accomplishments, he is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a 6x NBA champion, the league’s only 6x MVP and recipient of 2 Columnist of the Year Awards in (2017 & 2018) by the Southern California Journalism Awards.

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Op-Ed: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge

May 30, 2020

What was your first reaction when you saw the video of the white cop kneeling on George Floyd’s neck while Floyd croaked, “I can’t breathe”? If you’re white, you probably muttered a horrified, “Oh, my God” while shaking your head at the cruel injustice. If you’re black, you probably leapt to your feet, cursed, maybe Read More »

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"Kareem’s op-ed on racism resonated hugely with our readers as few pieces have done. More than 3 million people read the piece on our website."

Sue Horton OpEd Editor LA Times

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The Hollywood Reporter: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Interviewed By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Race, Family and ‘Fences’ in the Trump Era

November 13, 2016

The actors sit with the NBA legend and cultural commentator to discuss adapting August Wilson’s classic — the suddenly urgent ‘King Lear’ of African-American plays — “to inspire Americans to dismantle this tyrannical cycle.” “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” wrote Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy in Anna Karenina in Read More »

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Time: Political Incorrectness Is Just a Strategy

September 12, 2016

According to many politicians, America has a life-threatening illness more deadly than the Zika and Ebola viruses combined. Its name: political correctness. Since the early 1990s, politically correct has been the go-to phrase to whip up support from people who think social tolerance has become threatening, excessive or frivolous. The 2016 presidential campaign has been Read More »

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The Hollywood Reporter: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reviews ‘Birth of a Nation’…And Nate Parker: “Important and Flawed” (Guest Column)

September 9, 2016

Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures; Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images [‘Birth of a Nation’ (Inset: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)] “Innocent until proven guilty,” writes the cultural critic and former Lakers star of the movie: “Lopsided racial presentation makes it less accessible.” Telling the story of Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion seems to have a cursed history. In 1967, William Read More »

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“Writings on the Wall” is Featured as an Amazon.com “Best Book of the Month: Nonfiction”

August 4, 2016

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Omnivoracious Blog Review of Writings on the Wall

August 4, 2016

You probably know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for his six NBA titles with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers, six MVP awards, and the Skyhook, his unstoppable, inimitable shot that made him the league’s all-time leading scorer

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Time: The Khans Should Be America’s Wake-Up Call

August 2, 2016

Khizr Khan’s impassioned speech last week at the Democratic National Convention about the heroics of his Muslim-American son didn’t just shame Donald Trump’s crude lack of American values—it reminded us of a quaint concept that we haven’t paid too much attention to lately: sacrifice. Since John F. Kennedy in his 1961 inaugural speech encouraged Americans to Read More »

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Rolling Stone Chooses Kareem’s Mycroft Comic Book as One of the “Coolest New Things” at Comi-Con

July 28, 2016

“I wanted to be a writer, but basketball got in the way,” legendary NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told fans as he debuted his first comic book, Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook.

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Sherlock Holmes superfan Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes his own Mycroft comic book series and showcases it at Comic-Con

July 25, 2016

The new series called Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook, portrays Mycroft as a ‘diffident, brilliant’ young womanizer as he takes on a mission to stop a madman.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar At San Diego Comic-Con Reacts To NBA Pulling Of All-Star Game From North Carolina

July 22, 2016

NBA legend and first time comic book creator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is at the San Diego Comic-Con to promote his new comic from Titan Comics, Mycroft Holmes: The Apocalypse Handbook, out August 3, 2016.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Will Be Supporting Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 28th

July 20, 2016

Text KAJ to 47246 to keep up with Kareem while he’s there.

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