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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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Deborah Morales Executive Produce Upcoming History Channel Series About Black Patriots


 Your browser does not support the video tag. The one-hour documentary is set to air Feb. 19. History Channel on Saturday announced a one-hour documentary featuring NBA star, author, activist and The Hollywood Reporter contributor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Titled Black Patriots, the documentary will paint “a comprehensive picture of the African-American experience during the Revolutionary War,” according to Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘Just Mercy’ and the Difference Between Black and White Legal Dramas

Movies about racial injustice can “exonerate us” when set in the past, but the evils are more urgent than ever, writes The Hollywood Reporter columnist. In Just Mercy, when attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) arrives in Monroeville, Alabama, to take the case of a wrongly convicted black man, Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), the local Read More »

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My NBA dream team of the next decade


I didn’t just look for the best individuals, I picked the best players who would go together as a team. And here they are. Fans today seem to enjoy speculating on “What If” sports scenarios as much as they enjoy watching actual athletic events. What if: Michael Jordan played one-on-one against Magic Johnson? What if: Read More »

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UCLA Trademarks & Licensing Collaborates with UCLA Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Mitchell & Ness to Debut T-shirt Collection


Want to meet a UCLA legend and check out an exciting new collaboration? If so, you’re in luck – a new t-shirt collection honoring superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar officially launches at the UCLA Store on Jan. 11, the same day the Bruins take on crosstown rival, USC, at Pauley Pavilion. The collection includes five total designs, Read More »

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Colin Kaepernick is the black Grinch for those who dream of a white America


The tactics used to discredit the former quarterback are how conservative America has always treated black athletes who speak out. Colin Kaepernick sent a tweet on Thanksgiving and the white-wing media wants to make sure you know about it. Breitbart, the Washington Times, Fox News and the rest of the usual suspects quickly reported the contents of Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Gives Kids A Shot That Can’t Be Blocked


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — NBA Hall of Famer, best-selling author, renowned columnist, historian, philanthropist— is laser-focused on underprivileged kids. The key to empowering them? Education. Through his Skyhook Foundation and Camp Skyhook, he’s on a mission to give inner city kids a “shot that can’t be blocked” at careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math; Read More »

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